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  • The Media’s Dilemma (Rush vs Reid)

    10/19/2007 5:06:22 AM PDT · by Renfield · 89 replies · 200+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10-19-07 | Thomas Lifson
    Rush Limbaugh’s political jiu-jitsu masterstroke comes to a climax at 1 PM, EDT today, when the ebay auction for the letter sent by 41 Senate Democrats to the CEO of his syndicator Clear Channel ends. As this article is written, the highest bid has reached the neighborhood of one million dollars, with the purchase price to be donated to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, benefitting the education of children of deceased Marines and federal law enforcement personnel. Because Rush Limbaugh has offered to match the purchase price, the total donation will possibly exceed two million dollars. The Mainstream Media have...
  • Rush Limbaugh to auction off Harry Reid's letter to CLEAR CHANNEL on EBAY

    10/11/2007 7:36:39 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 102 replies · 4,239+ views
    <p>FLASH: Rush Limbaugh to auction off Harry Reid's letter to CLEAR CHANNEL on EBAY; Money goes to Marine Charity.... Developing...</p>
  • Democrats turn up heat on Limbaugh, network

    10/05/2007 3:57:28 AM PDT · by Man50D · 54 replies · 1,962+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 4, 2007
    WASHINGTON – In a prelude to likely efforts to legislate the Fairness Doctrine in 2009, Democratic Party leaders in the Senate, including the party's likely presidential nominee next year, Sen. Hillary Clinton, are turning up the heat on Rush Limbaugh's network, attempting to force him to apologize for maligning anti-war soldiers as phonies – something he didn't say. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent a letter, signed by 41 Democrats, to Clear Channel Chief Executive Officer Mark P. Mays demanding he repudiate Limbaugh's comments and extract an apology from him. Mays responded the same day in a letter...
  • Limbaugh: Sen. Harry Reid Should Resign

    " Talk-show giant Rush Limbaugh sharply escalated his war of words with Democrats in the Senate Tuesday, calling for the resignation of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. He also characterized as "boneheaded" Reid's effort to enlist senators to pressure Limbaugh's syndicator, Clear Channel Communications, to censor him. "And the thing that we ought to demand here," Limbaugh told his listeners, "is that Harry Reid step down and resign as the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, for his constant, uncontrollable contempt of our armed forces; his repeated use of our troops for political purposes. Harry Reid has failed in his...
  • Clear Channel CEO Responds to Reid (Letter Hand Delivered to Senate)

    10/02/2007 6:43:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 386 replies · 1,124+ views
    The Politico ^ | Tuesday, October 2, 2007 | Carrie Budoff Brown
    <p>Clear Channel CEO Mark P. Mays responded to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in a letter hand-delivered to his office this evening.</p> <p>"While I certainly do not agree with all views that are voiced on our stations, I will not condemn our talent for exercising their right to voice them," Mays wrote.</p>
  • (Vanity) The Rush to Judgment, or, Pin the Fail on the Donkey

    10/01/2007 7:38:58 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies · 631+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-1-2007 | grey_whiskers
    Today (Monday October 1), the Rush Limbaugh radio talk show featured an astounding interview with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, but I was equally intrigued by some of the programming which aired after the interview. As it turns out, a number of Democrats in the United States Senate (in conjunction with some liberal groups) have been trying to make a stink over some remarks Rush Limbaugh said in conversation, about our fine troops in Iraq. Well, not exactly. I listen to Rush on occasion, and I heard his original remarks—far from being disparaging of the troops, they were harsh words...
  • Rush Limbaugh is under attack. Your immediate action is needed

    10/01/2007 8:14:51 PM PDT · by radar101 · 159 replies · 701+ views
    Brent Bozell Email ^ | 1 OCT 2007 | Brent Bozell
    Media Research Center From the Desk of: Brent Bozell, Founder ++ Rush Limbaugh is under attack. Your immediate action is needed. See details. To All; The radical left activist group, Media Matters (funded by George Soros and others) has launched an all-out smear attack against Rush Limbaugh. And the liberal media are shamelessly promoting the assault. Their goal? To force Rush off the air. Unless our MRC Action Team takes a stand right now, they could actually succeed. Here is what is happening: Media Matters is claiming that Rush called any soldier that opposes the war a "phony soldier." In...
  • Clear Channel takes $19 billion buyout (Romney firm Bain Capital)

    05/19/2007 10:40:42 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 11 replies · 816+ views
    AOL Money & Finance ^ | 05/19/07 | Zac Bissonnette
    The board of directors at Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU) finally decided to endorse a $19.35 billion buyout package that is nearly identical to the one it rejected last month. Bain Capital (founded by Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney) and Thomas H. Lee Partners won with an offer of $39.20 per share, up from the $39 offer the board rejected in April.
  • Barb Stanton fired from radio show (After Imus, who else shall fall?)

