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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...
  • Time is running out for 'Real Oldies' format (VERY BAD LISTENING NEWS)

    06/21/2006 4:31:47 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 82 replies · 1,945+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 21, 2006 | ROBERT FEDER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    Of all the stations on Chicago radio's "watch list" (if there were such a list, that is), the one in most critical condition has to be Clear Channel Radio's "Real Oldies" WRLL-AM (1690). Nothing is official, but insiders say it could be only a matter of weeks before Clear Channel bosses pull the plug on the format and a talent lineup that includes such personalities as Larry Lujack, Tommy Edwards, Scotty Brink, Tom Murphy and Ron Smith. Plagued from its inception in 2003 with a substandard signal that barely covers the metropolitan area, "Real Oldies" has languished at the bottom...
  • Clear Channel Eyes 1-Second Radio Spots 'Blinks' Format Explores New Radio Ad Strategies

    06/14/2006 1:37:29 PM PDT · by weegee · 5 replies · 228+ views
    Advertising Age ^ | Published: June 12, 2006 | By Willow Duttge
    NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Clear Channel is discussing the idea of one-second radio spots with marketers and media buyers. 'Blinks' The real value of the Blinks, as they are being called, may be in the publicity they can generate. After all, you're already reading an article about them, and the short spots are only in the concept stage. The radio giant, however, says it didn't think up Blinks as a promotional stunt. "It really is to find new uses of radio for advertisers who are continually asking us to demonstrate that our medium can successfully extend brands, can successfully reach...
  • FIRED OVER IRAQ SUPPORT?

    06/07/2006 12:55:59 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 53 replies · 2,079+ views
    Inside Radio / Radio Equalizer ^ | 06/07/2006 | Brian Maloney
    FIRED OVER IRAQ SUPPORT?Groups, SF Host Call Attention To Possible Sacto Funny Business Has ongoing support for America's involvement in Iraq cost a Sacramento talker his job? After the termination of longtime conservative KFBK / Sacramento host Mark Williams (top right photo), that's what several political groups, as well as a prominent San Francisco talker, seem to be suggesting. Though "budget cuts" were originally cited as the reason for his departure, Williams was quickly replaced by an outspoken liberal, sparking suspicions about the real motivations behind the move. Because his replacement is said to be adamantly opposed to American actions...
  • Bush Connection to Clear Channel (Moonbat BS alert!)

    05/12/2006 10:32:06 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 106+ views
    Punk Voter.com ^ | 07/06/04 | PunkVoter.com
    This is a lesson in “If you pay the right people enough money, laws will be changed so that your corporation can own more than a fair share of the market.” Bush Connection to Clear Channel In 1998, George W. got an excessive amount of money from a guy named Tom Hicks. Here’s how: Tom Hicks purchased the Texas Rangers from George W. Bush and other investors for $250 million. From an initial investment of $600,000 George W. profited $14.9 million on the transaction. On January 22, 2001, (un-) President Bush designates Michael Powell, son of Secretary of State Colin...
  • La Preciosa Stations To Observe Boycott With Silence (“A Day Without A Latino”)

    04/21/2006 4:43:22 PM PDT · by HEMICRASHBOX · 10 replies · 560+ views
    Billboard ^ | 4/21/2006 | Chuck Taylor
    Clear Channel's La Preciosa stations nationwide will observe the “A Day Without A Latino” boycott by silencing all on-air staff on Monday, May 1. The national initiative is designed as an immigrant work and school boycott to protest controversial Bush administration immigration reforms. Spanish-language variety stations participating include KBFP Bakersfield, Calif.; KEGL Dallas; KFSO Fresno, Calif.; WGBT Greensboro, N.C.; KWID Las Vegas; WLPP Louisville, Ky.; KMRQ Modesto, Calif.; KPRC Monterey, Calif.; KDIF Riverside, Calif.; KNFX Rochester, Minn.; XOCL San Diego; KSJO San Francisco-San Jose; KMSY San Luis Obispo, Calif.; KPSE Santa Barbara, Calif.; KWSL Sioux City, Iowa; KTZR Tucson, Ariz.;...
  • BREAKING: FCC Targets Four Radio Powers in Probe (1st Fed payola probe in 25+ years)

