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Limbaugh & Hannity may be headed to WOR as Dr. Joy Browne, Gov. David Paterson, Huckabee get the axe
New York Daily News ^

Posted on 12/22/2012 1:47:56 PM PST by SMGFan

WOR (710 AM) is clearing the decks for a Rush-and-Sean landing. Long-time station mainstay Dr. Joy Browne was dismissed Thursday, along with former Gov. David Paterson and syndicated host Mike Huckabee, as WOR’s new management prepares to roll out a radically different prime-time lineup in 2013. In a move that had been rumored for months but didn’t happen until five days before Christmas, the station also laid off a number of behind-the-scenes workers Thursday. A statement from Buckley Broadcasting, WOR’s outgoing owner, said: “We thank our employees for their service over the years and wish them all the best. We are providing our workers with a generous severance package, and Clear Channel will absorb a number of the station staff." While nothing has been officially announced, the new Clear Channel lineup at some point in 2013 is expected to feature Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, who have dominated city talk radio as the afternoon lineup on rival WABC (770 AM) since Hannity joined the station in 1998. WOR was purchased in August by Clear Channel, the radio giant that also owns Premiere, the company that syndicates both Limbaugh and Hannity. Limbaugh and Hannity are the first- and second-most popular talk show hosts in the country, and it is widely expected Clear Channel will shift them to the company’s own station.

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WOR fired a woman and a blind African America just before Christmas!
1 posted on 12/22/2012 1:48:00 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

That’s one way to look at it.

Another way to look at it was the station gave them both the gift of time.


2 posted on 12/22/2012 1:51:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SMGFan
WOR was purchased in August by Clear Channel,

That would seem to be the explanation for this change. I'd say they were lucky to be kept on as long as they were. Maybe their contracts make it easier to do this at the end of the year.

3 posted on 12/22/2012 1:54:31 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Secret Agent Man
"Another way to look at it was the station gave them both the gift of time."

Now that's funny right there.

4 posted on 12/22/2012 1:55:01 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SMGFan

I thought Gomer Huckleberry was supposed to clean Rush’s clock? [snicker]


5 posted on 12/22/2012 1:57:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Gomer winds up at WABC...Cumulus...if Rush goes to WOR etc


6 posted on 12/22/2012 1:58:26 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: SMGFan
The liberal lie that only rednecks and morons listen to conservative talk radio is belied by the fact that Limbaugh and Hannity get big ratings in the most sophisticated city in America that has a very liberal population. WOR wouldn't be dumping liberals like former Governor Paterson or even the RINO Huckabee to replace with Hannity and Limbaugh if the numbers didn't add up. Radio, just like TV, is first and foremost a business. It exists to sell products and make money. Conservative talk radio gets listeners and that means money for the station's owners. Leftists refuse to understand this simple fact of life. More power to Rush and Sean.
7 posted on 12/22/2012 1:58:48 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: SMGFan

Well, poor old John Gambling’s head is probably on the block. Maybe he can go to Fox and replace crazy Curtis Sliwa in the morning or over to WABC and replace horrible Geraldo.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 1:58:54 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SMGFan

A year or so ago they dumped Steve Malzberg to go more to the middle left with Gov. Patterson. I guess that didn’t work out for them.


9 posted on 12/22/2012 2:00:19 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

huckster managed to foist akin upon the Senate race and cause a forfeit to the psycho rat so it is heartwarming to see him removed.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 2:01:45 PM PST by soycd
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To: SMGFan

My new favorite radio talk show is Red Eye Radio. I like them even better than Rush or Hannity. We need these two taking on the ignorant masses, they would finally understand why socialism doesn’t work.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 2:04:31 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Red Eye Radio

They're available locally...I've had enough of the 'flying saucer' alternative.

Think I'll give them a try.

12 posted on 12/22/2012 2:08:47 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Jim Scott

After Mr. Buckley passed away, his daughter took over and made the station lib, and then it went the way of all lib stations. Steve Malzberg was let go in favor of Gov. Patterson, and now that the station has been sold, I hope Clear Channel hires Steve back.


13 posted on 12/22/2012 2:10:04 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (When Mark Levin rips Boehner a new one, it's a great day!)
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To: Lauren BaRecall
maybe they'll be filing "in" the door;
while the last 2 are filing out...always liked brown
loved the tagline. :-D

14 posted on 12/22/2012 2:23:40 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :-)
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To: SMGFan

Rush has been really funny as of late and has done an excellent job of putting it all in perspective (including Newtown And Boehner’s Plan B). He had Barack-O-Claus LOL Christmas songs on Friday!


15 posted on 12/22/2012 2:24:12 PM PST by sarah palin rocks
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To: miss marmelstein

“Maybe he can go to Fox and replace crazy Curtis Sliwa”

Can’t believe I missed the fact that Curtis was on the air somewhere. I’d thought his brand of Noo Yawk ran out of gas.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 2:25:23 PM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: SMGFan

Maybe interesting fact. Jean Shepherd of “A Christmas Story” was a talk show host on WOR for many years.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 2:26:50 PM PST by Starstruck (Washinton is presently building a diving board on the fiscal cliff)
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To: TalBlack

He’s at 970 AM in NYC - I don’t know the call letters. He’s on from about 5am to 10am. Without a co-host he’s completely out of control.

