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Drudge is reporting that Rush is thinking of dumping WABC and moving to WOR at the end of the year. Sick of WABC management blaming him for a revenue dip after the Sandra Fluke affair apparently. WABC may as well go back to Top 40 if that happens.
The problem is that Rush’s show is fed into a number of AM/FM stations around the country, WTIC AM in Hartford/Farmington, CT is one of them.
Happy Seis de Mayo!
That’s right WABC. Bring back Cousin Brucie and all those 77 WABC jingles.
Thanks, Biggirl, and Happy Monday! Back soon...
Can’t wait to hear if Rush uses his show to blast Lew Dickey.
Was there a ratings dip, or just a dip in advertisers because some weasely ones got skunked by the leftist lynch mobs?
I thought in general Rush’s ratings went up after l’affaire de Fluke.
Would not surprise me.
Big Radio HideeHo!
I miss the great old jingles.
Fox and Friends this morning have him leaving radio...
The problem I have is that WOR AM I do not believed is covered by iTunes. That will put pressure to Apple and other digital services to add that station.
WABC can go Fluke themselves.
That will hurt WMAL and the other stations he show is fed from, which is WABC AM.
Out now folks, have a good and blessed afternoon! :)=^..^=
Thanks for the thread.
The frog went to the NRA convention. Me jealous.
Beautiful weekend for it too.
Hmmmm.... maybe I need some of this cortizone.
I had it 5 months ago. The pain was so bad I went to the emergency room. They thought it was heart attack. After they cleared me of that they still didn’t give me a cortisone shot which is what I came in for. It got better after a few days, not months.
When will Mexico stop bitchin about America and get mad a Spain?
After this year, Will Rush be on WOR?
no pain here.
Just limited range of motion.
Glad they fixed you up.
Who is on after Rush on WTIC?? I know ‘TIC dumped Colin Assinhole...
Carville is telling us what they fear.
Ted understands the law and he does not fear what is unlawful.
Former Governor John Rowland comes after Rush. He is into radio talk now.
I watch SeeBS Sunday Morning. Mo Rocca is actually pretty fair and balanced with totally hidden Libtard leanings. He’s pretty entertaining.
The Mexico piece was about how James K. Polk went to war with them for manifest destiny. Which is true.
Here’s the real story behind the controversy surrounding Rush and WABC.
The station is now owned by Cumulus Communications out of Atlanta. Cumulus inherited WABC (and other former ABC-owned stations) when Citadel Communications had to unload them a couple of years ago. Citadel bought them from ABC when Disney decided to unload most of its radio portfolio; that deal coincided with the onset of the recession and the collapse of the ad market. Citadel was saddled with billions in debt and Cumulus picked up their holdings at a fire-sale price.
Unfortunately, stations like WABC, WLS in Chicago, WBAP in Dallas and KABC in Los Angeles have been laggards in terms of sales and advertising revenues. In New York, for example, WABC has more than twice the audience of WOR, but bills only half of what KFI does in Los Angeles.
Lew Dickey, the Cumulus CEO, is looking for a scapegoat for his sales problems. Not too long ago, there was a minor house-cleaning at WMAL in Washington after Dickey decided that station wasn’t pulling its weight. To be fair, commercial radio is an ad-driven business. But to blame Rush for all of the sales problems at Cumulus is ridiculous. If it’s Rush’s fault, then why is KFI doing so well? Why does WCBS-AM in New York (with about the same number of listeners as WABC) bill far more than the Cumulus outlet? Why are a number of Clear Channel news/talk outlets (other than KFI) doing quite well in ratings and revenue?
Dickey has a notorious reputation as a blowhard and tightwad. Privately, he’s probably been told that his talk stations can’t afford to lose Rush, but by painting him as a revenue drag, he’s hoping for a better deal when his contract comes up for renewal. As I’ve noted on FR before, Rush is one of the few syndicated talk shows where local affiliates have to pay for the program and split the advertising slots with Rush and his syndicator. The vast majority of talk programs are offered for free, with the affiliates giving the syndicator a certain number of commercial minutes per hour.
If Dickey can’t work a better deal, he plans to put Mike Huckabee on stations like WABC in Rush’s time slot. Cumulus signed Huckabee to a deal last year and his show airs in many markets in the same time slot as Rush. Ratings for Huckabee’s show have been disappointing at best, but Cumulus stations will get that show for free and they won’t have to split the ad revenue with Rush.
Here’s how this scenario plays out, IMO. Rush will get a new contract, for eye-popping numbers); Cumulus won’t get the deal they’re looking for, so they will drop Rush for Huckabee. Ratings for WABC, WLS, WBAP and other Cumulus stations will crater. More Clear Channel news/talk outlets will pick up Rush’s show and in some markets, operators like Cox, CBS and Clear Channel will flip station formats to carry his show. This has already happened in markets like Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Raleigh, and it will happen elsewhere.