    04/20/2006 5:33:10 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 18 replies · 649+ views
    Clear Channel, CBS, Citadel and Entercom Will Be Investigated in First Federal Payola Investigation in More Than a Quarter Century April 20, 2006 The FCC has launched formal investigations into pay-for-play practices at Clear Channel Communications, CBS Radio, Entercom Communications and Citadel Broadcasting. The story was broken by Charles Duhigg in an L.A. Times Page One story. As Duhigg notes, this is the biggest federal payola inquiry since the congressional payola hearings of 1960. The story cites two FCC officials as revealing that the FCC had requested “letters of inquiry” from the four radio powers in search of evidence that...
  • The Hype of March - Who will be the band of 2006, and why you shouldn’t care

    03/22/2006 5:54:23 AM PST · by weegee · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Houston Press ^ | 2006-03-16 | By John Nova Lomax
    Ah, March, the time of year when the music business heats up, the world's hot bands descend on Texas and the hipsters get their marching orders on which groups to worship for the next few months. By the time you read this, Racket will be in Austin, wallowing in the rock and roll phantasmagoria of South By Southwest – more than 1,100 bands playing on probably twice that many stages amid fields of fajitas, kegs of Lone Star, breakfast tacos by the ton and caramel-colored oceans of Shiner Bock, all at the world epicenter of twitching, frenzied, clench-jawed hype. While...
  • XM Ordered To Place Ads On Four Music Channels (regarding Clear Channel)

    03/07/2006 10:42:55 PM PST · by It Aint Easy · 17 replies · 717+ views
    Billboard Radio Monitor ^ | March 07, 2006 | Sven Philipp
    Sirius Satellite Radio may soon be able to claim that it is the only satcaster with 100% commercial-free music channels. An arbitration panel has ruled that XM Satellite Radio will have to introduce advertising on some of its commercial-free music channels. The ruling resolves a legal dispute with Clear Channel, who made a 1998 investment in the satcaster, gaining control over four of XM’s music channels, which now represent 2.5 percent of the satcaster's 160-channel subscription radio menu. As an early investor in XM, Clear Channel has owned the right to program four music channels, but both companies have disagreed...
  • 850am KOA presents "The World According to Ann Coulter" (Tuesday March 28th, win free tickets!)

    02/21/2006 8:23:40 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 617+ views
    850am KOA website ^ | Monday February 20th, 2006 | KOA webmaster
    Newsradio 850KOA presents "The World According to Ann Coulter" Tuesday, March 28 at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 25th at all Ticketmaster centers and at the Paramount Theatre box office. Starting Monday, February 20th listen to Colorado's Morning News and the Mike Rosen show all week to win tickets before they go on sale. Insider members will have a special opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale in a special email. <-- Sign up here--> --- Directions to The Paramount Theater in Denver
  • Jim Quinn is Retiring This Week! (Warroom host from WPGB Pittsburgh)

    02/15/2006 5:14:45 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 18 replies · 1,289+ views
    WPGB ^ | February 15, 2006 | Vanity
    Jim Quinn has just announced this is his last week! He is going to accept a private employment offer ...
  • CAIR 2, TALK RADIO 0? -- Bill Handel, KFI Issue Apology, What's Next?

    02/09/2006 8:43:29 PM PST · by chuckpez · 13 replies · 652+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | February 9th, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    Why does the Radio Equalizer have an uneasy feeling we've yet to hear the last of this ugly situation? Very quietly yesterday, the ongoing flap between the Council on American Islamic Relations and KFI/Los Angeles radio talk host Bill Handel was apparently "resolved", via personal and official station apologies to CAIR. As we previously wrote: Almost appearing to relish the idea of a full-blown battle with CAIR, Handel kicked off the latest controversy with cracks about the stampede-related deaths of hundreds during the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. And, from our previous interview with Handel: RE: Are you confident they'll...
  • Turn It On! Clear Channel Radio Launching HD Digital Radio Multicasts in 28 Markets

