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Old 10-12-2011, 02:03 AM
 
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last time i heard that radio station, they were ignorant and saying a lot of racist things especially that guy tommy g that was on during the late night. that station was a gathering for the tea party before the tea party even started.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:04 AM
 
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That station is still on, and I listen to it regularly. I'm not a Republican, and while the old daytime hosts at least had a republican bent, I never heard anything extreme, tea partyish or racist on it. It's not really what I would consider to be a primarily political station. I never listen late at night, though.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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I have to admit that I have not listened to that station for quite some time, due to the overwhelming political nature of much of their commentary. They were sort of a Fox Faux News outlet before the advent of Fox Faux News.

If you go back quite a few years, the on-air personalities of that station were a major force in getting Christine Todd Whitman elected to office as governor. We may never recover fully from the incredible damage that Whitman did to our state's finances, and I place much of the blame for that terrible era in state politics on the station and its policies.

Then, after they had helped to elect Ms. Whitman to office, I remember hearing a telephone conversation on one of their daytime call-in programs. I believe that the on-air personality was named Jim Gearhart, but I could be mistaken about the name.

Anyway, the caller was clearly someone who originated on the Indian subcontinent, and who had a legitimate question/comment. The broadcaster was both dismissive and disrepectful to the caller and after the caller ended his call, the on-air personality actually made a comment that was racist in nature. At that point, I erased the station from my car radio's memory, as I have no desire to listen to a station that so negatively impacted our state's long-term finances and that apparently tolerated racist on-air comments on the part of their employees.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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Yeah it's still on. It's basically a republican, hate union people station. If u object to any of their views they simply cut u off or are rude to u.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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I listen to them occasionally, they recently shuffled up their evening commute lineup. Sometimes I agree with what they say, sometimes I don't. I've called in before, but like Jersey Man said, if you are disagreeing with them and making sense, they cut you off and then mock you, lol. I don't think they are as political as some are painting them, I think they go for whatever will get the biggest rise out of people. Their new evening guys are much more banal than the other guys were and most topics they discuss now are things like, "if you were laid off, how did it impact your life?"
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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Yeah it's still on. It's basically a republican, hate union people station. If u object to any of their views they simply cut u off or are rude to u.
They're not a hate union people station, but more of a hate union station.

In their opinions the union officials aren't living reality.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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I have to admit that I have not listened to that station for quite some time, due to the overwhelming political nature of much of their commentary. They were sort of a Fox Faux News outlet before the advent of Fox Faux News.

If you go back quite a few years, the on-air personalities of that station were a major force in getting Christine Todd Whitman elected to office as governor. We may never recover fully from the incredible damage that Whitman did to our state's finances, and I place much of the blame for that terrible era in state politics on the station and its policies.

Then, after they had helped to elect Ms. Whitman to office, I remember hearing a telephone conversation on one of their daytime call-in programs. I believe that the on-air personality was named Jim Gearhart, but I could be mistaken about the name.

Anyway, the caller was clearly someone who originated on the Indian subcontinent, and who had a legitimate question/comment. The broadcaster was both dismissive and disrepectful to the caller and after the caller ended his call, the on-air personality actually made a comment that was racist in nature. At that point, I erased the station from my car radio's memory, as I have no desire to listen to a station that so negatively impacted our state's long-term finances and that apparently tolerated racist on-air comments on the part of their employees.
Yes, if it was the guy on in the morning, it was Jim Gearhart. There is indeed lots of obvious racist content, from callers and hosts, on this station. I very, very seldom listen to it.

Thank God for satellite radio.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:13 AM
 
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Their commentators are certainly no fans of NJ's career, multi-public-job holding politicians, public worker's union bosses and similar all-powerful interests in NJ.

The feeling is mutual as the aforementioned don't like what's said about them on 101.5.

Go figure.

I don't know of any other media outlet that focuses on NJ's political scene.

There's more to the region than NYC and Philly.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:23 AM
 
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Well, the ones in the afternoon have been gone for a couple months now. The afternoon guys now do not really talk politics, but pretty benign subjects now and nothing remotely controversial.
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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I hate politics because all it does is promote dirt-throwing. Anyway, the people on that station were always so annoying that I never even took notice to the political aspects of it.
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