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THE 12 TOP-RATED, NATIONALLY SYNDICATED, POLITICALLY-ORIENTED RADIO TALK SHOWS
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Posted on 01/08/2004 1:56:35 PM PST by doug from upland

FReepers, I thought you might find this handy information if you enjoy talk radio.
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THE 12 TOP-RATED, NATIONALLY SYNDICATED,
POLITICALLY-ORIENTED RADIO TALK SHOWS:

(updated: 6-20-02)

Monday - Friday Shows, first to last according to broadcast times:

Gallagher /  The Mike Gallagher Show
2.25 million weekly listeners / Nationally syndicated / Salem Radio Network
Mainstream Conservative talk
Broadcast live at:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, M-F (Local air times vary)
Email: mike@mikeonline.com
Fax number: None
Website: www.mikeonline.com/stations/index.html
Listen on-line? YES !  Click here: www.krla870.com/listen
Live listener call-in line: 1-800-655-MIKE (1-800-655-6453)

Beck / The Glenn Beck Program
1.0 million weekly listeners / Nationally syndicated / Premiere Radio
Libertarian-leaning host / Topics are sometimes personal, not always political
Broadcast live at: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET, M-F (Local air times vary)
Email: me@glennbeck.com

Fax number: None
Website: www.glennbeck.com/home/index.shtml
Listen on-line? YES ! Click here: www.970wfla.com/streaming.html
Live listener call-in line: 1-888-727-BECK (1-888-727-2325)

Boortz / Neal Boortz Show
2.5 million weekly listeners / Nationally syndicated / Cox Radio
Libertarian host! Have fun with this one.
Broadcast live at:  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET, M-F (Local times may vary)
Email, click here for form: www.boortz.com/email.htm
Fax number:  404-897-7363
Website address:  www.boortz.com
Listen on-line?  YES !  Click here: www.boortz.com and then click "Listen to Boortz"
Live listener call-in line: 1-877-310-2100

Liddy / The G. Gordon Liddy Show
2.25 million weekly listeners / Nationally syndicated / WestwoodOne
Conservative / Patriotic / New to immigration reform, but learning fast
Broadcast live at:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET (Local broadcast times may vary)
Email: mail@theggordonliddyshow.com
Fax number:  None.
Website: www.theggordonliddyshow.com/affiliates.shtml
Listen on-line? YES !  Click: www.wtntam570.com/jacor-common/streaming_disclaimer.html
Live listener call-in line:  1-800-GGLIDDY (1-800-445-4339)

O'Reilly / The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly
____ million weekly listeners / Nationally syndicated / Westwood  One
Conservative talk radio / Host is friendly to immigration reform
Broadcast live at: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET, M-F
Email:

Fax number:
Website:
Listen on-line?
Live listener call-in line: 1-877-9 NO SPIN  (1-877-966-7746)

Limbaugh: The Rush Limbaugh Show
14.5 million weekly listeners / #1 Nationally syndicated Show / Premiere Radio
Republican talk radio / Bush loyalist
Broadcast live at: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET Only, Monday - Friday
Email: rush@eibnet.com
Fax number: 212-563-9166
Website: www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/rush.guest.html
Listen on-line? YES !  Click:  www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/rush.guest.html
Live listener call-in line: 1-800-282-6882

Hannity: The Sean Hannity Show
5.0 million weekly listeners / Nationally syndicated / ABC Radio
Conservative talk radio / Friendly to immigration reform
Broadcast live at: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET, M- F (Local broadcast times may vary)
Email DURING the show, click here for form: www.hannity.com/?do=home.contact
Fax number: None
Website: www.hannity.com/?do=home.stations
Listen on-line? YES !  Click here: www.hannity.com/?do=home.custom
Live listener call-in line: 1-800-941-7326

Medved / Michael Medved Show
1.25 million weekly listeners / Nationally syndicated / Salem Radio Network
Democrat turned Republican / Soft on immigration? / Book: Hollywood vs. America
Broadcast live at: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET, M-F (Local broadcast times may vary)
Email: None

