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CHRISTIAN TALK SHOWS TO START JAN. 1 (WKAT Radio Commits Ratings Suicide)
Miami Herald ^ | December 25, 2006

Posted on 01/02/2007 4:37:47 AM PST by PJ-Comix

WKAT-AM (1360) will launch a Christian talk and teaching format on Jan. 1 with a lineup of popular ministry programs.

''Since entering Miami in 2005, we have looked for an opportunity to offer South Florida listeners quality Christian talk programming,'' said Joe D. Davis, executive vice president of California-based Salem Communications, corporate owner of WKAT.

Shows will touch on issues such as relationships and family concerns, as well as Biblical faith. Hosts include James Dobson and Pastor Chuck Swindoll.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: lauraingraham; michaelmedved; wkatradio
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To: smalltownslick
My guess is that before they had a poor sales staff and bad signal, without those two things going for you, time to punt, if you aren't really serious about being a player in the market which they obviously are not.
51 posted on 01/02/2007 6:50:49 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Caipirabob
That's the nice thing about the web and sat. radio, we really are not dependent on bad station mgrs. any more.
52 posted on 01/02/2007 6:52:33 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Caipirabob

I was enjoying Bill Bennett on this station until today. I can't listen to Laura Ingraham very long. Her voice is annoying. Seems lessons would help. I don't see anything on the lineup that interests me. If I want religion, I tune in Mother Angelica.


53 posted on 01/02/2007 6:52:57 AM PST by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: PJ-Comix
IMHO Beck is better on t.v. than radio, Schnitt should not be syndicated.
54 posted on 01/02/2007 6:53:53 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: ClaireSolt
It takes a while to develop a radio voice,took me almost 20 years, some of the best female voices are on FM rock and roll and smooth jazz.
55 posted on 01/02/2007 6:55:44 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: PJ-Comix
Somehow I don't know why they couldn't have made room for Ingraham and Medved

Perhaps because Christian talk radio doesn't have hosts with little, if any Christian ties? There's a station like this here in NC that's been around for years up in Black Mountain. They seem to be doing fine. Don't see Dr. Stanley on though there. You could always push to get him on there. Good pastor and rather popular

56 posted on 01/02/2007 6:56:08 AM PST by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: PJ-Comix
However, WKAT radio has just committed ratings suicide by having Christian Talk 24/7

I'm not sure, it looks to be a good lineup to me. Calvary Satellite Network International has many radio stations across the US that have mainly Christian talk shows on each day, and they seem to be doing okay. I'm sure the parent company did some good research on this before they announced the switch. Time will tell.

57 posted on 01/02/2007 7:00:41 AM PST by rawhide
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To: BenLurkin
I don't know all the names but many of them are legitimate preachers -- not hucksters.

I don't care. It was STUPID of WKAT to toss out two of the great radio talk hosts just to make way for preachers 24/7 just so they can stupidly claim to have one format.

58 posted on 01/02/2007 7:00:43 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: billbears
With Christian radio you don't need a sales staff devoted to selling just that station. Many major nets like Salem,the old clear channel etc. will sacrifice one station in an area like they are with kat for others that are far more profitable.
59 posted on 01/02/2007 7:02:28 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: rawhide
Not necessarily, most everything with major radio nets,probably same with salem as well, is done by budget. Even a sales staff. If it's not in the budget it doesn't exist.
60 posted on 01/02/2007 7:04:09 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: rawhide

It sounds like LAZY TALK to me. WKAT didn't want to go out and SELL ads for their programs so they went the LAZY way and sold out to Pay for Pray. Meanwhile they dumped some quality talk radio.


61 posted on 01/02/2007 7:05:24 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix
Quite possibly.Plus the fact that they had and still have a bad signal.
62 posted on 01/02/2007 7:09:07 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: rodguy911

Wasn't Dick Syatt on WKAT many years ago? Once of the worst talk show hosts ever. Thankfully, he left the station and has since faded into total obscurity.


63 posted on 01/02/2007 7:09:48 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: All

In Chicago we have religious sports talk.

PRaying good Rex shows up in 2 weeks.


64 posted on 01/02/2007 7:09:57 AM PST by dleecomeback07 (Does anyone have a QB the Bears can borrow?)
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To: rodguy911

The WKAT signal is constantly drowned out by the signal of a Haitian station where a screaming Haitian sounds like he is trying to shout out WKAT's meager signal.


