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Three Swells

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Greenfield

This year at the New Media Seminar, awards were given to people who have made a real impact on the radio profession. I just think there have to be other people who might be more humane, or even human.

Is the Tyranny of Right-Wing Radio Coming to an End?

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Conservative fears of an impending Democratic attack on right-wing talk radio continue to escalate, despite ample evidence that such an assault is unlikely to occur.

Talk Radio's Last Stand?

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Not surprisingly, the concerted conservative focus on limitations of free speech seems more devoted to stirring up the base than combating any real danger.

Talk Radio's Latest Assault on Blacks: Bob Grant's Lifetime Achievement Award

Scott Pellegrino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Pellegrino

Jim Crow still reigns all over the airwaves. The godfather of racist talk radio is eugenics promoter Bob Grant, who has been slinging hate since 1964.

The Most Savage Shock Jock of Them All

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Dig deeper, and the question of who Michael Savage is becomes more complicated. "Savage" isn't his real name; it seems to speak to his heightened sense of masculinity, aggression, and antipathy toward minorities.

No Longer Republican Kingmakers, Radio Hosts' Ratings Still Safe

AdAge | Michael Bush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Well, that didn't go as planned. Despite the efforts of the right-wing radio's heaviest hitters, John McCain walked out of Super Tuesday with a clear...

Right-Wing Talk Radio Savaging McCain

Washinton Times | Donald Lambro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative talk radio is ganging up on presidential candidate John McCain, attacking him for joining Democrats to push liberal legislation and oppos...

Huck = Harriet Miers?

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A conservative counter-revolution is breaking out in the talk radio universe and on prominent conservative blogs. The same forces that joined to forc...

Sam Stein

Top Progressive Talk Host Rips Into Hillary | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ed Schultz, the country's most widely syndicated progressive talk radio host, went into a lengthy diatribe on Tuesday over the refusal of Sens. Hillar...

Why This Buffoon Commands A BriWi Paycheck

Silicon Alley Insider | Michael Learmonth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck hosts a little-watched, scarcely-promoted show on CNN's Headline News, but he just signed a radio deal worth $50 million over five years. W...

Glenn Beck Re-Signs Radio Contract For $50 Mil

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On his daily radio talk show, Glenn Beck portrays himself as an average guy, a recovering alcoholic and a comedian who regularly injects humor into hi...

Imus To Finalize Radio Return This Week

Variety | Michael Learmonth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Embattled radio jock Don Imus is close to inking a multimillion-dollar deal to return to radio with Citadel Broadcasting, owner of ABC Radio Networks....