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KKZN Denver to drop liberal talk
Radio Insight ^ | 5/9/14 | Lance Venta

Posted on 05/09/2014 5:18:02 AM PDT by raccoonradio

Yet another of Clear Channel’s Liberal Talk stations is dropping the format. “AM 760″ KKZN Thornton/Denver is next in line to shift to another Talk variation following similar moves in recent months at sister stations in Portland and Los Angeles.

Morning host Gloria Neal posted on Facebook that she had been fired as the station would be changing formats. With Randi Rhodes ending her syndicated show next week the station is losing two of its shows. Greg Foster, VP/Programming for Clear Channel Denver confirmed to the Denver Post that Neal was let go. “I can confirm that Gloria Neal’s show is no longer on KKZN and she is no longer with our company. We will be announcing new programming for KKZN in the near future.”

Clear Channel registered RealTalk760.com last December that could potentially be used for KKZN. With the company also owning News/Talk/Sports 850 KOA and Conservative Talk 630 KHOW perhaps the company will follow in the footsteps of its Los Angeles and San Francisco clusters and move Rush Limbaugh off of KOA to enable it to focus on all local programming. After KKZN drops the Liberal Talk format, Clear Channel will be left with three Liberal talkers in Albuquerque, Asheville, and Madison in their portfolio.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: airamerica; denver; liberaltalk; rushlimbaugh; talkradio
Another one bites the dust, in a very liberal town. They s still have NPR. Clear Channel so they'll blame this on Bain Capital/Mitt Romney
1 posted on 05/09/2014 5:18:02 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

2 posted on 05/09/2014 5:19:47 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: raccoonradio

Maybe this is another sign that the pendulum is finally starting to swing back.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 5:20:32 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: tuffydoodle

More likely they finally realized as much as they love their liberal politics - now one listens.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 5:24:48 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: tuffydoodle

There’s no commercial market for insane, hateful socialist carping.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 5:25:15 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: raccoonradio

If a tree falls in a liberal talk show, does anyone hear it?


6 posted on 05/09/2014 5:29:33 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: raccoonradio

Didn’t Randi Rhodes or some other collectivist talk show host hold someone hostage at a radio station or refuse to give up the radio booth not long ago?

I’m surprised it hasn’t happened again.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 5:30:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: tuffydoodle

Here’s the thing, which few grasp. For a decade...none of these liberal talk shows or local stations were making any money. Rhodes, Gloria Neal, etc? None have seen any raises or upgrades for an entire decade. They’ve all been waiting on the gravy train to arrive....for someone within the old chain of liberal chatters to help them get up the next step or find a MSNBC job. Well...it never came.

The local stations that carried this stuff? They kept waiting for more listeners and more dynamic stuff. It never came.

NPR? No one is leaving much or moving on, because there’s no community out there....willing to pay what they were making at NPR. Hoping to break into NPR? The best you can do is get on with some local state station, and hope to wait thirty years out, and maybe some NPR guy finally retires.

You can go into some areas like north Ala or eastern Tenn, and conservative talk radio is absolutely dominate, with NPR way behind. People may not be totally with Rush, but there’s more than enough options now....that you could listen any of five different conservative talkers....if you desired...in the mid-day.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 5:30:46 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: raccoonradio
format change

>>Brace for big changes on the local radio scene. Specifically AM 760. Gloria Neal posted on Facebook:

As many of you know I have splitting my time between hosting the Gloria Neal Show on AM760 Radio from 7am -10am and being a part of the 6pm News Team on CBS4, Mon-Fri. As of this morning, The Gloria Neal on AM760 is no more. Clear Channel is completely changing the format. The official announcement has not been made as to what the format will be, but none of current hosts will be on the new station.

>>“Colorado’s Progressive Talk” may be unplugging. The station was previously a sports talk outlet. The word Thursday morning from Greg Foster, Clear Channel vice president/programming:
“I can confirm that Gloria Neal’s show is no longer on KKZN and she is no longer with our company. We will be announcing new programming for KKZN in the near future.”

9 posted on 05/09/2014 5:31:52 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Don’t know, but Randi wasn’t renewed at Clear Channel’s Premiere syndicated company...