    Turn It On! Clear Channel Radio Launching HD Digital Radio Multicasts in 28 Markets Aggressive Rollout Begins Today With New York and San Francisco; Dallas on Friday; Los Angeles and Chicago Bow Monday Multicasts Will Also Stream on FM-Station Web Sites; HD Radio Giveaways and On-Air Promotions On Tap Country Comes to New York; San Francisco Swings to Jazz, Extreme Hip Hop and “Wild Español” SAN ANTONIO – January 19, 2006 – Over the next five days, 25 Clear Channel Radio stations in five markets will turn on their HD2 multicast digital radio channels. Within two weeks, another 82 stations...
  • TRIPLE PLAY - Lib Talker Schultz Loses Three, Quebec Hosts In Chirac Prank

    01/28/2006 10:01:22 AM PST · by chuckpez · 2 replies · 416+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | January 28th, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    For once not involving Air America, liberal talk radio took a big hit this week, as Ed Schultz lost affiliates in three cities. In an especially significant blow, the syndicated talker was cancelled in his hometown of Fargo, North Dakota, from where his show remains based. According to Perry Simon of entertainment industry trade publication All Access, Schultz was cancelled in Fargo to make room for local programming, the same reason the Aberdeen American News has given for his South Dakota removal. And his Norfolk, Virginia outlet is switching to sports. While Aberdeen's KSDN is also dropping Rush Limbaugh for...
  • WILL, WILLIE, WHY? - Former Mayor Brown's Not Done Yet

    01/03/2006 11:44:33 AM PST · by chuckpez · 1 replies · 423+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | January 3rd, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    Like a lingering, nasty winter cold, Willie Brown is one politician the Golden State just can't seem to shake. To remove the notorious former California State Assembly speaker from power, it took a constitutional rewrite that imposed legislative term limits. And after Democrats lost control of the chamber to the GOP in 1995, voters were dumbfounded when Brown outfoxed them, manipulating two Republican surrogates Manchurian-style to retain power. When those limits finally prevented Willie from any additional time in Sacramento, he promptly ran for mayor of San Francisco, serving two terms from 1996 to 2004. Even as many Californians saw...
  • Radio station switches to Spanish-language format

    12/28/2005 4:10:47 PM PST · by Icelander · 50 replies · 1,080+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | December 28, 2005 | MARIJKE ROWLAND
    Rock 'n' roll may never die, but Modesto's active rock station has bitten the dust. New Rock 96.7 FM, a Clear Channel station, switched to the Spanish-language format "La Preciosa" early Tuesday. It now broadcasts a Spanish variety format,
  • Premiere Offers Rush Limbaugh Videos Via iPod

    11/28/2005 8:58:47 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 381+ views
    Billboard Radio Monitor ^ | November 28, 2005
    Premiere Radio Networks is taking podcasting visual. The Clear Channel-owned syndicator has cut a deal with broadband video provider Maven Networks to send 60-second video segments of The Rush Limbaugh Show to subscribers of the Rush 24/7 premium content service beginning Dec. 12. The move makes Premiere the first major radio broadcaster to embrace direct delivery of video to the new iPods, which hit the market last month. Dittoheads will be able to view “The Morning Update” on their iPod or PC. Premiere says it already delivers nearly one million broadcast hours of Rush Limbaugh podcasts each week directly...
  • SF'S O'REILLY REVENGE -- Supervisors Want Local Station Shut, Union Square Protest

    11/27/2005 8:33:16 AM PST · by chuckpez · 10 replies · 878+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | November 27th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Pleasing activist groups bent on revenge, San Francisco's Board Of Supervisors is now lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to pull the license of Bill O'Reilly's San Francisco affiliate KNEW-AM, according to Bay Area radio columnist Brad Kava. The move, in the form of an official city resolution, comes after the FOX News Channel host's recent controversial comments about San Francisco's increasingly extreme stances on issues such as military recruitment. Last month, East Bay-based protestors from a group called the Youth Media Council picketed Clear Channel Radio's (KNEW's owner) San Francisco studios, demanding conservative shows be removed from the airwaves. Sure...
  • Lib talker in San Antonio switches to "Texas Music"

    11/24/2005 3:32:09 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 889+ views
    radio-info.com ^ | 11/24/05 | Old Akronite
    AllAccess.com reports that Clear Channel is flipping progressive talker KRPT/92.5 in the San Antonio market to an outlet carrying "Texas music", under the moniker "92.5 The Outlaw". The station already has a website up, here: http://www.925theoutlaw.com/main.html The move displaces liberal talk from the San Antonio market rimshot, which has been running shows from Jones Radio and other syndicators. It was Clear Channel's first liberal talker which carried no Air America programming...AAR eventually landed on another SA FM rimshot, KTXX/103.1 Karnes City TX, which is even farther from San Antonio than KRPT is. KRPT did carry Clear Channel/AAR's Jerry Springer, which...
  • Gay Marriage? FReep this poll, please!

