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duk4me
03-01-2010, 07:25 PM
I seldom post on POTUS much less start a thread but I was just listening, about 10 minutes worth, to a national radio host and it made me question something.

Out of these host Rush, Glen B, Keith O, or Howard Stern are any of them actually worth your time to listen to? Personally they are all just shock jocks making a buck.

Sorry rant is over.

BonMallari
03-01-2010, 07:38 PM
I will listen to three of the four for entertainment purposes, but you couldnt have picked more polar opposites than those four...as with most other indulgences in this world, a little of something is good, too much of it and its sickening

subroc
03-01-2010, 07:44 PM
If I get an opportunity, I will "occasionally" listen to Rush.

JDogger
03-01-2010, 07:44 PM
They are entertainers, pure and simple. Their airtime is paid for by advertisers who wish to target the audiences that tune in to hear what they want to hear.
Driving to work I listen to both the conservative and progressive local AM.
Driving home I listen to the local talk jock. Long trips I check out audio books from the library.

JD

duk4me
03-01-2010, 07:57 PM
I will listen to three of the four for entertainment purposes, but you couldnt have picked more polar opposites than those four...as with most other indulgences in this world, a little of something is good, too much of it and its sickening

Yes that was my purpose to choose polar opposites. The older I get the more I like talk radio but I think I'll limit mine to NPR, I hope thats right, and ESPN.

I find it hard to believe that people actually believe any of the drivel that spews from those radicals mouths. To me it doesn't matter if you lean left or right it should be insulting to your intelligence to believe what any of them say.OK so the rant went a little further.

subroc
03-01-2010, 08:01 PM
everything gets run through the bull$hit filter although I tend to agree with many conservative positions.

I currently listen to local sports radio more than anything else.

JDogger
03-01-2010, 08:31 PM
I think I'll limit mine to NPR,

Many Sunday nights driving home from HT's or training, I find myself tuning in NPR's "Car Talk" with click and clack, the tappit brothers. IMO that's what talk radio should be...:)
Then when that's over, "she who must be obeyed", makes me endure the Irish music program that follows...:(

Timing is everything regards,;)

JD

dnf777
03-01-2010, 09:21 PM
Yes that was my purpose to choose polar opposites. The older I get the more I like talk radio but I think I'll limit mine to NPR, I hope thats right, and ESPN.

I find it hard to believe that people actually believe any of the drivel that spews from those radicals mouths. To me it doesn't matter if you lean left or right it should be insulting to your intelligence to believe what any of them say.OK so the rant went a little further.

Amen Brother! You said it all!

Uncle Bill
03-02-2010, 11:32 AM
Yes that was my purpose to choose polar opposites. The older I get the more I like talk radio but I think I'll limit mine to NPR, I hope thats right, and ESPN.

I find it hard to believe that people actually believe any of the drivel that spews from those radicals mouths. To me it doesn't matter if you lean left or right it should be insulting to your intelligence to believe what any of them say.OK so the rant went a little further.



Leaving the conservative principles for 'progressivism", are you Tim?

Or were you never in the conservative camp?

Until you hear NPR pushing global warming, or gun control, or animal rights and far out conservationists, you might find it to be your cup of tea. I used to listen also, until they started programming Bill Moyer. That's like listening to Bill Ayers on steroids.

Keep listening to Stern. He won't be there very much longer. That entire satellite operation is going under pretty soon, so catch him while you can.;)

UB

ducknwork
03-02-2010, 11:52 AM
If you asked most of the 'libs' on this forum, every one of the rest of us listens to Rush and Beck religiously.:rolleyes:

Personally, I choose to listen to something that I can learn from or it can benefit my life-Dave Ramsey. Other than that, I am listening to the local classic rock station. On the way to going hunting, I always try to catch Coast to Coast AM...those nutjobs will keep you awake in the truck at 3 am...:razz:

duk4me
03-02-2010, 02:07 PM
Leaving the conservative principles for 'progressivism", are you Tim?

Or were you never in the conservative camp?

Until you hear NPR pushing global warming, or gun control, or animal rights and far out conservationists, you might find it to be your cup of tea. I used to listen also, until they started programming Bill Moyer. That's like listening to Bill Ayers on steroids.

Keep listening to Stern. He won't be there very much longer. That entire satellite operation is going under pretty soon, so catch him while you can.;)

UB

Ok UB since you question my principles I will give you a little background. I was reared by yellow dogs and married a staunch republican. In the last five elects I voted for Clinton twice and Bush twice, or as my yellow dog family calls him Shrub;-), and for the first time since I turned 18 I didn't vote. Sometimes when you don't know what to do the best thing to do is nothing.