10 posted on 05/09/2014 5:33:43 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; All
liberal talk radio: "Helloooooo? Helloooooo? ...is anyboby out there?"
*echo/crickets*

11 posted on 05/09/2014 5:39:38 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: pepsionice

In Boston the NPR stations (WGBH, WBUR) do pretty well (incl. govt funding/CPB). When mostly conservative talk WTKK changed to hip hop, WGBH picked up liberal/centrists Eagan and Braude who had been on WTKK.
A guy named Jeff Santos was paying to put liberal talk on the air, including at WWZN 1510. The station owners turned him away (plus he kept losing money) to go to sports and now will be so-called libertarian talk radio (G. Beck, Dr K Show,
Alex Jones, Jay Mohr). WRKO Boston has been conservative talk for years (Howie Carr, Jeff Kuhner) and does OK as does WBZ nighttime host Dan Rea, also fairly conservative.

Clear Channel tried prog talk in Boston at 1200 and 1430 and failed. (They also admittedly didn’t do well with conserv talk on the 1200 and now lease it out as Bloomberg News Radio). But what does it say about prog talk on the commercial dial that in Boston someone had to pay to put it on?

I recall the 2004 election. 1200 and 1430 had flipped to
prog talk in Oct of that year. The stage was set for a victory celebration as “President Kerry” would show up to a jubliant crowd downtown, and Al Franken was to broadcast his show from Boston that week. Then...it was not to be (ha!)...and for the next few days Franken and company sounded very downbeat, and almost like they hadn’t gotten sleep in the past week. Of course he sounded like that normally anyway.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 5:40:44 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Nausea radio at its finest.
13 posted on 05/09/2014 5:41:57 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: raccoonradio

I believe this means that left-wing spitballer David Sirota is off the air too?


14 posted on 05/09/2014 5:43:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: KC_Lion

I don’t think it means what you think it means...


15 posted on 05/09/2014 5:46:58 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: C. Edmund Wright

If a man alone in a forest speaks, is he still wrong?


16 posted on 05/09/2014 5:52:14 AM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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To: raccoonradio

I listen to this station about 6 times a year, just for the humor value of the ‘callers’. TO THIS DAY, THEY STILL BITCH ABOUT BUSH. Even Ed Schultz has grown tired of it.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 5:54:04 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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If this keeps up Thom with an H is going to have to go back to Lansing and start spinning country records again.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 6:05:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: raccoonradio

I have listened to talk radio for years —even NPR sometimes — and out of openmindedness tried to listen to progressive talk. Politics aside, it is just dismally bad: nasty, unappealing, untalented hosts and no interesting content.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 6:38:25 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: raccoonradio

I miss Pogo Pogue...


20 posted on 05/09/2014 6:40:20 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: raccoonradio

Now that they’ve legalized pot, liberals don’t have time to “talk” anymore. The libs are all very busy sucking down the “happy smoke”.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 7:06:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: All

I listened to the liberal talk radio going through Asheville a few times...Not a story or discourse about political actions or policy...Only name calling and attempts to denigrate conservatives....


22 posted on 05/09/2014 7:49:15 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: C. Edmund Wright

On the one hand, among the many Official Positions of the US Military are “to run to the sound of the guns, “ and “ - - we leave no man behind. - - - “.

On the other hand, the US Commander in Chief’s Official Policy has been, and is now, to “Lead from Behind.”

Which is the hand that offers the most protection to those we hire to be put in harm’s way to protect us?

IMHO, the two hands are mutually exclusive.

After THE TRUTH is revealed by Trey Gowdy’s Select Committee, severe punishment must be meted out that will serve as a deterrent to any future Commander in Chief who tries TO MAKE SURE THAT IT DOES HAPPEN AGAIN.

To cease to severely punish the guilty, is to cease to have reason for Law and Order.

Currently, B. Hussein Obama is Guilty of Treason until proven Innocent.

No need to flame me, as ONLY in US politics is someone Guilty until proven Innocent.

The rest of us must comply with the Law of the Land: Tell the Truth, accept responsibility for one’s actions, and comply with THE LAW.

This is in glaring contrast to what the Obama Administration’s, (and the Democrats who still support Obama), Rules of Conduct have actually been for the last 5 years as follows:

LIE, DENY AND REFUSE TO COMPLY.

The choice is clear for the Democrats: seek the truth with Select Benghazi Committee Chairman Gowdy, or continue to embrace the CULT OF OBAMANATION.

BTW, Democrats in the US House: ALL of y’all are up for re-election this November - - - - .


23 posted on 05/09/2014 7:57:52 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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I did come across this HuffPo headline.

New York City Losing Its Last Commercial Progressive Talk Radio Station
Dated: 27DEC2013, updated 23JAN2014

You can find the link yourself.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 8:06:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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