Skip to comments.Why did O'Reilly stop on radio?
Posted on 03/11/2009 9:56:53 PM PDT by Paul46360
Why did he stop on radio??
Would love to read your thoughts...
O’Reilly’s explanation: I work too many hours.
Everybody else’s explanation: His ratings sucked.
On his TV show on Wednesday, he claimed he couldn’t compete with Rush. there are markets where he is on opposite Rush.
I would say O’Reilly’s radio show sucked but then again so does his TV show yet it still beats everybody.
He waffles and people can sense he’s not saying what he believes or not believing what he says. He doesn’t get outraged by the outrageous. Makes you wonder what he believes.
Because he sucks bad enough on TV alone?
He is a populist.
He never tries to change minds on tough questions.
I’ll take “His Ratings Sucked” for $200, Alex.
You said — “Makes you wonder what he believes.”
Ummm..., making more money?
[ ... seeing clearly now...? :-) ... ]
Whether you like them, or not, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are radio guys who started in the medium and paid their dues for years. It’s not O’Reilly’s fault, but he was a TV guy. He just jumped into radio. Guess what, radio isn’t a medium where all conservatives succeed, no matter what. It shouldn’t be a surprise that radio guys, who live and breath that medium, do well in radio. You would ask plastic surgeon to do you heart surgery, would you?
That said, Mark Levin has always been a FRiend to this website and an avid supporter of our military and first responders.
O'Reilly is a foaming-at-the-mouth enemy to this website and the Conservative movement, and Mark is willing to publicly defy O'Reilly for disrespecting and attacking the Conservative movement.
Listen from 92:48 to 100:19 here:
O'Reilly LIED about and trashed Free Republic, and he compared our website to Daily Kos:
O'Reilly trashed Sean, Mark and Rush:
But, Mark refused to take O'Reilly's BS and fired back:
O'Reilly is a classless, worthless POS.
He was born in 1949
Correction; O'Reilly sucks.
I dunno why he’s even on TV any more.
Beck is beating him like a rented mule.
Two words: Rush Limbaugh.
Exactly my thoughts.
OReilly is a master of spin fence rider.
We now have Laura Ingraham which is a major improvement in all categorys, but I still listen to Rush.
Why did Rush stop doing his television show?
Well not sure what his ratings were like, but probably not anywhere near to O'Reilly's satisfaction to continue on radio, note that he only had a 2 hour radio show, whereas Hannity and Beck both do 3 hours on the radio in addition to their one hour television shows so not sure why they're able to do it but not O'Reilly.
When he called FR a hate site did it for me.I wont watch him if he was the thing on TV.What a waste of space on Fox.
I heard him occasionally. He stank.
He reflexively dismissed people who were too liberal or too conservative—but rarely gave a rational explanation. He just called them “loons.”
He repeatedly asserted that Obama is a citizen. Of course, he never cited any evidence, since there is none.
Working several jobs sucks - he’s tired.
“more importantly where is Larry Elder??? I miss him.”
Me too. Larry used to be on WLS (taped) starting at midnight several years ago. Then they replaced him when the brought back Coast to Coast with George Nory which is possibly the most boring person on radio.
Okay. he’s almost in his 70’s. :o)
As he has said many times, TV is a group operation -- producers, directors, camera people, writers, meetings, meetings, meetings ... Radio is just Rush and the golden EIB mike. He chose wisely.
He is a populist.
He never tries to change minds on tough questions
Trying to change minds or not, I want to know what an editorialist believes.
Unlike radio, Rush was totally at the mercy of whatever stations wanted. Most of the stations did not have him in prime time, but usually between 1 and 3 AM when there is almost no audience whatsoever. He did not possess the clout like Leno had at NBC or Letterman at CBS.
Compared even to Hannity, I found him boring.
He was even worse on the radio than he is on TV. Especially when he had a woman on the air with him...he couldn’t help but flirt with her obnoxiously the whole time.
Geeze is Rush going to be the excuse/fall guy for everything now.
Its Rushes Fault. (rollng my eyes)
His show failed because he is full of @#$%, and everyone knows it. The only thing that matters to BOR is BOR, and after he stuck his nose up 0bama’s idea maker, I could tolerate him no more.
I expect he will fail in tv at some point too, because his show has about two crap segments on current affairs, then about 8 segments on crap from the 50’s and pop quizzes for fox employees. Personally, I find playing video games more educational and informative than BOR in any format...
The business of radio stations is to deliver the largest possible audience of a targeted demographic to advertisers. To garner that audience they have to provide entertainment and/or personalities which will draw in those targeted folks. Failure to deliver (poor ratings) gets a show canceled. Ratings = money.
My guess is he thought why work twice as hard when he saw Obama coming in to take half. He mentioned this on the radio before. Why bust your hump so the Feds can take it? He doesn't need it anymore, he has all the money he needs.
Because He is a Pompous Ass, Pithy Enough
The few times I listened to BOR’s radio show, I got the distinct feeling that he hated the idea of having to take calls from listeners. In other words, he wasn’t comfortable with the format and it showed.
60 is the new 70.
It’s hard being a jerk 24x7.
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