    05/08/2007 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Joy Angela · 40 replies · 2,962+ views
    VV Daily Press ^ | May 8, 2007 | Mitch Deacon
    xBarb Stanton fired from radio talk show By Mitch Deacon VICTORVILLE — In the wake of controversial statements aired on Talk 960, talkshow host Barbara Stanton was fired Monday by Clear Channel Victorville. Stanton ignited criticism on April 26 by falsely declaring the president of East West Bank to be a “foreigner,” accusing the president of Desert Community Bank of lying on her show, and encouraging her listeners to “suck your money out of DCB.” The Daily Press obtained an internal memorandum from Clear Channel stating: “Barb Stanton is no longer employed by KIXW-AM.” Clear Channel officials on Monday confirmed...
  • Defenders of liberal talk fight to keep it on airwaves (Air America dead in BOSTON!)

    12/31/2006 10:19:18 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies · 464+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/30/06 | Jesse Noyes
    A newly formed local group is planning to fight a decision by radio broadcaster Clear Channel to drop liberal talk from Boston’s airwaves. “I think it’s absurd and defies reason to think that progressive talk wouldn’t work in the market,” said Robin Bergman, who is heading up a group called Save Boston Progressive Talk. Bergman’s group plans to petition Clear Channel to put the liberal talk format back on WKOX-AM (1200) and WXKS-AM (1430). Until recently, those frequencies carried programming from the bankrupt Air America Radio network, which has hosts like Al Franken, and the Jones Radio network, which features...
  • Big crowd rallies for The Mic ( Air America update, lots of good info here )

    12/13/2006 12:33:18 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 59 replies · 590+ views
    Madison.com ^ | 13 Dec, 2006 | Judith Davidoff
    The crowd at the High Noon Saloon hit its 399-person capacity at 7:20 p.m. The draw was not the usual touring band or local act, but a rally where listeners and advertisers of The Mic 92.1 vowed to continue fighting Clear Channel's recent decision to replace its progressive talk station with Fox Sports Radio. "From up here, this doesn't look like a dead format," said Aldous Tyler of the Madison Pagan Unity Council as he addressed the crowd. Tyler said the nation's eyes were on Madison as it took on a media conglomerate over an unpopular programming change. "This has...
  • Clear Channel Format Change Sees Backlash

    12/13/2006 10:31:38 AM PST · by NJRighty · 16 replies · 772+ views
    AP ^ | 12/12/06 | Ryan J. Foley
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Clear Channel Radio says high school and college sports are a better fit for listeners here than progressive talk radio. Those are fightin' words in Madison, a place where politics are fought between Democrats and liberals and "Impeach Bush" yard signs are common. The decision by the nation's largest operator of radio stations to replace its highly rated progressive talk station here with Fox Sports Radio has sparked a major backlash. Some advertisers have threatened a boycott, more than 5,000 people have signed a petition and a rally is set for Tuesday night to urge the...
  • Ultimately, it's left or right (deconstructing the marketing slogan of a talk radio station)

    12/08/2006 3:26:44 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 18 replies · 765+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday, December 8th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    'Not left or right; right or wrong!" That's the current marketing slogan of a local talk radio station (not mine). It's a clever turn of a phrase and an interesting approach to establishing product differentiation from competing talk stations that promote the conventional split between liberals and conservatives. This imaging strategy is designed to convey the impression that the programmers, personalities and producers on that station somehow rise above the limitations of ideology and the pettiness of partisan politics. The station and radio show (Caplis & Silverman) that Mike is talking about - http://www.khow.com/pages/shows-caplis_silverman.htmlIn theory, this might attract listeners that...
  • Clear Channel fires Regular Guys

    10/23/2006 8:27:49 PM PDT · by slim mackerel · 8 replies · 1,615+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | October 23, 2006 | Rodney Ho
    Clear Channel fired 96rock's Regular Guys on Monday for the second time in less than three years, this time over a restroom stunt that resulted in a lawsuit. Eric Von Haessler, part of the morning team, said he didn't do anything wrong. "I've got the facts on my side," he said. "Clear Channel is a bully. They're big and they're arrogant. Goliath — meet David. I will spend every penny I have to get justice in this case." The radio company, the largest in the country, suspended the Regular Guys on Oct. 16. Three days earlier, Viva 105.7's morning hosts...
  • Clear Channel Radio Renews Sean Hannity Through 2010 (Great news for conservative talk radio!)

