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Rush Limbaugh: Don’t blame me for WABC’s declining ad sales
NY Daily News ^ | 5/5/13 | David Hinckley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Posted on 05/05/2013 9:33:57 PM PDT by Nachum

Rush Limbaugh people are saying it’s not El Rushbo’s fault that ad sales have fallen at his flagship WABC — and he made it clear this weekend if the network’s boss keeps declaring it is, he just may pack up his megadittoes and leave.

In New York, that would very likely take him to WOR, which would create the biggest shakeup in city talk radio since WOR scooped up Bob Grant after WABC fired him in 1995.

Limbaugh’s contract with WABC expires at the end of the year.

Lew Dickey, the CEO of WABC parent company Cumulus, has said Limbaugh’s controversial comments have diminished ad revenue for the past year — and the slump remains a “residual hangover” for the station.

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1 posted on 05/05/2013 9:33:57 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I’d love for El Rushbo to also go to satellite.


2 posted on 05/05/2013 9:36:24 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Nachum

In lib NY-—it may well be true that Rush is hurting ad sales. I’ll shed no tears for either party in this dust-up.


3 posted on 05/05/2013 9:38:22 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Nachum

Cumulus has been getting rid of conservatives left and right for cheaper RINO voices.


4 posted on 05/05/2013 9:42:23 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

My favorite local radio talk show host is Mark Davis:

From Wiki>

“Beginning in April 2012, after eighteen years at WBAP, Mark disappeared from the airwaves. Rumors surfaced that Mark Davis and the new owners of WBAP, Cumulus were in contract negotiations. These rumors proved true. Mark confirmed them on his blog and in various tweets late in the week. Davis’ last day on the station was March 31, 2012.”

Mark wound up nearby at 660 AM “The Answer”

I just switched dial positions. I am sure that WBAP has noticed the listener ratings dropped (many others switched from WBAP).

And as for Rush, he can buy his own network if he wants to. hee hee hee


5 posted on 05/05/2013 9:51:44 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Jane Long
I’d love for El Rushbo to also go to satellite.

Rush has often said that he feels a sense of loyalty to AM radio. It was the small stations and their advertisers that brought him to the dance and he is not about to drop them for sat. or internet feeds.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

6 posted on 05/05/2013 10:03:13 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: Nachum

Rush is awesome!


7 posted on 05/05/2013 10:08:16 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum; onyx

Bush’s Fault.


8 posted on 05/05/2013 10:09:49 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Texas Fossil

I wish I could like Mark Davis..but I don’t. At one time in his career he was good. But he got a huge ego. WBAP is not hurting over his exit.


9 posted on 05/05/2013 10:16:35 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Nachum

I’d suggest WABC look into how many people who have actual functioning brains stay away because of Hannity.


10 posted on 05/05/2013 10:17:44 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Probably a Soros campaign aimed at WABC advertisers until they cut ties with Rush.


11 posted on 05/05/2013 10:19:46 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Texas Fossil
“Beginning in April 2012, after eighteen years at WBAP, Mark disappeared from the airwaves. Rumors surfaced that Mark Davis and the new owners of WBAP, Cumulus were in contract negotiations. These rumors proved true. Mark confirmed them on his blog and in various tweets late in the week. Davis’ last day on the station was March 31, 2012.”<

I don't think Davis' conservatism had anything to do with the rift between him and WBAP/Cumulus. It was the money. Davis thought he was worth more than the station was offering.

Maybe he was, maybe he wasn't. But the replacement host, Ben Ferguson, is -- if anything-- more conservative than Davis.

12 posted on 05/05/2013 10:19:57 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: bigbob

will be interesting to see if Mark Levin bails from WABC too.


13 posted on 05/05/2013 10:21:46 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: Nachum

Rush is keeping WABC alive.

I wish Matt Drudge would go back on the air.

He does have radio talent, but I think he gave it up because he was not a natural at it.
Rush lives and breathes it. He is a Radio Giant.
WABC is just one lone transmitter.


