Here is how Rush Limbaugh is destroying AM radio stations

From Radio Survivor:

Talk radio veteran Darryl Parks is a harsh critic of how the format continues to lose touch with most of the radio audience who aren’t white male baby boomers. In a new post this week he takes aim at Rush Limbaugh, describing the leading conservative talk host’s “fall into oblivion.”

Parks notes that Limbaugh’s program is sinking in the ratings in New York and Los Angeles and has been shuttled off to lower ranked stations. Now it’s rumored– as first reported by Robert Feder–that his Chicago affiliate is preparing to dump ol’ Rushbo, too. A spokeswoman for WLS-AM owner Culumus Media has denied that rumor, though Parks says, “three different Cumulus executives have told me on different occasions they wish they could get rid of Limbaugh’s show and they can’t sell it.”

What’s best about Parks’ tough love missives for talk radio are the behind-the-scenes details he drops about how the business really works. It’s common knowledge that the Limbaugh show is produced by Premiere Networks, which is conveniently owned by iHeartMedia, giving it easy access to hundreds of stations. But Parks fills out the story, revealing that along with requiring stations to carry Rush, “the local stations have to pay a ‘rights fee’ in addition to the barter commercial inventory they broadcast from the network. There was no negotiation whether to broadcast the show or what fee was to be paid.” Barter inventory are the commercials included by in the show that stations air without compensation.

As a result, he says this non-negotiable requirement to carry and pay for the program, “forced local stations to lay-off other talk hosts, producers and gut news departments. Talented people left the radio business and the death spiral for talk radio began. It began years ago.”

Today in wackadoodle: Right winger claims Obama wants Ebola virus as slavery payback

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Yep.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested on Monday that President Barack Obama is refusing to divert flights from Ebola-infected countries and close down America’s borders because he believes that the nation ‘deserves’ to be infected with the virus given its history of perpetuating slavery.

And WMBD 1470 continues to push this drivel on Peoria’s airwaves.

While the right wing sputters indignantly about Ebola, here’s a helpful chart

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Meanwhile:

Right wingers: “OMG! They are letting Ebola patients into the country! We are ALL GOING TO DIE!”

Reality: “No. No we are not.”

Right wingers: “But … but … but OBAMA!”

Really. Rush Limbaugh claimed on his radio show that they let Ebola patients into the country so Obama can look good.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t plan on smearing fresh feces from Ebola patients onto my body. Although, if I had the opportunity, I would gladly smear some on Rush.

Slutty prostitute may run for Congress

From CNN:

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Sandra Fluke, the women’s rights activist who rose to stardom during the debate over Obamacare’s contraception coverage, tells CNN she is “strongly considering” running for Congress now that Rep. Henry Waxman is retiring from his California House seat.

“I’m flattered that I’m being discussed as a potential candidate, especially for Rep. Waxman’s seat, considering his incredible legacy,” Fluke, 32, said in a statement. “A number of folks I respect very deeply have reached out today and encouraged me to run.”

She added, “I am strongly considering running. I’ll be making my decision soon.”