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    'Rush Limbaugh Show' Broadcasts Five Minutes of Dead Air as Sponsors Continue to Flee

    'Rush Limbaugh Show' Broadcasts Five Minutes of Dead Air as Sponsors Continue to Flee - The Hollywood Reporter

    Of the 86 ads aired during Thursday's New York broadcast, 77 were public service announcements and seven were from companies seeking to pull ads from the talk radio program.

    The fallout over Rush Limbaugh’s controversial comments about a Georgetown University law student continues. After dozens of sponsors said they would no longer advertise on The Rush Limbaugh Show, Thursday’s New York broadcast included five minutes of silence and an advertising lineup consisting almost entirely of public service announcements.

    The dead airtime was spread out over four instances during the three-hour broadcast. WABC 770 AM in New York was silent for two and a half minutes before the show, save for one ad, then again near the end of the show’s first hour. Hours two and three each contained one minute of silence each, reports Think Progress.
    Well at least at one station, the lack of advertising dollars is having an effect.

    Personally, I think the hoopla over Rush's comments are an over reaction, but his statements were certainly uncalled for.

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    Rush Limbaugh will still be here next week, next year and until he gets tired of being on the radio.

    This is a guppy-nibble on a blue whale. He's that big. Love him, hate him, ignore him, whatever... this whole "slut" thing is ultimately going to be trivial.

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    Re: 'Rush Limbaugh Show' Broadcasts Five Minutes of Dead Air as Sponsors Continue to

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    'Rush Limbaugh Show' Broadcasts Five Minutes of Dead Air as Sponsors Continue to Flee - The Hollywood Reporter



    Well at least at one station, the lack of advertising dollars is having an effect.

    Personally, I think the hoopla over Rush's comments are an over reaction, but his statements were certainly uncalled for.
    Did Think Progress listen to all 600 of the radio stations that the program is broadcast on?

    Also, 5 minutes of ad time on WABC radio costs $14,000.

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    He makes way too much money for too many people.
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    Was this for the noon to 3 pm live show, or a later rebroadcast? And which New York station was it? In small markets, on late night rebroadcasts often only PSA's are played because advertisers usually don't buy air time since hardly anyone is listening. The silence can be explained by the fact that, again, on the overnight, programs are played without an actual operator doing the switches in the station, and sometimes a switch is required to avoid a brief silence. Since very few people are listening small stations put up with the dead air rather than hire an operator for the overnight.

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    Re: 'Rush Limbaugh Show' Broadcasts Five Minutes of Dead Air as Sponsors Continue to

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He makes way too much money for too many people.
    This is not the subject you are looking for.

    That aside, I'm actually really surprised of all the things Rush has said this would be one to set off this kind of ****storm. Now I doubt he'll be driven off the air for this, but its amazing to see the kind of affect and attention its receiving from other media and people.

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    Re: 'Rush Limbaugh Show' Broadcasts Five Minutes of Dead Air as Sponsors Continue to

    Rush Limbaugh has rejected an advertiser’s apparent attempt to reunite with his show after the company initially dropped its ads from the program following his remarks about contraception advocate Sandra Fluke.

    In an email to Sleep Train President Dale Carlsen (obtained by The Blaze), a representative of the show says that Limbaugh personally considered the company’s request, but denied it considering its public comments following the controversy.
    Limbaugh Rejects Sleep Train After it Requests to be Advertiser Again | TheBlaze.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He makes way too much money for too many people.
    Rush Limbaugh is not too many people. He is but one person. Perhaps his girth is confusing you? You may want to change that to "he makes way too much money for one person".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is not the subject you are looking for.

    That aside, I'm actually really surprised of all the things Rush has said this would be one to set off this kind of ****storm. Now I doubt he'll be driven off the air for this, but its amazing to see the kind of affect and attention its receiving from other media and people.
    There's a bit of a difference between what Rush has said before and what he said about the definition of a slut.

    Previously, he's focused his commentary on public figures and politicians who sought their offices. And I think that Americans are pretty fine with them being targets because they know what they're getting into. Also, Americans all over the spectrum realize how full of crap politicians all over the spectrum really are, so vitriol thrown against them is fine.

    But this Georgetown student isn't seeking office nor is she a public figure. She's just an advocate wanting to speak out on this issue to the legislators who will be deciding this issue. So it comes across as a bitter mean dickhead picking on a young woman who just wanted to speak up.

    And if it's one thing Americans root for it's an underdog or someone who looks like they're being bullied, even if you disagree with their stance. And it comes across as if Rush was bullying this young woman.

    That's the difference if you ask me.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: 'Rush Limbaugh Show' Broadcasts Five Minutes of Dead Air as Sponsors Continue to

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He makes way too much money for too many people.
    Other people could make those people just as much money and not risk it by saying such incredibly stupid and inflammatory bull****.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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