No More Rush Limbaugh on WRKO

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  • Participant
    #136695

    @ Autodyne — A coupe of for-what-they’re-worth’s:

    I’m a quite infrequent participant as far as enjoying talk radio goes. Yawn. To each his own. But one afternoon, sunset, while trying to ID an English-speaking station that was nibbling away at WOR 710, I had to enroll for three AQHs of the louder signal of the Savage Nation.

    What I enjoyed most-most about his show was that he sounded exactly like my Dad, accent and politics and all.

    Next time I tune him in, those quirks are what I’ll be enjoying.

    (CJRN Niagara Falls was the station with WOR, btw)


    Keymaster
    #136696

    If you heard CJRN, you must have a good time machine! It’s been gone for several years now. (Though the towers were still standing when I drove by last weekend.)


    Participant
    #136698

    That CJRN reception, Scott — and darn, I don’t have tape — had to’ve been from when some news story made the rounds about a newsman being bigoted.

    It was the day when the NYC newsguy with the Spanish name (Sanchez, maybe?) ran adrift of the studio zeitgeist for some reason.

    Savage, on WOR, when I was listening, referred to him. I don’t know if I’m allowed to use such words here, but on the actual air at WOR that day, Savage brusquely dismissed the fellow as a ‘schumck’, a ‘schmendrik’ and a ‘putz’. IIrc, it was all in one sentence, too.
    (I’m sure I correctly spelled all those terms of endearment) – :

    * * * * * * *

    (Back in the JFK Airport DXing days, we’d gotten CJRN on 1600 from time to time, when ‘RL was off. NEAT jingle package!)


    Keymaster
    #136701

    Ah. Thought you were referring to a current reception. Got it.


    Participant
    #136706

    I’m not going to be fussing with an involved streaming interface while I’m busy keeping an eye out for the texting imbeciles on the road (low-intellect drivers).

    Assuming one lives in a populous corridor, thereby having access to mobile streaming, one of the ways to handle the eventual streaming traffic jam could be through audiocast subscriptions where content is pushed out in a file as it becomes available. It’s not realtime, but it can be close enough (like listening to a one or three hour old talk show or a news summary for the day). People can access their cloud content that way too – load sharing. At least until the satellite-enabled 10 terabyte watch and petabyte-implanted underwear technology is perfected.

    People who’d rather listen to non-news based talk like sports, aren’t going to be more attracted to issues programming even if Sean Hannity markets his show as “solutions for America” instead of “shaming the political numbskulls.” Low Info Voters aren’t young or old. But they did elect and endorse the government we have now despite ample and adequate warnings.

    “I’m not going to be fussing with an involved streaming interface while I’m busy keeping an eye out for the texting imbeciles on the road (low-intellect drivers).”

    I don’t know what you are talking about. To receive streams on an internet connected dashboard requires no more or no less “fussing” then tuning a radio or pressing a radio preset.
    Even bluetoothing my smartphone is no fuss. I select a station from “favorites” (just like a radio preset) and go.

    “Low Info Voters aren’t young or old. But they did elect and endorse the government we have now despite ample and adequate warnings”.

    I do believe that happened in 2004 as well.


    Participant
    #136709

    >>SHOULD have provided a bump for conservatalkers

    The “all left” or “all right”-leaning talk has been the conventional wisdom for years, but both are taking their lumps. For those in the “mushy middle”, moderates, many listeners say “uh, boring” (Huckabee, Dennis Miller–conservative in some ways, liberal in others). WWWT 1500 in Wash DC
    tried “Left, Right, and Whatever We Want”; it didn’t work. (The same city had, if I remember right,
    “Obama 1260″ and “McCain 570″–the all left or all right model)

    It helps when talkers go to subjects other than politics. You know the host I still enjoy (he’s 63, I’m 53, and I still enjoy him)–Howie Carr–can talk TV, pop culture (including nostalgia–interviews with the likes of Lily Tomlin, Mike Love), pets, “dumbing down of America”, gangsters, some sports etc.
    Politics, politics, politics…people need a bit of variety. (His local focus means he probably wouldn’t be a hit nationally but he does OK in New England. Unless he did a show with a couple hours for a national audience, then 1 or 2 for the regional folks…”So the governor said”–What governor? Tom Wolf? Jerry Brown? Andrew Cuomo? Oh, Charlie Baker…’cause he’s Boston-based…)

    “For those in the ‘mushy middle’, moderates, many listeners say ‘uh, boring’”.

    Yes. Kind of like a union negotiation where both sides are hammering out an agreement in a measured and constructive way. Much more “entertaining” if one side walks out, or tips over a desk or goes on strike with fights on the picket line.

    Yes, the mass audience wants “entertainment” in these talk shows. But, as we have seen over the years, “entertainment” and actual, constructive political dialog are a difficult blend to pull off.


    Participant
    #138256

    WCCM 1110 Salem NH added Rush

    http://www.eagleradio1110.com/default.asp?pid=9353
    Daytime only, mostly for southern NH
    http://radio-locator.com/pats/WCCM_AM_LD.gif


    Participant
    #138292

    Used to be you could do that with talk. One problem is so much of the “general interest” pop culture talk is now on FM music station morning shows.

    quote=136663]>>SHOULD have provided a bump for conservatalkers

    The “all left” or “all right”-leaning talk has been the conventional wisdom for years, but both are taking their lumps. For those in the “mushy middle”, moderates, many listeners say “uh, boring” (Huckabee, Dennis Miller–conservative in some ways, liberal in others). WWWT 1500 in Wash DC
    tried “Left, Right, and Whatever We Want”; it didn’t work. (The same city had, if I remember right,
    “Obama 1260″ and “McCain 570″–the all left or all right model)

    It helps when talkers go to subjects other than politics. You know the host I still enjoy (he’s 63, I’m 53, and I still enjoy him)–Howie Carr–can talk TV, pop culture (including nostalgia–interviews with the likes of Lily Tomlin, Mike Love), pets, “dumbing down of America”, gangsters, some sports etc.
    Politics, politics, politics…people need a bit of variety. (His local focus means he probably wouldn’t be a hit nationally but he does OK in New England. Unless he did a show with a couple hours for a national audience, then 1 or 2 for the regional folks…”So the governor said”–What governor? Tom Wolf? Jerry Brown? Andrew Cuomo? Oh, Charlie Baker…’cause he’s Boston-based…)

    [/quote]

    680 feels almost like The View in AM drive right now.

    Maybe that’s why Cooksie is moving on to a new job after today.


    Participant
    #138296

    WCCM 1110 Salem NH added Rush

    To fill in a pair of coverage holes between Boston and New Hampshire. AM 610 in Manchester aims its signal away from Massachusetts. 96.7 is licensed to Rochester and rimshots the Seacoast.

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