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Old 09-27-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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It's not just opinion radio pure and simple - it's entertainment provided by shock jocks in a shock jock manner.
It plays to a very ignorant, uninformed base in an irrational manner and perpetuates the dumbing down of America which helps explain its popularity.

 
Old 09-27-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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What a joke. It would really be nice to bring Atlanta into the 21st century and have some thoughtful progressive talk radio around here, like they do in most every other major city. Guess that's too much too ask.

It's very dangerous when you only have one type of talk radio in a major market like this one, with one-sided, extremist, angry, crazy opinions that tend to brainwash and manipulate people into one point of view. And crazy extremists like Limbaugh probably don't even believe half the crap they spew on radio. They're paid to be outrageous and bring in ratings.

That being said, it's awfully dangerous for conservative companies like Clear Channel and Cox to basically create a monopoly of conservative talk radio stations all over the South and much of the country in general. When you have only one point of view coming from the airwaves, then I think we've lost our democracy. What makes it even worse is that we can't even get any LOCAL talk radio to talk about LOCAL issues, if there are any left to talk about. These are nationally syndicated extremists that are given a set of talking points by the Republican party to try and brainwash people with.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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I believe it was 680 The Fan who had this ad on a bus: "More SPorts, Less Boortz". That's really why I go to AM Radio - Goofy, but likeable Sports-talk.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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You sound overly defensive.
Read the thread. Conservatives take enough guano in this forum to be more than defensive.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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FYI, liberals DO have a radio voice all their own -- it's called NPR. There's a reason why it has to be subsidized by the federal government.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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What a joke. It would really be nice to bring Atlanta into the 21st century and have some thoughtful progressive talk radio around here, like they do in most every other major city. Guess that's too much too ask.

It's very dangerous when you only have one type of talk radio in a major market like this one, with one-sided, extremist, angry, crazy opinions that tend to brainwash and manipulate people into one point of view. And crazy extremists like Limbaugh probably don't even believe half the crap they spew on radio. They're paid to be outrageous and bring in ratings.

That being said, it's awfully dangerous for conservative companies like Clear Channel and Cox to basically create a monopoly of conservative talk radio stations all over the South and much of the country in general. When you have only one point of view coming from the airwaves, then I think we've lost our democracy. What makes it even worse is that we can't even get any LOCAL talk radio to talk about LOCAL issues, if there are any left to talk about. These are nationally syndicated extremists that are given a set of talking points by the Republican party to try and brainwash people with.
Thankfully, this just started not too long ago, but, is probably only avail inside the perimeter, especially at night....

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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FYI, liberals DO have a radio voice all their own -- it's called NPR. There's a reason why it has to be subsidized by the federal government.
Yes, and unlike conservative talk radio, its financed by the taxpayers. Think about it.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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This town needs another conservative voice to balance out all the wild-eyed liberals around here.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 10:24 PM
 
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You do realize there are plenty of Republicans living in the city limits(Atlanta) who are educated and successful? Not all of us live in the sticks, and we are all not just white.
Oh, never mind. It's not worth the time or effort to discuss anything with people who subscribe to the Limbaugh, Hannity, Cain school of thought.

Anyway, my comment was directed more toward WSB and not you. I blame them not you. You can't help it if that is all you hear all the time.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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Just read on Creative Loafing that the reason for the change is that WGST may be flipping formats so all their shows are up for grabs.

Rush was already in the Atlanta market, this just consolidates the conservative talk shows on one station WSB.

So whether you like the shows or not, radio is a business and WSB can't ignore the strong ratings that the show still brings in.
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