Fax number: None
Website: www.michaelmedved.com
Listen on-line? YES !  Click here: www.krla870.com/listen
Live listener call-in line: 1-800-955-1776

Reagan / The Michael Reagan Talk Show (President's son)
1.0 million weekly listeners / Nationally syndicated / Premiere Radio
Conservative talk radio
Broadcast live at: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET, M-F (Local air times may vary)
Email:  None

Fax number: 888-226-4430
Website: www.reagan.com
Listen on-line? Still searching.
Live listener call-in line: 1-800-468-MIKE (1-800-468-6453)

Savage (Michael) / The Savage Nation
5.0 million weekly listeners / Nationally syndicated / Talk Radio Networks
Conservative talk radio / Themes: Border, Language, Culture! / For immigration reduction
Broadcast live at: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, M-F (Local broadcast times may vary)
Email: paulreveresociety@yahoo.com  (box is usually full)
Fax number: None
Website: www.michaelsavage.com
Listen on-line? YES ! Click here: www.talkradionetwork.com/event.php?e_idevent=1649&
Live listener call-in line: 1-800-449-8255

Bohannon / Jim Bohannon Show
4.25 million weekly listeners / Nationally syndicated / Westwood One
"Moderate" talk radio / Concerned about "America in Crisis"
Broadcast live at: 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. ET, M-F (Local times may vary)
Email: jim@jimbotalk.com
Fax number: None
Website: www.jimbotalk.com/jimbo%20stations.htm
Listen on-line? YES !  Click here: www.wokv.com/about_us/shows.html
Live listener call-in line: 1-866-50-JIMBO (1-866-505-4626)
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Sunday only:

Drudge /  The Matt Drudge Show
1.25 million weekly listeners / Nationally syndicated / Premiere Radio
Libertarian / Muckraker / ignores immigration problems
Broadcast live at:  Sunday only, 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Email:  None

Fax number:  None
Website: www.wabcradio.com/showdj.asp?DJID=1734
Listen on-line? YES !  Click here: www.wabcradio.com/listenlive.asp
Live listener call-in line: 1-800-848-9222


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: radio; talkradio; talkradiorocks; topten

1 posted on 01/08/2004 1:56:38 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland
(updated: 6-20-02)
2 posted on 01/08/2004 2:00:21 PM PST by Guillermo (All Puns Intended)
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To: doug from upland
Limbaugh: The Rush Limbaugh Show 14.5 million weekly listeners / #1 Nationally syndicated Show / Premiere Radio Republican talk radio / Bush loyalist

I don't know if I would call Rush a Bush loyalist. Certainly Rush is a Republican and mostly conservative, but Rush is critical of Bush on many issues. I consider someone like Carville a loyalists, who will lie, cheat, and spin like a top to cover for his guy. Rush doesn't do that. I am also puzzled by O'Reilly as a conservative, when he is really a populist with conservative leanings.

3 posted on 01/08/2004 2:01:12 PM PST by Always Right
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4 posted on 01/08/2004 2:01:24 PM PST by Support Free Republic (I'd rather be sleeping. Let's get this over with so I can go back to sleep!)
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To: doug from upland
I find Medved and Hugh Hewitt to be the most craven Bush-Immigration "Reform" supporters. Limbaugh and Hannity just want it to go away. Absolute cowards on the issue. The profiles in courage on this issue have always been Michael Savage and George Putnam, who is supposed to be back on KRLA in Los Angeles. I will believe it when I hear him. How sweet it would be to see him take back the 3 to 5 slot from Hugh! Thank you for the list.
5 posted on 01/08/2004 2:15:09 PM PST by Delta-Tango
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To: Guillermo
This fails to mention that Hannity spends at least as much time talking about himself, places he has been, and stroking his own ego as he does on the issues.