One more thing: there will be a major bidding war for Rush’s services. Clear Channel/premier wants to re-sign him, but don’t count out CBS and News Corp, among others. Fox News Radio doesn’t have a host with Rush’s audience, and Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch can match any offer from Clear Channel. CBS may seem like an odd pairing, but they have hundreds of stations around the country and they could bring even more affiliates into the fold.
Getting rid of Rush would be a colossal mistake, and it would cost Cumulus tens of millions of dollars in the next five years alone.
Well Texas wasn’t exactly clean either.
There was some bad blood, but for the most part we get along.
The Indians were not all sweetness and light either.
Dear Bob S,
Your initials are spot on. You spewed your BS all the way through Nov 6th! You can KMA and if this world were just, you’d be wearing tar and feathers by now.
Polk wanted to annex Texas after the Texas Revolution. When Mexico said no we not only got Texas but New Mexico, Arizona and Kalifornia and beat the sh_t out of them all the way to Mexico City. Thus the Marine Hymn about the Halls of Montezuma.
On WBAP Rush pulls the heavy advertisers.
Other programs get subsidized by the Ad council which is like letting the Gov subsidize.
If Gov pays the bills Gov has a say in program content.
You’ll never hear an ad council spot on Rush’s show.
He’ll walk before he allows it.
Cumulus seems to depend heavily on ad council revenue.
Texas had some trepidation about joining the union as well.
If SeeBS is reporting this 0bama will have to respond.
Wait for it!
9:40 p.m. (3:40 p.m. ET): Gunfire and an explosion are heard. A TOC agent sees dozens of armed people over security camera flowing through a pedestrian gate at the compound's main entrance. It is not clear how the gate was opened.
The agent hits the alarm and alerts the CIA security team in the nearby annex and the Libyan 17th of February Brigade, one of several powerful militias serving as a de facto security presence in Benghazi. The embassy in Tripoli and the State Dept. command center were also alerted.
State Dept. Diplomatic Security follows events in real time on a listen-only, audio-only feed, according to testimony of Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant director for international programs, given before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Oct 10.
Around 10 p.m. (4 p.m. ET): At the compound, several DS agents leave to get tactical gear from Building B. One stays in Building C with Ambassador Stevens and Information Officer Sean Smith. The mob sets fire to the 17th of February Brigade barracks on site.
DS agent Scott Strickland moves Stevens and Smith to the closest area "safe haven" in Building C.
The other agents, currently in Building B and the TOC come under attack.
The attackers gets into Building C, lights furniture on fire, then the building's exterior. Stevens, Smith and Agent Strickland move to the bathroom and lay on floor but decide to leave safe haven after being overcome by smoke.
Strickland goes out an emergency escape window. Stevens and Smith do not follow. Strickland returns several times but can't find them in the overwhelming smoke. He goes up to the roof and radios the other agents.
Three agents return to Building C via armored vehicle. They search and find Smith's body, but not Stevens.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is told of the incident "shortly after it began at 4 p.m.," CBS News' Margaret Brennan reported Sept. 14. Clinton spoke to the Libyan President Mohammed Magariaf to "enlist his full support."
Meanwhile, the U.S. military began moving an unarmed drone over Benghazi to provide real-time intelligence to the CIA team on the ground. It would take roughly an hour to arrive.
10:05 p.m. (4:05 p.m. ET): An alert from the State Department Operations Center is issued to a number of government and intelligence agencies, including the White House Situation Room, the office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the FBI. "US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack" -- "approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM (Chief of Mission/embassy) personnel are in the compound safe haven."
10:25 p.m. (4:25 p.m. ET): A six-member CIA team arrives from the annex with 40 to 60 members of 17th of February Brigade. The team removes Smith's body.
Around 10:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. ET): Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his top military adviser learn of the incident.
10:54 p.m. (4:54 p.m. ET): An alert from the State Dept. Operations Center: "the firing... in Benghazi has stopped. A response team is on site attempting to locate COM personnel."
11 p.m. (5 p.m. ET): Just ahead of the weekly meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey, White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon tells President Obama of the attack and the fire at the main villa. The president and those officials discuss possible responses to the situation.
They still do LOL!
Obama has a problem with Hicks.
And he was a fool double down on gun control while in Mexico.
F&F is going to bite him on the arse.
Wayne La Pierre is going to bust his nose.
Someone should tell Mo Rocca & CBS & that historian that many Mexicans are descendants of Spanish invaders.
Hicks is not just the #2 man in charge in Benghazi.
In the wake of Steven’s death, Hicks becomes THE Authority on site.
Oh, this is very bad for Obama.