Those of us who follow those who follow Talk Radio ratings are increasingly seeing variations of this message: Rush Limbaugh is losing his ability to influence the voting electorate. Read why, here.
WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C. is the repeat "top biller" in radio. The station has more money coming in than any other radio station in the nation. Who gets credit for launching WTOP toward its glorious status? According to Dick Rakovan, Senior Vice President of the Radio Advertising Bureau, a significant share of the credit goes to former WTOP Operations Manager Holland Cooke.
Cooke has appeared as a talk radio expert on the Ed Schultz Show and on Young Turks, and has been the go to media consultant on personalities as varied as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Cooke, a frequent featured speaker at radio industry conventions, has also been a consultant to radio stations/networks featuring Rush, and to the competition facing Rush.
We should, then, take note when Cooke issues a very public comment about El Rushbo. In response to a Politico news story about Rush Limbaugh's attack on pollsters he accused of "oversampling" Democrats, Cooke tweeted to Politico,
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