Tag: conservative talk radio

Radio’s Big 20th Anniversary (of Being Sold Out!)

February 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. There are no planned celebrations.  No parades.  No planned parties.  You’d think someone, somewhere would have popped open a bottle of Dom Perignon by now.  But, nothing.  Not even from those who lined their pockets and are clearly to blame for tearing the…

AM Radio No Longer Has Time On Its Side

AM radio, the senior broadcast band, no longer has the luxury of time to correct its problems, if those problems can be corrected at all. This week there’s an assembly of “radio people” in Atlanta.  The annual NAB/RAB Fall Radio Show, where station owners get to have free drinks on the vendors gathered trying to…

Idea? “Local” Morning News from Another City. Brilliant!

I’m sure you’ve read the media trades where consultants and experts say listeners, viewers and readers want authenticity, they want “real.” The unbelievable claims of being “the best” or “the most” doesn’t cut it with media savvy consumers anymore. But, radio? It just keeps on keeping on, ignoring consumer needs, wants and demands and continues…

News/Talk Format Cheerleaders Missing Big Ratings Picture & Rush Loses Yet Another FM Translator

Have you ever noticed when something is charted and it’s on an upward or downward trajectory, there are always lots of peaks and valleys to the trend average? You see it with the stock markets, in the stats of professional football players and in TV and radio ratings. Whatever is being graphed will have slight…

WRNO-FM New Orleans – No Longer “Rush Radio”

FM’s recently taken away in Pittsburgh and Cedar Rapids.  His station’s ratings in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago in the tank.  And now his name being purged from a station moniker in New Orleans. How much more can Rush Limbaugh’s ego take? I say this as a joke, because once you have a reported…

“Toxic” Talk Show Hosts and “Toxic” Radio

On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, the world of any talk show host changed.  That was the day Rush Limbaugh verbally attacked Sandra Fluke on his show. In his commentary opining she wanted government to pay for her sexual activities he said, “What does that make her?  It makes her a slut, right?  It makes her…

Talk Radio’s Ratings Disaster – Why Nothing Changes

I guess I hit close to home with my prior blog post on the Ratings Disaster that is today’s talk radio. The June PPM’s suck for talk radio.  Hell.  The diary markets coming in are bringing little joy.  And many in the talk radio industry just sit back and continue on autopilot with the same…

A Peek Into Talk Radio’s Future

I was thinking about summer the other day.  I love summer.  Growing up in the Northeast and living most of my life there or in the Midwest, summers are very special.  The short summer is special because it ends.  Lasting memories can only be created when something stops, allowing one to remember with fondness.  I…