Huckabee is on now in Silicon Valley opposite Limbaugh. Nice to have a new voice now and then, especially when Rush gets a little lax and has repeated his talking point for the seventh or eighth time in the same segment.
posted on 04/23/2012 6:57:58 AM PDT
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I am not necessarily sold on Huckabee. But I can relate to the need to have a better level discussion.
Rush and Hannity, while sometimes offering new information, do it in a manner that to me has gotten very tiring.
I haven’t heard Huckabee’s show, so I can’t respond to his radio style.
But yes, I would like to see a conservative radio show that is less bombast and more substance.
" repeated his talking point for the seventh or eighth time in the same segment."
Rush is a broadcasting professional, he knows what he is doing.
Radio is a very fleeting medium insofar as the manner in which people listen. Very few people sit and listen to a three, or even a one hour program. With radio you're in the car, out of the car. In the room, out of the room.
As a veteran of radio broadcasting I can attest that that fact is used regularly in the selling of radio time, therefore multiple commercials (spots) are recommended for advertisers. One of the main selling points for radio is that - unlike TV or print - you can be doing other things while you listen, i.e. driving, cleaning house, or even mowing the lawn.
As a listener, I might now hear any of Rush's show until I decided to get into the car at about 2pm and go somewhere, in that case repetition of the days topic(s) is invaluable and if it was not repeated, the point would be missed.
The only time I get bored with Rush is when he gets on football, or golf...neither of which interests me much.
Repetition is the key to most all broadcasting to get the message across. Unlike print, once the words are broadcast, it's difficult to go back and "read" them again for clarity, or better understanding.
Many, many times I've wished someone would invent a DVR-like device so I could rewind the last few minutes of a radio show I miss for being on the cellphone or stopping at the store.
One would almost have to sit directly in front of the radio with loud headphones to get every point made on any radio program. But then, you'd be really bored.
Rush is not be lax, he's just exercising what he knows about radio audiences and the very nature of radio.
I noticed you made no reference to the MSM repeating the TRavon story "talking points"ad infinitum on a daily basis...not to mention those GEICO commercials.
But the MSM knows the nature of broadcast audiences too.
posted on 04/23/2012 7:52:58 AM PDT
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