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WWRL TO DROP LIBERAL TALK
Radio Insight ^ | 12/16/13 | Lance Venta

Posted on 12/16/2013 6:25:31 AM PST by raccoonradio

The New York Amsterdam News reports Access.1 Liberal Talk 1600 WWRL (NYC) will drop its format and flip to a Spanish language music format on January 1.

WWRL currently features a mix of of Talk focusing on the local African-American community and Liberal Political talk. The station features a local morning show hosted by Mark Riley as well as syndicated hosts Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Phil Hendrie, and Alan Colmes. Riley confirms the format change and end of his show on his blog.

No further details on the new format have been revealed.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: airamerica; liberalradio; talkradio
Another one bites the dust. Another one bites the dust. Another one bites the dust, hey hey! Another one bites the dust hey-a-a-wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
1 posted on 12/16/2013 6:25:31 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Hey they will be serving the community with the new format—Spanish language, especially for the “undocumented aliens”
who have settled in Gotham. EBT radio, everything free in A-mer-i-ca!


2 posted on 12/16/2013 6:26:50 AM PST by raccoonradio
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They pulled this in Atlanta with WGST 640AM Talk in Atlanta. One Friday, they went Mexican at sundown and never stopped or mentioned why.

That lasted a few months and they are now back at “Talk”....they can suck on their “Talk” for all I care.


3 posted on 12/16/2013 6:32:53 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: raccoonradio

from NY Amsterdam News. Lib talk continues to circle the drain.


The Black-owned talk radio station WWRL is switching to a Spanish-language format and leaving its progressive format behind, according to sources close to the AmNews. The silencing of yet another Black radio station is scheduled for January 1.

The station gave employees the news on Friday via email and phone calls. Employees informed the AmNews that the station is citing low advertising revenue coming in as a factor for the change. All current programming will be off the air.

WWRL is home to several progressive Black radio talk shows including “The WWRL Morning Show with Mark Riley,” “All Things New York with Rennie Bishop” and “The Armstrong Williams Show.”

Riley said he learned the news Friday afternoon and wasn’t surprised. He told the AmNews that the station was showing the signs far before the announcement.

“I knew there were trying to a roll out Spanish-language formatted stations about the country,” he said. The nature of the business has changed so dramatically. They just dropped a handful of progressive radio stations across the country. It’s part of a trend.”


4 posted on 12/16/2013 6:34:03 AM PST by raccoonradio
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In fact, Spanish-language programming is progressive programming, and will “win over” more leftists than some ranting black Marxist ever will.


5 posted on 12/16/2013 6:42:35 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: raccoonradio

Whats spanish for “HA!”


6 posted on 12/16/2013 6:54:10 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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“WWRL currently features a mix of of Talk focusing on the local African-American community and Liberal Political talk.”

Boy, I’ll bet that one’s a fun station to listen to.


7 posted on 12/16/2013 7:02:20 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Farnsworth

¡JA!


8 posted on 12/16/2013 7:03:58 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: raccoonradio

IOW not able to get sponsors for their left wing drivel!


9 posted on 12/16/2013 7:05:01 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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Liberal talk format radio being replaced with Spanish speaking programming. The left is always pushing amnesty and open borders down our throats and telling us to keep quiet about the large numbers of illegals coming from Mexico and Central America. Now the liberals are being pushed out of the way to accommodate the large Spanish-speaking audience. Gotta love the irony, and that it’s NYC where this is happening makes it even more sweeter. Hey New York lefties how do you like that smackdown?


10 posted on 12/16/2013 7:23:16 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: raccoonradio
One of the dirty little secrets of the radio industry is that fewer and fewer people of substance even listen to it anymore. Radio listenership has declined with the growth in webcasting, iPods and satellite radio. As a result, the industry has migrated to low-income listeners who don't have the means or the interest to take advantage of these alternatives.

This is why traditional broadcast media like television and radio have become increasingly targeted at low-income demographics.

11 posted on 12/16/2013 7:26:09 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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Once again proving that you CAN’T SELL AD TIME to pitch to people who HATE CAPITALISM.


12 posted on 12/16/2013 7:27:33 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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some real crappola personalities getting the ole heave hoe from this rag station.


13 posted on 12/16/2013 7:36:46 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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Yes; the prog talk had been on 1190 before then got sent to 1600 and now espanol...another irony, liberals who complain about the evils of capitalism...ON THEIR EXPENSIVE I-PADS...
But companies great and small won’t advertise on these stations. (There’s always NPR though...)


14 posted on 12/16/2013 7:43:48 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Liberals talk, nobody listens. All the more reason they have to indoctrinate our children through “progressive” (that’s commie to you and me) education! Homeschool if you can; if you can’t, monitor what crap they’re teaching closely and loudly object to it.


15 posted on 12/16/2013 8:01:00 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: carriage_hill
Boy, I’ll bet that one’s a fun station to listen to.

Fun? I think "scary" might be more appropriate.

16 posted on 12/16/2013 8:02:46 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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WWRL is home to several progressive Black radio talk shows including “The WWRL Morning Show with Mark Riley,” “All Things New York with Rennie Bishop” and “The Armstrong Williams Show.”


When did Armstrong Williams pass for a progressive radio show?


17 posted on 12/16/2013 8:15:17 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: raccoonradio
Liberal Talk 1600 WWRL (NYC) will drop its format and flip to a Spanish language music format on January 1.

WWRL currently features a mix of of Talk focusing on the local African-American community and Liberal Political talk.


18 posted on 12/16/2013 8:37:11 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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< /sarcasm>


19 posted on 12/16/2013 9:42:50 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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Not surprising no one is CAPITALIZING on the opportunity to profit by advertizing on MARXIST programming.


20 posted on 12/16/2013 11:14:44 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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< /sarcasm>

Or, < /sarc > for short!

;^)


21 posted on 12/16/2013 11:32:12 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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