Laura - you guys were right

Keating Willcox
Tue Jun 10 08:34:05 EDT 2008

What’s up with Laura Ingraham?
Affiliates are noticing that she’s been absent 
from the mic for the last week, and that her 
contract with Talk Radio Network is supposedly up 
in July. I hear TRN’s Mark Masters – who happily 
signed Ingraham when she left Westwood and gave 
her a better daypart – has put a new contract in 
her hands. But has she signed it? And if she 
hasn’t, is TRN using a common management tactic 
by keeping her away from the studio until she 
does, as a negotiating ploy? Her unsigned status 
leads to rumors that Ingraham too might be 
thinking about joining a new syndication unit 
that would include Sean Hannity and perhaps 
others. (Don’t count out Fox in all the 
speculation about Hannity, by the way.) Whatever 
the truth – and I think the situation is 
day-to-day fluid – the timing sure is 
interesting. Laura’s website carries this 
statement: “Due to contractual obligations, for 
the present time I am unable to reveal why I am 
not currently hosting The Laura Ingraham Show. 
Rest assured, this absence is not of my choosing, 
nor is it health or family-related. I am ready, 
willing and eager to continue the conversation we 
started seven years ago about politics and the 
culture. Heck, if cancer couldn’t keep me off the 
airwaves for long, nothing will.” She also lists 
the email and direct phone number of TRN’s 
management – doing a little negotiating of her own.

from Taylor on Radio-Info from


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