Rusty Humphries update

Rusty has not appeared on the air since Talk Radio Network filed a lawsuit against Jerry Doyle, which among other things claimed he talked to Rusty Humphries and interfered with TRN’s relationship with Rusty.

Rusty’s facebook page indicates that he’s been over in Europe on vacation, and has a “big announcement” coming “very soon”. Since it seems unlikely that Cumulus or Clear Channel will hire him (although Cumulus does seem to have an unfilled position now at 9am-noon), I don’t know what they could be. There has been no talk of Salem letting Mike Gallagher or any of their hosts go. Rusty has never done the numbers on major market stations to get the big guys interested. Maybe he will go back to WGST-AM in Atlanta and do a local show from 2000 miles away.

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8 Responses to Rusty Humphries update

  1. Glenn Beck’s Blaze Radio has been doing a lot of hiring lately. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him show up in internet-only or podcast form. Despite the fewer jobs in terrestrial radio, it’s wide open as far as streaming and internet radio goes. It’s an exciting time, to say the least…the Firesign Theatre called it in 1972 when they said “One Man, One Channel”.

  2. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    SiriusXM Radio update – If you have an old receiver that you don’t normally use, turn it on- all the programming is free until December 3. If you like Rush / Hannity / Beck be sure to check out the Mike Church show in the morning on the Patriot channel. Mike is normally quite good and not on free radio- from Wilipedia “He is currently on SIRIUS XM Patriot, SIRIUS and XM channel 125 Monday through Friday from 6:00 am – 9:00 am Eastern time.[1][2] Shows are generally aired live, with an occasional rebroadcast of a previous show.”

    He has a great sense of humor and a catalog of parody songs similar to Rush:

    • I cancelled my old unit in 2011, and it’s worked every day since. I don’t like their programming at all, but you can’t beat the price.

      • Art Stone says:

        For maybe six months I subscribed to the “streaming only” service so I could add it here – but it generated no “buzz” or traffic so I cancelled the subscription – in part to see if they would do the AOL “rope a dope” routine and make it impossible to cancel. I was pleasantly surprised that the process was quick and effective.

      • CC1s121LrBGT says:

        If you drive a lot, like music, and hate commercials, it can be a bargain at any price.

        Once there is better internet connectivity in the car, I will cancel and just stream the stations Art lists on this site.

        Also, if you do any significant international travel, the streams are reliable overseas whereas most domestic stations block their streams from overseas listeners due to licensing restrictions.

        • Art Stone says:

          My 13 year old car has 45,000 miles on it, I’ve owned cars where I never set FM presets, which is a hint of how much I drive and how important music is to me.

          It was a beautiful day out today, so I drove around the city a bit, updating my memories. I went through an area I’m pretty sure I never went through before – I drove west on Trade Street, past Johnson C Smith and up Beatties Ford Road through that rural area that I-485 runs through – drove past a few new subdivisions going up “in the 100s” if anyone wanted to move here. Drove up the back way to Huntersville.

          The people with serious money live on Lake Norman – it’s a man made lake used to cool the McGuire Nukeular power plants. I had the experience of getting a tour through the containment building when it was still under construction (I was a new employee at Duke in 1977). Duke owned all the land around the lake and made back some of the cost by selling the land through an unregulated subsidiary. Duke planned nuclear plants all around North Carolina, but Three Mile Island killed that plan. The first computer program that someone paid me to write was a report that printed out wire by wire what each wire in a cable bundle in the nuclear power plantwas connected to and its purpose.

          Duke also runs Oconee in South Carolina which now has exceeded its original design life. Duke recently started the process of restarting construction on one of the sites from the 1980s. It takes more than a few years to build a plant, so you have to start long before you need it – however the explosion in fracking may switch a lot of power generation to natural gas.

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