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Vanity: WMAL Radio running Al-Jazeera ads -- Good or Bad?
WMAL ^ | 8/23/13 | Self (Somewhat)

Posted on 08/23/2013 10:32:32 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD

So a lot of listeners have been complaining to WMAL (the only conservative radio station in Washington, DC) via their Facebook page and other mediums about Al-Jazeera commercial ads airing during programming, especially during Mark Levin's show.

Is this good or bad?

I mean, revenue is revenue, no?

Now WMAL can't be blamed for being a 'racist' & 'bigoted' radio station -- they are airing ads for an organization that does not endear itself to WMAL's values and principles, so WMAL can't be 'that bad', right?

I don't see the big deal, but maybe it's because I'm too well immersed into WMAL's around-the-clock programming that I don't mind that much...

A lovely weekend to all...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; talkradio; wmal

1 posted on 08/23/2013 10:32:32 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: kburi; sofaman; BufordP; SE Mom; armymarinemom; HokieMom; MarineMom613; Tennessee Nana; ...

WMAL Ping List!


2 posted on 08/23/2013 10:33:14 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I think they should do whatever to stay on the air, but I disagree, I think the news department is anything but Conservative.


3 posted on 08/23/2013 10:33:53 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Comes a time to take a side. Some things mean more than money.

Or used to.


4 posted on 08/23/2013 10:34:12 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Perdogg

The “news department”?

You mean the guy that states the news for a minute-and-a-half at the top-of-the-hour?

I hardly would call that a “news department”, Friend...


5 posted on 08/23/2013 10:35:05 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

it’s good only if the ad is followed by a commercial for Wendy’s Bacon Cheeseburgers or something..


6 posted on 08/23/2013 10:36:20 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

KTRH 740 AM (Houston) - home of Rush, Sean and Levin - and DISH are doing the same thing.


7 posted on 08/23/2013 10:38:25 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

They are quick to dump on McDonnell and Cuccinelli but they have not been reporting a lot of the trouble of McAuliffe .


8 posted on 08/23/2013 10:38:27 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
JFYI, same thing happened on our clear channel station which hosts Quinn & Rose, our morning drive show in the Pittsburgh area. There are a lot of AJ bucks flowing.
9 posted on 08/23/2013 10:38:46 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: max americana

Great Idea.... The “old” frosty-morn Ham lyric would be good also.


10 posted on 08/23/2013 10:42:57 AM PDT by 56newblog (Registered Islamophobe)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

They’re running them down here in Atlanta area also.


11 posted on 08/23/2013 10:44:05 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: Perdogg
They are quick to dump on McDonnell and Cuccinelli but they have not been reporting a lot of the trouble of McAuliffe .

Is it Larry and Brian initiating this crap or the street newsgal Jamie Coughlin?

12 posted on 08/23/2013 10:45:58 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: HOYA97

Our local station’s (WRVA) manager explained that while he, and the rest of the days content was conservative, the sales department was pure capitalist. Meaning, if the check cleared, the ad was for a legal product, and it met ethical guidelines, the ad would run. Empty minutes have to be filled every day.


13 posted on 08/23/2013 10:50:51 AM PDT by Wingy
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

They have run ads on Fox News as well.


14 posted on 08/23/2013 10:53:07 AM PDT by MajorMartin
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I can’t speak about WMAL but some other stations that carry Levin and Rush and Hannity and so forth...
also air zillions of questionable ads...
not only for the enemy’s new propaganda network in our country,
but for
“how to get away with not paying your taxes” lawyers and
“how to get away with not paying your rent” lawyers
and
“how to get away with not paying your student loans” lawyers
and
“how to sue your doctor for zillions of dollars” lawyers
and
“how to have 24/7 erections like pile drivers” pills
and the like.

I even sent a couple of these fine talk show hosts notes asking why they couldn’t exercise just a little influence on sponsor selection....given how much influence they do exercise on, say, their contact salaries.

No responses. It appears that most of these fine hosts basically don’t care what kind of sleeze sponsors them, “as long as their cheques don’t bounce.”


15 posted on 08/23/2013 10:58:01 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I was listening to NPR last week and one of their shows was sponsored by Al Jazeera. Then, early this week they were doing a very positive news story on the same network.

It cracked me up.


16 posted on 08/23/2013 10:59:22 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Two KNUS on-air personalities have said they’ll walk, if KNUS airs those AJ ads.


17 posted on 08/23/2013 11:02:16 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

We are getting the same ads during Rush’s show in Sarasota.....and a TON of ads on FOX News.


18 posted on 08/23/2013 11:06:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Jamie Coughlin is hot btw, but it is not Larry and Brian - it is the local newsreaders.


19 posted on 08/23/2013 11:21:13 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

So is WPGB in Pittsburgh.


20 posted on 08/23/2013 11:21:42 AM PDT by sneakers (Obama is an idjit. FUBO)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Fox News Channel is running advertisements also. The channel is now blocked on all cable boxes in the house. See if Comcast maybe gets the idea that “no thanks,” this was a mistake....

YMMV
KYPD


21 posted on 08/23/2013 11:22:36 AM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

There are ads all over the tube for it, plus Directv has added it to our lineup. I haven’t activated it to my remote and don’t plan to do so.


22 posted on 08/23/2013 11:31:40 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

W(MAL) Mal - French for sick, bad.


23 posted on 08/23/2013 11:43:48 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

But, but it’s the new cool thing! All the hip kis are tuning in! If you don’t, you’re square.


24 posted on 08/23/2013 12:37:51 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
The pro terrorist, anti-woman, anti United States channel can run all the ads they want, on any channel they want. It doesn't mean I will EVER watch that satanic channel. In fact, I say they should spend, spend, spend! It only means they will be out of business all the faster.

At least I can hope anyway.

25 posted on 08/23/2013 4:36:40 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Saw an ad for Al Jerkzeera the other day on the USA Network.


26 posted on 08/23/2013 4:38:50 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

They can’t be any worse than MSNBC.


27 posted on 08/23/2013 4:39:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: petro45acp

” See if Comcast maybe gets the idea that “no thanks,” this was a mistake....”

I really doubt that Comcast cares what channels you locally block.


28 posted on 08/23/2013 5:08:29 PM PDT by arbitrary.squid
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Guess it should be looked at as getting to know your enemy.


29 posted on 08/24/2013 4:52:03 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (01-21-13, Obama declares war on The Constitution of the United States)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Jamie Coughlin

Somewhat off topic, but she is awful. She sounds like a high school girl. I was wondering why they hired her and then all was explained when I googled her.


30 posted on 08/24/2013 7:46:21 AM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: KevinB; Perdogg

Perdogg: Refer to post #30.

Cute gal...
She’s not as bad a news reader as Lauren Murphy...
Gawd, listening to Lauren talk is like nails on a chalk board...


31 posted on 08/24/2013 3:33:02 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; KevinB

She says “com” like a valley girl.


32 posted on 08/24/2013 5:11:37 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: dfwgator

>> They can’t be any worse than MSNBC <<

MSNBC definitely is worse.

Also, when I’m overseas, I watch AJE in preference to CNN-International. The latter is usually more anti-American than is AJE!


33 posted on 08/25/2013 9:18:27 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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