If by progressive you mean independent party no. The closest thing they have had to being relevent is Perot. Remember him he's the one that had a shot and quit in the middle, I hate quitters. Give me a viable option and I will consider them.

On Stern listened to that porn punk for about ten minutes ten yrs ago and never tuned in again.

As far as NPR just listened to a good segment about astrology. I never knew that the dark side of the moon was getting colder. Glad I tuned in.:cool:

So am I conservative, liberal, independant or just plain confused?:confused:

Franco
03-02-2010, 03:12 PM
Tim, I like the music variety and most of the stories on NPR. In fact, my 4 Labs listen to NPR all day long as I keep it on in the garage. They sleep on a big sofa in the garage during the day and air in the backyard. I'm not crazy about thier politics but then again, that's what you have to put up with to get all the other great stuff they broadcast.

Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, Ingrahm, etc appeal is mostly to white males over 55 years of age. They preach to their choir and alienate the rest of us. I'm in that white male 55 plus demo but would rather stick an ice pick in my ear than listen to those very rich fools.

Howard Stern's contact will soon end with Sirius and he is contemplating a return to broadcast radio. The highest bidder so far is Premier Radio Networks owned by Clear Channel Communications Inc. The same folks that own Limbaugh and Hannity's shows and also the same company in default with thier creditors.

I took over control of a rock station in New Orleans in 1997 that carried Howard's show. Howard's annual contract was soon up for renewal and I decided not to renew at $380,000. annually from our one station. I thought the show was too juvenile for a station targeting men21-44 with a New Rock format. We were the first rock station in America to diviorce Howard and not only survive but flourish. After it got out in the trades of our success, I must have spoken with every radio station in America that wanted to diviorce Howrad but where scared too. I simply told the that if they were playing the right rock N roll, sticking with New Rock and not getting too wimpy with the music, that they would do well. It was the rebirth of many a New Rocker format and today is the most listened to format by white males!

Oh, and I listen to ESPN radio most of the time during the football season. I don't listen to it much from February through August.

road kill
03-02-2010, 03:17 PM
If you asked most of the 'libs' on this forum, every one of the rest of us listens to Rush and Beck religiously.:rolleyes:

Personally, I choose to listen to something that I can learn from or it can benefit my life-Dave Ramsey. Other than that, I am listening to the local classic rock station. On the way to going hunting, I always try to catch Coast to Coast AM...those nutjobs will keep you awake in the truck at 3 am...:razz:
The irony is that they claim they don't listen to Rush or Beck, but know we do because we say what Rush & Beck say.....even though the leftys don't actually know what they say.

See what I'm sayin'????




rk

duk4me
03-02-2010, 03:28 PM
Tim, I like the music variety and most of the stories on NPR. In fact, my 4 Labs listen to NPR all day long as I keep it on in the garage. I'm not crazy about thier politics but then again, that's what you have to put up with to get all the other great stuff they broadcast.

Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, Ingrahm, etc appeal is mostly to white males over 55 years of age. They preach to their choir and alienate the rest of us. I'm in that white male 55 plus demo but would rather stick an ice pick in my ear than listen to those very rich fools.

Howard Stern's contact will soon end with Sirius and he is contemplating a return to broadcast radio. The highest bidder so far is Premier Radio Networks owned by Clear Channel Communications Inc. The same folks that own Limbaugh and Hannity's shows and also the same company in default with thier creditors.

I took over control of a rock station in New Orleans in 1997 that carried Howard's show. Howard's annual contract was soon up for renewal and I decided not to renew at $380,000. annually from our one station. I thought the show was too juvenile for a station targeting men21-44 with a New Rock format. We were the first rock station in America to diviorce Howard and not only survive but flourish. After it got out in the trades of our success, I must have spoken with every radio station in America that wanted to diviorce Howrad but where scared too. I simply told the that if they were playing the right rock N roll, sticking with New Rock and not getting too wimpy with the music, that they would do well. It was the rebirth of many a New Rocker format and today is the most listened to format by white males!

I think some might have missed that I included Keith Oberman in my first post. This wasn't supposed to be a left, right, radio, tv thing but how in the world can you give any of them credibility.

