To say liberal talk radio is dying is kind of like saying Obama has been known to stretch the truth. In many major markets the ratings are so bad that “reformatting” will leave the leftist liars no place to spread their socialist un-American ideas in 2014. Even in deep blue strongholds like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco the liberal message can’t find an audience.
In New York, WWRL 1600 will be switching formats for the New Year. The likes of Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, and Alan Colmes have failed to attract listeners, so the station will soon be all Spanish-language music and talk. The station, which is black-owned, can’t make money appealing to a black liberal audience.
San Francisco’s KNEW 960 registered just an 0.4 in the Bay Area market, placing it #31. Unfortunately for Stephanie Miller, Hartmann, and Mike Malloy they will soon be without a home. In a funny twist, the Hollywood Reporter has stated that the station will be re-branding itself for 2014 as “Right Radio.” Rumor has it they will be picking up conservative talk show hosts.
The best however is KTLK 1150 in Los Angeles, which is moving the dials from far-left to far-right. Not only are they dumping Stephanie Miller, Rhodes, Bill Press and David Cruz, they’re picking up Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Even funnier is that the Orange County Register is reporting that the morning talk programming will go from being known as “Progressive Talk” to “The Patriot.”
“Progressive Talk” on KPTK 1090 in Seattle is getting punted in favor of sports programming. Meanwhile, “Liberal Talk” will be eliminated from Buffalo’s WWKB 1520 so they can air ESPN Radio. In fact, all over the country, advertising dollars are speaking and the liberal talk radio formats are getting flushed down the crapper.
This trend confirms a couple of suspicions I’ve had about liberals all along. First, they don’t really care about the things they preach. Sure, there are a handful of vocal zealots, but most people who identify themselves as liberals and vote for democrats don’t have passion for their claimed ideals. The lack of support for their pundits proves they also lack conviction.
Second, liberals are blissfully ignorant. They talk a big game, but they don’t care to inform themselves. Besides failing talk radio, liberal cable news is getting stomped by conservative programming as well. Slant or not, liberals simply don’t care to arm themselves with information on the issues that this country faces. Their position is always based on “feelings” not facts.
The biggest thing this format purge proves is that left-wing extremism does not resonate with listeners in any way. Even the liberal Meccas can’t sustain a viable audience for progressive liberal BS. Let’s hope this trend bleeds over to the voting booth as people are waking up to the democratic lie of prosperity through big government and taxation.