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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:26 PM

Only 4 of 16 NCAA basketball finalists DON'T broadcast on Limbaugh stations.

Last year BYU was the only university in the final 16 of the NCAA basketball tournament not broadcasting on a Limbaugh station. This year 12 of the 16 finalists broadcast on 37 Limbaugh stations.

If you want to cheer on the universities in the tournament that don't broadcast on Limbaugh stations here they are: Marquette, Cincinnati, Ohio, and NC State.

33 of the final 64 broadcast on Limbaugh stations. Many of the rest broadcast on right wing radio stations that don't headline Limbaugh. Michigan State and North Carolina both broadcast on 7 Limbaugh stations. Ohio State is on 6 and Syracuse is on 5.

The list of 76 Universities for Rush Limbaugh (on 170 Limbaugh stations) can now be amended to include 3 more universities ( Duke, Uni of Southern Florida, Montana University) on 5 more Limbaugh stations.

Stations that broadcast Limbaugh are partisan Republican megaphones, coordinated nationally and locally to sell the GOP agenda. For 20 years they've been doing the groundwork repetition for Karl Rove, ALEC, the Koch Brothers, and the right wing think tanks. They will be working overtime this crucial election season, attacking Democratic candidates and obstructing action on climate change, health reform, and any other major reforms progressives want.

On the local and national level their talkers regularly attack teachers, professors, and anything to do with public education. They fight all attempts to increase education funding and can have a big effect in local elections of university regents.

The association of US universities with hundreds of right wing stations has been essential to maintaining the GOP radio monopoly. Broadcasting athletics from a Limbaugh station is an endorsement of Limbaugh and the GOP in the sense that the athletics programming attracts local and national advertisers to those stations. It gives those stations community credibility and prominence and a competitive advantage. The Montana Grizzlies broadcast on KGVO, which calls itself "The voice of the Grizzlies". The University of Colorado Buffaloes broadcast on AM 850 KOA, which announces during games "850 KOA, home of the Buffaloes and Rush Limbaugh".

Those universities need to reread their own mission statements, which in most cases would prohibit the association if taken seriously. Universities are 'requiring' some of their students and faculty and fans to listen to those stations. They need to find alternatives. To argue financial motives for continuing to associate their athletics programs with Limbaugh and partisan political talk radio is as unacceptable as the excuses coming from Limbaugh's national sponsors.

The petition to get the North Carolina Tarheels off of 7 Limbaugh stations has 1126 signatures so far.

Petitions and protests are needed at all universities that continue to support Limbaugh and right wing radio. This isn't a free speech issue. Those universities need to reread their mission statements and dissociate themselves from hateful racist, anti-science right wing radio if they want to honestly continue to call themselves institutions of higher learning.

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Reply Only 4 of 16 NCAA basketball finalists DON'T broadcast on Limbaugh stations. (Original post)
certainot Mar 2012 OP
CatholicEdHead Mar 2012 #1
certainot Mar 2012 #2
certainot Mar 2012 #5
certainot Mar 2012 #6
RZM Mar 2012 #3
Elric Mar 2012 #8
certainot Mar 2012 #9
RZM Mar 2012 #10
RZM Mar 2012 #11
certainot Mar 2012 #12
RZM Mar 2012 #13
certainot Mar 2012 #14
rufus dog Mar 2012 #4
Esse Quam Videri Mar 2012 #7
WilmywoodNCparalegal Mar 2012 #16
mmonk Mar 2012 #18
certainot Mar 2012 #15
mmonk Mar 2012 #17
certainot Mar 2012 #19
certainot Mar 2012 #20

Response to certainot (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:51 PM

1. Marquette actually goes the other way with left wing radio

Here are all their stations:

http://www.gomarquette.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/092409aaa.html
Flagship: ESPN Radio 540 AM (Milwaukee)
ESPN Radio 100.5 FM (Madison, Wis.)
ESPN Radio 1380 (Beloit, Wis.)
WSCO 1570 AM (Appleton, Wis.)
WDUZ 107.5 FM (Green Bay, Wis.)
WOMT 1240 AM (Manitowoc, Wis.)
WXCO 1230 AM (Wausau, Wis.)
WDLB 1450 AM (Marshfield, Wis.)
WFHR 1320 AM (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.)

WXCO from Wausau is the Ed Schultz and Stephanie Miller station. All the others are all sports, the Wisconsin Rapids station has Dennis Miller but that is as bad as it gets.

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Response to CatholicEdHead (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:03 PM

2. i noticed that when i was checking marquette! if they were still in it i would have pointed that out

but it would have opened opportunity for idiotic false equivalencies.

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Response to CatholicEdHead (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:15 PM

5. NO! sorry wrong about marquette. go marquette! i used to know a former marquette player- friend of a

friend.

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Response to CatholicEdHead (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:44 PM

6. and WRPN is a hybrid that puts schultz in with the righties

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Response to certainot (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:07 PM

3. 4 out of the 16 are also from the great state of Ohio

 

WOOT!

OU Bobcats are going to upset North Carolina big time.

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Response to RZM (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:12 PM

8. Maybe they'll give the Heels a game till halftime

 

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Response to Elric (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:24 PM

9. go ohio, the no-limbaugh!

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Response to certainot (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:25 PM

10. Athens is an NPR town

 

Athens county is also the ONLY county in the state to approve gay marriage in 2004.

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Response to Elric (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:29 PM

11. Hell no

 

We're going all the way. Great 8 or bust.

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Response to RZM (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:31 PM

12. what 's their strength?

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Response to certainot (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:39 PM

13. Winning?

 

LOL. I realize it's a long shot. My undergrad made it to the sweet 16 when I was there too. And we lost to Kentucky, who were also number one in their bracket that year. But I had faith. And I have faith now too.

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Response to RZM (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:36 AM

14. winning is a good one

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Response to certainot (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:09 PM

4. I'm good with backing Marquette from this point. nt

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Response to certainot (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:01 PM

7. NC State Alum here

Go Pack!

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Response to Esse Quam Videri (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 08:06 AM

16. NCSU class of 1995 here!

But a major fan of a team that shall remain nameless that lost to Lehigh

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Response to Esse Quam Videri (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 09:31 AM

18. Go Pack.

Are you going to St. Louis?

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Response to certainot (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 08:04 AM

15. Go Ohio! Go NC State! it's up to you now to destroy the limbaugh teams!

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Response to certainot (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 08:08 AM

17. We welcome anyone who wants to cheer for my family's school.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:19 PM

19. ohio out. go NCsState! i saw many kansas teams beat us. now i'm an NCState fan.

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Response to certainot (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 09:46 AM

20. no limbaugh-free universities left

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