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