65 posted on 01/02/2007 7:10:50 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix

Don't know him.


66 posted on 01/02/2007 7:12:17 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: PJ-Comix

I do not see what you are so worked up about this? Perhaps another local station will pick up these shows that you are talking about? Till then, you can always go online and listen to their shows.


67 posted on 01/02/2007 7:12:30 AM PST by rawhide
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To: dleecomeback07
Most big city markets have far better talk radio than S.Fla. which is the pitts.
68 posted on 01/02/2007 7:13:38 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: rodguy911

Syatt was a real jerk. His show was incredibly boring. Day after day it was just looking at another angle of sex. It got so bad that Syatt made sex seem boring. Ironically, Syatt himself was the least sexy guy in the universe. No woman in her right mind would want to have sex with him which might be why he was so obsessed with it.


69 posted on 01/02/2007 7:14:12 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: rawhide
I do not see what you are so worked up about this? Perhaps another local station will pick up these shows that you are talking about? Till then, you can always go online and listen to their shows.

Not when I am outside. I really enjoyed Laura Ingraham. I wouldn't be so mad if WIOD got some brains and replaced the dopey Glenn Beck with her.

70 posted on 01/02/2007 7:15:34 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: rodguy911

Laura Ingraham used to be on a local station that went all-sports. I think it was 1400 on the AM dial. What happened with that station since then?


71 posted on 01/02/2007 7:16:31 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix

Salem Communications has owned & operated Christian radio stations for decades. The change isn't so surprising.


72 posted on 01/02/2007 7:21:23 AM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: PJ-Comix

You are so right! SCTV was 1,000 times better than SNL..some of the funniest stuff I've ever seen was on SCTV. Can you recall Guy Cabellero, Tex and Edna's Organ Emporium, Lola Heatherton and Edith Prickley, to name a few, without a smile? Do you know if they are available on DVD?


73 posted on 01/02/2007 7:32:03 AM PST by ariamne (Proud shieldmaiden of the infidel--never forget, never forgive 9/11)
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To: ariamne

I see replays on the tube every once in awhile. I also liked CCCTV with Soviet minicams the size of gigigantic cameras.


74 posted on 01/02/2007 7:38:24 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: ariamne
Do you know if they are available on DVD?

You'd better believe it...

75 posted on 01/02/2007 7:40:39 AM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: PJ-Comix

LOL! I wish they'd show the reruns here in upstate NY! I love how Guy Cabellero used a wheelchair for "respect".


76 posted on 01/02/2007 7:46:22 AM PST by ariamne (Proud shieldmaiden of the infidel--never forget, never forgive 9/11)
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To: Alex Murphy

Thanks!!!!


77 posted on 01/02/2007 7:47:18 AM PST by ariamne (Proud shieldmaiden of the infidel--never forget, never forgive 9/11)
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To: PJ-Comix
Hm...

Here in Phx we have a Christian radio station that seems to do pretty good - but we also have a conservative talk station that has most of the popular shows on it. I hope you can find your Laura and Michael - there is always XM radio if nothing else fails.

78 posted on 01/02/2007 7:49:02 AM PST by arizonarachel (Lord, thank you for this miracle!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Thanks, I almost had cheez-its all over my monitor screen with that comment!


79 posted on 01/02/2007 7:52:04 AM PST by arizonarachel (Lord, thank you for this miracle!)
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FYI, I love this link for finding shows on the internet:

http://streamingradioguide.com/streaming-radio-shows.php?sformat=1&radio-format=Conservative%2520Talk


80 posted on 01/02/2007 8:40:36 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Not too unusual for bad talk radio.


81 posted on 01/02/2007 8:54:35 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: PJ-Comix

I really don't know.


82 posted on 01/02/2007 8:55:15 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: PJ-Comix

Have you thought about using software like "Total Recorder"? Total Recorder has the ability to record anything that comes through your speakers..it has a scheduler; so that you can schedule the Total Recorder to record these programs in Mp3 format, while they are playing on the internet; then, you can play them back at your own convenence. This is called time shifting, and it works very well. Simply google Total Recorder to learn more. It's fairly simple to set up as well.

I use the Total Recorder software all the time to record streaming programs when I'm not home. It works.


