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There are NO WOMEN in Talk Radio
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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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: drlaura; ingraham; talkradio; women; womeninradio

1 posted on 01/19/2010 6:30:35 PM PST by TalkRadioInsiders.com
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

Who cares?


2 posted on 01/19/2010 6:35:08 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

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.


3 posted on 01/19/2010 6:35:48 PM PST by ThanhPhero (di tray hoi den La Vang)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com
The conservatives are pretty enough for TV and no one wants to listen to the liberals.
4 posted on 01/19/2010 6:35:56 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Gore is the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. He rides an icy horse bringing cold wherever he goes.)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

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!!


5 posted on 01/19/2010 6:40:32 PM PST by GregB (According to The Constitution Sarah Palin is eligible to be President!)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

They can be watched on television with the volume turned down. ;-)


6 posted on 01/19/2010 6:40:35 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

Dr. Laura...


7 posted on 01/19/2010 6:40:55 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

Tammy Bruce.


8 posted on 01/19/2010 6:42:40 PM PST by Mr Inviso (ACORN=Arrogant Condescending Obama Ruining Nation)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

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.


9 posted on 01/19/2010 6:43:34 PM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

http://www.lauraingraham.com/;jsessionid=294E4773716C4CA0E895FEA12AB948DC


10 posted on 01/19/2010 6:45:28 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

High voices (women’s) are more difficult to listen
to on the air. Sorry.


11 posted on 01/19/2010 6:45:39 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

http://thedanashow.wordpress.com/


12 posted on 01/19/2010 6:54:14 PM PST by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

Janet Parshall


13 posted on 01/19/2010 6:56:18 PM PST by jasmine47 (All you have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to you. (Gandalf))
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To: Mr Inviso

I like Tammy Bruce and I wish she had more radio time.


14 posted on 01/19/2010 6:56:18 PM PST by cherry
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com
The truth? It's because most men have to spend most of their time listening to most of the women in their lives talk on and on and on and on and on and on and on about every little trivial thing and bit of minutiae and TV program and what the neighbor's dog did and yes dear, no dear, of course not dear, oh that's fascinating dear, you don't say dear uh-huh hmmm uh-huh no really I think you're right mmm-mmmm.....

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.

15 posted on 01/19/2010 6:58:22 PM PST by Lucretia Borgia (Never bring a knife to a gun battle. Never bring a community organizer to lead your army.)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

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!!!


16 posted on 01/19/2010 6:59:41 PM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (Low Tax Small Govt - we can do it! Donate to Scott Brown https://www.icontribute.us/scottbrown)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

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.


17 posted on 01/19/2010 7:01:56 PM PST by isom35
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

So are your proposing quotas or Affirmative Action programs?

Let them earn it!


18 posted on 01/19/2010 7:02:35 PM PST by ADSUM (Democracy works when citizens get involved and keep government honest.)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

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!)


19 posted on 01/19/2010 7:02:52 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (BOOM! Taste my nightstick! Sarah, making Shatner sound Shakespearean.)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
I can WATCH Monica forever, too! How she can put up with that screeching marxist, E.Clift - definitely above and beyond.


20 posted on 01/19/2010 7:04:07 PM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep

Ohhhnmmmmmmyyyyyyy..,

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!!!


21 posted on 01/19/2010 7:09:24 PM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (Low Tax Small Govt - we can do it! Donate to Scott Brown https://www.icontribute.us/scottbrown)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

Indeed! I sure enjoy listening to Laura Ingraham. So far the whole thing is still market based.


22 posted on 01/19/2010 7:10:06 PM PST by stevem
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I actually like listening to Laura, Tammy and Monica. Too bad we don’t have more stations or more hours in the day.


23 posted on 01/19/2010 7:14:43 PM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: ThanhPhero

It’s not a talk show but Delilah is smooth.


24 posted on 01/19/2010 7:41:36 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

I notice nearly all your posts to Free Republic are vanities, pimping your own blog.


25 posted on 01/19/2010 7:48:16 PM PST by dangus (Nah, I'm not really Jim Thompson, but I play him on FR.)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

That’s because Hissy Chrissy and Keith Meltdown Overnutin are on TV.


26 posted on 01/19/2010 8:32:41 PM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: ThanhPhero

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.


27 posted on 01/19/2010 8:47:29 PM PST by TNdandelion (While Obama plays with his balls, Afghanistan falls.)
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To: achilles2000

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.


28 posted on 01/19/2010 9:00:37 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("The best way to punish a province is to let be ruled by a professor ".. Frederick the Great")
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
BTW did you see her on Fox News on “24” Sunday night? What a pleasant and unexpected surprise!!!

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"...

29 posted on 01/19/2010 9:15:13 PM PST by Christian4Bush (The "Scott" heard round the world. In 287 days - Phase 2. 2012, Phase 3.)
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To: mosesdapoet

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.


30 posted on 01/19/2010 9:17:20 PM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: isom35
Last night in fact she was in the leg-chair

Haven't heard that term before. Is that what one sees in an examining room?

31 posted on 01/19/2010 10:16:45 PM PST by Erasmus (She was a BBC newsreader, marrying above her station.)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com
It's more of a regional show,But I like Victoria Taft.

she works out of KPAM in Portland .

32 posted on 01/19/2010 11:49:48 PM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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