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Ingraham closes in on a return to radio.
Inside Radio ^ | 12/1/12 | Inside Radio

Posted on 12/01/2012 7:43:42 PM PST by raccoonradio

Conservative talk host Laura Ingraham expects to be back on the air “in the next several days.” When she does return, the program may be unfamiliar to some listeners. She’s not offering many specifics, but in an interview with a Houston station, Ingraham hints it will be more of an entertainment-based show than what’s she’s done for the past 11 years.

“It’s time for a new show and it’s time for a new focus that really embraces the culture and expands the conservative reach,” Ingraham told KSEV host Edd Hendee during an appearance yesterday on his morning show. Ingraham thinks conservatives have “left a vacuum” in popular culture that may be turning off some people to the traditional talk radio format. “Crusading on the radio is sometimes not entertaining,” she conceded. That’s a sentiment quietly echoed by some talk radio programmers who worry that while the genre remains stable, the move to FM by many stations hasn’t always been accompanied by changes needed to freshen the format. Arbitron says a majority of news-talk radio’s audience is at least 55 years old, and the format has aged with Baby Boomers. “Everyone wants to be entertained and they want to learn something at the same time,” Ingraham said. “But we all need laughter too and that’s what I will bring to the radio — we’ll have a slightly different focus and I think people are going to like it.”

Ingraham told Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly last night that she informed TRN “a couple of months ago” that she was leaving the network. “I’m close to signing a new deal,” she said. “I’ll be back on the air probably in the next several days.”


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Entertainment-based?

>>“Crusading on the radio is sometimes not entertaining,

1 posted on 12/01/2012 7:43:53 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
"Ingraham thinks conservatives have “left a vacuum” in popular culture that may be turning off some people to the traditional talk radio format. “Crusading on the radio is sometimes not entertaining,” she conceded."

Breitbart would agree...

"Politics is downstream from popular culture" -- Andrew Breitbart

2 posted on 12/01/2012 7:48:54 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: raccoonradio

So Laura may soon be back but maybe more entertainment stuff? Pop culture? Less “political stuff that turns some people off”..? More details as I get them. She is hinting “within days” and already there has been talk she may at least broker time on WTNT in the DC area to keep going in the Capitol region, for now, till she can get a full rollout nationwide.

Is the healthy radio addiction about to change a bit?


3 posted on 12/01/2012 7:49:04 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Entertainment? American Idol is about “entertainment”.Talk radio is about news,discussion,*serious* stuff,stuff that *matters*!
4 posted on 12/01/2012 7:56:33 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: raccoonradio

Mixing pop culture and politics has always been what she has tried to do. Nothing new here, and I used to listen to her all the time when she first started her show. I quit listening because there is too much “soft” material and opinion and not enough facts. Oh, and she’s always pushing us to buy the music she happens to play, etc., through her links.


5 posted on 12/01/2012 7:56:58 PM PST by RickGee
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To: raccoonradio

Laura is smart....and I believe she may really help the conservatives...kind of like Greg Gutfield maybe?


6 posted on 12/01/2012 7:57:15 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: raccoonradio

I wouldn’t listen if she becomes a TMZ on radio or something like that.


7 posted on 12/01/2012 7:57:48 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: raccoonradio

It will be hard for her to regain a audience after a gap in on air time. Medved supposedly does the pop culture thing, etc.


8 posted on 12/01/2012 7:59:15 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: raccoonradio
I'm very careful with my money in these difficult times. But I would instantly send a healthy donation to Fox if they would replace Bill O’Reilly with Laura Ingraham.
9 posted on 12/01/2012 8:02:16 PM PST by Leaning Right
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yes but I think her idea to do a bit more non-political stuff to maybe bring in new listeners and give the political stuff a breather for an hour or so. Similar to what Howie (Carr) has done in the past.

—Worst record ever
—Worst car you ever had
—Current movies or TV shows (paging Max Robins)
—Let’s talk to Mike Love (Beach Boys) or Chip Davis
(Mannheim Steamroller)
—Talking to a mystery author
—What will you and your wife fight about this weekend?
—Who needs to “retire” from the media?


10 posted on 12/01/2012 8:03:41 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
"Fairness Doctrine" radio? I had four decades of it.. no thanks!

But I cannot imagine Ms Ingraham going to that extreme.

11 posted on 12/01/2012 8:10:40 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: RickGee

I always enjoyed her forays into culture and the arts. This has been one of her strongpoints, and when she teams with Raymond Arroyo it really gets lively. That is when her show is the most compelling to me, when the synergy between those two gets going.


12 posted on 12/01/2012 8:20:03 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early church put its hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: goodnesswins

That’s what I’m thinking. When I hear her say “pop” I am sure she’s not going to pander to the liberal hollywood/media crowd. But if we’re planning to win elections again, the conservative message has got to start getting put out other ways that Sean Hannity blabbering “serious” crap in repetitive monotones.

We need the next generation of Rush who aren’t going to turn off the <55 listener who comes across a conservative talk show on the FM radio.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 8:23:12 PM PST by bigbob
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To: raccoonradio
she may at least broker time on WTNT in the DC area to keep going in the Capitol region

I wonder if she'll lead or follow fat ole Mike O'Meara (of Don & Mike fame) who'll have a new show on WTNT in January.
14 posted on 12/01/2012 8:24:21 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: raccoonradio

In our local market Tami Bruce has been on...that woman’s voice makes me crazy...can’t stand her shows...ingraham is not far behind. Also Rose of Quinn and rose makes me crazy too. I turn it off if she is on the show that morning. Must be me...I have political fatigue...and just have to step back and reevaluate American society, but some of our female talk show hosts I just can’t take.


