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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 02:20 PM

"Bain Radio's Rush Limbaugh" is how we should refer to him now, IMHO,

since Limbaugh's talk radio employer, Clear Channel Communications is owned by Bain & Co. And I'm going to do the same for the rest of the Bain mouthpieces: Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Andy Dean, George Noory, Michael Savage, and Dave Ramsey.

Anyone with me?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_channel_communications

On July 24, 2008, Clear Channel held a special shareholder meeting, during which the majority of shareholders accepted a revised $36-per-share offer from Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners.
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News talk stations owned by Clear Channel usually have a standard slate of hosts. The morning show is usually local, with other timeslots filled by local and syndicated hosts. Programs that appear on many Clear Channel talk stations include the Glenn Beck Program -- getting his talk show start at Clear Channel owned WFLA (AM) in Tampa, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show, America Now with Andy Dean and Coast to Coast AMwith George Noory, all of which are affiliated with Premiere Radio Networks in some fashion. The Savage Nation (which was until September 2009 flagshipped at Clear Channel's KNEW-910), The Mark Levin Show and The Dave Ramsey Show are non-Premiere shows who air on many (if not most) Clear Channel stations. Limbaugh is almost universally carried on Clear Channel stations in markets where the company has a news talk station (there were some exceptions, although the last was eliminated in late 2011). New Clear Channel talk radio stations have typically been using the branding "Rush Radio," while most older ones use a more generic "News Radio" or "News Talk."
While most of Clear Channel's news/talk stations carry some combination of Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage and Noory (of Coast to Coast AM), this is not always the case. Many stations (particularly in the larger markets) like KFI, KFYI, KOA, WZZR and WLW broadcast a lineup with significant local programming.

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Reply "Bain Radio's Rush Limbaugh" is how we should refer to him now, IMHO, (Original post)
pnwmom Jul 2012 OP
Scuba Jul 2012 #1
pnwmom Jul 2012 #5
valerief Jul 2012 #2
SoutherDem Jul 2012 #3
Frustratedlady Jul 2012 #4
pnwmom Jul 2012 #6
Harley Jacobson Jul 2012 #7

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 02:24 PM

1. Don't forget Bain Radio's Glenn Beck...

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 02:33 PM

5. OMG I thought he'd been put out of business. Instead, Bain Radio gave him a raise.

Thanks for the update!!!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 02:28 PM

2. Excellent idea! nt

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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 02:29 PM

3. In Birmingham Alabama Clear Channel owns 7 stations

including the AM Conservative Talk Radio

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 02:31 PM

4. Follow the money...

Did they buy CC to air the corporate/RW propaganda in preparation for a run for the presidency by Mitt; was it a fluke that although Mitt had been involved with Bain, they just happened to buy CC as an investment; did they buy it with the idea they would strip the assets and leave it flailing in bankruptcy?

I just saw this article yesterday and haven't had time to absorb it, but I say there is a definite connection between the purchase and Mitt running for POTUS. Long-term planning.

If he wins the office, he can push for outsourcing, low/no taxes for corporations, no unions...sounds like corporate heaven to me.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 02:34 PM

6. No fluke. I'm sure this was a part of his campaign strategy and also explains

why tea bagger shills like Limbaugh were so easy on him during the primaries.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:40 AM

7. BAIN CAPITAL IS MITT ROMNEY'S UNDOING: WHAT OBAMA SHOULD TALK ABOUT NEXT!

 

This article about Bain, Clear Channel and conservative talk radio is stunning:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/26/1095014/-Bain-Capital-and-Mitt-Romney-s-Best-Kept-Secret-Clear-Channel-Radio

Pass it around. Clear Channel is Romney's personal propaganda machine.

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