Skip to comments.The Titanic of Talk Radio?
Posted on 07/12/2012 1:54:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Has an iceberg named Limbaugh already started to sink the Huckabee show?
Whatever happened to Mike Huckabee?
I confess, I never got the idea from the get go.
A political idea that is a regular loser in the political marketplace was being marketed as a sure-fire winner in talk radio. And marketed is an understatement about all of the hype that swirled around this particular radio launch.
To put names to this curious fantasy, the moderate Republican former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, was to take on Rush Limbaugh in a venture sponsored by the public company that is Cumulus Media.
Not since the Titanic sailed a hundred years ago amidst a public relations blowout about the ship's un-sinkability has there been such hype.
Let's remind of all the pre-launch hoopla for this venture that at the time we tagged as "RINO Radio" -- talk radio for Republicans in Name Only.
On March 12, Media Matters reported on a media conference call by Cumulus, gloating in a headline: "Cumulus CEO: Limbaugh Firestorm 'Very Helpful' To New Huckabee Show" -- the "firestorm" in question a reference to the kerfuffle over Sandra Fluke.
On March 12, the Daily Beast's favorite RINO David Frum gushed on hearing the news that "Mike Huckabee Brings on Rush Limbaugh's Decline."
On March 13, over on the web pages of Radio Ink, the headlined story read that in the wake of the Fluke kerfuffle, Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey "has been touting the [Huckabee] show as a replacement for Rush "
On March 18, Newsmax headlined: "Huckabee Readies to take on Rush in Talk Radio Battle." This story was remarkably up front about the idea behind the Huckabee/Cumulus venture. It began this way:
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
But he just doesn't have it.
No fire and brimstone, which is what we need in a president.
Mike Huckabee is not a nice guy.
He has stated we should be nice to illegal aliens to atone for slavery.
Hey..okay he’s an anti-American creep..and should be burned at the stake.
Didn’t know Huckabunk was on the radio.
I think Huckabee to be a really nice guy. It might be really fun having him and his family over for a BBQ.
On the radio however (and you have to jerk around when you say this) sooooooooooo boring.
I would like to met the person who actually thought he would dethrone Limbaugh.
Limbaugh will be off the radio when Limbaugh decides to be off the radio, and not one minute before.
He comes on, I switch channels......on radio AND TV...........
Plus KSFO brought back Melonie Morgan in the morning. She is way too shrill and her hyperbole does not hold water. I am at KKSF in the mornings too.
Sorry, when Rush moved to KKSF...
More like Mike shipped out on the Andrea Gail and ran into a little storm.
Oh HELL no.
If you live on Guam, the weight will cause the island to tip over.
That is mean, (slap slap slap) yet I laughed.
I remember Mike Huckabee!
He was the bass player for “Capitol Offense,” the band that played at the Free Republic Inaugural Ball and Count the White House Silverware Party.
Damn good bass player.
Huckabee has a radio program?
If you want Huck and his family over for a BBQ, you better keep his son away from your dog. Reportedly, he kills them.
Quickly? or does he torture them by tying them to the top of his car for 12 hours.
Ok either s vile.
I actually have not heard that one before.