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Radio: Women drawn to conservative talk
New York Post ^ | 08/20/07 | Carrie Lukas

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.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: carrielukas; conservative; drlaura; ingraham; radio; ratings; talkradio; women
The New York Post article is heartening news for conservative women like me, who have a host of quality programs to choose from. Bottom line, our message wins and we have the numbers to prove it.

cross-posted at FreedomDogs blog

1 posted on 08/21/2007 7:42:48 AM PDT by Minnesocold
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To: Minnesocold
People (men AND women) want to hear discussion about issues that are aligned with their values, which are center-right, NOT hard Left. There is more than enough proof of this. It's amazing how the left wing MSM dances around the issue yet cannot bring itself to disclose the obvious truth.

Since Liberals lost the competition, look for them to do whatever it takes to destroy the competition.

2 posted on 08/21/2007 7:55:36 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Minnesocold

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.


3 posted on 08/21/2007 8:03:02 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Hanoi Jane Fonda’s feminist radio tanked after a few months.
There you go.


4 posted on 08/21/2007 8:13:41 AM PDT by SolidWood
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To: Minnesocold

My wife is a huge Michael Savage fan. I enjoy him too, but haven’t had the time to listen in weeks.


5 posted on 08/21/2007 8:37:08 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Minnesocold
Well what woman could resist a face like this?


6 posted on 08/21/2007 8:37:34 AM PDT by U.S. Raptor (Conservatism vs. Socialism: Where we were and where we're going.)
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To: diotima; agitator

ping


7 posted on 08/21/2007 8:43:12 AM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...a conservative alternative to NPR! Check out nat synd "Rightalk with Terri and Lynn")
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To: U.S. Raptor

The ladies love El Rushbo.


8 posted on 08/21/2007 8:45:25 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("I mean, he's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week." - Romney on B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Minnesocold

This conservative gal LOVES Savage, Rusty, Glenn Beck and FR.... well FR isn’t radio, but it has the right message!


9 posted on 08/21/2007 8:46:48 AM PDT by Califreak (Go Hunter!)
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To: All

We’re here, we’re Conservative, and we’re listening !


10 posted on 08/21/2007 8:48:17 AM PDT by NordP (HUNTER: "The real question for Mexico--Why are your people crossing burning deserts to get away?")
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To: U.S. Raptor
Well what woman could resist a face like this?

Certainly not me. I am a huge fan. Actually I am medium sized, but do like the man.

11 posted on 08/21/2007 8:49:58 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe
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To: U.S. Raptor
Well what woman could resist a face like this?

Ask Chloe...


12 posted on 08/21/2007 8:51:30 AM PDT by Minnesocold (Man is not free unless government is limited. -- Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: Minnesocold

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.


13 posted on 08/21/2007 9:12:38 AM PDT by jmyrlefuller (Catch the Myrle Fuller Super Late Night Show - Late Sundays 10 PM Pacific)
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To: jmyrlefuller
I love Rush, and am a recovering liberal Democrat because of him.

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.

14 posted on 08/21/2007 9:20:17 AM PDT by Minnesocold (Man is not free unless government is limited. -- Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: Minnesocold

Best news I’ve seen in a long time!!!


15 posted on 08/21/2007 9:55:31 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: Minnesocold

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.


16 posted on 08/21/2007 9:58:09 AM PDT by biscuit jane ( ww range magazine com -- print issue is 4x/yr)
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To: Minnesocold

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.


17 posted on 08/21/2007 10:10:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: biscuit jane

“It is funny how MSM is so shocked to find out that women aren’t 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.


18 posted on 08/21/2007 12:20:22 PM PDT by Spok
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To: alexsmithers; beaversmom; b4its2late; BigTom85; BikerJoe; Brad's Gramma; BradtotheBone; ...
Who says that Savage only has 3 female fans. Apparently, a true conservative message is a woman's message!
19 posted on 08/21/2007 12:36:06 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: Minnesocold

I love Tammy Bruce


20 posted on 08/21/2007 12:48:13 PM PDT by pacelvi (In general, Democrats are the only real reason to vote for Republicans. - Thomas Sowell)
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To: NeoCaveman

L L Cool Rush :-)


21 posted on 08/21/2007 1:08:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: Tamar1973

BUMP!


22 posted on 08/21/2007 1:09:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: NeoCaveman
The ladies love El Rushbo.

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. ;)

23 posted on 08/21/2007 1:13:38 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Minnesocold
I love Rush, and am a recovering liberal Democrat because of him.

Question.....

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?

24 posted on 08/21/2007 1:30:19 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Brad's Gramma
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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.

25 posted on 08/21/2007 1:32:53 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Minnesocold

Well, I hope women like Hannity. I cannot stand him.


26 posted on 08/21/2007 1:33:55 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: Minnesocold

Oh, that had to HURT to admit that!
One of my Yahoo names is dittoheadbabe.
I LOVE Rush!


27 posted on 08/21/2007 1:37:42 PM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: Brad's Gramma
According to "researchers" women's preferences are explained by evolution.
28 posted on 08/21/2007 1:39:33 PM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: ValerieTexas

Evolution? This outta be good....

I’ll go check the link...


29 posted on 08/21/2007 1:51:28 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Tamar1973
Real feminists listen to Rush, Hannity, Levin, and of course, SAVAGE!
30 posted on 08/21/2007 2:19:44 PM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I wish I could hear Laura everyday but I got to work at that time. She is terrific.


31 posted on 08/21/2007 3:13:36 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("I mean, he's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week." - Romney on B. Hussein Obama)
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To: ValerieTexas

*waves to a fellow Texan* Im in Houston.


32 posted on 08/21/2007 3:18:45 PM PDT by Alkhin (star dust contemplating star dust)
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To: fanfan
What was it that made you turn his show on for the first time?

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.

33 posted on 08/21/2007 3:19:09 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("I mean, he's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week." - Romney on B. Hussein Obama)
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To: fanfan
Question..... 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 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.

34 posted on 08/21/2007 3:21:25 PM PDT by Minnesocold (Man is not free unless government is limited. -- Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: Minnesocold
I love Rush first and Laura second.

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)

35 posted on 08/21/2007 3:28:30 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: NeoCaveman

I wonder if her shows are available online..??


36 posted on 08/21/2007 4:13:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Brad's Gramma

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.


37 posted on 08/21/2007 6:09:54 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("I mean, he's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week." - Romney on B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I used to listen to her online, I think that is still possible.


38 posted on 08/21/2007 6:17:40 PM PDT by X-FID
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To: MissyMa; Clint N. Suhks; Rummyfan; HonestConservative; don-o

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...


39 posted on 08/21/2007 6:34:38 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (I'm Puerto Rican, but I ain't no "Welfare Queen"!)
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To: raybbr

I don’t particularly like his Hannity and Colmes show, but his Hannity’s America isn’t so bad.


40 posted on 08/22/2007 12:18:17 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: dynachrome
Mark Levin is awesome.

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.

41 posted on 08/22/2007 12:24:08 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions - G. K. Chesterton)
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