Monday, June 12, 2006

Low-Rated Liberal Host Claims Attempts to Intimidate Cincy Advertisers

According to the Enquirer's John Kiesewetter:

Nationally syndicated talk host Ed Schultz is asking Hamilton County Democrats to help keep his show on progressive-talk WCKY-AM (1530).

"Republicans and conservatives ... are trying to get WCKY-AM in Cincinnati to take us off the air," Shultz writes in a letter e-mailed to party members last week.

Besides probably being a crock.... I would like to see Schulz and his ilk stay on the radio so that their ratings will continue to demonstrate how out of touch they are (WCKY is at a 0.9 share, or #18 in the market).

Unfortunately, at some point Clear Channel AM operations Director Daryl Parks will have to stop the bleeding -- ""We're not happy with the (ratings) results. We're always looking for a way to improve our product (stations)," Parks says. "This isn't about any political ideology. This is all about ratings and revenues."

Ratings and revenues are foreign concepts to Schulz & Co.

1 comment:

Oldsmoblogger said...

Springer whined a similar tune just before WTAM in Cleveland dumped his similarly low-rated show. "I would think that conservatives would see the benefit in having both viewpoints represented," he said. I missed the part where we were holding people down, twisting their arms, and not letting them listen to Springer. Schmuck.