Do you remember Dennis Rodman? To me all of the ones I mentioned are peas in a pod with him. Just selling the product man gettin paid for selling the product.

duk4me
03-02-2010, 03:32 PM
The irony is that they claim they don't listen to Rush or Beck, but know we do because we say what Rush & Beck say.....even though the leftys don't actually know what they say.

See what I'm sayin'????




rk

RK, I'm not a lefty or a righty but I can tell you what Rush and Beck say....my wife tells me. lol Well ok not exactly she forgets I'm deaf in my left ear.

Just nodding regards,

Franco
03-02-2010, 03:33 PM
I can't stand Keith Oberman and refuse to watch NBC's post NFL game warp up show because of him. I never watch MSNBC, especailly since I've gotten out of the stock market for good and moved on to real estate.

Dennis Rodman the x b'all ball player with multi-colored hair, the guy that was hanging with Carman Electra?

dnf777
03-02-2010, 03:36 PM
The irony is that they claim they don't listen to Rush or Beck, but know we do because we say what Rush & Beck say.....even though the leftys don't actually know what they say.

See what I'm sayin'????




rk


And I likewise doubt many on this list listen to Obama's speeches, but claim to know all about them! Probably because of what Rush/Beck/Hannity say about him?

zeus3925
03-02-2010, 03:46 PM
I find most of the radio/TV political blowhards extremely irritating regardless of viewpoint. Often they have only a distorted understanding of what they are talking about. They are more interested in scoring points on each other, than being enlightening. But, if they can make you believe the end of times is coming, then perhaps they can get you to spring for a little investment in gold

Entertainers? Nah, they are just ordinary garden variety partisan fanatics. I can go down to the local pub if I want to hear the same tripe.

Marvin S
03-02-2010, 04:40 PM
I seldom post on POTUS much less start a thread but I was just listening, about 10 minutes worth, to a national radio host and it made me question something.

Out of these host Rush, Glen B, Keith O, or Howard Stern are any of them actually worth your time to listen to? Personally they are all just shock jocks making a buck.

Sorry rant is over.

There isn't much on radio worth listening to, but I have listened to Rush on occasion. Unless he is on his "A" game he gets shut off quickly. I did listen to KO when he was an ESPN TV person, I tend to listen to many on ESPN TV that I don't like but I like sports.

I usually take a bunch of CD's with me when I travel, & when they run out the radio gets shut off :eek:.

I did like RoadKill's analogy - the lefty's can quote talking points by Right wing hosts better than any of us, yet claim they do not listen :).

BonMallari
03-02-2010, 04:52 PM
with as many hours that retriever folks spend on the road going from one event to the next, its hard to imagine not having satellite radio..my top preset stations

1. Fox News

2. Blue Collar Radio

3. 70's

4. Classic Vinyl / Deep Tracks (Rock)

5. America Right

6. PGA Tour channel

7. Classic Country

8. The Blend

9. Big 12 network (football season)

10. ESPN

Franco
03-02-2010, 05:06 PM
with as many hours that retriever folks spend on the road going from one event to the next, its hard to imagine not having satellite radio..my top preset stations

1. Fox News

2. Blue Collar Radio

3. 70's

4. Classic Vinyl / Deep Tracks (Rock)

5. America Right

6. PGA Tour channel

7. Classic Country

8. The Blend

9. Big 12 network (football season)

10. ESPN

With over 30,000 songs on my 120gig ipod, why pay $200. a year for satellite? Plus, I can load movies and podcast to watch while driving.;-)

Besides, with the internet coming in some 2011 models, you can listen to any radio station that streams as well as watch any NFL game at NFL.com. And, if you don't like the music on radio, you can listen to whatever kind of music you like on Pandora.com for free.

duk4me
03-02-2010, 05:30 PM
With over 30,000 songs on my 120gig ipod, why pay $200. a year for satellite? Plus, I can load movies and podcast to watch while driving.;-)

Besides, with the internet coming in some 2011 models, you can listen to any radio station that streams as well as watch any NFL game at NFL.com. And, if you don't like the music on radio, you can listen to whatever kind of music you like on Pandora.com for free.

so it was you that ran me off the road on 10 while you were watching a podcast.:razz:

Franco
03-02-2010, 05:51 PM
so it was you that ran me off the road on 10 while you were watching a podcast.:razz:



I didn't want to miss the Stormy Daniels podcast as she was discussing if she should run for the U S Senate or make a couple more porn movies. I think she should run!;-)

Leddyman
03-02-2010, 09:43 PM
Yes that was my purpose to choose polar opposites. The older I get the more I like talk radio but I think I'll limit mine to NPR, I hope thats right, and ESPN.

