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  •  Two who might lose their jobs... (4+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, jan4insight, Eric Nelson, sunbro

    ... at some point in the next year... maybe...?  One could hope...?  Well, if they did, at least it might be reasonably "safe" to tune in to some talk radio stations then.  Maybe.  Those chomping at the bit to take over conservative radio aren't any better.  [Oh, heck.  What do I know?  I don't listen to radio as is (I just cannot abide the friggin' ads), so whether they're on or off the radio makes no difference to me, but it might make a difference in noise pollution to the rest of the world.]

    More Than 40 Radio Stations Might Drop Limbaugh and Hannity - Abby Ohlheiser; 28 July 2013
    [More at link.]
    So what's all this have to do with Sandra Fluke, the woman Limbaugh insulted in early 2012 during a heated national debate on access to contraceptives? The company isn't saying directly at this point. But last May, Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey complained publicly about their lost revenue following Limbaugh's remarks, with other reports indicating that both Limbaugh and Hannity are on some sort of advertising blacklist for almost all of the top 50 advertisers. Limbaugh has pushed back hard against those assertions. But in the first quarter of this year, Cumulus lost over $2 million in revenue related to talk radio.

    Cumulus, however, doesn't really look interested in shaking off conservative talk radio anytime soon. The Politico report indicates Mike Huckabee, Mark Levin, and Michael Savage (along with other local and regional hosts on Cumulus stations) are all in the running to take over Limbaugh and Hannity's airtime, should the shakeup pan out. While Cumulus wouldn't comment to Politico about the rumors, Dickey is slated to hold another earnings call this week.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 10:36:31 PM PDT

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