Category: Race

Why WLS in Chicago has a 1.9 Share

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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…

The Tale of Two Americas and the Great Opportunities for Talk Radio

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There was a regular caller on 700WLW back in the day, so regular we created a jingle for him: “He hates blacks.  He hates Jews.  Here come some more of his Aryan views.  It’s Ken!” Ken reads this blog and while I don’t agree with the majority of his views (few would), I respect him…

FCC to Ban Announcers from Saying “Redskins?” Have They Thought This Through? (NSFW)

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Doesn’t the F.C.C. or Federal Communication Commission have something better to do like attempt to save the dying AM radio band? Good grief.  The late comic George Carlin is rolling in his grave.  Remember his “7 Dirty Words You Can’t Say on TV?”  That case went to the U.S. Supreme Court. The F.C.C. is now…

Talk Radio Forgot What it Learned When O.J. Killed Two People

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20 years ago, on the night of June 17, 1994, my wife Kathie was flying to meet me in Buffalo.  After watching O.J. Simpson attempt his run for the border only to be met with cheering crowds on interstate overpasses and TV cameras bolted to helicopters, I sped to the airport, ran down to the…

Hey NBA! What Took So Long?

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Having a few billion dollars in the bank has an interesting affect on people and those that surround them.  Their moral compass goes all crazy. Donald Tokowitz Sterling, the still owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, got the Pete Rose treatment today from new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and had the bomb dropped on him…