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Rush Limbaugh Rejects Cumulus
Rumors:‘Nothing Is Going To Change,’
‘Everything’s Cool’

Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein

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Posted By:abuela10, 7/29/2013 1:06:51 PM

Rush Limbaugh began his radio show Monday morning by addressing the news that Cumulus Media, the second-biggest radio broadcaster in the country, plans to drop his show from its stations by the end of the year. Limbaugh assured his readers that “nothing is going to change” in terms of their ability to hear him every morning. “There was another POLITICO story that ran last night on this program,” Limbaugh began, referring to Dylan Byers‘ report. “Someday, I am looking forward to detailing all of this for you,” Limbaugh continued, but for now he said he “must use proper business restraint.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texaspast, 7/29/2013 1:38:45 PM     (No. 9448145)

He did not say ´nothing is going to change´ as to his deal with Cumulus, but said specifically that he would still be on as many stations or more when this is all over. He was saying you would still be able to hear his show, not that you would necessarily hear it on the same station it is on now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 7/29/2013 1:44:41 PM     (No. 9448154)

Stupid, stupid move for Cumulus!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: QRP, 7/29/2013 1:48:27 PM     (No. 9448158)

Yeah Mike Huckabee is really going to supercharge the noon to 3pm ratings at WABC. I am sure the ad sales people can hardly wait. Maybe they should get on the phones and convince advertisers to lock in those rates while they still can.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56, 7/29/2013 1:51:43 PM     (No. 9448162)

I remember the high drudgeon that Carbonite had last year when Rush correctly identified a Democrat operative and her insistence that even though she was going to make $160K a year, we should pay for her $9/month birth control pills.

So Carbonite cancelled their national advertising with Rush (and I cancelled my Carbonite service).

A few months later, I noticed that Carbonite was buying local spots on Rush´s affiliated stations -- just before the half hour and top of the hour newsbreaks, offering "Rush" discounts.

I know from reports that Rush refused to accept advertising from those who cancelled due to the Democrat and media fueled flack (a story of a mattress dealer, with Rush since his days in Sacramento, was publicly reported).

So that tells me that (1) Carbonite was hurt by cancelling their Rush ads, (2) they realized they had to find some way to get their message close to Rush´s show and (3) savvy affiliates were ready to sell advertising time at "consficatory" rates.

Things, it appears, that Cumulus advertising sales people seem to be unwilling to do.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: msjena, 7/29/2013 1:52:27 PM     (No. 9448163)

If advertising is the issue, why would Cumulus drop Hannity, too? Huckabee is a real snore as a radio host. Big mistake if they think he will keep the audience.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StuckInNJ, 7/29/2013 2:01:14 PM     (No. 9448177)

Back in the 70´s and probably into the 80´s WABC AM New York was a top 40´s station. Then all the FM stations started and AM was old. That station almost folded, but then Rush came along and they changed to all talk format. This is how they thank Rush? I doubt they´ll be around much longer. The people they have put on the air in the last 10 year has become increasing to the left. Not worth even listening to on the internet.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: My 2 Cents, 7/29/2013 2:06:54 PM     (No. 9448185)

I listen online now when we are home. I have a speaker that I hook up and can take it anywhere. Now I many have to change the station where I pick him up, but so be it.

I currently get him at 610 out of Columbus, but when they have trouble streaming I go elsewhere.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: texas_gop, 7/29/2013 2:08:48 PM     (No. 9448188)

Cumulus has done a lot of stupid things in my opinion. I live in the Dallas, Tx., area and have taken a couple of Cumulus stations off of my radio presets.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/29/2013 4:28:41 PM     (No. 9448415)

#3, yeah, Mike Huckabee, and Geraldo as his lead-in.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jir, 7/29/2013 6:05:25 PM     (No. 9448547)

Having an IPad and IPhone opened a whole world of radio stations! I have The delightful Howie Carr on my Tune In radio on my IPad as I read my favorite web site, Lucianne.com. I discovered Jeffrey Kuhner also on WRKO. I did listen to Sean for many years but he seems to give too much air time to Libs. Howie comes on right after Rush on that Boston station.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: sherlock, 7/29/2013 6:21:02 PM     (No. 9448564)

All the conservative talk show programs (rush, Hannity, Phil Williams, Laura Ingram(sp) and the all the others that I have forgotten, are gone from WNOX 100.3 Knoxville Tenn.
These programs have been replaced with country music 24/7 (better than rap,but not much) I never turn radio`s on anymore.
The lefty`s are quietly shutting conservative talk radio shows all over the place with out a warning or notice.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 7/29/2013 9:32:00 PM     (No. 9448789)

Obama´s criminal operatives must have gotten to Cumulus somehow. Maybe Obama sicced his IRS on them? You know the Liberals crosshairs have been on Rush probably since day 1 of his radio show. I am just curious how they finally got to cumulus? Heck, Rush could probably buy Cumulus if he wanted to?

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