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Mike Huckabee debuts today for Cumulus Media
radio-info.com ^ | 4/9/12 | radio-info.com

Posted on 04/09/2012 6:14:45 AM PDT by raccoonradio

Cumulus says its new midday talker has a starting lineup of nearly 200 stations, though some of those are delayed or shortened (stations carrying just two hours of the show). Cumulus is able to deliver its own KSFO, San Francisco (560). But Cumulus-owned WBSM, New Bedford, MA (1420) is using only two hours of Huckabee, from 1-3pm. And the Cumulus-owned big-guns, stations like WLS, Chicago (890) and WABC, New York (770) just don’t have room for Huckabee. Outside the Cumulus family, the Seattle clearance is Crista Broadcasting’s Christian teaching KCIS at 630, which airs delayed and shortened broadcast from 4-6pm. Atlanta is Friendship Broadcasting’s talk WCFO (1060), from 1-4pm. Tampa is locally-owned Christian talk daytimer WTIS (1110), for two hours. In Cincinnati, the affiliate is Jon Yinger’s “Real Talk 1160” WQRT, airing on a delayed basis from 3 to 5pm. Greenville-Spartanburg is Clear Channel’s Christian teaching daytimer WLFJ (660). Fresno is Gore-Overgaard’s unrated Christian teaching KIRV (1510). One of the two known stations to drop Rush Limbaugh, after the February 29 Sandra Fluke episode, is adding Huckabee. That’s Vox-owned WBEC, Pittsfield MA(1420).


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: mikehuckabee; talkradio
Also I heard WCRN 830 Worcester MA (possibly?) is to carry an hour, 2-3 pm just before Howie Carr.

Don't worry Rush, you're not being threatened.


1 posted on 04/09/2012 6:14:52 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Graphic found on the WBSM (New Bedford MA) site. Agree or disagree?

2 posted on 04/09/2012 6:16:10 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Huckabee tries to portray himself as this nice guy conservative but the irony is that anyone who followed him in Arkansas knew he was one of the most spiteful, nasty, vengeful politicians around.
3 posted on 04/09/2012 6:18:16 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Ah—now, flashback 2009 (used Huckabee police murder release in yahoo search and got:)

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/190926/updates-huckabee-seattle-cop-killings/daniel-foster

>>Update: 12/01 1:28 P.M.: Just got off the phone with former Huckabee Presidential Campaign Manager Chip Saltsman. I asked him whether he thought the criticism the Governor is taking for the Clemmons commutation is fair.

-—“The Governor is a very spiritual person, and this hits him hard. It’s very personal to him,” he said. “It is a lot easier to blame the one guy in the process you know. But it’s a complicated and convoluted system in the state of Arkansas.
...Update: 12/01 8:15 A.M.: Huckabee took to the airwaves last night to defend his commutation of Maurice Clemmons’ sentence. In the friendly and familiar confines of Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News studio, the former Arkansas governor didn’t stray too far from the content of the statement released by HuckPAC on Monday, owning up to his role in making Clemmons parole eligible, but spreading ultimate responsibility for the convict’s release to sloppy prosecutors, lenient judges, and compassionate parole boards.

>>“If I could’ve known nine years ago that this guy was capable of something of this nature, obviously I would’ve never granted the commutation,” Huckabee told O’Reilly. “It’s sickening.”
>>Update: 12/01 7:45 A.M.: Seattle police reportedly shot and killed Maurice Clemmons early Tuesday morning, after authorities zeroed in on his location by aggressively questioning friends and family. Clemmons had apparently sustained an earlier gunshot wound to his torso, inflicted by one of the officers he is believed to have murdered Sunday.


4 posted on 04/09/2012 6:21:10 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Huckabee is an Al Franken wannabe?

Who knew?

5 posted on 04/09/2012 6:22:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I just cut my check to the Illinois Treasury. Now Huckabee appears on WLS, likely to tell me that it’s all ok. grrrr


6 posted on 04/09/2012 6:23:26 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Supposedly there’s no room for him on WLS though at the current time...yet...

>>Cumulus-owned big-guns, stations like WLS, Chicago (890) and WABC, New York (770) just don’t have room for Huckabee


7 posted on 04/09/2012 6:27:04 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

at least WLS has no room for his talk show—they may carry his “Mike Huckabee Report”—he took the place of Paul
Harvey I think


8 posted on 04/09/2012 6:27:59 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I can’t wait to not listen to him.


