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Liberal Commercial Talk Radio Disappears in NY, LA, SF in 2014

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posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 08:53 PM
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Exactly. "Demographics" don't only take into account who is listening/watching, but also on what device(s). And what device(s) you tune in on is a reflection of age, wealth, region, etc.

And that is as far as I will take my deduction, because I don't like how demographics reduces countless individuals into one majority group and programmers then cater all programming to that single, large, group with its simplistic and facile one-word-label.




posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 09:00 PM
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I'm fairly confident both labels;- "liberal" and "conservative" are marketing categories (and not much more) at this point.

I'm also fairly confident that no one under 40 listens to the radio anymore. There are simply too many other / better / more interactive ways to get the news.

Given the fact that the demographics for the market segment known as "conservative" tends to skew quite a bit older (by decades even), it's not terribly surprising that "liberal" talk radio is dying out.

Why wouldn't it? Radio is an antique medium.



posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 09:02 PM
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I guess liberal radio just isn't as funny as conservative radio, then.

I mean that's all talk radio is good for is the comedy, right? Tell me no one actually BELIEVES those fruit cakes.....

Oh my god.....



posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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amazing
I'm all for conservative talk radio but that states Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck...those are known dumbasses and dissenters that don't have a moral or intelligent fiber in their entire bodies. This isn't good if that's the alternative.


We're just going to have to stop people from listening and agreeing with them.

FEMA camps perhaps?



posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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MrSpad
Talk Radio, well Radio in general, like 24 hour cable news neworks are dying mediums. While I was not even aware their was Liberal talk radio it is not suprise if it going away faster than conservative radio. Conservatives tend to be of the older generations and radio is the medium they choose. Younger people choose things like Podcasts where MSNBC, NPR, NBC and 60 Mins dominate the ratings. It is no suprise that older conservative prefer fading traditional means of getting information and the younger liberals prefer new and upcoming methods of communication. It is very symbolic of what they are.


What they are? Passing fallible technology? Is that what they are? Radio wil always be there because it's a basic and universal science. Just as analog vinyl recordings will always trump digital. Sad that a demographic would be likened to something so flimsy and unreliable. But i guess maybe that sums them up.



posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 09:04 PM
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I don't really care what people "believe," and I sure don't want to stop them from doing so. I just want to create some junk to sell to them.

/advertising on.
edit on 28-12-2013 by 0zzymand0s because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 09:57 PM
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ImaFungi
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Maybe because liberals are busy living their lives and have better forms of entertainment then doom porn, while conservatives enjoy nothing better then partaking in the art of complaining, or listening to it.



Maybe,
Liberal radio is boring. Even to Liberals.
Just sayin.



posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 10:05 PM
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LeatherNLace
The thing is that liberals don't listen to much talk radio. We like to form our own opinions, based upon empirical evidence. We don't need to listen to a talk radio show in order to be told how to think.


Thanks for the chuckle there, my drink almost went up out my nose reading that.



posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 11:58 PM
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beezzer

amazing
I'm all for conservative talk radio but that states Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck...those are known dumbasses and dissenters that don't have a moral or intelligent fiber in their entire bodies. This isn't good if that's the alternative.


We're just going to have to stop people from listening and agreeing with them.

FEMA camps perhaps?


Yeah. Fema Camps...it's really funny...and I know Liberal talk radio does it too but if you listen...you'll get a good point...maybe something about Obama Care...and then...it never stops and they keep digging into it and then they go off on a crazy tangent on something and ...and tie it in with something not even remotely related and then insult some group and wow...I love Alex Jones too but I can only take him for 1 minute at a time. He gives the point and the evidence and then...it's on to this and that and Jesus and Fema Camps of course and Obama again and finally we get round to the point. I find if I listen for one minute and then gone I get the main point without all the craziness. With Hannity I have to skip ...well I don't think I've heard him say anything other than Obama Care and Bengazhi for 6-7 months? and why can't he get a real hair cut? he's rich!



posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 12:01 AM
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ItCameFromOuterSpace

MrSpad
Talk Radio, well Radio in general, like 24 hour cable news neworks are dying mediums. While I was not even aware their was Liberal talk radio it is not suprise if it going away faster than conservative radio. Conservatives tend to be of the older generations and radio is the medium they choose. Younger people choose things like Podcasts where MSNBC, NPR, NBC and 60 Mins dominate the ratings. It is no suprise that older conservative prefer fading traditional means of getting information and the younger liberals prefer new and upcoming methods of communication. It is very symbolic of what they are.


What they are? Passing fallible technology? Is that what they are? Radio wil always be there because it's a basic and universal science. Just as analog vinyl recordings will always trump digital. Sad that a demographic would be likened to something so flimsy and unreliable. But i guess maybe that sums them up.


Radio will always exist in some form but, it has already seen a massive collapse. Why would you sit and listen to a radio station that plays what it wants plus commercials when you can pick the songs you want or listen to the talk show you want at the time you choose without interuption. What is left of radio is now a few corporate conglomerates sending out the same homogenized syndicated crap. That may be fine for some people but, the rest of the world is moving on.



posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 12:03 AM
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There are the independent Pacifica Stations. It's on the air in NY, LA, San Franciso and a couple of other large markets otherwise you can listen on the internet. Pacific has no advertising and is completely listerner supported.



posted on Jan, 2 2014 @ 11:15 PM
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>> Its true that people are abandoning radio( stupidly, IMO) for music and internet news. Not that many are interested in the news anymore, I keep hearing that people get their news from Comedy Central.( !) At least the idiots are marginally kept informed even if its spoon fed and censored for them.
But the only thing worse than conservative talk radio is... liberal talk radio. I've heard it when travelling and I was appalled at just how bad it is. Ed Schultz is an absolute cretin that makes guys like Limbaugh and Hannity look like Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. And the callers they get.... they do nothing but complain and hate and comment on how misinformed and ignorant everybody but they are unless they agree with them. And of course the same thing applies to Fox and MSNBC. As bad as Fox can be, MSNBC are absolute knuckle draggers who do little more than fling their poop at anybody watching.
So what was left of liberal talk radio has mostly finished itself off due to lack of quality and lack of audience. Conservative talk might go the same way but their will always be a demand for local news and information so small stations may make a comeback. And bloggers and forums will always have a following. Actually we're one step away from radio making a HUGE resurgence. Imagine a crack down on internet freedom by the feds. People would swarm radio stations to express their views.




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