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Liberal Talk Radio Dead In LA; Replaced By Rush And Sean
Breitbart ^ | dec. 6, 2013 | Larry O'Connor

Posted on 12/06/2013 6:24:11 AM PST by PROCON

Clear Channel announced Thursday that progressive talker KTLK "Diverse LA" will flip format to an all-conservative line-up and will be re-branded "Patriot 1150." KTLK's foundering liberal line-up had included Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes, and Bill Press. KTLK's ratings have been anemic, averaging 0.2 in the 6+ demographic over the past six months. In November, the liberal line-up registered #41 in the crowded LA market. In comparison, conservative KFI finished in the top 10 with a 3.4 in the same demo

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1 posted on 12/06/2013 6:24:11 AM PST by PROCON
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To: PROCON
KTLK's ratings have been anemic, averaging 0.2 in the 6+ demographic over the past six months.

When you can't even get .2% of 6 year olds to listen to you.....

2 posted on 12/06/2013 6:27:22 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Te?xas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle
:-)

Yeah, too busy with kindergarten I suppose.

3 posted on 12/06/2013 6:28:23 AM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Liberal talk radio cannot survive
because talk radio involves interaction.

Notice that liberals never debate based on the merits of the issue at hand,
but always on the immorality of opposition to their “good ideas”.


4 posted on 12/06/2013 6:29:24 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: PROCON

Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes, and Bill Press

Talk about a line up of disgusting individuals,that is it.


5 posted on 12/06/2013 6:31:19 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: PROCON

Stephanie Miller has gotten the boot so many times she probably has a square ass by now


6 posted on 12/06/2013 6:32:05 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: PROCON

The reason is simple. Columnists and journalists can get away with spouting off liberal nonsense because they don’t have to answer to or debate a conservative. If they did, it would destroy their credibility.

Talk radio is live. Usually on a time delay of a few seconds for cussing etc but live. Liberal idiocy from a host can be dismantled by a conservative caller, no problem. Credibility is then destroyed.


7 posted on 12/06/2013 6:32:28 AM PST by albie
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To: PROCON

You mean the vaunted Hispanic immigrant ubermensch the saviors of all that is America did not listen to 3 white libs extoll about their moral superiority, I’m flabbergasted. I’ll bet Rush and Sean do better amongst the Hispanic population than those worms did.


8 posted on 12/06/2013 6:40:00 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: t1b8zs

“Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes, and Bill Press

Talk about a line up of disgusting individuals,that is it.”

Did not know Miller and Press had a talk show after they were booted from the KABC lineup and replaced in part by Larry Elder.

I met Bill Press once and he is an arrogant a-hole. I was thinking about decking him at a company party but I would have been fired.


9 posted on 12/06/2013 6:41:59 AM PST by chrisinoc
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To: MrB
Liberal talk radio cannot survive
because talk radio involves interaction.

Notice that liberals never debate based on the merits of the issue at hand,
but always on the immorality of opposition to their “good ideas”.

I used to TRY to listen to AirHead America with the mean drunk Al Frankin. It was intolerable. It wasn't engaging, or an exchange of ideas, it was all preaching and moralizing. If by chance a conservative caller tried to get on , he was ridiculed. Not a give and take at all. Needless to say I could only listen for about 5 minutes at a clip.

10 posted on 12/06/2013 6:43:13 AM PST by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: MrB

that’s true, but beyond the “can’t survive interaction” dynamic, radio is an intellectual pursuit, and video (tv, film, etc) is an emotional activity. As such, liberalism fails the auditory sensory environment.


11 posted on 12/06/2013 6:44:10 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: chrisinoc

From the movie “O God”

George Burns (as God): “Loose a job, save the world.”


12 posted on 12/06/2013 6:46:34 AM PST by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: PROCON
Scary, isn't it?
This HAD to happen with the Internet.
I had family that had become Mormon. When the Internet came into its own, I predicted the fall of Mormonism when all those young folks got wise to the Internet and saw what an aberration their "faith" was.