Did you know he dumped his wife (with whom he has a kid) for another woman who is having his next child???!!!


18 posted on 12/22/2012 2:30:35 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SMGFan

Supertalk Mississippi has replaced the 3-6 slot with Schnitt. After Schnitt’s attack upon the NRA and some of his liberal spoutings, I can see he won’t be long for this market. I thought he sucked big time yesterday and deserved to be shut down here for what he was saying. His libtard rant may fly in the NE but here he is going to make some die hard enemies.


19 posted on 12/22/2012 2:57:47 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: capt. norm

Me, too, I haven’t been back to C 2 C since I found the Red Eye Radio guys. I find my self trying to stay awake so I don’t miss something.


20 posted on 12/22/2012 2:59:09 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: SMGFan

Meh. Don’t care. I don’t listen to s single pundit anymore anyway. Don’t trust a one. To a man/woman they have sold us out.


21 posted on 12/22/2012 3:00:56 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Rush does a great job nad has been doing so. There will be shifting, as things move in different directions. I know Rush will move with it, perhaps even staying afead, but no one, especially him, need feel in any way low due to the election results. THins would have been just about infinitely worse had he not been out there to get and keep us informed.. W

People have to step up.He’s laid a lot of groundwork.

Anyone who reads, as all are well advised to do, the Papal encyclical dated 1968, rejected by many at the time, and still, “Humanae Vitae” (’Of Human Life”) will know how informing the ppublic on common sense and vital matters can be a long, frustrating project.

Let’s remember the most powerful and appeal to Him. Rush knows who that is.


22 posted on 12/22/2012 3:01:44 PM PST by stanne
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To: miss marmelstein

Bring back Steve Malzberg.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 3:04:38 PM PST by surrey
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To: miss marmelstein

I listen to John Gambling & like his variety of guests. Hope he stays on the air...


24 posted on 12/22/2012 3:07:35 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: SMGFan

This might be a bit off topic, but any FReepers who enjoy Fox News Talk on Sirius/XM (Brian Kilmeade, John Gibson, Tom Sullivan, Spencer Hughes) should be aware that Sirius/XM is threatening to drop the station come the first of the year.

If you care, call or email (warning: Sirius/XM has outsourced their “customer care”, likely to India, which will make a telephone call very frustrating).


25 posted on 12/22/2012 3:29:39 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: surrey
As powerful as WABC is, I went to long lengths to get Steve Malzberg from 300 miles away. Steve Malzberg would demolish candidate John F. Kerry every night!
26 posted on 12/22/2012 3:35:11 PM PST by Does so (Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I’ve been listening to them for a long time. They used to be “Midnight Trucking” and recently changed the name. Eric Harley and Gary McNamara are the hosts. Their facebook page is usually updated regularly with the information they put on their show, too. They defend their positions very well. I have never heard them lose an argument with a lib. https://www.facebook.com/redeyeradionetwork


27 posted on 12/22/2012 3:36:40 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Does so; All
good thing there's IHeart stations (& their ilk) out there. :-P

28 posted on 12/22/2012 3:48:36 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :-)
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To: SMGFan
Long-time station mainstay Dr. Joy Browne was dismissed Thursday...

I love it! You don't get more far-left than that woman.

29 posted on 12/22/2012 3:50:30 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: FrdmLvr
Thanks for the link to their FB page. I've gone to their webpage but never to FB. These guys are the best. When listening, one can only hope a lib calls in because that is when they are at their best.

If I were a lib, I would never call them.

30 posted on 12/22/2012 4:01:58 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
My new favorite radio talk show is Red Eye Radio.

Love those guys. I've been listening to them for years.

31 posted on 12/22/2012 4:04:53 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: LostInBayport

I called Sirius to complain about them dropping Fox News Talk. They said the channel is over as of Jan 1. That’s one of the few channels I listen to on Sirius.


32 posted on 12/22/2012 4:07:11 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Windflier
Too bad they're on between 1:00 am and 5:00 am or more people could hear them. If I were not a bit of an insomniac, I wouldn't hear them. They beat the heck out of Coast to Coast. I've had enough of that.

The Red Eye Radio guys are the best on the radio, period!!

33 posted on 12/22/2012 4:14:39 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: SMGFan
Oh WOE is me... why's everybody always pickin on me???

34 posted on 12/22/2012 4:20:29 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I love Red eye radio, it is on in san diego on ifmb from 12 am to 3 am, they are really interesting, and know their stuff


35 posted on 12/22/2012 4:28:29 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: RIghtwardHo
Don’t trust a one. To a man/woman they have sold us out.

You're obviously waiting for the return of Jesus Christ but unfortunately nobody knows when He's coming back.

But if He does, I suspect not even He will live up to your demands and expectations...........

Just imagine someone giving out free fish and bread to the masses, I'm sure in your book that would be the first recorded history of welfare handouts........

36 posted on 12/22/2012 4:32:37 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
That’s one of the few channels I listen to on Sirius.

