By opting to publicly negotiate its contract and making it clear the broadcast company is willing to walk away from his program, Cumulus has delivered a once unthinkable blow to Limbaugh's industry prestige.
What happened to the man who long ago did such an honorable and intelligent job hosting Channel 12's Colorado Inside Out? How did he end up having the respect of the paranoid right-wing and few others?
What happened to talk radio in Boston? I would point to three factors. And I would suggest that none of these are unique to our part of the country. Boston may be on the leading edge, but these same trends could sweep away talk elsewhere, too.