Recommended Reading

Dan Strassberg
Sat Mar 19 18:32:43 EST 2005

I knew Salem had bought WIND. Salem has a real affinity for low-on-the-dial
AMs: WMCA, WFIL, 570 in Tampa Bay, WEZE, and I bet I missed some. But
usually Salem puts preaching and teaching on the low-on-the-dial station.
I'm surprised they didn't move that stuff from WYLL to WIND and put the talk
on 1160. Despite 1160 being 50 kW-D (with an app for 50 kW-U), I doubt that
1160 covers any better than 560 does. And with its current 5 kW at night,
1160 can't cover as well at night as 560 does.

Dan Strassberg,
eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: "Garrett Wollman" <>
To: "Daniel Billings" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: Recommended Reading

> <<On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 09:54:58 -0500, "Daniel Billings"
<> said:
> > My point was I am  not aware of talk stations that promote themselves as
> > only have hosts from a right or conservative or Republican point of
> > view.
> I am -- there are lots out there in the rest of the country, where
> they are still making hay with the "liberal media" canard.  Even here,
> Salem's WTTT markets itself as "Pro-Family Talk Radio": "pro-family"
> being a code word for "conservative".  (I note their site also links
> to the right-wing think tank, the Heritage Foundation, as well as
> right-wing conspiracy rag WorldNetDaily, "conservative news and
> information" site, and Drudge in addition to "liberal
> media" outpost
> The very first paragraph on says, "Welcome to Chicago's
> brand new News-Talk 560 WIND where you will always find a consistent
> view on daily events.  You can find us on the left side of your radio
> dial, but right on the issues."
> Salem is probably the largest group to consistently brand itself this
> way (it's part of their "brand image" after all); other major groups
> tend to let their hosts do the politicking for them.  (You see this
> with, for example, a number of California stations promoting a
> nativist rally to be held next month on the Web pages of their local
> personalities.)
> As in the case of Salem, most of the stations I've seen explicitly
> promoting themselves as "conservative talk" have been second and third
> stations in the format in their market; their intent is to imply that
> the big-name hosts on the major stations are insufficiently
> conservative.  The leading talk station generally tends to be a
> heritage station in the market that may well have more diverse
> programming (for the same reason as you rarely see "conservative"
> local TV stations even when the news is slanted that way).
> -GAWollman

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