It did happen to many young Mormons.

My surviving Mormon cousin became a Catholic.

13 posted on 12/06/2013 6:48:02 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: PROCON
I remember reading that in the Book of Mormon, Jesus and Satan are considered BROTHERS.
How "unclear on the concept" is that?
14 posted on 12/06/2013 6:50:20 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: MrB
Liberal talk radio cannot survive because talk radio involves interaction.

That may be partly true. But the interaction on talk radio is pretty controlled. The real challenge for liberal talk radio is that the talk radio market is largely made up of the working middle class of America. It is the group that drives to work and actually does work during the day. It is an intellectual group that is involved in the governance of our nation. They are smart and they vote.

The dialogue and logic confounds most LIVs and liberals. they are not interested because they are not remotely aware of the issues that are discussed for the most part. Discussion about what politicians are doing or what are government is doing "for" us is boring and unfamiliar to the nitwit masses.

15 posted on 12/06/2013 6:50:39 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: cloudmountain

I didn’t know that Mormonism had fallen. Glad that they are beginning to figure it out.


16 posted on 12/06/2013 6:52:35 AM PST by Ditter
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To: PROCON

Liberal talk radio can’t make it because most liberals don’t follow the news and talk radio is talk about what’s in the news.

Liberals get their opinions not from listening to the news and forming an opinion from what they have heard, but from conversations with their liberal friends which is why all liberals repeat the exact same talking point without specifics as to how they formed that opinion.

The liberal opinion is pretty much the thought process of someone that has created a talking point for other liberals to repeat as if it’s their own thought process.


17 posted on 12/06/2013 6:54:37 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: PROCON

The liberal talk radio format is blame-shifting and making excuses for constant failure. Hardly the recipe for ‘must listen’ radio.


18 posted on 12/06/2013 6:59:44 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: PROCON

Since none of them will be reading this, It seems ok to tell them how liberal radio can succeed.

Liberalism is pure emotionalism. It’s hard to stay emotionality charged for a whole hour.

They need little 5 minute snippets of liberal nonsense scattered throughout some kind of innocuous sound bed. I think a liberal could stay focused for 5 minutes.


19 posted on 12/06/2013 7:02:00 AM PST by DManA
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To: PROCON

Liberal talk radio, like communism, fails every time it’s tried. Most of the first talk show hosts were left of center. Anyone here grew up in NYC in the 60’s? Remember WMCA, Fabulous 57, home of the Good Guys? Besides Top-40 they set aside a 1/2 hour of broadcasting for Barry Gray a liberal-leaning, but very intellegent and articulate commentator who shaped the call-in format as we know it. When WMCA ended the music format and went all news and talk, Bob Grant started broadcasting in NYC. The conventional wisdom said a conservative “firebrand” like Grant would’ve been tarred and feathered, but he survived and thrived. In fact, elRushbo, in his first book, credits Mr. Grant’s pioneering work as one reason for his success.


20 posted on 12/06/2013 7:02:14 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Why do liberals need talk radio when they have all the other forms of media under their control?


21 posted on 12/06/2013 7:03:19 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: dfwgator

Because, to a leftist, too much control is never enough.


22 posted on 12/06/2013 7:04:43 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: dfwgator

They cannot stand ONE dissenting voice.


23 posted on 12/06/2013 7:05:22 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: PROCON

The liberals were having problems listening. AM reception isn’t that good in the basements.


24 posted on 12/06/2013 7:05:37 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: PROCON

The Facebook page for KTLK is predictable; “you are dead to me in January”; “knuckle dragging conservatives” etc. I just posted the diff. in ratings between KFI and KTLK
(the latter has ratings lower than whale excrement); thus the change.


25 posted on 12/06/2013 7:06:41 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: PROCON

I hate to break everyone’s bubble, but the fact of the matter is that Liberals really aren’t very bright or given to thinking. Generally speaking, they’re a lazy bunch given to nifty sounding slogans and group think, but they’re never really interested in intellectually analyzing much beyond where they’re going to get their next score of weed.


