When I started in talk radio there were simple rules. Don’t argue with kids or women who call. Since most talk hosts are men, that’s just bad form. Be nice. The other rule was don’t attack the person or name call. Be critical of their opinions.
Tag: Donald Trump
Surprising reasons Hannity did nothing wrong in defending Cohen
When the story of Hannity being part of Cohen’s exclusive Holy Trinity of clients broke, the on-air talent and staffs at CNN and MSNBC were all peeing themselves with excitement. But, he didn’t do anything wrong. Here’s why.
Hannity’s misstep displays truth about “News Radio”
Many of the conservative, mostly AM talk radio stations across America still tell you they’re news stations, when in reality they are no different than what their talk hosts will claim the Fox News channel is, opinion stations.
Abolish the 2nd Amendment? Who will have the guts to propose it?
Which politician in Washington is going to have the guts to do it? What I mean is which politician is going to have the guts to propose a change to or the abolition of the 2nd Amendment?
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…
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…
What Happens to Talk Radio in November?
Translation: If you’re going down, you might as well go down in a memorable way. Donald Trump sure is memorable and the same could have been said about talk radio some 20 years ago. Conservative talk radio and the Republican party are connected, once again trying to energize their common “base.” Each are equally disconnected…
Stupid Voters Want Conservative Government – Vote Themselves Tax Increases
On Tuesday as I was walking into the Lutheran church where I vote, a Republican party worker, who I knew, handed me a Republican “sample” ballot. Next to him was a Democrat worker with that party’s “sample” ballot. I said to her, “Can I have one from you too?” I guess she knew who I…