Skip to comments.Conservative Radio Talk Show Hosts Disappear
Posted on 11/20/2013 9:02:47 AM PST by fightin kentuckian
Where are the conservative radio talk show hosts disappearing to?
Whenever conservative talk show hosts go on leave its been for only a week or two at the most. For so many of them to be absent from their own shows for an extended period of time, at the same time, strikes me as highly suspect. This is not a coincidence.
Have any other Freepers noticed other conservative talk show hosts being absent for an unusually long period of time? Do any of you Freepers have any intel as to why or whats going on?
Guess you missed the “lyin’ king” sayin’ we had to stop listening to those talking heads on the radio. Also, you must have missed the part about “if you don’t stop listening, we’ll make sure there’s nobody to listen to”. “I’m really good at killing people.”
Jim Quinn, from the “Quinn & Rose” show syndicated out of Pittsburgh, also left unexpectedly in the last week. My parents still live in the area (and are big fans), and according to them, say that he “couldn’t reach some kind of deal” with the radio station.
Michael Savage fought to leave Talk Radio Network and now is syndicated by Cumulus.
Talk Radio Network is going through problems. Ingraham also fled.
Now TRN Sues Doyle!
>>The meltdown continues. This morning Tom Taylor Now reports that TRN’s Mark Masters is now suing host Jerry Doyle for breach of contract ...Even if TRN manages to survive, who in the world would be so masochistic as to want to work for them?
PD Claims Rusty Humphries hasn’t been live in two weeks, TRN not responding.
Andrea Tarantos Sues TRN
Rick-the-talk-show-host from “Domestic Enemies the Reconquista” for reals? ping.
Talk Radio network may have suspended operations
>>Rumors about the demise of TRN began popping up on Friday following a report at Talkers.com. Mark Masters, CEO of Talk Radio Network, claimed there were many inaccuracies in that report, but that a full statement would not be released until Monday...If you carry any of their programming it might be worth preparing alternate solutions in-case there is nothing produced to air in the coming days.
Phil Hendrie seems to be correct. There has to be a reason why the top talent have been fleeing like rats from a sinking ship.
Clearly the syndication business has changed in the last two years. TRN simply hasn’t adapted.
From PR Newswire:
TRN Refuses to Pay Talent
Talent speaks out!
FROM A MONTH OR SO AGO:
>>Financial turbulence, layoffs rock Talk Radio Networks.
Multiple Talk Radio Network air talent and producers claim they did not receive their paychecks last week while numerous employees in the networks Oregon offices have received termination letters, according to multiple sources who work for the company. In a termination letter sent Friday to employees in the networks Oregon operations centers, CEO Mark Masters said the network is suspending most of our business operations.
- See more at: http://www.insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2697150#.Uozs-MSTiSo
They have pretty much disappeared from Sirius/xm as well.
Rumor is that Clear Channel is self-censoring to avoid the wrath of the FCC.
Do you receive 104.1 the Truth (FM)? A little silliness due to FM format, but very compelling talk and excellent callers as a rule.
I am in Wisconsin, but I listen online (drive time show host James T. Harris is a Wisconsin transplant). The morning guy is very good as well, IMHO.
We still have Laura Ingraham, Rush, of course, Hannity, Mark Levin. I don’t know of the local ones.
Because XM/S has split ways with Clear Channel
>>Now, CC sells its interest in the company for $135.5 million the value of the stock and that means most of the CC-programmed content will disappear from the XM Radio platform. Thatll include some of the companys music FMs such as hip hop WGCI, Chicago; country signal WSIX, Nashville and hot AC WLIT, Chicago. But two of the CC-radio channels are expected to stay on the XM platform WHTZ, New York and KIIS, Los Angeles. It also means the talk radio channel on the XM platform will see talent like Glenn Beck, Bob & Tom, Todd Schnitt as well as Fox Sports Radio programming go away.
Poof! The entire station is off the air, and has been for weeks. The station's website looks the same as it did before. There is no mention of why they're off the air. Very odd.
Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt are still on the air every day.
For example, on big stations at night (when I can get them):
WPHT, Philadelphia -- Rich Zeoli, J.D. Hayworth (J.D. as a fill-in), Hannity.
WJR, Detroit -- Mark Levin
WBZ, Boston -- Dan Ray
WBT, Charlotte -- Andy Dean
WABC, New York -- Savage.
The Obama government is "nudging" talk radio into a self-imposed "fairness doctrine." IMO it is using phony experts to advise talk radio owners that the public is tired of "hyper-partisan" political and national issues talk.
For example Hannity is being replaced by Michael Savage starting in January. Here's why . . . Cumulus will promote personalities like Michael Savage, who . . . has tempered his performance amid concerns over being hyper-partisan to a more populist presentation, using softer subjects and more humor.
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