I wonder if a debate could be tried on radio.
Bingo! It could and should be. I think it would be compelling listening, but admittedly I’m a radio sort of guy and half the time just listen to TV audio anyway.
It’s something that I think could really catch on if someone were to do it right and then syndicate the process. Take the Huckabee forum, where each candidate was given 10 minutes or so without interruption - that’s something that the big stations like those who carry Rush, Sean, etc ought to be all over.
Many of them have lower cume ratings, which affects their ad rates, because the same people tune in day after day. This kind of political programming has the potential to draw in new unduplicated listeners, which would be great for the stations ratings.