Skip to comments.There are NO WOMEN in Talk Radio
Posted on 01/19/2010 6:30:34 PM PST by TalkRadioInsiders.com
Ok, ok... settle down - yes of course there are a few - but VERY FEW. In fact so few of the top talk radio programs are hosted by women it begs the question - WHY? As I look at the 39 top programs in Talk Radio (according to Talkers Magazine) - I see a measly 5 women on the list. Not saying the women are measly - just the number!
Let's consider the top programs:
Rush Limbaugh Sean Hannity Glenn Beck Michael Savage Dr. Laura Schlessinger Laura Ingraham Mark Levin Dave Ramsey Neal Boortz Mike Gallagher Michael Medved Jim Bohannon Doug Stephan Bill Bennett Jerry Doyle
There are only 2 women in this top list - both Laura's... both huge stars, but only 2.
So why are there so...
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Few women have radio voices. They just do not come across well on radio. Some men don’t have good radio voices either. Rush is an example. He trained his voice for the radio. I remember 10+ years ago he demonstrated his natural voice and it was obvious he would not be the master of the airwaves that he is had he not trained his voice for radio.
Let’s not forget Rose Tenet who runs The Quinn And Rose Program..out of Pittsburgh Pa which is heard across America. She has subbed for Hannity’s Radio Program!!
They can be watched on television with the volume turned down. ;-)
Who cares? The victimization affirmative action crowd. Ingraham used to play this card, which got her through her initial years when she was unlistenable - sounded like a valley-girl. She has improved a lot, but intellectually perhaps isn’t even as good as Hannity.... Nowhere near as good as Levin, Rush, and a number of second tier guys. Still, she is occasionally interesting, but a similar male talent would not have been given that opportunity.
High voices (women’s) are more difficult to listen
to on the air. Sorry.
I like Tammy Bruce and I wish she had more radio time.
When they can get all the women yammering away they want for free, why on earth would any man in his right mind spend his leisure time looking for more of it on the radio?
The secret is, if you want a man to pay attention to what you have to say, talk less, but make those words you do say count.
Monica Crowly is my favorite non-British speaker of the English language. I can listen to her forever. The Brits have a way with their language; after that, MONICA!!!!
I had the pleasure a year or two ago of listening to Laura Ingram, Monica Crowly and Ann Coulter on the radio together, it was a Saturday morning on WABC NY, as we were driving upstate... ahhhh, to listen to 3 beautiful, articulate, intelligent, conservative women - what fun!!!
does anyone listen to Mary Walter on Fox radio? I have not, I’ve only seen her on Red Eye. Last night in fact she was in the leg-chair, and she’s got a fine pair of legs, nice shoulders, and a nice voice also.
So are your proposing quotas or Affirmative Action programs?
Let them earn it!
Rose Tennant is one half of Quinn and Rose! She has filled in for Sean Hannity, and she is awesome!!!
(from a fellow Pittsburgh girl!)
She’s got a killer voice. Don’t even get me started on her looks!!!!
BTW did you see her on Fox News on “24” Sunday night? What a pleasant and unexpected surprise!!!
Indeed! I sure enjoy listening to Laura Ingraham. So far the whole thing is still market based.
I actually like listening to Laura, Tammy and Monica. Too bad we don’t have more stations or more hours in the day.
It’s not a talk show but Delilah is smooth.
I notice nearly all your posts to Free Republic are vanities, pimping your own blog.
That’s because Hissy Chrissy and Keith Meltdown Overnutin are on TV.
I agree. There aren’t many female radio hosts that keep my attention. Although I do like Kim Kommando. But her voice is pretty deep for a woman. I can barely hear and understand Laura Ingraham. It’s like she’s mumbling and she has very little inflection. I’m sure she’s great but she might as well be humming.
Have you been catching Hannity lately ? Since he’s been taking those Lib calls and doing a terrible job fielding them. (And by the way the guy who handles those “seminar” callers the best is Savage) I’ve been switching to Medved ugh or Belling with his 10 second spacing between sentences which reminds me of the old Bob and Ray slow speaker routine . I wish I could get Ingraham.
I certainly did! Yowza! (Made up for having to see Bob Beckel right before her...)
Too bad Skeletor is her BIL...yuk...
Loved hearing her weekday show when it was on in Los Angeles...this was right around the time of the stimulus...or as she called it, "The Trillion Dollar Crap Sandwich"...
I listen to Hannity some every week. Ingraham doesn’t do a great job on those sorts of callers either. In fact, I think she is weaker. I still listen to her most mornings, but I doubt that she would have that syndicated show if she had to get it in a straight-up completely merit-based competition. Nevertheless, she has improved a lot over the years.
As for Savage, sometimes he is a very good listen; other times he is almost unlistenable. I agree that he is better with the seminar callers than either Hannity or Ingraham.
That’s my $.02.
Haven't heard that term before. Is that what one sees in an examining room?
she works out of KPAM in Portland .
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