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AC_Mem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:44 PM
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Memphis Talk Radio Cuts Beck, Savage and more!
Oh this is good...posted at http://www.600wrec.com/pages/changes.html

From the AM600 radio website:

What about those programming changes?
All,

I want to clear up some misinformation about the planned programming changes on WREC. First, let me say that Andrew Clarksenior has done a great job with the afternoon show. <snip>
....Unfortunately, that move did not produce the audience growth we all expected.

Here is a rundown of the new schedule:

Mornings
Our audience has indicated that they prefer a morning news format over a talk show in the 8:00 a.m. hour. Starting Monday, Memphis Morning News will continue until 9:00 a.m., preempting Glenn Beck's first hour.

Middays
There are no changes to the Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity broadcasts.

Afternoons
New to the 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. shift is nationally syndicated, conservative talk host, Schnitt. Schnitt is a very bright guy, is well informed and gives a fresh perspective on politics and events of the day. <snip>

Evenings
I'm a big fan of Michael Savage, but his ratings have floundered in recent years. Given that, we will now carry The Wall Street Journal's Daily Wrap from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Daily Wrap is talk radio from one of the most-respected brands in media, The Wall Street Journal. <snip> more than 2,000 reporters and editors from The Wall Street Journal.

None of us like change to our daily routine but I hope you will soon find that you are enjoying the new lineup.

Thanks,

Tim

P.S. - No, the liberals are not taking over!

Tim ___, Operations Manager
*****

This is very interesting in conservative Memphis TN!!!!
Annette
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Jack Sprat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:51 PM
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1. Not so much.
The suburbs of Memphis are truly conservative, but not the inner city itself. The fact that Limbaugh, Hannity and others remain without a progressive counterpunch is not encouraging at all for Memphians that are not conservative. That's why I think equal time should be demanded in a new Fairness Doctrine. But that's just me.
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:35 PM
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2. That is one thing I love about the internet tubes.
I moved to Tucson recently from the S.F. Bay area. Although Tucon has a fairly progressive radio station, I spend most of the day streaming Green 960 out of S.F. or, occasionally KGO also from SF. Gotta say though, Tucson NPR rocks.
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