UP: The Mic 92.1. Clear Channel reverses its decision to take the Air America affiliate off the air and replace it with an all-sports format. Nearly 5,500 people signed a petition in support of keeping The Mic, and hundreds packed a rally for the station at the High Noon Saloon last week. Jeff Tyler of Clear Channel Madison says the company was 'overwhelmed' by the outpouring of public support.
DOWN: Campaign finance reform. A federal court rules in favor of Wisconsin Right to Life, rolling back part of a federal law that regulates issue ads that mention a candidate by name shortly before an election. The anti-abortion group was barred in 2004 from using unrestricted money to urge voters to contact Sens. Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl in support of President Bush's judicial nominees. The court now says outside groups can mention candidates by name if they are trying to influence public policy, not an election.