83 posted on 01/02/2007 9:57:03 AM PST by Biblical Calvinist (Soli Deo Gloria !)
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To: PJ-Comix
Laura Ingraham is Catholic. Everyone knows that Catholics aren't real Christians.

And Medved is ...gasp!...Jewish!

We can't have none o' that around here!

(NOTE: The preceeding statements are sarcasm and not intended to be taken seriously.)

84 posted on 01/02/2007 10:05:13 AM PST by uglybiker (A bunch of radical Unitarians left a flaming question mark on my lawn!)
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To: Biblical Calvinist

But will Total recorder work when your computer is off? I don't want to leave it on all the time.


85 posted on 01/02/2007 2:59:49 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: AmishDude

Thanx for the streaming audio info. I just bookmarked it and am about to hear Laura. WOO! HOO!


86 posted on 01/02/2007 3:04:43 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix

FYI, it includes stations that replay also. So if a station airs Laura in the evening, you can catch it then.


87 posted on 01/02/2007 3:32:25 PM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: AmishDude

Yes. Listening now.


88 posted on 01/02/2007 4:14:00 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix

BTW, I have nothing to do with the site, a FReeper, whose name I can't remember, pointed me to the site. It's amazing (although needs a constant update). For example, the WABC link is old.


89 posted on 01/02/2007 4:15:35 PM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: PJ-Comix; AmishDude
PJ, I am late again. I was going to point you to AmishDude's über-cool profile page (you know, him being Amish and all), but I guess I'm late to the party.

OTOH, Laura is now available here on Milwaukee radio! The bad news? Her show is on at 2am - 5am.

90 posted on 01/03/2007 12:12:26 AM PST by Watery Tart (I haven't actually used the links yet, but after I get broadband, look out!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Don't worry about Laura Ingraham. She'll return somewhere on the dial. She's got the top-ranked national show in her time slot. They dumped her from early evenings on KSFO (San Francisco) for Mark Levin because he is syndicated by ABC (like Rush and Hannity) and ABC owns KSFO, and a couple of weeks later, KNEW (where Savage moved when KSFO carried all three hours of Hannity) snatched her up, dumping Glenn Beck (unfortunately, he can't be heard in S.F. Thank goodness for Headline News).


91 posted on 01/03/2007 12:42:53 AM PST by L.N. Smithee ("Bipartisanship...has become a higher value than justice..." - Bill Bennett on the Iraq Study Group)
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To: Watery Tart

My page is kind of old and I don't have time to update.


92 posted on 01/03/2007 8:03:54 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Savage and Ingraham are still heard on WFTL 850, in the Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach area.

For more about the WKAT switch, see Radio News:
http://RadioPages.net/radio/2007newyear.html

I also think it was a dumb move. I can't begin to count how many Christian stations are already in the market.

If they can't do conservative talk profitably, they should revert back to the previous format on WKAT: classical music.

Buying a station in this "blue" market was foolish for a company like Salem. I betcha that bumpkin Tancredo would agree!!!! ;-)


93 posted on 01/05/2007 6:17:58 PM PST by F954 (You know you're getting old when someone says U2 and you think of Francis Gary Powers, not musicians)
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To: PJ-Comix

Then hopefully they will have Benny Hinn, and Ted Haggard.


94 posted on 01/05/2007 6:29:07 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: PJ-Comix

"Laura Ingraham used to be on a local station that went all-sports. I think it was 1400 on the AM dial. What happened with that station since then?"

That was WFTL. Since then, the call changed (twice) and it's now Caribbean music.

Historic WFTL is now at 850. Same owners. Yawn.

The good news is, I just found out they have Free Talk Live on Saturday nights, starting tomorrow!!!

Check out http://RadioPages.net/radio/wftl2005.html !


95 posted on 01/05/2007 6:36:25 PM PST by F954 (You know you're getting old when someone says U2 and you think of Francis Gary Powers, not musicians)
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To: longtermmemmory

It’s actually not. Commercial Christian talk is getting more popular, a good place to discuss a lot of crap that is going on in the churches and make people aware of the very televangelist false teachers to whom you refer. We have one in Minneapolis too (KKMS) and it is the sister station of AM1280 the patriot which carries Ingraham and Medved. I’m betting something similar happened with WKAT.

Tonight (6-15-07) they had Ken Silva on Joe Oliver talking about the Emergent church. Good stuff. Silva is great.


96 posted on 06/15/2007 8:22:05 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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