    10/13/2005 5:46:15 AM PDT · by AlaninSA · 19 replies · 693+ views
    WOAI.com ^ | October 13, 2005 | WOAI.com
    Poll for FReeping: Do you support the proposed ban on gay marriage?
  • Booted In Providence-- Ratings Losses Clobbering Air America Station

    09/10/2005 5:07:30 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 20 replies · 737+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | September 10th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    The plug's finally been pulled at Air America affiliate WHJJ-AM, where enormous ratings losses have nearly killed a once-successful Providence conservative talk station. While at least two tiny stations have already dropped Air America, this is significant because the Rhode Island talker has been one of the network's largest outlets. According to the Providence Journal, Jerry Springer's show is the first to be yanked and will be followed by Al Franken's imminent cancellation:
  • Radio Groups Come Together to Form United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans

    09/04/2005 9:09:05 PM PDT · by bigbob · 3 replies · 482+ views
    Clear Channel Communications website ^ | 9/2/05 | Clear Channel Communications, Entrecom
    Clear Channel, Entercom and Local Independent Stations Combine Resources to Provide Continuous Information to New Orleans and the Surrounding Area New Orleans, LA – September 2, 2005 – In response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the radio groups serving New Orleans and the surrounding area have come together to form the United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans. The United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans is a joint effort to provide the region with the most complete, reliable and consistent radio broadcast of emergency recovery and relief information. It is comprised of stations operated by Clear Channel Radio (NYSE: CCU),...
  • Limbaugh, Hannity Moving To FM band; Smooth Jazz Fades Out On 100.3

    08/30/2005 7:33:15 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 51 replies · 2,075+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 8/30/05
    Smooth jazz station KJZI, 100.3 FM, will disappear from Twin Cities FM airwaves next year when owner Clear Channel Communications replaces it with a new talk station featuring the political riffs of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, currently heard on KSTP, 1500 AM."Starting January 1, we will launch KTLK FM 100.3 that will feature Rush Limbaugh's live broadcast from 11 to 2 p.m. and, next August, Sean Hannity live from 2 to 5 p.m," Clear Channel's local vice president and general manager, Dan Seeman, said in an interview. KTLK will pick up Hannity's syndicated show when his contract with KSTP-AM...
  • Spanish heard more on radio

    08/07/2005 10:51:12 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 16 replies · 621+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 7, 2005 | AP Wire
    DENVER -- As he waited for the bus on a searingly hot day in Denver, Chaz Aguinaldo leaned back and listened to the syncopated beat and Spanish lyrics coming through his headphones. No Beck for Aguinaldo, no Black Eyed Peas -- he was tuned in to KMGG-FM and a new format the radio chain giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. calls Hurban, for Hispanic urban. The playlist includes everyone from crossover stars like Shakira to Daddy Yankee, the Puerto Rican artist who mixes hip hop and Latin beats in a musical fusion called reggaeton. The DJs, like the songs, mix English...
  • Another Radio Station Falls to Fox News (WI Liberals Are Mad!)

