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Dickey: The Timing is Right For Huckabee

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(4/5/2012 1:56:16 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
The one teensy tiny insectoid in Dicky's grand scheme is that no one told the talker audience that they're supposed to be bored with bombast and right-wing rhetoric. The numbers may fluctuate but talk listeners seem to stick a lot harder than do those of many other formats.

Dicky's logic also seems a bit dicky when it comes to a "balanced approach" to presentation. Talk listeners tune in to be entertained, not sedated. "On the other hand" isn't a very good battle cry. Air America, anyone?

- Gina C
(4/5/2012 11:40:12 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
We dropped Huckabee (and ABC) from all of our stations after a number of anti-Semitic comments, we're not interested.
- Linc Reed-Nickerson
(4/5/2012 11:12:46 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Recently I heard a Rush caller making some cogent points about Obamacare. He was speaking from a conservative point of view, but said things that apparently weren't part of Rush's approved talking points. Rush cut him off entirely and went back to the approved script.

I don't know if Rush doesn't like new ideas, or if he's too egotistical to allow others to do anything but regurgitate parts of his script. Probably both. But I agree -- people are tired of his bloviating. I know I am.

- G Jones
(4/5/2012 10:42:13 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
"I think people are fatigued."

Interesting that he doesn't know, but he thinks.

This is just more corporate speak.Dickey is hoping that this Huckabee thing will work so that he can save money on the bottom line.

What we are watching here is the launch of Dickey's latest failure.

- bob
(4/5/2012 7:38:00 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I think you will be very surprised. You might have a problem with the content on Rush but I don't think anybody should be underestimating his broadcasting skills or competitiveness.
- Jeffrey Davis
(4/5/2012 6:50:54 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I think Dickey is on point here. We all know the greatest enemy of success is the status quo--the habits listeners have formed over the years--but I expect CC to engage in some very aggressive marketing to take advantage of the discontent with edgy, hyperbolic talk radio and to perhaps even attract some new ones.
- Larry Jennings

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