HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Clear Channel Reduced to ...

Fri May 31, 2013, 10:07 AM

Clear Channel Reduced to Apologizing for Ads on Rush Limbaugh

The world's largest radio company is now apologizing to companies whose ads are airing on the world's biggest radio star's program.

This week multiple Flush Rush Facebook volunteers received the following letter, forwarded by a casino whose ads were airing on the Rush Limbaugh Show in Sacramento against its will:



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/31/1212736/-Clear-Channel-Reduced-to-Apologizing-for-Ads-on-Rush-Limbaugh

21 replies, 6692 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 21 replies Author Time Post
Reply Clear Channel Reduced to Apologizing for Ads on Rush Limbaugh (Original post)
kpete May 2013 OP
Cirque du So-What May 2013 #1
Brother Buzz May 2013 #2
calimary May 2013 #10
Brother Buzz May 2013 #12
NMDemDist2 May 2013 #14
L0oniX May 2013 #3
otohara May 2013 #4
Spitfire of ATJ May 2013 #5
NBachers May 2013 #16
Nanjing to Seoul Jun 2013 #18
itsrobert May 2013 #6
grahamhgreen May 2013 #7
agent46 May 2013 #8
11 Bravo May 2013 #11
calimary May 2013 #9
freshwest May 2013 #15
defacto7 Jun 2013 #17
UTUSN May 2013 #13
Gravitycollapse Jun 2013 #19
Squinch Jun 2013 #20
stillwaiting Jun 2013 #21

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 10:14 AM

1. 'Entry error,' my eye!

It's my guess that the sleazy sales manager of this station decided to try slipping these ads into online programming without the casino's knowledge - then billing the casino for advertising without mentioning that it accompanied that bilious gasbag's waste stream. It's also my opinion that one doesn't rise to prominence within the CC organization without possessing a smarmy skill set.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 10:28 AM

2. This radio station (KFBK) is Rush's ground zero - he launched his national career from it.....

another indication how far he has fallen

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #2)

Fri May 31, 2013, 01:13 PM

10. Oooh, that's correct! You just reminded me, Brother Buzz!

That WAS where this shmuck launched his hate radio shtick.

Ouch! And yeah, it sounds like lawyer talk in case anyone at the Casino wants to sue.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to calimary (Reply #10)

Fri May 31, 2013, 03:20 PM

12. I have the distinction of despising Rush long before most of the nation even heard his claptrap

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #2)

Fri May 31, 2013, 06:10 PM

14. i bartended at the 'Roast' they held for Rush when he went nationwide from his local Sacramento gig

he was an ass and a lousy tipper even then...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 11:18 AM

3. ...

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 11:19 AM

4. Meh - Traffic Dept.

 

The worst job at a station(s) is the traffic director - who has sales reps constantly hanging around - do this, do that. As a former media buyer who then worked in radio - these kinds of mistakes happen. You can't bill a client for ads they specifically requested not to be in a show. The client could a) not pay for those ads, or b) get a bunch of make up ads to make up for the mistake.

It's been a while, but I would think ads that run on the internet(s) streams are either bonus or minimal in price due to the small audience.

No conspiracy here.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to otohara (Reply #4)

Fri May 31, 2013, 12:10 PM

5. True, but if this keeps up the Limbaugh Show will be broadcasting in short wave.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #5)

Fri May 31, 2013, 11:40 PM

16. Followed by Morse Code

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NBachers (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 02:20 AM

18. Followed by smoke signals

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to otohara (Reply #4)

Fri May 31, 2013, 12:11 PM

6. Seeing that companies are subject to boycotts

and tarnish to their image/brand, a company who has expressly stated they do not want their ads airing during Rush's shows has a good case for a lawsuit. A bunch of makeup ads may not always be adequate compensation for the PR nightmare the company may face. The company has to explain to their customers that the advertising appeared in error. That may satisfy one set of customers, but might ignite protest from customers that enjoy Rush's crappy show.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 12:28 PM

7. Looks like they are trying to cover their ass against possible lawsuits. If a company

 

does sue CC for running ads on RL, it will damage the show even further.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 12:29 PM

8. Rush is circling the drain of history

...but unfortunately all the damage is done.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to agent46 (Reply #8)

Fri May 31, 2013, 01:35 PM

11. Yup, and we're not talking bathtub or sink. Pigboy is headed straight down the shitter.

How very fitting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 01:10 PM

9. Not good enough, ClearChannel.

Not NEARLY good enough.

You don't just take the commercials off the air. You take THAT ASSHOLE off the air.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Fri May 31, 2013, 11:13 PM

15. +1,000. And AFN, too!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:10 AM

17. Hear, Hear!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 03:48 PM

13. If LIMBOsevic had any integrity... NeverMIND, what a start to a sentence!1 n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 02:29 AM

19. It's "than" not "that" you fucking morons.

Jesus fucking Christ. The goddamn director of sales can't proof read his own apology letters.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 06:50 AM

20. So why aren't they taking him off the air? What are they waiting for?

They're going to keep him on for the duration of his contract?

This all seems like we're missing something. All this backlash against him, and he is still bloviating every day. I don't get it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Squinch (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 08:05 AM

21. He is the BEST at getting the masses to believe right wing propaganda.

He is probably the best at dividing the nation successfully with bitterness and hatred.

He is the best tool of the plutocratic regime. As such, he will be subsidized by fascist interests to keep on doing what he has
successfully been doing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread