most important talk show hosts

Sean Smyth
Wed Apr 19 00:37:26 EDT 2006

On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 12:10:06 -0400
 "Bill O'Neill" <> wrote:
>Rush's market presence was a planned
>evolutionary process - by starting out as barter on flea and
>rim shot signals, he introduced himself to the market, all
>while a conservative presence was in office. Concurrent with a
>transition to the Clinton administration, local markets lost
>their broadcasts of Rush to major market signals.
>Example is WCAP (980 Lowell) was one of the first Rush
>(barter)  affiliates in 1989 when he was two hours, noon-two.
> Within a couple of years, WHDH stepped up and paid the fees.
>(Would later move to WRKO when WHDH was blown up.) By the time
>the Clinton administration became active, Rush would have
>already positioned himself as contrarian. His "Rush Rooms" and
>"tours" would further solidify his affiliate relations base.

Ah, the days when Rush was merely weekend filler on WHDH. At
that time, they were still live and local 24/7 on weekdays
(Jess Cain, Steve Martarano, Ted O'Brien, Eddie, Larry Glick),
save for Bruce Williams at night.

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