    09/28/2006 10:21:14 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 20 replies · 1,129+ views
    Clear Channel Press Release ^ | Thursday September 28th, 2006 | Sanda Coyle
    Clear Channel Radio Renews Sean Hannity Through 2010 SAN ANTONIO – September 28, 2006 -- Clear Channel Radio today announced that it has renewed radio talk show host Sean Hannity’s contract for another three years on 80 of its stations. Some of the major markets in which “The Sean Hannity Show” can be heard include Pittsburgh, Houston, Phoenix, Miami, Cincinnati and Minneapolis. Hannity commented, “Clear Channel program directors were early believers in my show five years ago, and I'm thrilled our partnership continues into 2010." Known for his passionate opinion on politics and the American agenda, Hannity boasts the second-largest...
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash living with ‘War’ and Young

    08/14/2006 10:47:55 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 27 replies · 597+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/14/06 | Brett Milano
    For all their checkered history of breakups and reunions, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are in the middle of their most active decade. (snip) ...Young was looking for a major tour behind his latest album, the politically charged “Living With War.” The entirety of that disc is being played, along with songs from the solo and group back catalog. But instead of greatest hits, they’re looking to do politically relevant songs. “We didn’t have to look very hard,” Crosby said. “We’ve never thought war was a good idea, and we still don’t. Those young people we sent to Iraq, God...
  • Air America losing altitude in New York

    08/10/2006 4:45:34 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 43 replies · 1,434+ views
    NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The liberal radio network Air America is moving to a weaker AM signal in New York due to down ratings and shaky finances, the New York Post reported. The talk radio network failed to renew its two-year lease with the owners of WLIB (1190 AM), forcing left-wingers such as Al Franken to broadcast from WWRL (1600 AM) -- which has a weaker signal -- beginning Sept. 1, the newspaper said. "Air America" executives had previously run into trouble at WLIB after the station's owners -- Pierre Sutton and his father, former Manhattan Borough President...
  • Job Losses Associated with Radio Consolidation Undermine Localism and Diversity

    08/10/2006 10:03:38 AM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 5 replies · 221+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/8/06
    Future of Music Coalition, Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America and Consumers Union Urge FCC to Take Employment Effects of Their Policies into Account During Upcoming Review of Media Ownership Rules WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A study released today by the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) found that the vast majority of major U.S. cities has experienced both layoffs and lower wage growth within the radio profession, associated with the unprecedented consolidation of radio station ownership over the last decade. The study also shows that the job losses in radio impede federal policy mandates to promote localism and diversity in...
  • ''Wake Up With Whoopi'' to Debut: Clear Channel National Syndication Launch

    07/31/2006 2:28:49 PM PDT · by rface · 51 replies · 2,951+ views
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | July 31, 2006 | Clear Channel
    SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2006--Clear Channel (NYSE:CCU) Clear Channel Radio today announced that "Wake Up With Whoopi" is set to reach multiple formats in national syndication, beginning August 14, 2006. The show debuted earlier this morning in New York City on WKTU-FM (Rhythmic CHR). Some of the stations set to air the show on Monday, August 14th include: -- WLIT-FM, Chicago (Soft Adult Contemporary) -- KKSF-FM, San Francisco (Smooth Jazz) -- WVMX-FM, Cincinnati (Adult Contemporary/MIX) "The response from radio stations across the country has been phenomenal," said Kraig Kitchin, president/COO Premiere Radio Networks. "This program is rewriting the rules of...
  • Fate of 'Real Oldies' makes fans real angry (Follow-up on potential loss of WRLL-AM)

    06/22/2006 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 3 replies · 297+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | ROBERT FEDER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    Hit the pause button, drop the remote, and turn your radio down. It's time for another installment of cards and letters across the television/radio desk: Judy Carbone: I just read your article on the "Real Oldies" station, and I am so upset. The powers that be never did their part in promoting this station. Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack are incredible, and I spend a lot of time laughing out loud while sitting in traffic each day. Please tell me that there is a way that we fans can help save this station. Margaret Suarez: Not again! Every time we...