Skip to comments.Radio: Women drawn to conservative talk
Posted on 08/21/2007 7:42:47 AM PDT by Minnesocold
Green Stone Media, the feminist-founded radio network ("Talk that women really want to hear") is defunct.
Typical liberal behavior: Assuming everyone wants to hear (and agree with) your message and no accountability when your ideas fail. "Talk that women really DON'T want" was driven out by low ratings, as women didn't care for their messages. Does that mean women don't want to listen to other women? No. The surprise in the article is that large numbers of women are turning to conservative talk, and conservative female talk hosts are thriving.
Carrie Lukas at The New York Post offered the numbers August 20th to back it up:
Laura Ingraham, an outspoken conservative and former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thomas, has been on the air since 2001 and is now heard on 340 stations. Ingraham draws an audience in excess of 5 million, and regularly ranks among the top-10 most influential radio hosts.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger draws an even larger audience with very different programming. It can be best described as an advice show, but is anything but touchy feely. "Dr. Laura" serves as a hard-hitting host, unabashedly lecturing her callers about their morals and values. Other women, such as Martha Zoeller, Janet Parshall and Tammy Bruce, join these two powerhouse hosts.
Of course, most significantly, women don't just listen to women radio hosts. Women tune in to men on a wide variety of topics. Rush Limbaugh's 20 million listeners include millions of women. Millions more tune in to hear Sean Hannity and the other conservative, male talk-show hosts around the country. Although Ness may not want to hear it, Limbaugh and conservative talk radio apparently is programming for women.
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cross-posted at FreedomDogs blog
Since Liberals lost the competition, look for them to do whatever it takes to destroy the competition.
Not a huge surprise. Convincing women that killing the unborn is probably a tough sell. Not to mention that liberals think the president that cheated on his wife with a 19 year old at work was a great man. ROFL...BRILLIANT! Way to get the female listeners, libs.
Hanoi Jane Fonda’s feminist radio tanked after a few months.
There you go.
My wife is a huge Michael Savage fan. I enjoy him too, but haven’t had the time to listen in weeks.
The ladies love El Rushbo.
This conservative gal LOVES Savage, Rusty, Glenn Beck and FR.... well FR isn’t radio, but it has the right message!
We’re here, we’re Conservative, and we’re listening !
Certainly not me. I am a huge fan. Actually I am medium sized, but do like the man.
Believe it or not, conservative talk radio isn’t just “radio for men;” as far as I know, Rush Limbaugh and the type get about a 60/40 ratio of men to women.
Now, sports talk and shock jock talk— that’s pretty much a “guys only” world.
I'm thrilled to see the numbers proving the case that Fonda, et. al think women don't have a voice on radio. Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura, Tammy Bruce and others debunk the dinosaur feminists who say otherwise.
Best news I’ve seen in a long time!!!
eew. sorry I could resist a face like that !
It is funny how MSM is so shocked to find out that women aren’t automatically liberabots.
MSM and their politicos have taken it for granted that women and minorities can be counted on to follow the leftist lemmings .
Savage changed my ways even though I thought he was awful the first time I listened to him. I knew he was speaking the truth.
Now I tune in to Dennis Miller, Rabbi Lapin and several others when time allows.
Well people, female and male WANT to discuss the issues that in the end affect their lives, not talk about all the time how evil President Bush is.
“It is funny how MSM is so shocked to find out that women arent automatically liberabots.”
Liberal thought is riddled with stereotypes that they’ll defend to the death. It’s alot easier than believing the world is more complex than the talking heads in the MSM say it is.
I love Tammy Bruce
L L Cool Rush :-)
Given a choice between two talk show hosts...Laura wins with me, hands down. Rush brought me into the talk radio "fold"...but Laura is FAR better a host. In my NEVER so humble opinion. ;)
My husband and I have been recommending Rush to a few people lately, and we've been getting responses ranging from 'that hate monger?' to 'that right wing nut?'.In other words, they hate him without having heard him.
What was it that made you turn his show on for the first time?
I like listening to Rush because he's funny and also very calming to listen to. Some of the others just wind me up so tight that I feel the need to punch something after listening to their programs.
Well, I hope women like Hannity. I cannot stand him.
Oh, that had to HURT to admit that!
One of my Yahoo names is dittoheadbabe.
I LOVE Rush!
Evolution? This outta be good....
I’ll go check the link...
I wish I could hear Laura everyday but I got to work at that time. She is terrific.
*waves to a fellow Texan* Im in Houston.
I found the show by total accident about 17 years ago. I was looking for the baseball game, but apparently they played that day so El Rushbo was on at night. I heard this big booming voice talking about how he was about to perform a caller abortion. It was truly something I didn't expect to hear on radio. I couldn't believe what I was hearing and wanted to hear more.
What was it that made you turn his show on for the first time?
I first listened to Rush around 1992, with a co-worker who listened every day on his lunch hour. I thought Rush was a pompous a**. When I became self employed, I had the chance to listen to him over the years and found myself agreeing with him and laughing at great EIB parodies. By 1998, I realized I was not a liberal any more, left the DFL party and became an independent. By 2000, I became a proud conservative and vote accordingly.
Tell your friends that if they've never listened, they cannot comment with any authority. Give them the stat (Stages Magazine poll) that most people get their news from and trust El Rushbo. It may take a few tries (like me), but they also come to know and like his show.
It is actually comical how I first got introduced to Rush. I was a hard core liberal in my 20's and my liberal friends told me I had to listen to how terrible a man by the name of Rush Limbaugh was and I should really tune in if I wanted to hear how scary the right wing machine was.
Anyhow, I did my liberal duty and decided to give him a listen. At first I would contradict a lot of what he said and wasn't really listening to what he had to say because I was on the defense.
By the second hour I found myself very afraid. I agreed with a lot of what he said and was cracking up at the femi natzi references he was making (this was during the Anita Hill fiasco).
Anyhow, I never told my liberal friends that I actually liked Rush, and I never told them I bought his first book. LOL!!
Now I have finally realized I am more of a conservative and find that I get really cranky if I cannot get my Rush fix at least 3 times a week. ;o)
I wonder if her shows are available online..??
If she podcasts it, it’s not a free one and there is so much free content out there from other, lesser hosts who are pretty good.
I used to listen to her online, I think that is still possible.
I listen to conservative talk radio here in DC (WMAL) at least for 16-18 hours a day. Starting with Grandy & Andy, Chris Core, Rush, Sean, Mark Levin & Chris Plante.
If I’m not their biggest uber-fan, I don’t know who is...
I don’t particularly like his Hannity and Colmes show, but his Hannity’s America isn’t so bad.
I like his show because he nails the politicians, gets people motivated in calling those elected leaders and most of all, he’s so funny.
Hillary Rotten Clinton, Her Thighness....... Priceless.