I find myself yelling constantly, "Dammit, Sean, just get on with it!".
6 posted on 01/08/2004 2:16:28 PM PST by T.Smith
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To: doug from upland
Interesting sort sequence. Here it is by audience:
Host Weekly Listeners Show Start Show End
Limbaugh 14.50 M 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
Hannity 5.00 M 3:00 PM 6:00 PM
Savage 5.00 M 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Bohannon 4.25 M 10:00 PM 1:00 AM
Boortz 2.50 M 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Gallager 2.25 M 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Liddy 2.25 M 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Medved 1.25 M 3:00 PM 6:00 PM
Drudge 1.25 M 9:30 PM 12:00 AM Sundays only
Beck 1.00 M 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Reagan 1.00 M 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
O'Reilly

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12:00 PM 2:00 PM

7 posted on 01/08/2004 2:17:10 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: NonValueAdded
I still think Laura Ingeraham has the skills to be #2 behind Rush.
8 posted on 01/08/2004 2:21:47 PM PST by Taliesan
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To: Taliesan
Ingraham? Ingram?
9 posted on 01/08/2004 2:22:30 PM PST by Taliesan
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To: doug from upland
Was Rush ever in the #1 spot? Howard Stern in first?...hmmmm and who the heck is Wendy Williams?? Just curious!

NEW YORK CITY RADIO RANKS
OCT, NOV, DEC '03

HOWARD STERN 5.8 SHARE
WENDY WILLIAMS 5.0
LIMBAUGH 4.4
HANNITY 3.5
CURTIS/KUBY 3.3
IMUS 2.8
SAVAGE 2.7
BOB GRANT 2.6
O'REILLY 2.0

10 posted on 01/08/2004 2:22:42 PM PST by RoseofTexas (r)
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To: NonValueAdded
I can't believe Bob Grant -- often imitated, never duplicated -- doesn't have a million listeners. I've listened to him at least a million times. Does that count?
11 posted on 01/08/2004 2:23:13 PM PST by duckworth
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To: doug from upland
O'Reilly is not conservative.
12 posted on 01/08/2004 2:25:42 PM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: doug from upland
I just heard today that as of the 1st of the year, the Jim and Rose show from Pittsburgh - aka The Warroom is now syndicated by Clear Channel. Available here. Now that will certainly start up the rumors again of Clear Channel being an arm of the VRWC.
13 posted on 01/08/2004 2:47:17 PM PST by tang-soo
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To: doug from upland
Where's Ed? Ed Schultz?

I hope Mr. Debbie Stabmenow(one of the producers) loses a lot of money there. That'll mean less money for his wife's race in 06....

14 posted on 01/08/2004 2:49:27 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("Every man dies. Not every man really lives")
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To: doug from upland
I'm surprised to hear that Gallagher has that many listeners. He's a hard one to listen to (a hysterical self-righteous style). Fortunately here in Minneapolis, they moved Laura Ingraham into his slot and I no longer have to endure him. She should be on that list! Hopefully she will be soon!
15 posted on 01/08/2004 3:01:45 PM PST by SolutionsOnly
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To: All
Note to all --- this list is a year and a half old. Does someone have an update. The real reason I had posted this is so that you would have the call in numbers and contact info.
16 posted on 01/08/2004 3:07:23 PM PST by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: doug from upland
Why are there no numbers for O'Really?
17 posted on 01/08/2004 3:09:20 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl
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To: Sloth
He wants us to think so, as that is what he thinks will sell...for now. If he thought going far left would get him a rating point he would be pushing Affirmative Action on tonight's show. He has absolutely no core values. Best TV I ever saw was Neil Boortz cleaning his clock one night last year on the subject of hypocrisy. He's just a little old man behind a curtain, i.e. The Wizard of Oz.
18 posted on 01/08/2004 3:09:56 PM PST by Delta-Tango
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To: T.Smith
Your right! Sean use to be a pretty good talk show but recently his ego has taken over and he seems to be an expert on everything these days! His light beam will burn out soon.....
19 posted on 01/08/2004 3:12:04 PM PST by Patriot1998
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To: T.Smith
"I find myself yelling constantly, "Dammit, Sean, just get on with it!"