9 posted on 04/09/2012 6:30:23 AM PDT by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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To: Reagan Disciple
Talk Radio Face-Off (or as someone on a radio board puts it, the answer to a question no-one asked?)

>>About 600 stations carry Mr. Limbaugh’s show, the anchor for talk radio, about 125 of which are owned by Clear Channel. Of the more than 180 that will carry Mr. Huckabee’s show at the start, 40 are owned by Cumulus. In many markets, the new show will be tape-delayed, potentially making it harder for the show to gain traction. But Mr. Dickey said the number of stations carrying the show had far exceeded the company’s expectations.

For now, Cumulus will carry Mr. Limbaugh’s show instead of Mr. Huckabee’s on dozens of its stations, something it says it is contractually bound to do through 2013. But what then? Mr. Dickey would not say, but many people in radio contend that if Mr. Huckabee’s show is successful, Cumulus will schedule it in Mr. Limbaugh’s place.

In part that is because the fees stations must pay to carry it have become expensive when cost-cutting is the norm. “The Mike Huckabee Show” could give stations leverage.

Mr. Hogan said, “I think our affiliates absolutely understand and value Rush, but it wouldn’t be radio if they weren’t complaining about the price.”

Mr. Dickey is aware of the whispers that what they are trying — a moderate, all-are-welcome approach — is antithetical to talk radio, which has thrived on the kind of controversy that Mr. Limbaugh provides.

(zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)

10 posted on 04/09/2012 6:38:31 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Why listen to Huckleberry when there’s a dyed-in-the-wool Conservative voice: RUSH LIMBAUGH!


11 posted on 04/09/2012 6:39:25 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: raccoonradio

Well at least Huckabee is on the radio and not in a position to pardon a bunch of felons into society to commit more crimes.

That aside, Huckabee won’t be able to compete with Limbaugh but he will probably do fairly well with many social conservatives. There are a lot of Robertson/Huckabee/Santorum type voters that aren’t small government conservatives, but are primarily focused on traditional family values and will find Huckabee’s message appealing.


12 posted on 04/09/2012 6:41:45 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: raccoonradio

Just like the national GOP strategy, take a winning formula and water it down to appease those who can’t make up their minds.

At least here we can stay away and the country will be better off for it.


13 posted on 04/09/2012 6:56:01 AM PDT by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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To: raccoonradio

He’s on WOR-710 New York, too.

I won’t be listening.

Ever


14 posted on 04/09/2012 6:58:20 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

Ah, thought I had heard that but radio-info didn’t mention it in that blurb (just that WABC wouldn’t carry it). Thanks


15 posted on 04/09/2012 7:01:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
gomer huckabee, gomer huckabee
16 posted on 04/09/2012 7:06:55 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: raccoonradio; IMissPresidentReagan
"huck" Who????? :-)
*waiting for the RUSH Thread on FR*

17 posted on 04/09/2012 7:07:26 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Longbow1969

>>he will probably do fairly well with many social conservatives

Yes—on one of the Radio-info boards, someone said they’d figure Huckabee would be boring but “Goat Rodeo Cowboy”
responded: “What you are expressing is YOUR taste in content, your PREFERENCE. Huckabee radio will not be appointment radio for me, but he has the style, the accent, the vocabulary that appeals to the “religious right”. They find him to be charming. What is skim milk to you may be an ice cream sandwich to them. You find NPR having all the excitement of hospital food, but it is my ice cream sandwich! Rush is your ice cream sandwich but for me Rush is like that Ozarks treat everybody talks about but nobody can stand the smell: “Poke Salat and Wild Onions”. (I haven’t seen a Poke Weed in 40 or 50 years and it still gives my nose the shivers.) I’ll bet Huckabee knows about “Poke Salat”.”


18 posted on 04/09/2012 7:08:22 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

If a talker runs his mouth and no one is there to listen, would anyone know the difference.


19 posted on 04/09/2012 7:18:42 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: raccoonradio

I hope someone challenges him on the President’s eligibility on day one!!


20 posted on 04/09/2012 7:21:08 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: 1rudeboy

WLS’s local Roe and Rope Smoker show has the 2-6 time slot so there is no room for the Huckster. Their show also delays Hannity and Levin by 4 hours.


21 posted on 04/09/2012 7:22:21 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Peter W. Kessler

remember when Oreily’s show debuted?

that was supposed to be a rush killer or diluter too.

same with air america.

