1200 stunting as Gaffe 1200

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sat Aug 11 09:08:46 EDT 2012

Are the mis-statements mostly by lefties or righties? Seems like, if most
are by lefties, the new format is likely to be right-wing (basically what
1200 has been doing since axing Katz and Severin). If the mis-statements are
mostly by righties, the new format is likely to be "progressive talk." If
the mis-statements are pretty evenly divided between statements made by
righties and lefties, the new format is likely to feature hosts who offer a
variety of viewpoints.

I haven't listened, but I think there's a good chance of the third option.
If CCU and Dial Global are unable to reach agreement on compensation, I
would expect that Premiere's Randi Rhodes would be the sole "progressive"
voice on what is mostly a right-wing talk station. If CCU and Dial Global
can reach some kind of agreement, I would also expect to also hear Ed
Schultz. If CCU and Dial Global can reach complete or near-complete
agreement, I would expect to also hear Stephanie Miller and possibly even
Thom Hartmann, but I doubt that there is much chance of complete or even
substantial agreement.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Nelson" <raccoonradio@gmail.com>
To: "BostonRadio Mailing List"
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2012 3:14 AM
Subject: 1200 stunting as Gaffe 1200

> WXKS 1200 playing nothing but political mis-statements, as "Gaffe
> 1200". There's a domain name saying the same thing
> plus Comedy1200.com redirects you to the Gaffe 1200 page, I believe.
> Possible all comedy format soon? If so, similar to Funny 850 (WTAR) in
> Norfolk VA, an all comedy station playing stand up
> routines (often by comics SHOUTING with audiences laughing heartily).
> Maybe that until yet another format, who knows
> what, sooner or later? Meanwhile if RKO is to debut Rush and Coast to
> Coast on Aug 21, it looks like they'll be off all week
> if the stunt continues. Their shows can be picked up on CC stations in
> Manchester, Providence, and Worcester, etc.

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