26 posted on 12/06/2013 7:08:27 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: DManA

I tuned in to a brand new liberal talk show and all they did was list all the Republican leaders they didn’t want to have sex with. Lots of broken hearts there, fellas. Followed by their daily 9-11 truther hour.

Their radio station went bankrupt and changed hands. It now plays country music all day.


27 posted on 12/06/2013 7:08:39 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: canuck_conservative
Stephanie Miller has gotten the boot so many times she probably has a square ass by now

Funny you mentioned Stephanie Miller's ass....she once tried to cell the fat she had liposuctioned from it....

And, OBTW, interesting that she's out sick this morning after the announcement that she's once again a big loser.
28 posted on 12/06/2013 7:11:34 AM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Impala64ssa

The late Jerry Williams was in Boston (and some other cities) and had been seen as a liberal in the old days. Later he turned more “populist” as he called it—mostly
a “muckraker” against the Dem.-controlled state of MA.
He’d rail against Gov Mike Dukakis, especially in his pres. run year of 78; “fees, fines, and taxes”; big government
(in the old days he’d have people call or write legislators); etc. In some ways he espoused the old meaning of liberal: individual liberty, small but efficient government. If he was a liberal he was more in the style of JFK, not Ted (hic!)

He kept playing that clip from Network that had Howard Beale saying “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Yes, that was passion, that was emotion,
but it was accompanied by THOUGHT. Today’s liberals have
emotion..but no thought.

Good night and good luck, good night to you...


29 posted on 12/06/2013 7:12:08 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: IMR 4350
excellent point, the 'parroting/gossipping' amongst
themselves...regardless of subject.

30 posted on 12/06/2013 7:12:40 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: PROCON

Libtard talk shows don’t succeed because their ideas can so easily be picked apart and debunked by any normal thinking caller of average intelligence. Smoke, mirrors and lies only stand a short while, when rational conversation intrudes into the usual mental masturbation they engage in among themselves.


31 posted on 12/06/2013 7:15:27 AM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Proud2BeRight
"listening in bsmt."
LOL! ...so true, no substantial support..only leftwing loons.

32 posted on 12/06/2013 7:17:43 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: chrisinoc

It may be internet crap


33 posted on 12/06/2013 7:18:39 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: ZX12R

As the saying goes, facts defeat liberalism.

I tend to point out Air America didn’t succeed because there already is a network of powerful FM stations, complete with funding by the government and George Soros
even paid millions of bucks to hire reporters for them.

It’s called NPR.

And while they want to bring back the Fairness Doctrine,
do they really want it back? It would mean 50 per cent conservative content on NPR, wouldn’t it?


34 posted on 12/06/2013 7:19:41 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: PROCON

I listen to Rush on KFI. 9 AM to Noon. AFAIK, there are no other talk shows of interest on KFI. Maybe I’m missing something but it always seemed odd to me that KFI wouldn’t go All-Conservative since Rush has surely been their main money-maker.

So I see this as good move. Out with the Libs and we get another conservative station in LA.

Bravo to 1150 AM for making this smart move.

Only downside: KFI has a lot bigger area coverage than 1150 AM. So there may be some loss of audience for Rush. He may need to add some stations for the outlying areas.


35 posted on 12/06/2013 7:19:49 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: raccoonradio
It’s called NPR.

Nutty Progressive Regurgitation.
36 posted on 12/06/2013 7:26:12 AM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: raccoonradio

Freep away (if you’re on facebook)

https://www.facebook.com/ktlkam1150

Some comments:
—Lefties lose again...HINT: If you can’t draw an audience spewing your leftist drivel after years of being given ample opportunity, maybe you should examine the validity of your of your views.

—Guess you’ll have to change your motto, since you are now the home of Limbaugh, Hannity and the like the new motto should be “KTLK - the new home of conservative hate radio”. Too bad, it was fun while it lasted. But at least it frees up a spot on my radio dial.