14 posted on 05/05/2013 10:23:56 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: Nachum

Mark Simone, who used to host the WABC Saturday morning and evening shows, recently jumped WABC to join WOR and have daily show in the mid-morning. This is against WABC’s Geraldo Rivera. In just a couple of weeks, his ratings are higher than Geraldo. WABC has been becoming less conservative and you have to listen to the stupid liberal ABC news when you listen to WABC, if you listen live. We listen now on podcasts to Mark Simone, and he is really good. Rush Limbaugh could easily go to WOR.


15 posted on 05/05/2013 10:25:22 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: Texas Fossil

I never liked Mark Davis,but he is a radio professional.

Ben Ferguson sucks ***


16 posted on 05/05/2013 10:25:58 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: Old Sarge

Oh dear.....


17 posted on 05/05/2013 10:26:16 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: berdie

Never said WBAP was hurting, but Mark did take listeners with him. I was a long time listener to WBAP and Mark Davis.

WBAP is still programmed on my car radio, but I simply don’t often listen to them anymore. But the coverage area on WBAP is larger than KSKY (Salem Communications)

Do not find him egotistical. The Money? Don’t know about that.

I don’t like Cumulus.


18 posted on 05/05/2013 10:27:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: okie01

Mark says he is a Libertarian.

Don’t know if he means a “little L” libertarian or a “Big L” Libertarian. Suspect a “little L” libertarian.


19 posted on 05/05/2013 10:30:52 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Aussiebabe
WABC has been becoming less conservative

Same at all Cumulus stations.

20 posted on 05/05/2013 10:32:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: All

My Fave show next to Limbaugh is Allan Wiener Word Wide on 5110, 7490,9330 and occasionally 15420.

http://www.wbcq.com/

I wish Rush would used short wave and i wish Allan had access to the AM market


21 posted on 05/05/2013 10:32:30 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: mylife

18 years should give you a little edge on the method. He is good at that.

I do not always agree with him, but on most issues I do.


22 posted on 05/05/2013 10:33:01 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Davis sucks but Ben Ferguson sucks harder


23 posted on 05/05/2013 10:33:34 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: mylife

hee hee hee


24 posted on 05/05/2013 10:35:30 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: All

Allan aint everyone’s cup of tea, but I will say this for him.
He fought the FCC tooth and nail and he is the only man on in the USA that has a (Legal) pirates license.


25 posted on 05/05/2013 10:37:04 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: Texas Fossil

Ferguson sucks.


26 posted on 05/05/2013 10:37:47 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: lainie

Ping


27 posted on 05/05/2013 10:41:00 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: llevrok

I wonder if Cumulus wants to dump Levin too?


28 posted on 05/05/2013 10:44:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Texas Fossil

I listened to Mark Davis for many years. He had the drive time in the morning, as I am sure you already know. At one time I really liked to listen to him.

But then he bled over to the morning show and nearly ruined it, started hosting for Rush, got gigs on Fox and became an unbeleivable bore. Not to mention his very short stint at a national show.

At one point he called a 13 year old girl a tart and a trollop, yeah she did wrong...but it was a little strong. When people called in...he denied it. Dude...it’s on tape.

The only talking head I listen to is Levin..and not even on a regular basis.

I wish I could say Cumulus is worse than any other station..but I doubt that they are. :)


29 posted on 05/05/2013 10:50:32 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Texas Fossil

Mark is a good radio guy, but I think he is sloppy on fact checking and I find him pompous and tedious.

He is a good radio guy, but sloppy on philosophy


30 posted on 05/05/2013 10:52:11 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: berdie

Cumulus owns many stations. They have been dumping local hosts, firing the most conservative syndicated shows in favor of more moderate voices that are cheap.


31 posted on 05/05/2013 10:55:04 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: raccoonradio

Radio ping!


32 posted on 05/05/2013 10:58:43 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: GeronL

Ferguson is always whining about Homo rights and School lunches.

A Nuke could be arcing in on us and he would be whining about
Tuesday tacos.

He just is not very engaging.
He may have the lonely mommy clubs ear but he bores me to tears.

