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The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America
Talkers Magazine ^ | March 14, 2014 | Talkers Magazine

Posted on 03/11/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT by scott55

2014 Talkers Heavy Hundred!

(Excerpt) Read more at talkers.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
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Talkers annual Heavy Hundred was published today.

#1 Rush #2 Sean #3 Dave Ramsey #4 Savage #5 Beck

http://www.talkers.com/heavy-hundred/

1 posted on 03/11/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT by scott55
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To: scott55

Alan Colmbs and Michael Smerkonish beat Dennis Prager?


2 posted on 03/11/2014 6:38:28 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: scott55

Whut??

No Mark Walters from Armed American Radio??
I love that guy!


3 posted on 03/11/2014 6:39:17 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: scott55

Recently started getting Michael Savage. Guy is a total boor. Verbal diarrhea.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 6:39:45 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Phillyred

Don’t ask me... Their listing never made sense to me.


5 posted on 03/11/2014 6:40:45 PM PDT by scott55
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To: scott55

I would put levin on top


6 posted on 03/11/2014 6:42:02 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: Bryan24

could not agree more


7 posted on 03/11/2014 6:42:05 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Bryan24

Agree. ‘Demagogue’ is not a good enough word.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 6:43:03 PM PDT by scott55
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To: scott55

David Webb is No. 100??????


9 posted on 03/11/2014 6:43:23 PM PDT by Gumdrop (Q)
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To: scott55

I see some of my local radio station KFI people on top 20 like Bill Handel and John and Ken


10 posted on 03/11/2014 6:43:45 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Breto

Yeah me too where is ole Levin


11 posted on 03/11/2014 6:44:41 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: scott55

Limbaugh and Levin are my favorites.


12 posted on 03/11/2014 6:44:42 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: scott55
Not bad!



13 posted on 03/11/2014 6:45:27 PM PDT by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: SevenofNine

True, same with Curtis & Kuby of WABC, and many other local talents with big following.


14 posted on 03/11/2014 6:45:40 PM PDT by scott55
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To: scott55

Savage is #4 ??? Good grief.
One I like is Jason Lewis.


15 posted on 03/11/2014 6:49:21 PM PDT by Vinnie
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I didn’t know Jason Bourne had a radio show.


16 posted on 03/11/2014 6:49:39 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: scott55

Joe Pags 37??


17 posted on 03/11/2014 6:52:38 PM PDT by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: scott55

After George Noory at #16 I think I counted about 10 that I had even heard of.

Randi Rhodes at #63, way to high.


18 posted on 03/11/2014 6:52:40 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Vinnie

Another Jason Lewis fan here. I guess I’m a little biased as I’ve listened to him for years here in the Twin Cities. Except for his time out in the Carolinas. :)


19 posted on 03/11/2014 6:56:37 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: scott55

Bauerle at #92...well done Tom.


20 posted on 03/11/2014 6:58:42 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: scott55

Andrew Wilkow
Mark Levin
Rush
David Webb


21 posted on 03/11/2014 6:58:53 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: scott55

Dana Loesch beats Don Imus


22 posted on 03/11/2014 6:59:41 PM PDT by struggle
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To: scott55

I am surprised that the RINO Hugh Hewitt did not make the top 100.


23 posted on 03/11/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: scott55
Hey, my local stuttering host made it!

24 posted on 03/11/2014 7:03:23 PM PDT by struggle
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To: scott55

I see Air America is well represented on this list.


25 posted on 03/11/2014 7:05:50 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Eaker

I just found out about Michael Berry about a year ago and he’s got some good material. I especially love when he goes after SJL and that “I been witch hunt” lady, I think she’s from a gulf state but not Texas.

Berry is a breath of fresh air with a unique style.


26 posted on 03/11/2014 7:06:37 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad
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To: struggle

John Hancock isn’t as bad as I thought he was going to be. Actually he’s getting better. He is certainly much better than the two idiots who were in this time slot earlier. Jason Lewis was great. Maybe John will be okay too.

Hey, John, are you a Freeper?? If not, it is in your interest to be a freeper.


27 posted on 03/11/2014 7:06:50 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: scott55

The Great One is #6! That’s a tragedy. He should be #2 or tied with Rush for #1.


28 posted on 03/11/2014 7:08:55 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Michael Berry ain’t shy that’s for sure.


29 posted on 03/11/2014 7:09:59 PM PDT by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: ladyjane

When you say two idiots, do you mean Brad and Brett? They’re on 6-9 and those guys are so easy to kick around. Call up, make some slightly outlandish statement, and when they insult you, call them sexist. Their brains will rupture.


30 posted on 03/11/2014 7:12:48 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Bryan24

“I didn’t know Jason Bourne had a radio show.”

He found his identity?


31 posted on 03/11/2014 7:16:59 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: griswold3

Yea I saw that also. Really like Pags on the weekend.


32 posted on 03/11/2014 7:17:05 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: scott55

Chris Plante 73??? He should be much higher than that on WMAL in the DC/VA/MD market.


