Friday, June 30, 2006

Today's Talk about Talk Radio

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Listen online:

A good guide to getting better AM reception at home:

Bore America: - "We monitor Air America radio so you don't have to"

Talk Radio in Wikipedia:

The nightlife scene...

I have a small Grundig radio and the other night I was trying to tune into 77WABC from NYC but couldn't get decent reception so I began scanning around the AM dial and ended up getting decent signals and listening to shows on the following stations:
From Chicage, IL -
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From Colorado -
I have no idea why I could tune in more clearly to stations more than 800 miles away but I could not tune in very well to a station that's about 80 miles away. Still, it's great to listen to Talk Radio being broadcast from places far away...

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Blast from (my) past

Paul W. Smith Fills in for Limbaugh...
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When I first started listening to Talk Radio in 1991 Paul W. Smith had a morning show on Philadelphia station, WWDB. The station converted to some sort of 80's musical format and I figured I'd never hear Paul W. Smith again. My brother said he heard him on a Detroit station a year or two ago. I was surprised to hear him fill in for Rush today.
Philadelphia talk radio:

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Ann Coulter the Grateful Dead fan...

Ann Coulter a Dead Head? On the website JamBands Ann does an interview about her love of the Grateful Dead: I knew it was cool for Conservatives to like the Grateful Dead when I bought their American Beauty album last summer. I only got it for two songs ("Box of Rain" and "Ripple") but still....

Note: Lots of new Talk Radio fan links added last night

The Right: The Next Big Thing?
Conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt marries the power of talk radio with the reach of the
'netroots.' Watch out, Kos.

Talkers Magazine lists hottest topics on Talk Radio for the week:

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Today's talk about Talk Radio

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I've created a Flickr album for my portraits of Talkers ( If anyone has any Talk Radio-related artwork such as drawings of hosts or cartoons pertaining to Talk Radio and you would like me to feature them here please email me.

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Check this link out to see amazing 790KABC promo TV commercials featuring Talk Radio hosts talking live on the air. There's no long load time - featuring O'Reilly, Hannity and more! There's a lot of interesting things that Talk Radio Fans can find by checking out the websites of different Talk Radio stations. Check out some of the links on the right today!
And more: I missed mentioning my drawings of Mark, Mark and Glenn a few days ago. So, someone does read Talk Radio Fan afterall! If you like Talk Radio Fan, you will like Talk Junkie too as it features tons of Talk Radio info and links. Speaking of links, I've organized the links here on TRF so that they are more organized. Please check them out...

Friday, June 23, 2006

TSA, podcasts, AM reception

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Get a free subscribtion to the daily podcast of Talk Show America or listen online to the latest show. You won't be sorry. I miss not having the internet at home so podcast (the free ones) are a great thing to have access to. In the link I've posted you can pay to download the programs of most hosts for sizeable fees but that doesn't really seem do-able at this point in time for me. AM seems to be getting weaker and weaker at home and I have to put my Grundig radio into nearly impossible places and move the antennna into positions that would make a contortionist cringe. I'm almost done with my newest Talk Radio host portrait - Sean Hannity.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

WABC Message Board and Mark Simone...

WABCRadio Message Boarders try to figure out Mark Simone....
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One entry: "Mark used to be a DJ at WNEW-FM back in the 70s (and perhaps even into the early 80s) when it was THE rock station in, if not the country, certainly the NY area. I'm sure that Simone was at the PBS thing because he really digs the music from that era. I don't listen to him all that much now, but I know that a lot of what he says (re: conservative views) are modestly tongue in cheek/telling the audience (and his bosses) what they want to hear. Mark Simone no doubt smoked a ton of pot, stayed out and drank all night, and had no problem with the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle when he was young. He's hardly a fire-breathing conservative a la Sean Hamity or Mark Levicious.... "

This is one of the most interesting topics on the WABCRadio message board tonight. Everyone has a chink or two in their political ideologies somewhere but I sure am glad that Simone has a show on 77WABC and fills in from time to time for almost everyone. I seriously doubt though that Simone just says what he thinks his audience wants. He's genuine. -Talk Radio Fan

Monday, June 19, 2006

...Here's your monthly bill for Talk Radio...

Sirius Signs Young Conservative Andrew Wilkow

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Conservative talk show host Andrew Wilkow is leaving his daily talk program on WGY-AM/Albany and his weekend talk show on WABC-AM/New York to move to Sirius, the satellite radio company announced today. Wilkow, described by Sirius as "the next generation of talk radio," began his radio career as an 18-year-old college student. Now in his "very early thirties," according to the WABC website, this is the first time he will be reaching a national audience.
"Now is the time for a new school of conservative voices with a whole new style and passion, which is what my show is all about," Wilkow says. "Moving to Sirius lets me take that style and passion nationwide." (

I guess this will be the last that I hear Wilkow since I don't plan on getting Sirius any time soon since I can not really afford it. I think there will be a huge wave of Talkers moving to Satellite stations and the big assumption seems to be that most everyone is driving or walking around with this technology. This move to Sirius is going to hurt a lot of respectful Talk Radio hosts who gain listeners by people searching their radio dials. I guess people could accidentally find Wilkow on Sirius as well but if were at all possible it would be best to continue on the AM stations he is currently on and have his shows simulcast on Sirius.

-Talk Radio Fan

Friday, June 16, 2006

Glenn Beck portrait by Chris Francz

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This portrait was just posted to today. Click here to visit the page that the portrait is posted on:
To be truly patriotic you must: Want The Pledge of Allegiance banned, sympathize with America's enemies, support a smaller national defense program, automatically think the worst about America, never, ever, ever give the benefit of the doubt to our troops in Iraq, put "Support Our Troops" magnet ribbons on the back of your car while believing that what those troops are doing is wrong, support illegal immigrants recieving benefits that are paid for by legal citizens....and cry "McCarthyism!" whenever anyone criticizes you.
"A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation."
- President Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ink portraits of Mark Simone and Mark Levin

Portraits by Chris Francz
Mark Simone
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Mark Levin

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Glenn makes a great point...

