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“Progressive” talk radio station
shuts down, feels betrayed

Daily Caller, by Jim Treacher

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 12/19/2012 5:52:50 AM

From the website of WVKO 1580AM in Columbus, “Ohio’s Progressive Talk”: It is with great sadness I must inform WVKO’s listeners that once again, Progressive Talk will be silenced on the Columbus airwaves. Our one-year lease on the station is about to expire, and at this time there is no way that we can continue operating the station. So as of midnight on Sunday, December 16th, the new operators will be airing a gospel format on WVKO. Once again, we had a good run with the station, and we were happy to in some small way

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lilo, 12/19/2012 6:02:10 AM     (No. 9073737)

Well, ya just had too much competition from ABCCBSNBC, etc etc etc. When everyone spouts the same line, the little guy goes under. Kind of a lack of "diversity" in programing there, son.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 12/19/2012 6:10:12 AM     (No. 9073747)

Progressive - just a fancy way to waste letters and sylables trying to spell the word "FAIL".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cartcart, 12/19/2012 6:10:40 AM     (No. 9073748)

When there is no support of advertisers, it becomes difficult to operate unless you have a government teat like NPR.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/19/2012 6:25:02 AM     (No. 9073761)

Wow. They must have been REALLY bad when even Democrats won´t support their station´s format. Truth is, liberal radio is not informative, nor is it entertaining and in radio that combination fails. They just sit around and kvetch about Conservatives. I used to listen in Phoenix when Air America was on...those shows were just flat and they "hate(d) George Bush!"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fljack, 12/19/2012 6:27:17 AM     (No. 9073765)

What #2 said....sadly their failure is at our expense.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/19/2012 6:27:20 AM     (No. 9073766)

Definitely go read the quote in the article. They gave their heart (and time and money) to 0bama et al and didn´t even get a kiss. And to be replaced by gospel music must feel like a hard slap. Too bad they´ll never stop and think about what really happened or take some of the replacement gospel music to heart.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 12/19/2012 6:36:19 AM     (No. 9073768)

The thought process of the moron left is encapsulated in this sentence fragment:

"...Progressive Talk will be silenced..."

You´re not being silenced you idiot. You´re being pulled because you´re losing money. Anyone this stupid should not speak into a microphone for a living anyway.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 12/19/2012 6:44:49 AM     (No. 9073774)

I guess they forgot to take a look at the progressive talk radio boneyard before they signed that lease.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 12/19/2012 6:48:35 AM     (No. 9073780)

#4, that´s right.

The "progressive" program (what do they do that is actually progressive rather than regressive?) was pulled for lack of interest on the part of listeners, which translates into bad revenue for sponsors, who then pull their product/service off the show, leading to $ losses for the station. Is the station supposed to broadcast for free?

But hey, NPR gets public funding. Wanna bet the FCC will find a way to get this show funded by your tax dollars? After all, all sorts of government failures and travesties get funded by government. Why not this show, too?

As for "feeling betrayed", by whom? If they blame the station they claim some sort of animus or at worst, they betray a lack of understanding of how advertisers=money=continuance of show. If they blame the listeners, they´re calling them stupid for not realizing how wonderful the show is.

Whine, whine, whine. But at no time do they EVER blame the content of the show.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/19/2012 6:48:38 AM     (No. 9073781)

Think back to early in 0bama´s first term in office.....a Democrat who had supported him asked for help and was told to stuff it! As the article said, "fool me once...."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Judge, 12/19/2012 6:51:36 AM     (No. 9073785)

Adios libs

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lefticide, 12/19/2012 6:54:54 AM     (No. 9073792)

Don´t go away mad, just go away.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/19/2012 7:11:07 AM     (No. 9073815)

We have to get them back on the air ASAP. It´s less than four years to the next presidential election and Ohio is the state that chooses our leader.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Judith, 12/19/2012 7:16:22 AM     (No. 9073821)

Conservative talk show radio shut down here in MA in August. Since the shooting in CT, the only thing you hear up here, is screaming to take the guns away. It is so serious the price of smelling salts has soared!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/19/2012 7:18:48 AM     (No. 9073825)

You owe it to yourself to read this pitiful, mewling excuse for failure as only a true Progressive can put it. The seeds for failure were sewn in the start-up of the venture. Pass the Kleenex. (Hint: He blames OBAMA!!)