Huckabee’s tv show (pay off) is a snooze fest, why would radio be any different.


22 posted on 04/09/2012 7:23:35 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: raccoonradio

Having spent some time in radio and heard a lot of talent, I can tell you that in terms of vocal fluency, Huckabee is a true natural. His speech, both that which is read and that which is “off the top of his head,” is exceptionally well done.

I am not going to get into politics (which are not that well known to me) but I’m saying that he should do well in talk radio based upon his speaking ability.


23 posted on 04/09/2012 7:27:31 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Yes, he could do well but Rush still has a huge advantage.

btw acc. to Wikipedia:
>>The show, which is targeted at second-tier broadcast stations, will feature long-form interviews and discussions

Something you don’t get with Rush—interviews are very very
rare, nothing long-form (other than his monologues maybe). Rush’s show is caller driven


24 posted on 04/09/2012 7:33:57 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Question, please...

What was the reason for O'Reilly's radio show failing? I never heard it, but I remember that when he was launched, there was much talk that he too, would cut into Rush's audience. It never happened.

To me Huckabee is a good guy, basically conservative, and I think he will EXPAND the total audience for conservative talk radio,which is a good thinh..in that he may well attract a new audience..but I don't think Rush will lose any listeners..he has become a habit for people over all these years..

25 posted on 04/09/2012 7:45:30 AM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: raccoonradio

huckabee is just there to split conservatives up.

The DC homosexual enablers want the social and finacial issues to be seperate.

conservative is conservative is conservative. Social moderates are just fools playing the crying game in denial.


26 posted on 04/09/2012 7:46:17 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: raccoonradio
Agree or disagree?

Disagree. The premise is that other Conservatives are mad.

27 posted on 04/09/2012 7:51:08 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (The government, by its very nature, cannot give except what it first takes.)
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To: ken5050

When he gave up the show he said there was too much on his plate and he wanted to concentrate on the TV show. Depending on whom you asked his show was either highly rated or
poorly rated, but I’m guessing it’s closer to the latter
and maybe it was just competition from Rush.

Oh and the latest from radio-info: Guess who the Huck
has as his first guest? The man he helped squeeze out
of the running in ‘08, Willard Mitt Romney.


28 posted on 04/09/2012 8:03:49 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Many thanks for the info, and the update..


29 posted on 04/09/2012 8:06:34 AM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: raccoonradio

No thanks.If I want a daytime snooze I’ll pop a valium.


30 posted on 04/09/2012 8:47:59 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: raccoonradio
...Rush’s show is caller driven.

I disagree. The show is Rush-driven and he doesn't take that many calls, preferring to hear his own conceited self.

I got to the point where I couldn't stand the man. You would disagree, I am sure. Different strokes for different folks.

31 posted on 04/09/2012 9:26:10 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: raccoonradio

Despite KLIF’s denials last week that it would carry the 3-hour Huck show and the hysteria by some here on FR that WBAP would drop Rush for the Huckster, KLIF started promoting Huckabee’s show today and have it in their program schedule. Huck’s first guest is... wait for it... “Moderate” Mitt Romney!

http://www.klif.com/


32 posted on 04/09/2012 9:32:08 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: raccoonradio

I feel for JD Hayworth, who took over Rush’s time slot on our local station KSFO. (This happened long before the Fluke deal) Naturally, the exodus of Rush listeners left a serious vacuum in terms of listeners. JD came in, and did however he did. JD is a smart, decent, well spoken guy who does sub-nothing for me as a talk show host. Just the way it is. Plus, it’s Rush I want to listen to. Huckabee might be better. Might. I don’t mind his little 2-minute snippets, but I tend to doubt he can cover a three hour slot. We’ll see. (my least favorite two words in the English language) I won’t see, Rush is my dude.


33 posted on 04/09/2012 10:05:28 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: Josh Painter

Yes, and in Prov RI WPRV 790 “Talk and Business” has him.
Not surprising—they’re owned by Cumulus (and also run
Don Imus, Dave Ramsey etc.)

http://www.790business.com/showdj.asp?DJID=60652


34 posted on 04/09/2012 10:10:37 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: OldPossum

Maybe you’re right in that; at the very least Rush doesn’t put a guest on and chat for an hour or so, and Smerc
is said to be doing that


35 posted on 04/09/2012 1:02:03 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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