doings at 680, 1510?

A Joseph Ross
Wed Aug 8 01:10:12 EDT 2012

On 8/7/2012 1:56 AM, Donna Halper wrote:

> Just what the world needs-- the same conservative talkers, over and 
> over, on station after station.  No offense to my conservative friends 
> (and yes I do have some), but what would the harm be to let a couple 
> of high-profile leftie talkers be heard?  I know Clear Channel's 
> ownership is extremely (severely?) conservative, and the Mays family 
> was well-known for its support of the Bush administration, but 
> seriously, it's good radio to have some different points of view, and 
> the myth that nobody listens to leftie talkers has been disproven in a 
> number of markets.  Ed Schultz is on  the air at several otherwise 
> all-conservative stations, and somehow the republic hasn't fallen. 
> Hannity (to cite one example) does great on his TV show, but his radio 
> show has gotten very poor numbers in numerous markets;  and yet, he 
> keeps getting added to new markets.  I just don't get it.

I wonder whether some of it is just the ideology of station owners, 
willing to have low-rated programs to make a point.  Not all that 
different from Jeff Santos's now-dormant operation at WNNZ.  Or maybe 
conservative sponsors willing to pay the stations to air the programs, 
so the stations make money even with low ratings.

A. Joseph Ross, J.D.|92 State Street|Suite 700|Boston, MA 02109-2004

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