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Re: Talk Radio [message #87739 is a reply to message #87578] Sat, 07 April 2018 12:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Elerie90 is currently offline  Elerie90
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It sounds like more people listen to talk radio than I thought! Wayne, you are one of the few people I know that listen to talk radio and not NPR.

I didn't know about the stuff going down with Sinclair stations. They're sure full of themselves, aren't they? I feel like the answer is going to be something I should know, but which historical events are you talking about, Bruce?
Re: Talk Radio [message #87744 is a reply to message #87739] Sat, 07 April 2018 16:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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Hi, Any time a group tries to control the media to influence what "news" is heard by a large segment of the population it reminds me of Germany in the 1930-1940s and Russia even now. I am not confortable with the direction this seems to be heading.

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Talk Radio [message #87994 is a reply to message #87578] Wed, 09 May 2018 13:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
audiophil2 is currently offline  audiophil2
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I used to listen to talk radio but after a while, the hosts would say the same thing, only using different words. The repetition got to me so I no longer tune it.
Re: Talk Radio [message #88366 is a reply to message #87578] Fri, 06 July 2018 16:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Floyd is currently offline  Floyd
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If I want to listen to talk radio, then I listen to BBC Radio 4 (I am in the UK, by the way). Radio 4 is really good for news and analysis, and does some good interviews with politicians and the like.

They also have some good comedy such as "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", "Just A Minute" and "Dead Ringers". They even do a News Quiz!
Re: Talk Radio [message #88424 is a reply to message #88366] Tue, 10 July 2018 10:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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Yes, talk radio, particularly the syndicated kind seems to be merely propaganda for political extremism. Branching out to other media as well. Follow the money is the normal realization.
Re: Talk Radio [message #88452 is a reply to message #88366] Mon, 16 July 2018 16:48 Go to previous message
JazzHog is currently offline  JazzHog
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Registered: July 2018
Location: Leeds, England
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Floyd wrote on Fri, 06 July 2018 16:57
If I want to listen to talk radio, then I listen to BBC Radio 4 (I am in the UK, by the way). Radio 4 is really good for news and analysis, and does some good interviews with politicians and the like.

They also have some good comedy such as "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", "Just A Minute" and "Dead Ringers". They even do a News Quiz!


Yes, I listen to Radio 4 pretty much every day, off and on. I agree that it is good for news and a bit of comedy, but also it can be pretty glum.

Once I have got the news from Radio 4 (early morning), then I tend to move on to some of the music stations, like Radio 1, Radio 2, and some of the Absolute Radio stations.
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