Agreed. If I give my time to you, Sean, make it worth my while. Entire monologues about restaurants or rambling on about silliness makes me want to slap him back to reality now and then. Stick with the issues! Be relevant. I don't care to listen for 15 minutes about your experiences with sea food.
20 posted on 01/08/2004 3:16:08 PM PST by bluejean (Will the last one out please leave the lights on? Someone needs to see what happened here.)
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To: RoseofTexas
There is a stern/limbaugh listener crossover...probably due to stern's libertarian side. NYC is Stern's hometown anyway.
21 posted on 01/08/2004 3:16:14 PM PST by paltz
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To: T.Smith; bluejean
Hannity hollers too much, gives me a headache.
Goes on and on about the same things over and over again in his monologues.
Unless he has interesting guests, (and he does sometimes), I usually tune out.
22 posted on 01/08/2004 3:38:53 PM PST by Allan
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To: Taliesan
I still think Laura Ingeraham has the skills to be #2 behind Rush.

Rush will never be topped, but the best one of the entire group is Glenn Beck - by a landslide.

23 posted on 01/08/2004 3:47:40 PM PST by Go Gordon (A Dean Presidency would be as effective as a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest)
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To: doug from upland
Bump for KFI's John and Ken.
24 posted on 01/08/2004 3:50:34 PM PST by StoneColdGOP (McClintock - In Your Heart, You Know He's Right)
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To: doug from upland; All
"Quinn in the Morning" has just been syndicated as of this week. Listen in the archives at http://www.warroom.com.
25 posted on 01/08/2004 4:38:38 PM PST by Marie (Laz, you touch my tag and die.)
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To: tang-soo
You beat me too it!
26 posted on 01/08/2004 4:39:47 PM PST by Marie (Laz, you touch my tag and die.)
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To: Delta-Tango
too many o's in my to. My fingers stuttttered.
27 posted on 01/08/2004 4:44:47 PM PST by Marie (Laz, you touch my tag and die.)
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To: Delta-Tango
If he thought going far left would get him a rating point he would be pushing Affirmative Action on tonight's show. He has absolutely no core values.

Correct. He picks his positions purely on what he thinks will be popular with his audience. No ideological underpinnings whatsoever. I hate hearing him promote even a position I agree with, because it's invariably for the wrong reason.

He's pretty ignorant, too.

28 posted on 01/08/2004 5:17:52 PM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: StoneColdGOP; doug from upland
John and Ken Show has 1,118,000 listeners in the LA area alone.
It has the largest number of listeners in any urban area.
(It now has surpassed WABC, New York)
They have the strongest and most informed program about illegal aliens.
In many ways, the best 'talk show' of all.
29 posted on 01/08/2004 6:19:34 PM PST by Allan
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To: StoneColdGOP
You can add up all the hosts listed here and they wouldn't amount to a pimple on Phil Hendrie's butt.
30 posted on 01/08/2004 6:33:18 PM PST by nunya bidness
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To: nunya bidness
Phil read my letter on the air two nights ago and seemed to enjoy it.
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My business in security. We protect the glazing in buildings around the world from terrorist bomb blasts. A suicide bomber will have about 30-35 pounds of explosives packed in around his crotch. It will be made of diesel fuel, fertilizer, and various types of shrapnel for maximum damage. He will be wearing an inordinate amount of perfume to disguise the smell. Here is a tip for you. If you are in a crowded area that might be a target and see a guy with a towel on his head who smells good --- RUN LIKE HELL!

31 posted on 01/08/2004 6:42:54 PM PST by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: Allan
bttt
32 posted on 01/09/2004 12:08:43 AM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: nunya bidness
Eeww... Thanks for the visual.
33 posted on 01/09/2004 9:48:40 AM PST by StoneColdGOP (McClintock - In Your Heart, You Know He's Right)
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To: Allan
Without John and Ken, the Gumby recall and the SB 60 referendum would have been far less successful.

They've taken radio to an activist level like NO ONE else. Now they've taken on Bush's amnesty plan and call him to the mat on extradition.

Go John and Ken!

(Forgot to get in on the Ghoul Pool...damn!)
34 posted on 01/09/2004 9:56:26 AM PST by StoneColdGOP (McClintock - In Your Heart, You Know He's Right)
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To: doug from upland
GO SAVAGE!!!!!!!!!!!
35 posted on 01/09/2004 9:58:33 AM PST by YoungKentuckyConservative
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