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  •  The stations depend on the sponsors (24+ / 0-)

    Limbaug's sponsors are leaving in groves, thus stations will buckle, especially if Limbaugh loses his 'welfare subsidies' from the likes of Republican Super-Pac backed, Freedom Works.

    Clear Channel and Cumulus have taken big financial hits, with Cumulus reporting a loss in millions, last summer.
    Cumulous alleged their losses were due to the many Limbaugh petitions, protests and boycotts. I believe they came forward with that information so freely, because they were promoting their new Mike Huckabee Show which they hoped would top Limbaugh's show.

    "When faced with darkness, be the light."

    by Leslie Salzillo on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 09:05:18 PM PST

    •  And Clear Channel now has Bain (39+ / 0-)

      cleaning out their coffers for any cash they can squeeze out of it.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 09:50:54 PM PST

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    •  Even when sponsors yank their ads, some stations (3+ / 0-)

      are dragging their feet processing the paperwork. They want to maintain the illusion that they have sponsors as long as possible.

      I found that out the hard way: we buy advertising in blocks so we don't always know where or when our ads will show up. Late last November we found out our ads were airing on Rush (gag). We immediately contacted our ad agency and told them to pull the ads, which they did-or so we and they thought.

      Today we got an email from someone threatening to boycott our store because of our ads on Rush's show. Since Mr. Marleycat and I can't stand Rush we have never listened to his show and wouldn't know where to find it, but when I went to the StopRush site, there we were, with a report from today. Thankfully, the site lists the radio station so I called them to find out why our ads were still running. The advertising sales guy said something like,"Oh yeah, I put that paperwork in last week." When I expressed my displeasure at how long it had taken since November, he sputtered something like,"Oh, well maybe it was around Christmas that I put the paperwork in." Needlesstosay, I told him to pull the ads immediately or else...

      It's frustrating as a business who wants to do the right thing to find ourselves thwarted by these assholes. I have a feeling there are more businesses out there who are in the same situation we are.

      It also would have been nice to have been contacted first by the person who reported our name to StopRush so we could do something about it before they plastered our name all over the StopRush site.

      A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit. - Greek proverb

      by marleycat on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 02:43:33 PM PST

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      •  for future reference (1+ / 0-)
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        murasaki

        The best way to not run during Rush would be to avoid ordering any rotators...anything 6a-midnight, 5a-8p, etc. might fall into Rush.  you (or your agency, etc.) will have to specifically order dayparts/time periods you want to run in.  This is my advice coming to you as a former radio commercial traffic director.  

      •  Flush Rush (0+ / 0-)

        The old addage...."keep your friends close, and your enemies closer", drives me to occationally listen to Rush while in the car.   The downside is that I get so furious with Rush that I submit my radio to severe verbal abuse.   I recently listened to Rush promote the idea Democrats "hate rich people".   It started small and he built it into a full out rant and by the time he was in full stride, I'm certain that his "faithful" listeners were absolutely convinced that Democrats were out to distroy all the rich people.    He started with a premise that was faulty, and then built it into a "fact".   He carries this technique through in every rant he presents.   I personally find it disturbing that so many people fail to see through his deceptions.  Perhaps it points to a failure in our education system.    I urge everyone to spend a few minutes listening to Rush so that you might understand why so many (common) people "warship at the temple" of Rush Limbaugh.

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