Skip to comments.Talk Radio Secrets Revealed
Posted on 02/28/2006 5:40:40 AM PST by joesbucks
Interesting take on how talk radio programs take callers.
See link for article.
Thank you. I keep going to the HTML sandbox, but some things just don't sink in.
This really doesn't tell me anything but that the author is getting desperate for listeners, and he seems to be envious of the more famous talk hosts.
I wonder why they wanted to keep it a secret.[/sarc]
I don't think Bryan Hyde has ever listened to anyone except himself.
Uuuhm. Who's Brian Hyde? And what the hell am I suppose to do with this information, call his show and tell him I read it?
I feel tricked into wasting my time for reading this.
I'm not sure I understand, but this writer is an idiot.
Seriously, if all the "intellgent liberals" are screened out, explain DU?
Rush makes no bones about it. He brags that the role of the caller is to make the host look good.
I've been on with Rush and O'Reilly as well as some other national hosts. The Rush and O'Reilly depictions are pretty close. If you disagree intelligently with Rush and have your presentation in order and especially with published facts, you either wait endlessly on hold, all the while the screener keeps comoing back and saying "your next" and then 2 hours later the show is nearing the end when he'll finally say, we've moved on, except you continue to hear callers on the topic.
If you disagree but come off as a liberal loon, Rush with play with you like a cat plays with a mouse until he can go in for the attack just moments before the break. If you get through and he doesn't like where the conversation is going, you're muted until the commercial while he pontificates a point. They don't dump you, but you can hear him, but he and the audience can't hear you. I've even been accused of hanging up before while all the time not being able to respond.
I've also been in charming agreement and he'll keep you until moments before the break when he needs to make a close going into the break and you can no longer communicate.
Once in a while he'll let a intelligent diagreement caller stay on for a while, and that's usually when you'll see the comments here on FR about that caller and how they had Rush dancin. But it's not often.
Of course some of it is anecdotal to a point, but there is a lot of fact in his story.
Agreed--stopped reading this tripe halfway through.
Any habitual talk-radio listener could have written that article.
His last three paragraphs basically fall in line with the most successful radio hosts in the business, which basically is, "have a point and stick to it".
So which is it?
On Rush's show, if you're a liberal loon, you get bumped toward the front of the line, even if you've called in half way through the show.
I agree with me...and I bet the other guy agrees with himself. It is self-serving nonsense written by a jealous guy. What insights did you gain from this "article?"
Heck, one time a few weeks ago, Rush had a liberal caller right at the top of the second hour, and the caller asked Rush if he could take as much time to make his point, Rush gladly gave him the floor, and at the end of his 10 minute "monologue" the caller said "thanks for wasting my time", hung up, and Rush sounded confused and asked Snerdley if they called him.
Funniest radio I've heard in YEARS!
I gathered from his article, he's revealing a helluva lot I already knew, and he's a veritable nobody on some small hay-bailin' radio station somewhere in Utah.