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Reply 16 - Posted by: plumnellie, 12/19/2012 7:31:04 AM     (No. 9073847)

It would seem that when anyone dances with the devil he ends up with ashes in the end. Most of us already knew this. Only a useful idiot or true believer would dream of a different result. Obama is strutting across the stage in a large way. Does anyone imagine that God is not in control? He lets men rise to great heights all thru history. Each generation there is an anti christ in waiting because Satan does not know when the time for the End will be. Obama is a good model for how such a person will appeal to huge masses. Watch and wait and pray for lost souls. That is our mission.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: spengler, 12/19/2012 7:36:06 AM     (No. 9073855)

Advertisers?
But, profit is evil. Should they not have been giving away their product for free?
Nobody was getting paid there, right? It should all be free. They did not build it. Are they not working for "the revolution?"
Where is other peoples´ money when you need it?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Velox, 12/19/2012 7:48:16 AM     (No. 9073882)

Stuff like this make me think more and more that the election was fixed.
Conservatives were riled up more than anytime in my lifetime.
Liberals were holding their heads low a week before the election.
The only way Obama won was by keeping it close and cheating the rest of the way.
They call it their "ground game". I call it cheating and counting votes that are not there.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: boomerak, 12/19/2012 7:55:00 AM     (No. 9073895)

Progressives have destroyed many nations throughout history and are working hard on doing the same with the US. Destroying a tiny radio station should be no prob.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: sinic, 12/19/2012 8:15:18 AM     (No. 9073930)

Sounds like they´re feeling a little USED, doesn´t it?
Went "all the way", then never even got a phone call.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bobgray2, 12/19/2012 8:31:12 AM     (No. 9073957)

So what are they mad about? That no one wanted to hear what they had to say?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: cyberspace cadet, 12/19/2012 8:46:10 AM     (No. 9073986)

Another one bites the dust. A radio program with no fun, no facts and slogans galore has a very small audience.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: curious1, 12/19/2012 9:10:40 AM     (No. 9074049)

I vote for #2 as post of the day!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: tennisbum, 12/19/2012 9:22:06 AM     (No. 9074074)

Typical liberal/progressive/Democrat rant....no one listened, no one cared about our station, no one supported us (couldn´t make it on your own) and we failed BUT it is someone else´s fault for our failure.

See a pattern here!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: F16 guy, 12/19/2012 9:46:22 AM     (No. 9074133)

Those who support talk radio by advertising are
the small businesses.

Those who support Barry S. by voting for him are all takers-food stamps, welfare, etc. These are the ones listening to liberal talk radio.

But since they can´t SUPPORT the station, failure becomes obvious.

Liberal talk radio fails to make the connection:

Wishing and hoping for success is seldom as successful as WORKING for success !



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Reply 26 - Posted by: jond, 12/19/2012 9:49:52 AM     (No. 9074141)

Perhaps an audit would be in order. Funny how their lease expired and their advertisers deserted after the election.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: QRP, 12/19/2012 9:50:04 AM     (No. 9074142)

If they had ratings, they would have had advertisers. Thats how it works. The reason the advertisers didn´t return your calls is you weren´t worth the time, or they had be put out of business by Obama´s economy. The fact that gospel music would out draw liberal talks pretty much says it all.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jimmiet, 12/19/2012 10:02:39 AM     (No. 9074191)

Success killed this radio station. The gimmees don´t want to hear about anything unless you´re giving. Free phones, foodstamps, tuition loans paid then they´ll listen, otherwise see you in 4 years.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: DocH, 12/19/2012 11:05:01 AM     (No. 9074325)

I like mountain music,
good ole mountain music,
played by a real hillbilly band.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 12/19/2012 11:20:51 AM     (No. 9074354)

Now THAT was a whiny self-serving denial of reality. Radio is a cutthroat business. If you can´t sell air time you are dead. This loser whines about everybody from the president on down not supporting his programming. Even his long time advertisers have abandoned the station. The programs must really really bite!
But no its "We´re being silenced" like its some vast conspiracy!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 12/19/2012 12:52:59 PM     (No. 9074533)

You would think that with all of this free money floating around they could get a government grant or some spare welfare money or some union advertising - it´s a tradegy, I tell you!

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Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it


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