15 posted on 12/01/2012 9:06:12 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: raccoonradio

She is the quickest smartest most talented radio personality out there She recently said “I don’t want to hear that mans name again”, which is exactly what she’d be doing if things stayed the same.

Ever see this lady throw a softball ? Scary good as is everything she does.

No I’m not family nor her agent, just a fan


16 posted on 12/01/2012 9:13:27 PM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: raccoonradio
One should NEVER forgive NOR forget her attitude and stance during the 2012 GOP primaries.

She did EVERYTHING in her show to ridicule, downplay and derail every conservative candidate, try to knock them out one by one, all the while fawning support for her favorite from the beginning, MITT ROMNEY as the most electable.

I remember Laura Ingraham's scurrilous joining libs in leftist journlism like Politico and RINO mainstreamers like Karl Rove in savaging people like Herman Cain when he was down on his luck (he escaped the Democratic/RINO plantation and thereby a threat), casting doubts and aspersions, making fun of him (and others before and afterwards), piling on just like the libs were doing as these in fact were the biggest threats to Obongo in the General. The last straw was her treatment of Rick Santorum, essentially the last man standing against official GOP country club RINOism (which she supports). Occasionally for show and to have a clean slate, she should have an offhand, velvet glove attack on the Mittster, but it would be minor and short lived, one could tell it was just so much fakery to appear to be "fair" to all candidates, but this one was in the RINO bag from the beginning. We should never forget all that from early and mid 2012 about this Laura Ingraham individual. I would prefer she not even return to "conservative" talk radio at all just for that alone, the patent treachery. We gotta weed out the herd here folks, and get behind the true believers and not the trojan horses and fakers.


17 posted on 12/01/2012 10:42:04 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (*Too many* damned conservatives in the GOP primaries split the vote for Romney. We are SO retarded!)
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To: goodnesswins
... I believe she may really help the conservatives
Where was she before? Helping RINO's?
18 posted on 12/01/2012 10:50:47 PM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: lewislynn

I can’t get over the fact that Laura’s voice sounds like a rusty nail on a chalkboard. Ghastly radio voice, way too strident.


19 posted on 12/01/2012 11:05:48 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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That too, in addition to the doctrinaire RINOism coming from Laura's mouth nonstop masquerading as conservatism. Typical "Pseudo conservative." More comfortable with the K street, Dartmouth Alumni Groups and Georgetown Cocktain Party crowds, than Tea Parties or Middle America or Ronald Reagan.

20 posted on 12/01/2012 11:46:51 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (*Too many* damned conservatives in the GOP primaries split the vote for Romney. We are SO retarded!)
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To: raccoonradio

I think I’ll stay with the Mother Ship and listen to Herman Cain when the Talkmaster retires.


21 posted on 12/02/2012 4:14:32 AM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: raccoonradio

I hope she’s not gonna sing.


22 posted on 12/02/2012 5:12:11 AM PST by FES0844
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To: lewislynn; AmericanInTokyo

I never thought of her as helping RINOS...but, if you are a Mitt hater, you might....


23 posted on 12/02/2012 10:02:24 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
One should NEVER forgive NOR forget her attitude and stance during the 2012 GOP primaries.

She did EVERYTHING in her show to ridicule, downplay and derail every conservative candidate, try to knock them out one by one, all the while fawning support for her favorite from the beginning, MITT ROMNEY as the most electable.

When she did that I never listened to her again. And never will.

24 posted on 12/02/2012 8:39:14 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: raccoonradio

RINO File.


25 posted on 12/02/2012 8:53:35 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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No kidding.


26 posted on 12/03/2012 4:12:16 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (*Too many* damned conservatives in the GOP primaries split the vote for Romney. We are SO retarded!)
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To: goodnesswins

Did you see her snicker and sneer at Sarah Palin with Ann Coulter last year?

They’re both East Coast RINO types after acceptance with the cool kids while running with their conservatism schtick as far as they can fake it.


27 posted on 12/03/2012 4:18:50 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

No....I did not see that.


28 posted on 12/03/2012 8:09:14 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: raccoonradio

The female Bill O’Reilly returns to radio. I find her unbearable, unlistenable, and undeserving of a minute of my time in any medium.


29 posted on 12/03/2012 8:21:30 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: raccoonradio

I like listening to Laura because she is conservative, especially on the social issues. She is entertaining, as well as informative. Let’s hope she doesn’t become too silly, as most people like to listen to talk radio to get information.


30 posted on 12/04/2012 7:48:35 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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“December 3, 2012

GOP should call Obama’s bluff
Posted by Laura”

http://www.lauraingraham.com/blog?categoryID=6#a=1&year=2012&month=11&action=blogArchive&destinationpage=%2Fpg%2Fjsp%2Fcommunity%2Fblog%2Fbloginclude.jsp&categoryID=5&categoryID=6&categoryID=9&categoryID=10


31 posted on 12/04/2012 8:12:39 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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