Same here.

I called but could not understand the person on the other end. So I went online to the customer service chat, and had a similar experience. The rep did type something to the effect that they had heard from a lot of unhappy customers. The price has increased for Sirius, but the content has not.
37 posted on 12/22/2012 4:34:41 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
I haven’t been back to C 2 C since I found the Red Eye Radio guys.

I kinda lost interest in C2C after Art retired for good and Noory took over. He's gotten better, but it's not the same show it once was. KLIF (in the DFW market) even dumped C2C some time back.

No matter. I've been listening to Red Eye Radio for years anyway.

38 posted on 12/22/2012 4:37:53 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Too bad they're on between 1:00 am and 5:00 am or more people could hear them.

Yep. Eric Harley and Gary McNamara are two of the best in the business. I think they'd be a national hit if more people could hear them. They're my kind of 'take no prisoners' conservatives.

39 posted on 12/22/2012 4:54:15 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I hate it when I drift off....and that’s saying a lot because I have a full time day job! (I don’t know how I do it! It’s going to catch up with me some day.)


40 posted on 12/22/2012 5:01:59 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: LostInBayport

I told the woman at Sirius they have a lot of stupid stuff on Sirius & they should take something else off instead of Fox News Talk. I feel like cancelling, but at least they have Fox News Channel.


41 posted on 12/22/2012 5:16:26 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: miss marmelstein

i’ll take either over geraldo...what about Levin in the PM??? here’s hoping WOR does not carry the uber leftist ABC news feed at the top of the hour...


42 posted on 12/22/2012 6:01:30 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
I like ‘em, but Gary needs to take “how to conduct an interview” lessons from Hugh Hewitt. It's a personal pet peeve. His questions for guests are often too long and convoluted to answer with specificity. He will interrupt his own question by offering his own opinion, or relating a personal anecdote, and then add a couple more questions before letting the guest respond. They're sometimes left confused.

I've heard him interview several interesting guests and become a little frustrated by the missed opportunity.

43 posted on 12/22/2012 6:25:37 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Meh. Don’t care. I don’t listen to s single pundit anymore anyway. Don’t trust a one. To a man/woman they have sold us out.


I know that feeling. Most of these pundits are now pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty, Gun Control, and attack Obama Eligibility people. Most of them left conservatism a long time ago

WOR will benefit from adding Limbaugh....but with Hannity now pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty and the GOP “Hispanic Voter Myth” agenda....its like WOR replacing one liberal with another


44 posted on 12/22/2012 6:53:21 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: Jim Scott

It is a business

—In New England there are only 2 libtalk stations, one in
Brattleboro VT and one in Bangor ME owned by a certain well-known horror author..and he just took it off FM (for now it’s
AM only). This does not include NPR though.

—In Boston there was one station that aired libtalk because a guy bought time but money started drying up and the station
changed to sports anyway. Now he does a show where he pays
a Worcester station to run it—for one hour a day.

—In the Seattle area you can find libtalker Thom
Hartmann on KBCS (they displaced folk music for him).
Usually on commercial libtalk stations but they are
drying up; Seattle’s will go all sports after the new
year (CBS Sports; CBS owns the station). Portland’s libtalk
station changed to Fox Sports (KPOJ, owned by Clear
Channel, who syndicates Fox Sports). So a non-commercial
station runs Hartmann now...

NPR stations get taxpayer money...and it’s doubtful you were even hear a conservative view on them at all. When the libs
pushed for a Fairness Doctrine I said “so does that mean
conservatives get 50 per cent of the time on NPR?” (Of
course not...)


45 posted on 12/22/2012 8:04:27 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Does so

Malzberg has been giving the 20/20 updates late at night on WFAN, the sports talk show station. He was on Art Rust’s sports show, probably before WFAN began 25 years ago.


46 posted on 12/22/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by Tymesup
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To: LostInBayport
The price has increased for Sirius

Be persistent. You can get Sirius and XM for about 5 bucks a month, but you must threaten to cancel, and then be prepared to spend up to an hour or more butting heads with them. They will eventually give in. If you reach an impasse, hang up and start all over again with another rep; after several tries, you'll get connected with a real American from the US, with whom you can deal.

47 posted on 12/22/2012 9:11:22 PM PST by Salvey
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To: vetvetdoug
Schnitt was middle to right in South Florida. He used to come on instead of Hannity after Rush on 610 AM. I guess he thought going left would help him somehow - fool!
48 posted on 12/23/2012 4:02:24 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: miss marmelstein

“Did you know he dumped his wife (with whom he has a kid) for another woman who is having his next child???!!!”

So this would be marrige noumber three? His first wife (Lisa who works as a TV reporter) dumped him years ago for lying for publicity early on in his guardian angels gig. He used to play a conservative on radio. Dumping a family for another family seems to be on the rise. I can’t even fathom it.


49 posted on 12/23/2012 6:23:31 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: TalBlack

It’s either wife #3 or #4. I don’t really care about his weird personal life but he’s simply uncontrollable on radio without a co-host. He’s just become bad radio.


50 posted on 12/23/2012 7:46:01 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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