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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Then what is it? Americans are a buncha stupid racists?
    Their point was as long as Corp America backs Rush and friends they will get bigger. Rush has rarely if ever been right. He tells people what they want to hear, little more.

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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by pugetsoundwa View Post
    Their point was as long as Corp America backs Rush and friends they will get bigger. Rush has rarely if ever been right. He tells people what they want to hear, little more.
    I agree with most of what Rush says. Looks like alotta folks do. Why is that ya think?
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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by pugetsoundwa View Post
    Their point was as long as Corp America backs Rush and friends they will get bigger. Rush has rarely if ever been right. He tells people what they want to hear, little more.
    Actually, that's backwards. Rush et al. have ratings, which is why they have corporate backing.

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    Re: Breaking: Air America Ceases Live Programming, Will File for Bankruptcy

    Quote Originally Posted by pugetsoundwa View Post
    Perhaps but Rush's Show was created by the GOP. They charged the large stations to air his program just as any show would. However they donated his show free of charge or at greatly reduced rates to the smaller stations. They wanted to blanket the Nation with his show. Thus certain areas might only have a handfull of radio stations and they wanted to insure Rush was on them. The station got the show free and could pocket all the advertising money they received. In no time his show was National and they could spread the GOP agenda. Most Talkshow hosts get big by hard work and spread once their name is know. Not Rush, the GOP made him a mouth piece and built his show for him..
    Where did you get this fantasy from?

    From an write-up in that well-known GOP organ, the New York Times (Dec 16 1990):

    SOME 20 BLOCKS UPTOWN sits the man who put Limbaugh in that room. Ed McLaughlin is a former president of ABC network radio turned independent producer-distributor. In 1987, he started EFM Media Management, handling Dr. Dean Edell's medical advice show. Two years ago, McLaughlin was tipped off by a consultant to a hot talent in Sacramento, Calif. He flew out, listened to Rush Limbaugh's program in his hotel room . . . and hated it. "He sounds like a real braggart," McLaughlin thought, responding in the way many initially do to what Limbaugh calls "my pompous arrogance shtick."

    But then he met Limbaugh, liked him and gave him another hearing, this time under normal listening conditions -- in a car, driving around Sacramento. Now he found Limbaugh compelling. "If you're driving and things are distracting, it's easy to tune out," McLaughlin says. "I found myself not tuning out with Rush."

    Finally, McLaughlin came to think that Limbaugh was an exceptional talent, a charismatic showman who understood how to use radio, as well as a strong personality with genuine convictions. Strong enough, in fact, to pluck out of Sacramento and make a national star.

    Eventually, the two signed a contract that made them partners in the Rush Limbaugh business. McLaughlin wanted to try marketing Limbaugh in a new way. Talk radio is predominantly a local institution. The few national talk stars (such as the all-knowing adviser Bruce Williams, the relentlessly empathetic Sally Jessy Raphael and the chronic interviewers Larry King and Tom Snyder) are essentially uncontroversial figures who tend to get packaged by their networks along with other features and can only be heard at night, when radio audiences are smaller. McLaughlin's idea was to buck these trends, selling Limbaugh as a separate entity and in daytime. The advantage: the much bigger daytime audience. The disadvantage: having to convince major local radio stations to surrender three key hours a day for a national show.
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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Hmmm....they're blaming the economy.

    Is the EI Network suffering under the "poor economy"?

    No.

    Why not?

    Because Rush has something called "listeners".
    more like rapt worshippers.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    lol. crazy.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Maybe, but there was all that fanfare and grandstanding right at the beginning. They were out to beat Limbaugh and other right-wing radio hosts at their own game.

    As such, both Franken and Garofalo hosted shows which appeared to be liberal copies of what they thought those shows were. The problem was, it wasn't. They didn't understand the medium, they didn't understand what the other hosts actually do, and it showed.

    The only "real" radio host who actually got it, in the first crop, was Randi Rhodes. Of course, she went nuts and turned ridiculously crude and nasty, and that was the end of that.
    Conservative radio has the medium to a T. I never listened to Air America, but I assume their hosts had no clue what they were doing.

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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    It's a completely different demographic. Rush and more conservative commentators have a much older demographic, who still listen to the radio, read the newspaper, and leave their TV on news all day long. More liberal commentators have to focus on connecting to younger demographics through websites, podcasts, online streaming, and RSS feeds.

    That's not to say substance is a requirement as well. I tried listening to Air America twice and couldn't last 30 minutes.
    Conservative radio shows have very strong involvement from younger demographics. I listen to Michael Medved on the way to school everyday, and many of his callers are in their twenties and early thirties. Like you said, they do well in major metropolitan areas, and lots of young people have to commute.

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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Most likely it went under because us Liberals do not like listening to propoganda....whether it be from the far left or the far right.
    Right-wing radio does well because their target market breathes on that type of propoganda.

    Talk radio is nothing but propoganda.....I'm actually glad to see less of it on the air, even if it was left-wing propoganda.
    Call Medved's show and tell him he's nothing but a propaganda minister. I want to hear that debate...

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    Re: Liberal talk-radio network Air America to cease operations

    I used to listen to Medved only because i didn't like listening to Big Ed Schultz..Mike is too much of a Israel mouth piece to me. He rarely goes a show without pointing out he's Jewish or mentioning Israel. not to mention he still reviews movies..lol claims he doesn't support govt funded programs yet used to work for PBS...go figure.

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