Where are they now?

Hopefully, fairly soon you’ll see an interesting post on the current status of radio shows and hosts from 15 years ago.   As mentioned in the Alex Jones post, shows were assigned a sequential ID number so I have pulled a subset of those less than or equal to 1,000.   The initial group of radio shows was gathered in 2004.

Some of the hosts of course have died – Rush Limbaugh, Art Bell, Paul Harvey, Derry Brownfield, Don Imus, Jim Bohannon, Neil Rogers, Tony Snow, Don Wade, Dick Clark, Phil Valentine, Herman Cain, Sid Mark (Sinatra friend), Russ Martin, Ralph Snodsmith, Phyllis Schlafly, Lynn Samuels, Kidd Kraddick, Joy Browne, Joe Massa, Jerry Doyle, Jake Hartford, Inga Barks, Bob “get off my lines!” grant…

Others of quietly left the stage but are still alive as far as I know – Bob Brinker, Bruce Williams, Bill Bennett, Dennis Miller, G Gordon Liddy,

Others have voluntarily left radio to move to Sirius XM or just running their own website Dr Laura, Clark Howard, Phil Hendrie, Michael Savage, Tammy Bruce, Dr Dean Edell,…

Others have moved exclusively to TV – Laura Ingraham, Joe Scarborough,


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10 Responses to Where are they now?

  1. Fred Stiening says:

    Leo Laporte is another who has left terrestrial radio. His show has moved to twit TV and seems to be handing off responsibility to younger people which is probably a good thing

  2. Fred Stiening says:

    Larry Elder, the sage from South LA is off the air temporarily? Because he has decided to run for president of the United States. The rules on this are that if a candidate appears on a radio show, then the radio stations are obligated to offer equal time.

    He is old enough that Salem Broadcasting may not offer him a chance to return. This required them to revise their program and schedules for what is essentially just a stunt. Nobody believes he’s actually going to become president anymore than Herman Cain.

  3. Fred Stiening says:

    If you’ve listened for a long time, you may remember the show the War Room with Quinn and Rose which originally was on the Sirius XM Patriot (programmed by clear channel, now iHeart). They both were based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and their show was frequently confusing because they had a national audience and talked about very local issues like Rose fussing at her local Catholic Church.

    The show ended abruptly, and Jim Quinn and Rose bounced around several different places. Eventually Jim Quinn wound up on WYSL-am in Rochester NY with a very unique arrangement. Apparently, the owner likes Jim, but Jim held out the restriction that his show could not be streamed on the internet as he intended to offer it as a paid subscription service.

    Let’s just say that was really naive to think that people would be willing to pay $5 monthly to listen to one guy talk for 3 hours a day (6-9 AM ET) 5 days a week (as opposed to something like Blaze TV that has a 24×7 schedule).

    I just looked at WYSL-AM this morning and they were streaming the show for free. Jim still has the War room website offering the subscription, the benefit being that you could listen to the archives if you so choose. This is not the only example of overplaying your hand and winding up with peanuts.

  4. Fred Stiening says:

    Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis was canceled by KXL-AM his home station in Portland Oregon. He still seems to be creating new content, but it’s hard to get a handle on what’s actually going on – especially during this week between Christmas and New years

  5. Fred Stiening says:

    Joe Pags has left the weekend show, and be replaced by Michael Brown, George Bush’s director of Homeland Security. I feel so much better.

  6. Fred Stiening says:

    Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, a long time host of the far left religious program state of belief died in June 2023

  7. Fred Stiening says:

    Leon Kaplan, the Motor Man on KFI-AM retired in 2023 after 43 years

  8. Fred Stiening says:

    Ben Shapiro has been cut back to 1 hour a day at 3:00 p.m. Eastern, but I’m not sure he’s even doing the show

  9. RebelSansClue says:

    Bruce Williams died in 2019 (link to your post below).
    The few times I listened to his show, I found him to be an arrogant jerk.


    • Fred Stiening says:

      Well, you proved that my memory is fallible.

      While I did listen to Bruce Williams for a long time, I found it annoying that as a former insurance salesman the solution to almost all problems was to buy insurance

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