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Read some of the best writing about talk radio

Read some of the best writing about talk radio

Every weekend Slate shares a Longform-curated selection of non-fiction pieces about a common topic. This weekend the topic was talk radio, and all of these articles should be of interest to Radio Survivor readers. I’m still working through the list myself, including the history of the fundamentalist Christian settlement of Zion, Illinois and its pioneering […]

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The Past Week In Radio

Catch up on stories you might have missed from the past week in radio. Dirty Money Talk radio’s biggest names are paid millions of dollars to “use a script, outline or set of talking points,” according to a new report. The Heritage Foundation pays roughly $2m for Rush Limbaugh and $1.3 for Sean Hannity. Glenn […]

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This Land is Glenn Beck’s Land?

This Land is Glenn Beck’s Land?

Glenn Beck is great at riling people up, but not so good at demographics. In his March 11  radio broadcast, Beck began a discussion of government land ownership by claiming that the government owns 98% of Nevada’s land  (actually the most recent records state that the ownership percentage is 84.5%). Since statistics are obviously not […]

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The Death of Air America: It's the Ownership, Stupid!

The Death of Air America: It's the Ownership, Stupid!

Conservative commentators may be cackling about the failure of Air America radio, trying to make it into an indicator for both the inherent weakness of liberal-leaning radio and liberal politics. But any reasoned analysis of the radio industry demonstrates that neither is the case. Rush Limbaugh, in particular, and the rest of the nation’s most […]

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