The heartache is just delicious.
The universal grip of mostly conservative talk radio in the US has hit the Bay Area radio airwaves.
910 AM will be relaunched as KKSF-AM – “Conservative Hot Talk“, according to one source.
That would leave the Bay Area market without one commercial, progressive talk station. KGO Radio, (810 AM) is more centrist to right, and KSFO is an ultra-right outlet, (with Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin anchoring syndicated shows).
Green 960, which carries mostly progressive shows like Stephanie Miller, Alan Colmes, and Norman Goldman, is, ironically, owned by ClearChannel.
The comments are a hoot.
“Obama should have fixed this mess by nationalizing radio. Then the good stations like KGO could re-hire all the people they let go. Green 960 could stay on the air.”
“Dec 1st and near 70f here in the eastbay…and conservative radio will never even accept global warming..so Neanderthal talk will thrive.”
“Conservatives have time to listen to these cranks because they are sitting around in dead-end jobs, if they work at all, blaming their failures on liberals instead of their own stupidity. Liberals are too busy. ”
“Why don’t we liberals listen to talk radio? Because we don’t need the constant reinforcement that perpetually insecure, professionally paranoid conservatives do to valid our political ideas. Conservatives desperately need their “bubble.” But I recall seeing an article forecasting the end of conservative talk blather in the next 5-10 years, as its 55-dead demographic is both dying off and unattractive to sponsors. “
Do these people know what self-parody means?