Hal Jay Cracks me up though


33 posted on 05/05/2013 10:59:47 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: Biggirl; IMissPresidentReagan; Clint N. Suhks; advertising guy; PennsylvaniaMom; Fawn; ...

ping


34 posted on 05/05/2013 11:00:20 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: GeronL

No doubt that they are doing that.

But most stations are doing the same thing. That is...unless they were preaching the required message to begin with.

I am very worried.


35 posted on 05/05/2013 11:02:31 PM PDT by berdie
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To: mylife

I love me some Hal Jay :)


36 posted on 05/05/2013 11:03:54 PM PDT by berdie
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To: mylife

I actually haven’t listened to talk radio in a while, probably sometime during the last campaign


37 posted on 05/05/2013 11:04:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nutmeg

The best thing about radio is that it is hands free.

Its like FReepin when yer sleepin.

Nothing makes me happier than a baseball game with good commentary while I am busy doing something else.


38 posted on 05/05/2013 11:04:44 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: berdie

He’s a funny ol bastage.


39 posted on 05/05/2013 11:05:22 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: berdie

AM is not going away.

It just works to well.


40 posted on 05/05/2013 11:06:53 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked Ideas 50c)
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To: mylife

Yep, I like to laugh..especially first thing in the morning.

Makes the whole day go better. :)


41 posted on 05/05/2013 11:11:36 PM PDT by berdie
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WABC Radio, NY.

The fact that Rush is book-ended by Geraldo and Hannity doesn’t help.

Imus, Rush, Levin, and Bachelor are excellent. Geraldo is unbearable, and Hannity is farm team.


42 posted on 05/05/2013 11:11:58 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Aussiebabe

>> Mark Simone, who used to host the WABC Saturday morning

Weekends are irrelevant. Commuting and lunch hours are king.

WABC shouldn’t have replaced Joe Crummy with Geraldo.

WABC Radio should dump Geraldo, and give Hannity a chance to improve his tiresome programming — the boy interrupts way too much, and comes across as a belligerent fool.


43 posted on 05/05/2013 11:17:01 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: mylife

“I wish Rush would used short wave”
__________________________________________
I once listened to Rush via Armed Forces Radio...maybe 30 years ago on shortwave.
I now listen to Rush, Savage, and others via DAR.fm
It lets me play back any radio program at my convenience.
I can even fast forward through commercials and breaks.
It is a fantastic internet site/service, especially for us expats that are 12 hours away.
My computer does not have to be online during showtime.


44 posted on 05/05/2013 11:18:30 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Nachum
.... Why do I have a feeling that this will be the huge MSM news feeding frenzy subject for the next week or so .... used as a diversion to draw attention away from the developing Benghazi scandal.

The talking heads on the alphabet nets will be frothing at the mouth talking about this Rush scandal and gleefully bumping the Benghazi event into the deepest nether regions of the news priority vault.

45 posted on 05/05/2013 11:21:48 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Texas Fossil
My favorite local radio talk show host is Mark Davis:
If he's any one of the Marks that sits in for Rush (other than Steyn) he's unbearable, even painful to listen to..
46 posted on 05/05/2013 11:26:38 PM PDT by lewislynn ( We bet on the black, it came up red.)
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To: Nachum
Limbaugh: Don’t blame me for WABC’s declining ad sales
Rubio's fault.

Hey Rush, dump Rubio. No one will cause you more trouble than your "friends".

47 posted on 05/05/2013 11:31:03 PM PDT by lewislynn ( We bet on the black, it came up red.)
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To: mylife

“Ferguson sucks.”

I have never listened to any radio host that sucks.

That would make me ignorant, not them.


48 posted on 05/05/2013 11:32:29 PM PDT by Lower55
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To: Nachum
Rush + Romney and I stopped buying it (listening) but then I can't recall ever buying anything Rush ever advertised except a few Snapple, back in the day.

Love Steve Deace these days.

49 posted on 05/05/2013 11:51:38 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Jane Long
satellite
very unlikely.. yah dance with the one that brung yah.

50 posted on 05/06/2013 2:09:25 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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