    08/06/2005 3:10:41 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 121 replies · 2,877+ views
    Madison.com ^ | August 4, 2005 | Dave Zweifel
    Earlier this year public radio's Garrison Keillor wrote a great piece for the Nation in which he lamented the passing of radio programming as we once knew it. He talked about the heyday of great radio stations like WCCO in Minneapolis, WOR in New York, KMOX in St. Louis and WGN in Chicago and how they were filled with down-home programming on everything from fishing and home repair to baseball games and live coverage of the local news. But, more importantly, the stations were about their hometowns. In smaller communities, Keillor recalled, you would hear the local livestock reports, the...
  • Mass. Family Advocate Urges Protest of Homosexual Porn Site Billboard

    07/29/2005 7:07:15 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 8 replies · 552+ views
    Agape Press ^ | July 29, 2005 | Jim Brown
    A Massachusetts pro-family group is urging Clear Channel Communications to take down a billboard in the Boston area that advertises a pornographic homosexual website. The large sign that stands along Massachusetts avenue near the M.I.T. campus in Cambridge features two nude men embracing while wrapped in an American flag. The slogan on the sign reads, "Come together. Gay.com." Brian Camenker of the conservative group Article 8 Alliance points out that the billboard is situated so anyone driving or riding through town could see it. He says the sign's suggestive imagery is "pretty disgusting," but beyond that, "Gay.com is -- I...
  • Clearer Air America Ratings Picture Emerges; A Regional Niche Player?

    07/28/2005 7:18:48 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 11 replies · 744+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | July 28th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    We're continuing to press the matter of Air America's $480,000 in (possibly unreturned) taxpayer funds obtained in a highly questionable manner. Meanwhile, more ratings releases today shed a great deal of light on the network's future. Unlike its conservative counterpart, liberal talk is destined to be simply a regional, niche format that works in a few cities and fails elsewhere. That's become clear. While right-leaning talk also appeals to a segment of the population, it's big (even with recent ratings troubles) and successful nationwide, almost without geographic exception. Ratings released today for Seattle, Portland and Denver put the finishing touches...
  • Now in the Boston area. . .[promotion of homosexual activity on public billboard]

    07/27/2005 12:31:16 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 50 replies · 1,681+ views
    This is what the homosexual movement (and the sign company, ClearChannel) thinks of the American Flag. This advertises a pornographic homosexual website for "hooking up." But it's more than that. We warned you: Legally sanctioned gay "marriage" is the green light to push this in your face -- in the schools, government, businesses, and the public square. This is also about desensitizing you and your family to homosexuality. When will you and your children drive by this in your neighborhood? This is just the beginning. The sign company (making money thru social decay): Clear Channel Communications Stoneham, Massachusetts (Regional Office)...
  • Fox News replaces ABC News radio on 850am KOA here in Denver this coming Monday, Woo Hoo!!!

    07/27/2005 7:59:44 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 52 replies · 3,352+ views
    Reported by Colorado's Morning News on KOA ^ | Today, Wed. July 27th | April Zesbaugh & Alan Roach
    Woo Hoo!!! The day has finally come! Fox News replaces ABC News radio for top of the hour news updates and special reports here on the 50,000 watt clear channel blow torch of the Rockies 850am KOA this coming Monday August 1st. This was mentioned by the folks here on Colorado Morning News this morning. === The Clear Channel press release from back in December 2004: Clear Channel Radio Names Fox News as Primary National News Provider to More Than 100 News/Talk Stations Service Includes Five-Minute Top-of-the-Hour Newscast, Nightly Signature Newscast and Dedicated 24/7 National News Coverage Deal Creates Direct...
  • Gays put up billboards. Leaders fuel campaign 'to reclaim our lives.'

    07/17/2005 8:56:09 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 17 replies · 770+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/17/05 | George Chidi
    Georgia equality — the state's largest gay and lesbian equal rights organization — expected its blue billboards to catch people's attention. Attention to detail, however, appears to have been missing. Beside a picture of a schoolteacher in a classroom, the first line on the billboard on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown reads, "I teach your children." The next line: "We are your neigbhors [sic]." The misspelling on the organization's 12 billboards all over metro Atlanta was a mistake made by the billboard owner, Clear Channel, said Chuck Bowen, executive director of Georgia Equality. He isn't too irritated with the...
  • Hard Pressed For Stations-Former "Crossfire" Host Not Burning Up Radio Dial

    06/19/2005 10:25:42 AM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 335+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | June 19, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    It's a sure sign of industry saturation: with liberal talk radio now the flavor of the month (despite the lack of results), every Progressive Peter or Socialist Sally who's ever walked a precinct, waved a sign, or run for town council, seems ready to kick off a syndicated talk program. Announcements of new efforts, some by relatively unknown people, now seem to emerge ever more frequently.