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Jul 29th 2013 new
--- Breaking News from NationalMemo.com --- Report: Second-Largest Radio Broadcaster To Drop Limbaugh, Hannity Is this the beginning of the end for right-wing radio? Cumulus Media the second-largest owner and operator of AM and FM radio stations in America reportedly does not plan to renew its contracts with either Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. In practice, the decision will drop the two highly rated hosts from more than 40 Cumulus channels in major media markets. Cumulus' decision is apparently tied to the exodus of advertisers from Limbaugh's show in the wake of his offensive attack against women's health activist Sandra Fluke. Find out what's next for Limbaugh and Hannity.Is this the beginning of the end for right-wing radio? According to a Politico report, Cumulus Media the second-largest owner and operator of AM and FM radio stations in America does not plan to renew its contracts with either Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. In practice, the decision will drop the two highly rated hosts from more than 40 Cumulus channels in major media markets. According to Politico, the decision to drop Limbaugh and Hannity is financial. Cumulus and Premiere Networks, which distributes the two shows, have been unable to reach an agreement on the cost of distribution rights. Cumulus disagreement with Limbaugh and Hannity on the question of their value is almost certainly tied to their trouble finding advertisers who are comfortable running alongside the right-wing hosts often offensive and controversial content. ThinkProgress reports that 142 advertisers dropped Limbaughs show after he launched a series of sexist attacks against womens health activist Sandra Fluke in 2012, and Cumulus CEO Jack Dickey has publicly suggested that the exodus cost his company millions of dollars. Similarly, ThinkProgress has reported that nearly 100 advertisers dropped Hannitys show, and his reputation as a ratings giant has been damaged in the wake of his disastrously inaccurate 2012 election coverage. Even if Cumulus does drop Limbaugh and Hannity, they will not simply disappear from the airwaves indeed, they are reportedly already set to sign with rival syndicate WOR. But there are still major questions about the broader future of right-wing radio, as the majority of its listeners tend to be older, whiter, and consequently winding a slow path towards demographic irrelevance. As radio executive Randall Bloomquist told The Daily Beasts John Avlon back in 2011: There are a lot of program directors whose radio spider-sense is tinglingTheyre thinking this conservative thing is kind of running its course. Were saying the same things from morning til night and yes, weve got a very loyal core audience, he added, but if we ever want to grow, if we want to expand, weve got to be doing more than 18 hours a day of Obama is a socialist. UPDATE: Limbaugh responded to the report on his show Monday. You are gonna be able to get this radio program on as many, if not more, radio stations down the road than its on now, and what youre being treated to is just a public business negotiation, he said, according to Politico. Negotiations have been taken public by one side of this. I thought it was done. I thought it was over with. And folks, I would love I mean, I love inside baseball stuff, and I would love to pass this on, but I must use proper business restraint here. He added, But I just want to assure you, everythings cool, and as always, whats on the table for this program is growth.
Jul 29th 2013 new
I totally believe in freedom of speech may it come from the Left or Right . So far its been the far left with a 275 to 1( the 1% had something in there name as liberty to get the denial) with the IRS denial of income tax statues . Mostly to pro right groups . plus all the other Bias . Looks like 1984 is becoming 2013 .
Jul 30th 2013 new
(quote) Michael-556947 said: I totally believe in freedom of speech may it come from the Left or Right . So far its been the far left with a 275 to 1( the 1% had something in there name as liberty to get the denial) with the IRS denial of income tax statues . Mostly to pro right groups . plus all the other Bias . Looks like 1984 is becoming 2013 .
This is not about speech--this is about a radio network looking at its bottom line.


Aug 1st 2013 new
I did not hear that both of those shows were being dropped.
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