I find it hard to believe that people actually believe any of the drivel that spews from those radicals mouths. To me it doesn't matter if you lean left or right it should be insulting to your intelligence to believe what any of them say.OK so the rant went a little further.

From other posts you have made on RTF, I think I kind of like you (not in a homo way). But I kind of take issue with this generic statement. "[Ithe drivel that spews from those radicals mouths[/I]". I only really listen to Rush. I can take Beck for about 15 minutes at a time before he drives me nuts, but that is style and not substance. If you are going to characterize their speech as drivel then I would like a concrete example of this alleged drivel and it would have to come from Rush as he is the only one I listen to regularly. I think that is fair since you included him.
So what has Rush said that is drivel? specifically?

BonMallari
03-02-2010, 10:02 PM
With over 30,000 songs on my 120gig ipod, why pay $200. a year for satellite? Plus, I can load movies and podcast to watch while driving.;-)

Besides, with the internet coming in some 2011 models, you can listen to any radio station that streams as well as watch any NFL game at NFL.com. And, if you don't like the music on radio, you can listen to whatever kind of music you like on Pandora.com for free.

who pays that for satellite radio....I only pay 8 bucks a month for the one in the car and when I threatened to cancel the home unit they gave me 6 months for 30 bucks..:D

david gibson
03-02-2010, 10:02 PM
with as many hours that retriever folks spend on the road going from one event to the next, its hard to imagine not having satellite radio..my top preset stations

1. Fox News

2. Blue Collar Radio

3. 70's

4. Classic Vinyl / Deep Tracks (Rock)

5. America Right

6. PGA Tour channel

7. Classic Country

8. The Blend

9. Big 12 network (football season)

10. ESPN

wow....my top 4 are the same - after that its pirated mp3's from the napster days.....

Gerry Clinchy
03-03-2010, 07:35 AM
I find that Dennis Prager and Michael Medved are pretty level-headed conservative radio personalities. There is no question that they are right-leaning.

I've caught Rush once or twice on long car trips. Same for Hannity.

duk4me
03-03-2010, 07:40 AM
From other posts you have made on RTF, I think I kind of like you (not in a homo way). But I kind of take issue with this generic statement. "[Ithe drivel that spews from those radicals mouths[/I]". I only really listen to Rush. I can take Beck for about 15 minutes at a time before he drives me nuts, but that is style and not substance. If you are going to characterize their speech as drivel then I would like a concrete example of this alleged drivel and it would have to come from Rush as he is the only one I listen to regularly. I think that is fair since you included him.
So what has Rush said that is drivel? specifically?

Terry,

I have listened to Rush very little. I found it very hypocritical bashing people while at the same time behind close doors Rush himself was a drug addict. But quite honestly since I don't listen to any of them I can't give a specific concrete example.

My intent with "drivel" was that all of the big three are so biased in their opinions I don't thiink any of them are worth the time to listen to. Threw Howard in there for effect.

david gibson
03-03-2010, 09:06 AM
in the early days rush had some moments of pure genius. he once started to abort calls. a "caller abortion" could be conducted if he didnt want to deal with a call, didnt have time for it, or didnt want the caller that called in the first place. he could go ahead and take the call, and then put it up for adoption - let some other talk show host deal with it. but what if that host abused the call? or he could just abort it all together and get rid of it for good. the "caller abortion" took place with a 12 second sound clip of a vacuum cleaner.

but when does a call become a call? when it is dialed? while ringing? or when it is answered? and until then, isnt the call just an unviable electronic pulse? and how long should a person be on hold before he could abort the call? Sometimes he puts those calls on hold for minutes, during which they gestate out there before they hit the air. how long does it take to gestate to full term?

prochoice types were infuriated and he took so much heat he actually succumbed and quit doing it.



then there was the shrimpers protest where they blocked the Houston Ship Channel protesting turtle excluder devices, or TED's, that would divert the turtle out before hitting the net, thereby saving i from drowning. but shrimpers said they also lost a lot of shrimp as well. Rush's comment: "how can you take a device that is designed to prevent another living creature from drowning and call it a "TED"?

last but not least - Ted Kennedy had the floor and pronounced "It is clear that the Panama Invasion cost more lives than it saved"

Rush: "I would like to ask the esteemed senator just what does he know about the cost of saving a life?? back in a moment"


i miss those days.