Michael Savage is getting in range of overtaking Rush Limbaugh
I hate that Chris Plante didn’t make it on the chart.
Ol John Gibson is moving up, I listened to him for a while ,
Well, this is an all day chart, since shows like Savage and Beck are often “tape” delayed. With the sharp decline of Beck, Cumulus is missing a huge opportunity by not aggressively marketing Plante in syndication to stations they don’t own.
You can play with that chart in lots of ways
If you limit it to 9am to Noon (ET), Plante has 4% of the audience. Beck now has only half the audience of Laura Ingraham
I was going to put in a plug for a talk show host on a small low power station, WILM Wilmington Deleware that is on leading into the Genn Beck show in the mornings until 9 AM.
The first few times I listened, I was astounded to hear such quality on a local low power station. So in doing a bit of research for this posting, I see that he had worked at WABC in the 1980s as well as WBBM, WCAU, KFMB, KYW, WPIX and others.
Check out his show.
Fred will like this – turns out he does the Wilmington show from the studios of WABC NYC:
He looks to be an interesting guy. He probably had the yearly pass on the Acela unless he did the show remotely. He had worked for WWIQ all news station in Philadelphia until he was let go as the station was imploding. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the show. My initial reservation is most of his career has been in TV. Hopefully he has learned not to hold up pictures in front of the microphone for listeners to look at.
His shows have been interesting and more on the conservative side that you would expect for someone filling in for Geraldo. Once I read the wilki page, I vaguely remember a conservative filling in for Geraldo on WABC.
My guess is that he actually still lives in NYC and can do the WILM / WDOV show because it covers the southern part of the Philadelphia market where he had previously been based. I’ve listened to WILM in rental cars at the Philadelphia international airport and in southern NJ. The Acela takes 1 h 40 min and the first one each day doesn’t arrive until after his show starts.
My guess is that iHeart is using this as a tryout for more of a national slot, or at least a regular slot in a larger market… it will be interesting to see how long he remains on only these two low power, small market stations.
My reaction is he is being groomed to replace Beck or possibly Limbaugh.
I don’t think I wrote about this, but Bill “I’m a great American” Cunningham ended his TV show for Tribune Corp. he was taping the TV show in New York doing 3 shows a day four days a week. In additional to doing his morning radio show on WLW-AM, he still does the Sunday night syndicated show for Premiere. He is from Cincinnati – he was doing his radio show remotely from a studio in New York
I added the show for both stations and marked it for promotion for a week. The rest is up to you, like adding the topics for the show, completing a rating, etc
I looked for it this morning but did not see it on the list of shows currently on.
Larry was upset that the Obama administration is editing the 911 recordings of the terrorist to remove all references to Islam and his administrations military activities in the Middle East. He compared it to Rose Mary Woods editing the Nixon Watergate transcripts.
Good point 😉
I made a decision that probably wasn’t a good idea. The “what’s on now” list is limited to only “mobile friendly” stations. Currently, iHeart is on “not friendly” since it requires an app and an iHeart account or Facebook / Google+ account.
What do you think? The most obvious options are:
– only enforce that rule on mobile devices
– include iHeart but exclude everyome else that isn’t html5 compliant
– exclude nothing and let people deal with flash players
– dump people to the home page and let them find the player
It is common for web sites to react differently when they are on a mobile device. requesting the desktop version increasingly dumps you to the mobile version no matter what you ask for. Desktop computers still had a player that didn’t require an app last time I tried it.
When 5 people have expressed an opinion, I’ll decide what to do. I’m open to other suggestions as well.
I suggest you include iHeart stations – the app is free, the account is free and virtually all Android phones have a Google account. Additionally, iHeart streams are excluded from T-Mobile data usage counts for T-Mobile customers.
I suggest just three categories – html5, iHeart, and other. Let people select which they want to see, including 2 of the 3 (possibly excluding other).
The iHeart app isn’t a bad thing – it allows you to favorite streams and also suggests alternate streams that you may like. As you know, to do that, it needs to know your listening history. It does so across devices based on the login.
For someone using a desktop – does iHeart work without an app? Windows 10 became app based, but there is no technical reason Win10 should need an app – just the browser
This iheart link play NYC’s Z100 on my Chrome and Firefox browsers in Windows 8.1 with no app. It does prompt for a login for users to “Connect with your favorites”, but not logging in does not restrict functionality in any other was as far as I can discern. Not sure what you get with Chrome and Firefox on Linux.
Michael “I am a true Liberal” Savage? Amazing. Of course, none of the hosts do anything to save our country – including Savage.
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