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Old 02-27-2019, 11:49 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I remember listening to Bruce Williams in the evening. Lots of miscellaneous information from him and I don't believe he was political.



Later there were the radio "doctors" Dr. Laura and Dr. Joy _____ (can't remember her last name) who were counselors of some sort and interesting to listen to.



Then there are all the religious ones... Focus on the Family was one I heard a lot...conservative, religious.


Growing up we listened to "Party Line" on KDKA out of Pittsburgh. Sort of a jeopardy-type interesting show. I once won a prize of some sort by calling in an answer to a question.



Talk radio is now more opinionated and it seems angrier. It fits the times we are in.
Talk radio that I listen to is the same as it always was but there isn't much of it. WBZ just has talk shows from 8pm EST to 4am. Used to be different hosts all day long. They would have people calling in and discussing things.

Tonight WBZ had a guest discussing ancient Rome and now the host is discussing how confusing today's politics are. People are calling in expressing opinions. People aren't angry, they are just talking. Some nights everyone's discussing dogs or cats, some nights it's about other subjects. But there isn't much of this talk radio left, even on WBZ. And WBZ was bought by iheart recently--guess that's the only way they could stay in business.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Mostly lighter and more humorous. A lot more positivism/feel good stuff. More entertainment and less angry politics on all sides. There were a lot more non-political/neutral stations then. now they are all on one side or the other and extremely so. Back then even NPR was just a bit left of neutral, not super based, and not much involved in party poilticing.

Nothing to do with Rush, but the popular stations were a lot less raunchy then as well.
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:31 PM
 
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Call in help shows, I would listen to; Clark Howard, Bruce (BTDT) Williams, Phil Hendrie, Kim Komando, WIBW ,
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:34 PM
 
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If there is ever a Gasbag Hall of Fame he will most certainly be a charter member.
Oh, there is a Gasbag Hall of Fame, and Rush is most certainly in it.




https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/...70be7ab1c.html
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:14 AM
 
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Oh, there is a Gasbag Hall of Fame, and Rush is most certainly in it.

Here's the kind of gasbag that people actually like.
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Old Yesterday, 08:04 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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Rush and others are a very vocal mouthpiece for the conservative political point of view.
They state their opinion as fact and have a blindly loyal following.

How that differs greatly from Goebbels and the National Socialists I don't know.
Are you actually comparing “Rush and others” to Goebbels and the Nazi Party? I want to say I didn’t just read that but I did. I’m dumbfounded that any rational human could make such a statement.
Time to ditch C-D for a few months.
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Old Today, 06:18 PM
 
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Are you actually comparing “Rush and others” to Goebbels and the Nazi Party? I want to say I didn’t just read that but I did. I’m dumbfounded that any rational human could make such a statement.
Time to ditch C-D for a few months.
There are some comparisons to be made, and they are very accurate. Granted, they're somewhat limited, but valid nonetheless. To ignore or deny that is to reject the lessons that history can teach us.

I never understood why so many people have this emotional knee-jerk reaction everytime someone mentions similarities between the Nazis and current political regimes. To point out, for example, that modern radio hosts use methods similar to what Goebbels used is not saying that Rush Limbaugh stuffs people into ovens. It shouldn't be that hard to figure out the point of what the poster was saying.
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