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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:40 PM

Dial Global: Rush Limbaugh's Sandra Fluke Rants Hurt Our Radio Business

Another radio company has said that Rush Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke wound up hurting its bottom line.

Dial Global, a radio programming company, said on Thursday that it will remove itself from the NASDAQ stock exchange a sure sign of financial trouble. In addition, it had multimillion dollar losses in its latest quarter.

Dial listed a whole host of factors for its financial straits. But one of them was "advertisers' response to controversial statements by a certain nationally syndicated talk radio personality in March 2012."

That personality was, of course, Limbaugh, who called Fluke a "slut" for her birth control advocacy, prompting an advertiser exodus.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/dial-global-rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke_n_2146265.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

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Reply Dial Global: Rush Limbaugh's Sandra Fluke Rants Hurt Our Radio Business (Original post)
cal04 Nov 2012 OP
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #1
Pab Sungenis Nov 2012 #2
Owl Nov 2012 #3
Shankapotomus Nov 2012 #5
frylock Nov 2012 #4
LTR Nov 2012 #6

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:51 PM

1. Hitting those subhuman scumfucks in the wallet is the only way to get their attention.

Glad to see they've taken notice...

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:53 PM

2. Good riddance.

 

I would love to see almost all nationally syndicated radio -- not just right wing talk but syndicated music programming as well -- gone from the air.

When people ask me why I hate Howard Stern, for example, I tell them it has nothing to do with content. It has to do with the fact that he showed that a nationally syndicated radio show could succeed in major markets. Since his "success" almost all independent voices have disappeared from the air. It has really annihilated the on-air job market and the talent pool.

The sooner stations have to actually program themselves again, the better chance we have of saving the medium.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:07 PM

3. Who still advertises on the Rush Limbaugh show?

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Response to Owl (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:26 PM

5. I saw an ad on his site

for Tax Resolution Services Inc. I sometimes go to his site and hit refresh to see who is advertising there. There are not many, I don't think.

http://www.taxresolution.com/

I think Life Lock also advertises on his site.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:15 PM

4. sucks to be you..

better luck tomorrow.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:12 PM

6. Dial Global syndicates a lot of progressive talk

Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz and Thom Hartmann, and I'm probably missing a few.

And I'm sure Limbaugh is killing political talk radio as a whole. Broadcasters are trying to get away from confrontational, polarizing radio. That's why they all seem to be flipping to sports. And it's not just liberal talk stations. Clear Channel recently nuked their Limbaugh affiliates in Boston and Atlanta. That's a big deal!

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