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Ingraham to Cumulus and WMAL?
DC Radio & TV ^ | 12/12/12 | Dave Hughes

Posted on 12/12/2012 12:30:26 PM PST by raccoonradio

Tom Taylor via his new radio biz newsletter tells us that DC-based righty political gabber Laura Ingraham should announce her new syndication deal today. Will it be with Cumulus? That was the hallway talk at last week's Arbitron Client Conference in Annapolis. Ingraham is the second high-profile talk personality to split from Talk Radio Network. The first one was Michael Savage, and he landed at Cumulus.

Ingraham joined TRN from Westwood in 2003 and was rewarded with a daytime slot instead of her previous nighttime gig. That helped free her up for other work, such as appearances on Fox News. When she left TRN, she said it was time to "expand and re-tool my radio program" - perhaps broadening it past politics to more topics around popular culture. DCRTV wonders: Cumulus owns WMAL. Might the DC talker put Ingraham in the late morning slot, replacing Chris Plante? Stay tuned.....


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chrisplante; cumulus; lauraingraham; talkradio; wmal
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1 posted on 12/12/2012 12:30:40 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Better not. Chris Plante is a great local voice.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 12:36:10 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: HokieMom; SilvieWaldorfMD; carriage_hill; SvenMagnussen; Doctor 2Brains; Clint N. Suhks; nutmeg; ...

ping


3 posted on 12/12/2012 12:38:39 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Chris and Laura together? That could work....


4 posted on 12/12/2012 12:40:16 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: raccoonradio

I am NOT comfortable. Where could they put her except in the morning position? We love our Chris Plante! They made a mistake getting rid of him before, let’s not go there again.

Other alternative: sticking her in the time slot now occupied by Michael Savage. I can do without him completely. I was so disappointed when they cut John Batchelor to two hours, 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. and stuck Savage in that 9 - 1 slot.

WMAL management seems to have a real gift for making stupid decisions.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 12:40:29 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: raccoonradio

I hate not having my morning Laura here in the mitten.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 12:46:43 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: raccoonradio

I hate not having my morning Laura here in the mitten.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 12:46:58 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: HokieMom
Chris and Laura together? That could work....

I'd like that, especially if it gives Chris a foothold onto national coverage!

8 posted on 12/12/2012 12:48:13 PM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Waiting to hear the official word.

Cumulus just re-upped with Imus. They also syndicate
Geraldo, Mike Huckabee, Mark Levin, and Michael Savage.


9 posted on 12/12/2012 12:56:09 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Perdogg

Thanks for ping.

WMAL would make an enormous mistake to replace Chris Plante with Ingraham.

Plante is in a league of his own. He could easily replace Rush...and WMAL considers replacing Plante with second-rate Ingraham???

What a dreadful idea. Say it isn’t so!


10 posted on 12/12/2012 12:56:10 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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Is this the same Laura Ingraham who dissed the Tea Party after Obama’s election, and basically told us to sit down, shut-up, and accept the Boehner compromise to the first debt/spending deal with Obama?

Sorry, but Laura is nothing but an inside-the-beltway, establishment type. I also get tired of her snarky attitude. I don't miss listening to her one bit!

11 posted on 12/12/2012 12:57:49 PM PST by Artcore
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To: thouworm

Plante is in a league of his own. He could easily replace Rush
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I would say replace Hannity.

Then again, he is the closest thing they have to a non Conservative and they (mgmt) probably think he is the ‘lib’ in the mix.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 1:07:40 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: raccoonradio

Chris Plante is - and I’m making quotation marks with my fingers - annoying and repetitive.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 1:11:23 PM PST by gscc
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To: raccoonradio

Laura’s part of the problem these days. No thanks.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 1:12:53 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: thouworm

I wonder if this is why he was mysteriously absent without reason?


15 posted on 12/12/2012 1:31:49 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: xrmusn
I would say replace Hannity.
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Even better.

I wasn't suggesting Plante should replace Rush---only that Plante is that unique. Very different but just as unique and brilliant.

However, Rush isn't ready to retire.

In the meantime, there is a thread for Hannity's radio show posted on FR every day. It rarely ever even has ONE post.

What does that tell us?

Hannity has good "gets," but he is a terrible interviewer. I don't know what Hannity's ratings are for his radio show, but I wouldn't miss Hannity if Ingraham filled his slot.

I rarely listen to either of them.

16 posted on 12/12/2012 1:36:18 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Perdogg

First I’ve heard about any of this. Lots to speculate on, here... Googling for any info.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 1:39:04 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

It crossed my mind more than once or twice. The timing (coupled with the Thanksgiving experience I mentioned). Double whammy for Plante.

Why I think this may be more than a rumor is that Ingraham wants to be in Washington. Her ratings are probably stronger than Plante’s...and she would add diversity-— a FEMALE.

Yuk! I can’t bear to think of it.

As someone up-thread said:

“WMAL management seems to have a real gift for making stupid decisions.”


18 posted on 12/12/2012 1:44:20 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: kburi; sofaman; BufordP; SE Mom; armymarinemom; HokieMom; MarineMom613; Tennessee Nana; ...

WMAL/Chris Plante Ping!

(Sorry for the repeat pings...)


19 posted on 12/12/2012 1:57:04 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Clint N. Suhks; thouworm; Perdogg

Laura has more pull than Plante nationwide and with Cumulus bigwigs — so I wouldn’t doubt if she replaces Chris on that time slot (9am - Noon).

Chris go do 5am - 9am — and that way we can get rid of Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor, who talk over each other all the time! So annoying!


20 posted on 12/12/2012 2:00:12 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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