33 posted on 03/11/2014 7:20:09 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: struggle

I have better things to do than call those two idiots. A small part of me feels sorry for them. They should be on the radio in New York or New Jersey. People up there will appreciate them. Maybe.


34 posted on 03/11/2014 7:21:10 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

LOL!


35 posted on 03/11/2014 7:21:51 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Michael.SF.

I think Noory should be in the top 5, and most of the top ten in my opinion are over-ranked.

I’ll go with Rush #1.

Sure #2 for Hannity. But I’d then bump Noory all the way up to #3.


36 posted on 03/11/2014 7:34:25 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: scott55
#1 Rush #2 Sean #3 Dave Ramsey #4 Savage #5 Beck

#1 Rush #2 Sean #3 Dave Ramsey #4 Savage #5 Beck

37 posted on 03/11/2014 7:35:58 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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savage #4...?!

I remember when he was a night sub at KGO. I used to follow him closely and loved him. He was later at KSFO, and then went national. Then he basically went nuts.

He’s a terrible boss —extremely mean and vindictive. He’s also politically unreliable. Good story teller? Absolutely.

Rush is pure class and LOYAL to his people —any of his people. Does not surprise me at all that his maid was scoring pills for him back when he had that problem —people who KNOW Rush can’t help but love him. I mean, ANYONE that gives him a chance. He overpays them and loves them, nurtures them.

Back in Sacramento when he was nobody it was cool in town to marginalize and insult Rush —there was simple envy, but it was ideology also.

He was poor and when he tried to drive to Tahoe (high in mountains) his beater boat car overheated. He lived in Rio Linda (that’s an actual place and I will aver that it’s a sh*thole) cuz he couldn’t afford anywhere else —it was that bad. He was invited to a fancy dinner in Granite Bay, that’s where Sacramentans live if they’re super rich:

They were all powerful and influential, and Rush at first thought it was a lucky break —he was flattered and honored. The host —a media big-shot— pushed everything off the conversational plate at this dinner party and spent THE ENTIRE DINNER telling Rush how stupid he was and how his show would NEVER succeed.

And Rush showed class, and didn’t throw a scene and get mad, and he just smiled and took it. For HOURS.

Rush’s life is a story in tenacity and heroism —I will never stop loving Rush Limbaugh, the great conqueror who never forgot his friends and was a Good Winner.

I think Rush needs to think about making a anime cartoon pilot to later complement his soon-to-be shattering success in kids books.


38 posted on 03/11/2014 7:37:04 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Proud2BeRight

Agree. Limbaugh #1, Levin #1.0002.


39 posted on 03/11/2014 7:41:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: gaijin

People should check out the Rabbi Daniel Lapin —noted author and politically conservative fan of Christians everywhere.

He is on KSFO 560 AM, Sundays only, from 5 am - 8 am.

I set my alarm, wake up on Sunday and drive my car in the dark to a place where my radio can get him and I park, just to sit there and listen —I’m serious.

He is that good.

I would say he is on the level of Rush Limbaugh, in fact, although comparatively an unknown in the radio world:

http://www.ksfo.com/common/page.php?pt=Rabbi+Danie+Lapin+Podcast&id=1531&is_corp=0


40 posted on 03/11/2014 7:42:29 PM PDT by gaijin
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Woo Hoo...Armstrong and Getty were at 55. Glad they made the list. There show has been a morning joy for a long time now.

Herman Cain made it too.


41 posted on 03/11/2014 7:48:00 PM PDT by Nifster
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Boy, doesn’t take much to get into the ones I’ve never heard of. Embarrassing to see that dolt Eddie Schultz in the top 10 for sure, but if he’s the best liberal talker it really sucks to be them.


42 posted on 03/11/2014 7:48:06 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: scott55

It sucks that Larry Elder is #93.


43 posted on 03/11/2014 7:52:29 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Levin for Attorney General!


44 posted on 03/11/2014 7:57:57 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Or SCOTUS


45 posted on 03/11/2014 7:58:39 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: scott55

Levin is the best.


46 posted on 03/11/2014 8:04:10 PM PDT by FreeReign
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Agreed. Worst guy ever to hear on the radio. I’ve never heard a bigger gasbag so full of himself, constantly extolling his degrees, and so little to say. Total turn off.

Where is Mark Levin on the list? He should have been at #2.


47 posted on 03/11/2014 8:04:31 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: gaijin

I just love the way he wants everybody to reach their full human potential. It is wonderfully inspirational.

The other great thing about him is all the charity work he does to fight leukemia and the money he raises for the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. He’s always taking days off to attend some charity event.

The #2 or #3 on the list should be Mark Steyn, Rush’s frequent guest host. He is a real treat to listen to.


48 posted on 03/11/2014 8:08:40 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: gaijin

Is he the one who’s tagline is “You need a rabbi”?


49 posted on 03/11/2014 8:09:34 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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How did Ed Got The Shitz Shultz get #8? Who could listen to such a big mouth idiot?
50 posted on 03/11/2014 8:09:37 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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