TV News LIES

Saturday, May 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media Rush Limbaugh may leave Cumulus Media

Rush Limbaugh may leave Cumulus Media

E-mail Print PDF

Rush LimbaughAccording to the source, Limbaugh is considering the move because Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey has blamed the company's advertising losses on Limbaugh's controversial remarks about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student. In Feb. 2012, Limbaugh referred to Fluke as "a slut" because she had called on congress to mandate insurance coverage of birth control. The subsequent controversy over those remarks resulted in a significant advertising boycott.

The true extent of Limbaugh's effect on Cumulus's advertising revenue is not known. In an August 2012 earnings call, Dickey said Cumulus's top three stations had lost $5.5 million, in part because of the boycott. In a March 2013 earnings call, Dickey said the company's talk radio side had "been challenged... due to some of the issues that happened a year ago." Nevertheless, Limbaugh remains the most highly rated talk radio host in the country.

Cumulus Media, which has a contract with Limbaugh through 2013, declined to comment for this report: "Cumulus owns the premier talk radio distribution platform in the United States and doesn't comment on negotiations with talent under contract," Davidson Goldin, a Cumulus spokesman, told POLITICO. Clear Channel, which distributes the Rush Limbaugh Program through its Premiere Radio division, also declined to comment.

The news of Limbaugh's possible departure comes one day ahead of Cumulus's Tuesday earnings call, at which Dickey Is once again likely to address the impact the Fluke controversy has had on advertising. The source close to the show described Dickey's remarks about advertising revenue as unjustified, and said such "criticism" of Limbaugh had resulted in the consideration to leave the company.

TVNL Comment:  It staggers the mind to think Limbaugh's program is at all popular.  What does that say about the mentality of the listening public?  Just asking....

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Colombia says 2 more journalists missing in rough area

Manuel SantosColombian President Juan Manuel Santos says two additional journalists are missing in a lawless part of...

Israel Releases Hunger-Striking Palestinian Journalist

Hunger striker Muhammad al-QiqIsrael released from prison a Palestinian man who had endured a 93-day hunger strike during his...

Netanyahu renews rejection of French peace initiative

Netanyahu rejects French peace talks againIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has renewed rejection of a French peace initiative, telling the visiting...

Longtime CBS News correspondent Morley Safer dies at 84

Morley Safer dies at 84Morley Safer, a legendary television correspondent who retired from CBS News last week, has died at...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!