Data – Talk Radio has LITTLE Political Influence

  The political advertising spend is not happening for conservative talk radio where I live in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Oh, you don’t know about Hamilton County in conservative southwestern Ohio?  You may know it as Cincinnati.  It’s the conservative Ohio county that voted President Barack Obama into office twice, swinging the entire state to him…

A Native New Yorker Apologizes to America

The first time I voted I needed to declare a party preference.  Coming of age in the 70’s in the Empire State crime was everywhere.  The Son of Sam was following his neighbor’s dog Harvey’s instructions to kill people on Gotham’s mean, unsympathetic streets.  Meanwhile, factories upstate were closing, as local restaurants were suggesting people…

The Annual “Radio Show” That Accomplishes Nothing

It’s all very exciting. Each fall, old white guys in ill fitting suits, wrinkled button down collar shirts, unpolished shoes and ties fashionable in 1986, American radio broadcasters if you will, gather in a different city to discuss what’s right and wrong with the radio industry, discuss theories, drink a few beers and return home…

Fake Callers on Talk Radio? Say it Ain’t So!

No way.  It can’t be.  Radio stations resorting to actually faking callers to gin up topics and make the programming (dare I say) entertaining?  Never would have thought of that one. Sports talk radio in Philadelphia is in bunker mode because “Dwayne from Swedesboro,” a regular “caller” to WPEN-FM’s Mike Missanelli show was actually station…

No “Salary” for Rush? What this means for local talk radio hosts.

  So, four more years is what — The release didn’t specify that. Because I told everybody involved I don’t want any terms announced. I have never, by the way, released that kind of information about my arrangement here. Those numbers have always come from other people. My parents, my dad  always told me, “you…

Why WLS in Chicago has a 1.9 Share

50,000 watts.  Major League Baseball.  And the ratings are shit. You might ask why?  I believe I have the answer. When breaking news (or weather) happens, people are looking for information.  People that may never have listened to a station are tuning in wanting to know what’s happening around them. Think back almost 15 years…

3 Ways To Host a Radio Talk Show

We’re about four months until the presidential election and arguably our choice is between two turd candidates.  On November 8th, we’ll walk into the voting booth and there will sit two steamers.  One, our brain reasons, has whipped cream on top.  The other is just plain crap.  We’ll stick the ballot in our mouth and…