take your answer off the air...

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  • HistoryLink
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right-wing blogs we like

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  • The Radio Equalizer
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June 13, 2005



Nice post
'cept for this part,

**It was a big day for Schultz--his show was picked-up today by Democracy Radio, the hopeful new progressive talk empire being started with some fanfare by former Clear Channel Radio CEO Randy Michaels and former ABC Radio and Premiere Radio Networks VP Stu Krane.**

No Democracy radio SOLD the ED Schultz show
they didnt buy it
Ed told us the name of the new group yesterday, it was something like
"Product first" or some lame name like that.

The Intercom guy said that Ed was within a point of the leading Conservative guy during his time slot?
do you know anything about that?
was he talking about Hannity or DoriDildo?


blathering Michael

thanks Marty: You're absolutely right and we've made the correction in the post. Don't know who he was talking about as no. 1 in that time slot locally. It's not Dori Monson, we can assure you, he's way down. It's either or Hannity or Medved--more likely Hannity...would love to know for sure...anybody?
That would have not have been an Entercom guy speaking yesterday, but rather an Infinity guy...


**That would have not have been an Entercom guy speaking yesterday, but rather an Infinity guy...**

must be in the water.

At the beginning of the show (I was there!) The “Infinity” guy came out to great the crowd,
He said that Ed was within a
"Tenth of a point" of the leading talker in his time slot
I assumed he was talking about Doridoe
But Hannity?


even better.


I was there, too...I was looking for you, Michael. At one point BigEddie asked if any reporters were present....nope! Just one guy from alternet.com. Schultz shunned the media, or was it the other way around? It's a mystery who rates a tenth of a point above Ed.


"Ratings on the right-wing station fell apart like a $2 suitcase--3.8 last summer--2.7 today.
(We're worried about KPTK, after all, it's our only progressive talk station. After a good Winter book--this month's ratings went down."

So what are the ratings for sinking KPTK? Let's hear the numbers.


According to Radio and Records.com
KPTK ranks #24 with a 1.3 share for Spring '05.


Here ya go, Lump...

Political Pulpit
He said that Ed was within a "Tenth of a point" of the leading talker in his time slot. I assumed he was talking about Doridoe

I was sitting right next to Marty, and the VP from Infinity specifically said that Ed was within a tenth of a point from beating KIRO. So the assumption is, that Ed was within beating DoriDOH which I had already assumed was being beat by the Garfield High School radio station.

I, too was surprised at the lack of promotion for this show. I am also surprised by the lack of promotion for the station in general. Where are all of the ads on the buses, on the billboards, and in the papers? Word-of-mouth just won't cut it.

I agree, that AM1090 needs to have some local programming and quickly. They need a morning drive show, and they could open up some vanity slots in the evening and on the weekends. Another change I would make is to switch Ed and Randi, making Randi live and Ed delayed, since Ed does much better in rural areas and Randi does better in the urban ones.


As Michael knows, Arbitron data with regard to daypart, demograhics and other qualitive data is copyrighted and may be quoted only by those who are Arbitron clients. I will tell you this as per the latest Arbitron trends, Ed Shultz is not even close to Medved, Monson, Hannity or anybody else. Who ever from Infinity stated that he is within a tenth of a share behind any of these other stations or hosts is either incredibly uninformed (most likely nothing more than a promotions employee) or a liar.


**I, too was surprised at the lack of promotion for this show. I am also surprised by the lack of promotion for the station in general**

the sad part is look at all the adds Infinity has been buying on the TV for KROQ or the new "Jack" or whatever the hell it is called these days
not one TV add for KPTK
heck even KKKvi was advertising for a while on CNN MSGOP and Faux (at least locally)

its like Infinity want's KPTK to fail

Bush Lies

AM1090 doesn't need advertising. We are in the majority, regardless of what the ratings say. I would hate to see some local host displace strident voices of truth like Randi or Mike Malloy. I worry that if they replace popular national hosts with locals, the ratings will fall.

Remember, AM1090 has the truth and the truth always wins!

Political Pulpit

But just spouting the truth doesn't mean there are people who will actually listen to it. I know many liberals here in Seattle who didn't know Air America exists here, let alone what station it is broadcasted on.

Yes, the Seattle area is a hotbed of Liberalism. But if people don't even know where to go to get their message, then what is the point?

The whole idea is to generate listeners. In order to do that, you have to start promoting.

blathering Michael

Right on, PP, plus we and build a radio community--that's what the right's done and it's a powerful political tool tht gives them power disproportionate to their small numbers.


Word of mouth won't cut it... I personally tell everyone about it (and yes, I have the bumper sticker), but they need bus ads and billboards.

What does radio listenership do in the summer months? Is it cyclical? When everyone wants to be outside, does overall listenership decline regardless of affiliation? It makes little sense that their ratings would be falling, when the national ratings for air america are rising- particularly here in Seattle.


" It makes little sense that their ratings would be falling, when the national ratings for air america are rising- particularly here in Seattle"


Political Pulpit

You really need to do something about the "crap flooding" comment SPAM here. If you need a solution, contact me. I run several blogs and have dealt with this problem before.

Bush Lies

The falling ratings of Air America prove that liberal talk radio is gaining in strength. The radio rating services are controlled by conservatives - is it no doubt that suddenly the fastest rising phenomenon in radio (AA) mysteriously shows up at the bottom of the ratings in all of the major markets????

We've hit a nerve. If they are having to lie about the ratings in an attempt to discredit AA, that just means we're winning!


Read Michael's new posts,Bushly. Air America's ratings are good, once you drill down a little bit past the republican bullshit...


I often listen to KTPK, especially since KIRO messed everything up. I am convinced that the place to start is by demanding that they replace the 6-9 morning show with local content. Al, Ed, Randi, and the Majority Report are all fairly strong programming.

They need to start somewhere and the morning slot would replace their weakest program during the morning commute. They would be sure to get local pols and activists at that time to try and catch that audience.

How about starting an online petition on your website? They don't mean anything to politicians because they are easy to flood. But the corporate owners of KPTK are in MARKETING. Get them thinking about dollars and they will respond. We should also all dog the KTPK booth at any public event this summer.

blathering Michael

We're hearing that the 6-9a spot is to be the first to be filled by a local host at KPTK-- then some spots on the weekend. All manner of conjecture around...that an out of town professional might take it; also rumors are that Goldy from Horse's ass or Mike Webb or Erin Hart.


Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease not Erin

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