—I will not be listening to KTLK after January if it becomes a right wing hate channel. This is ruining our country, hate and ignorance. No thank you.

—Changing the format to knuckle dragging, right wing propaganda?
I’m out. Tell your advertisers.

—there you go again… how can you call yourself california’s progressive station? so southern cal is going to be all right wing all the time? there is nothing progressive about your station. now that you are moving that fat pig limbau and his buddies hannity and glenn beck to your station and calling the patriot? there is nothing patriotic about that. as soon as randi and steph are gone from your station i will stop listening. there is still streaming, i heart, tunin radio and progressive voices. you guys suck


37 posted on 12/06/2013 7:26:41 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: junta

“You mean the vaunted Hispanic immigrant ubermensch the saviors of all that is America did not listen to 3 white libs extoll about their moral superiority, I’m flabbergasted.”

The Hispanic illegals, the knockout kings, and the other biggest lib audience, the failure to launch slugs still living with their parents, isn’t really a good radio market for advertisers.


38 posted on 12/06/2013 7:28:51 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Obamaganda is starting to fail 24/7. Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: PROCON

When does this happen?


39 posted on 12/06/2013 7:29:28 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: PROCON

I only listen to Rush on KFI. All the others are just wannabe Rush’s. lol


40 posted on 12/06/2013 7:35:20 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: junta

Google a dude named Piolin if you want to know what the majority of the HIU want to listen to. But even that pendejo went too far by sexually harassing his male staff and has been replaced by a show called El Bueno, la Mala y el Feo’ (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly). I think he still has his show on Sirius XM. He is claiming, basically, “The bitch set me up.”


41 posted on 12/06/2013 7:37:08 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: IMR 4350

“Liberals get their opinions not from listening to the news and forming an opinion from what they have heard, but from conversations with their liberal friends which is why all liberals repeat the exact same talking point without specifics as to how they formed that opinion.

The liberal opinion is pretty much the thought process of someone that has created a talking point for other liberals to repeat as if it’s their own thought process.”

Very accurate description of the situation. That’s why liberals remind one so much of Parrots, because liberals mindlessly parrot what they’ve heard other mindless parrots parroting other mindless parrots. Basically, liberals live in a Parrot echo chamber insulted from facts, reasoning and reality.


42 posted on 12/06/2013 7:40:36 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: PROCON

Just wait until the FCC applies it’s “fairness doctrine”......


43 posted on 12/06/2013 7:42:54 AM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Thu Jan 2


44 posted on 12/06/2013 7:48:47 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: skinkinthegrass

Watch how many time the liberal news media runs with a completely phony news story about the right, then they run a correction when called out, but the left keeps repeating the phony story as if it’s true.


45 posted on 12/06/2013 7:56:19 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: PROCON

A 50,000 watt station drawing a 0.2?
The electric bills had to be just murdering them.


46 posted on 12/06/2013 7:58:37 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MrB

Liberal talk radio cannot survive
because

You can’t sell ads to pitch to people
who basically hate Capitalism.


47 posted on 12/06/2013 7:59:27 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: catnipman

Notice how when you question a liberal on their carefully crafted talking point, they can’t back up their talking point with any type of thought process how they reached that opinion, so they will immediately go into personal attack and claim you are a_______________(fill in the blank) for not having the same opinion.


48 posted on 12/06/2013 8:09:24 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350
"keep repeating the phony story"
yeah, really shows they're vacuous ness...

49 posted on 12/06/2013 8:13:30 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: rottndog

I had the misfortune of tuning across Stephanie Miller’s TV show on the very night she had been canceled. She spent the entire final episode of her show raging in an onscreen tirade, trashing all of her bosses for being morons.

Her guest was actor Fyvush Finkel. Poor old guy just sat there on the couch dumbfounded as she spewed venom.

She was never invited back to do TV obviously.


50 posted on 12/06/2013 8:33:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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