Glenn Beck made a great statement today: If Ann Coulter's husband had died on 9/11 would the New York Times have gone easier on her when they reviewed her book (Godless - The Church of Liberalism)? Of course they wouldn't have gone easier on her. Silly Liberals - do as they say, not as they do!

Article from The New York Post:

June 7, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - Conservative rabble-rouser Ann Coulter created an uproar among 9/11 victims' families yesterday after she charged in her new book that a group of "self-obsessed" politically active widows are enjoying their husbands' deaths.
The razor-tongued blond polemicist made unflattering remarks about the high-profile widows who liked to call themselves the "Jersey girls." In Coulter's latest book, "Godless," she calls them "harpies" and the "Witches of East Brunswick."
"I have never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much," Coulter wrote.
It was the most stinging attack on 9/11 victims' families since al Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui took the witness stand.
And it created a firestorm and drew a quick response from the widows.
"There was no joy in watching the men we love die in the World Trade Center. There was no happiness in telling our children that they would never see their fathers again," Mindy Kleinberg of East Brunswick, N.J., whose husband died in the World Trade Center, told The Post last night.
"We are trying to make sure that nobody else walks in our footsteps. And if she [Coulter] thinks that's wrong, so be it," Kleinberg added.

"Like an insecure child, it's always been clear that Ann Coulter is prepared to do anything to get attention. Even for someone like her who crawls along the sordid bottom of the media world, this is a new low," said Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.).
A group of New Jersey 9/11 widows - Kleinberg, Kristin Breitweiser, Patty Casazza and Lorie Van Auken - created headlines by pushing for a wide examination of intelligence and security failures that eventually led to the creation of the 9/11 commission.
In 2004, they endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, fiercely denounced President Bush and participated in political ads using images from the attacks - actions that prompted Coulter's attack.
"These self-obsessed women seemed genuinely unaware that 9/11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them. The whole nation was wounded, all our lives reduced. But they believed the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony," Coulter said.
"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis."
Coulter accused the four widows of "trying to convert their personal tragedy into a weapon to dictate national policy."
And then she got personal.
"And by the way, how do we know their husbands weren't planning to divorce these harpies? Now that their shelf life is dwindling, they'd better hurry up and appear in Playboy," Coulter said.
Coulter, 45, a well-known columnist and author, has been a conservative lightning rod for years. Her appearances on college campuses frequently have been met with angry protests.
She could not be reached for comment last night.
But yesterday, in a testy exchange with host Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show, Coulter was unapologetic about her insults on the 9/11 widows.
"They were cutting commercials for Kerry and using their grief to make a political point," Coulter said.
"It's a dramatic statement: 'These broads are millionaires'?" Lauer asked, citing the book.
"Yeah," she replied.
" 'I have never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much'?" Lauer pressed.
"Yes. They are all over the news," Coulter said.

I didn't realize that Ann Coulter even had a new book out until this story showed up a few days ago. I can't wait to go and buy it on Friday.....
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Monday, June 12, 2006

Issues and Ideas with Chris DeBello

One of the best Sunday morning Talk Shows is Issues and Ideas with Chris DeBello.
( This morning he did a phenomenal interview with Ann Coulter ( and discussed her new book (Godless: The Church of Liberalism) with her. Oddly enough, this show is broadcast on a Top 40 station (WHCY 106.3).

Saturday, June 10, 2006

We don't need no stinkin' context!

If you listen to Talk Radio for enough time you will be able to see through a lot of the haze of politics and make some pretty accurate predictions. When I heard of Al Zarqowi's death I knew that his death would be spun by liberals. My first thought was that nut jobs are going to say that Al Zarqowi died a long time ago and that his body was taken out of storage when George W.'s ratings started to get low. Sure enough, I was right. I googled Ann Coulter and her "witches" comment that she made on the Today Show and it was amazing how many "news" sources and bloggers made it seem like she called all 9/11 widows witches. In actuality her comment does sound shocking when removed from context. But....context?...we don't need no stinkin' context!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Talkers Magazine shoots a blank...

Talkers Magazine lists the "100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America"
I don't know how Howard Stern got the number one slot but what I really took issue with is the description of Laura Ingraham's show: "America's most listened-to female issues talk host." I guess whoever made this list doesn't actually listen to Talk Radio which explains how Howard Stern got the number one slot but calling Laura Ingraham's show a "female issues" show is ludicrous. Laura Ingraham's show is hardcore politics straight-up but according to Talkers Magazine you'd think she discusses menstruation, menapause and how to get a better man.
Top 100 List:

Monday, June 05, 2006

New Glenn Beck Fan Site

I was just checking for any links that may have gone dead when I came across a new website: Glennpedia. Yes, an online encyclopedia for all things related to Talk Radio host, Glenn Beck. Be sure to check out tons and tons of great information relating to his radio and TV shows.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Talk Radio hosts sing a song for charity....

It's good to tune into hosts you haven't listened to in a while. Last night while I was lying on my bed I listened to Laura Ingraham and Michael Savage. It was good to hear their voices again. It's funny that Savage used heavy metal for his bumper music since he'd probably consider the people who make this music degenerates.

I think that Talk Radio hosts should all get together to make a record to raise money for some cause or another. Maybe they could all sing "We Are the World" or "Do They Know it's Christmas." Or maybe spoof these songs with different lyrics.