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October 30, 2006

Springer show "horrid", did "a lot of damage"

WPUL-AM 1590 (Daytona Beach, Florida) switched from gospel to "liberal" a year ago, but not the "Air America" brand of "liberal". Rather, they have a constellation of Jones Radio hosts as well as others: Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Al Sharpton, The Tawana Brawley Show, Big Dumb Ed Schultz, etc. (A parenthetical note: yes, that Al Sharpton graphic is going to be featured here in the future in some way, and, yes, until seeing that page I didn't know what Lionel looked like.)

And, so you don't get confused:
Jones Radio is not to be confused with Air America, a liberal radio network that has filed for bankruptcy. Both networks began syndicating liberal radio shows in 2004. WPUL began carrying Jones programs in September 2005.

Jones is not exclusively progressive. It also produces the conservative Neal Boortz show, which plays on local station WNDB.

[Amy Bolton, the vice president of news and talk for the Jones Radio Networks] said Jones does not use the same "flawed business model" which doomed Air America.

Her network allows local stations to pick the programming they want, while clients of Air America have to take all of its programs, which means Al Franken, as well as Jerry Springer.

"Springer's show did a lot of damage," Bolton said. "His show was horrid."

Posted in PureClass at October 30, 2006 05:36 AM


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