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  •  those who own the rw stations don't care about (2+ / 0-)
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    ratings or the public opinion.  just look at how kgo in s.f. was decimated by cumulus and the left and moderate hosts are effectively silenced.

    americans OWN those airways - they are leased to the stations/monopolies - WE need tot ake them back!

    •  They ALWAYS, ALWAYS (1+ / 0-)
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      care about ratings in rated markets. We live and die by them. You should know this.
      Sometimes, an AM can be carried on the back of a stronger FM or two in the cluster, but not always. And if you're Clear Channel, you care a LOT about ratings. that's why they buy the book in markets where smaller companies don't.

      "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16

      by kestrel9000 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:00:44 AM PST

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      •  Commercial radio is not an expensive hobby (1+ / 0-)
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        Theyre out to make money, no fooling

        Happy just to be alive

        by exlrrp on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:05:20 AM PST

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      •  When They Shut Down All of Ohio's Prog Talk in 06 (6+ / 0-)

        the station's ratings dropped by half.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:18:18 AM PST

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        •  There was an actual assault (2+ / 0-)
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          on progressive radio at one point by Christian radio networks with deep pockets and very, very low operating costs, that sold a lot of block programming. They went around snapping up AMs. That happened in Phoenix, to name one place.
          But that had noting to do with Lowry Mays' secret plan to silence the left. That doesn't exist.

          "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16

          by kestrel9000 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:27:21 AM PST

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      •  maybe you do but what's a few mil to make billions (0+ / 0-)

        the owners who make more from the propaganda they can spew don't mind losing a bit here and there.

        you're taking the small view.

        This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

        by certainot on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:22:03 AM PST

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        •  Rush Limbaugh, for example (0+ / 0-)

          charges a fee to carry it, rather than simple barter (depending on market size). If it's not cutting the numbers, you're not gonna pay for a losing program.

          Doubt that the syndicated lefttalkers work like that, though. They are almost certainly straight up barter.

          "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16

          by kestrel9000 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:09:39 AM PST

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          •  bain/romney got a shitload of free PR for a year (0+ / 0-)

            from all of the stations carrying rush and hannity-  basically all RW stations- maybe a few of the local blowhards may have been slow on romney but that's 1000 stations and some very loud.

             what's that worth? that's my point. meantime they're selling the usual non-specific corporate lies.

            and getting paid for by local and national advertisers - basically free for GOP and romney.

            This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

            by certainot on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:35:21 AM PST

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      •  actually, cumulus doesn't seem to care at all (0+ / 0-)

        that they took the number one station in the market and overnight put it at 15th - now only back up to 13th.

        they don't give a flying fig.  the way they "made" money is by firing all the expensive quality hosts and doing it on the cheap.

        making money doesn't necessarily correlate with the ratings when you are cumulus and clear channel and have an agenda to buy more stations without regulation.

        lose in the short term to become the largest monolpolies in the long run.

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