Bob (whose name is neither
Billly nor Bob) worked long in
the Seattle radio market
wearing a suit. He says
the experience broadened his worldview, showed him the error of his
ways, revealed God's love, and greatly diminished possibilities for
Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are portrayed in even local media, as these huge celebrities that get incredible, blockbuster ratings. But allow me to enter some local facts into the debate.
Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are
on the same station in Seattle, KTTH which has Beck in the early morning, followed by Titan of Talk, Rush Limbaugh then the supposedly incredibly popular "local" host
Michael Medved on from noon to 3p.
Oh, and don't forget, at night, they have Dr.
Laura, who surely must be wildly popular. Imagine that! One station has a
monopoly on all the big right-wing talkers. Their ratings must be through the
Well, when it comes to total listeners (something Arbitron
refers to as 'cume') KTTH isn't exactly setting the world on fire. They
are ranked 24th. Let me say that more clearly: TWENTY-FUCKING FOURTH! Not
only are KIRO-AM and FM ahead of KTTH. But so is KOMO. So is KJR-AM.
So are three country stations. So are two jazz stations. So are the NPR
stations. So is Jack and KUBE and Star and the Wolf and the Mountain and Kiss
and Warm and Movin' and the End and Christa Ministries and Classic KING and the
Funky Monkey and, well, just about everybody.
Yet, the media narrative remains. The so called "liberal" media would have you believe these "rodeo clowns" (Glenn Beck's self-description, not mine) are ratings winners. In reality, they are all on one station and that station is in the proverbial ratings shit-can. So my question, Billy, is why do people in the media and on websites and nitwits like you keep giving them so much attention? Signed, Ed FrebertDear Ed: You bleeding-heart libs make me sick always trying to twist arguments with your facts and figures. Well, Mister, I've got two words for you: kiss my fat ass.