Nose was used in contract talks
Talkers and others are reporting that talk show host Laura Ingraham has parted ways with her syndication, Talk RadioNetwork (TRN). Another spare parts of radio hosts, Tammy Bruce is filling in.
Earlier this year Michael "Savage" Weiner sued to end his contract with TRN.
Savage after consuming a dinner of hot dogs.
Ingraham states :
"After more than 9 years with the distributor Talk Radio Network, I decided it was time to move on. After much thought and reflection, I have decided to pursue my first loves — modern dance and the xylophone. In the highly unlikely event that these efforts do not prove fruitful, I intend to return to radio. Seriously — to the more than 300 stations that carry the Laura Ingraham show and to all my loyal listeners, I feel the time is right to expand and retool my radio program and to explore other syndication options, which I am now actively pursuing. During this brief hiatus, my team and I will continue to deliver thought-provoking and entertaining analysis via my website.”
Some perspective on TRN "Dial Global is under contract with TRN for Ingraham's show, which has more than 300 affiliates. In August, TRN filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Dial Global. In September, Michael Savage left TRN and later signed with Cumulus.
Our guess is that any new contract with TRN was less that what Ingraham was willing to accept in the face of declining revenues, the lawsuit with DG and the backlash from the Nov elections.