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I liked Jay because most of his views are in sync with mine. When I found him, I couldn't believe I wasn't the only one who felt that way. There were times when he bugged me, but I'd change the channel. Anytime I was near a radio I'd tune into him at least once.

After the election, some of the stuff Jay was talking about made me angry. Not because I disagreed, but because I believed him. When we were in FL we heard of at least 2 towns where Caucasions are now in the minority, and Jay was talking about that same thing happening here in the coming years.
General consensus here is that a lot of people still listened (I'd say the majority of people posting about this whole thing still listened to him when he got suspended). He was timely, even if sometimes frustrating, annoying, or vain. And he was local.

I don't want to listen to someone 2000 miles away talking about civics and politics, I want to listen to someone 20 miles away.
IMHO, Michael Graham isn't as conservative as Jay, or if he is, it doesn't come out the same. I like Graham but he's no substitute for Jay.
 
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I was a serious Imus fan from back in the days when I lived in NY and worked at NBC, about the time they brought Imus back from Cleaveland.
When he came on the air here I started listening and found Jay.
While agree with many of Jay's political and social positions I found that his galactic sized ego, personal fabrications & outright frauds and unending bombast just became annoying.
When he tried syndication I really didn't miss him.
As I have seen Imus morph into just another NY limo liberal who pays lip sevice to the people in the fly over States, Jay has emerged as your garden variety meglomaniac in love with his own impression on himself.
I enjoy Graham and find him far more likeable than Severin.
The line up gets pretty thin after that.
The Socialist and the Feminist have their moments and the
former reporter pitching her lyposuction and boob job is enough to get me reaching for the button pretty fast.
I agree they should bring back Inghram and Hannity, O'Reily pulled the plug on his daytime ego fest.
I wonder how much of these changes is radio are part of teh industry preparing for the introduction of "Local Boards" to monitor radio broadcasts?
 
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Jay sounded like he was in total and complete undeniable love with his own voice.

Seriously.

I think he laid in bed at nights listening to tapes of his own show while pleasuring himself.
Absolutely agree, BUT he was the best thing on in commuting hours. Generally he was on the ball with a proper conservative POV. He's a pompous a$$ though.

Sometimes I'd get sick of his rants against callers and change the channel, but only till it was over.
 

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I'm in agreement on pretty much all the negative comments about Severin. However, I didn't have much of a choice while driving home.... I'm just not that interested in listening to music, and he brings out issues better and more often than Howie does.

I really don't want to subscribe to yet something else, so I'm not about to get a satellite radio. It'd be nice if I could get streaming audio from the Internet, then I could get anything I want.

So for now, I'm playing MP3 recordings on the way home to try to teach myself Spanish. (I want to be able to give a proper greeting to my future Spanish-speaking-only racist overlords.)
 
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I stopped listening to Jay consistently when he really started Bush-bashing. His blind support for Mitt during the last election cycle killed his conservative creed with me. I had started listening again recently just to hear him slash and burn on The Devil and The One.
 
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I liked Jay and listened to his show (alternating with Howie) on my ride home. I think that he got a raw deal on this one, but I agree with some that it looks like a play by the station to get his contract reduced.

The economics are sound, but the method is sleazy. It makes the station look like they are folding under very thin pressure. Who needs the Fairness Doctrine if the stations are going to fold like a paper bag?
 

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Me too. He spends too much time beating his chest and inflating his ego. Very few calls are taken and it seems like "same old, same old" too often with his answers (that go on forever).
IMO, He went way down hill over the past year or so. There were way too many commercials. Way too much time spent on talking about unentertaining crap like Katie Couric's cleavage, all the women he wants to sleep with etc. He'd go off on a whole segment talking about the same crap of "I love Korean women", etc, then off to yet more commercials, boring.

But, the thing that really above all that killed it for me was when he actually got a liberal on the phone, he would just basically hang up on them. The prime opportunity for the best entertainment. Every other talking head does this, "don't agree? *click*

Where Jay used to be best is he would get a liberal on the phone and just absolutely take them apart, like a surgeon. No name calling, just giving the liberal enough of a leash and then evicerate them using their own words and their own ill-logic against them. He was brilliant at it. And he stopped doing it.

My feeling is that he lost the sparc and was just not enjoying it anymore. He has not been on top of his game for more than a year. But, I'd still rather listen to Jay running on 2 cylinders than those yutzes they have on in his place.
 
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Severin Back

Just received this from WTKK for those who are following.



"On Tuesday June 2nd, at 3 p.m., Jay Severin will return to the weekday afternoon timeslot on Boston's Talk Evolution 96.9 FM-WTKK. Jay regrets the remarks for which he was suspended and understands that his comments were indeed wrong and hurtful to the Mexican and Mexican-American communities. Accordingly, we feel it is time to end Jay's suspension and welcome him back to WTKK. All of our hosts have strong opinions and talk radio is a format for open and spirited debate about the many issues we face in Boston, New England, our nation and our world. There will no doubt be times when you disagree with Jay - and our other hosts too - but our ultimate goal is to maintain a level of conversation that is entertaining, compelling, and thought-provoking, yet civil and respectful. While we will no t always succeed in walking this line, we will continually strive to do so.

We hope you'll experience what Jay has to say this Tuesday and every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m. "
 

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/05/talk_show_host.html

Controversial right wing radio talk show host Jay Severin, suspended for a month for making derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants, will return to the airwaves Tuesday. He regrets the remarks and understands they were wrong and hurtful, his station, WTKK-FM, said.



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"He understands that we will not accept this type of commentary on our airwaves in the future. Based on this understanding, we have agreed to conclude Jay's suspension and he will return." the station said.

Severin was suspended April 30 after calling Mexican immigrants "criminaliens," "primitives," and "leeches," and saying Mexico's leading exports included venereal disease and "women with mustaches and VD."

Severin also called America "the magnet for primitives from around the world," and said hospital emergency rooms had become "essentially condos for Mexicans."

His remarks sparked a firestorm of protest, led by organizations such as the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition. Some sponsors pulled their advertising and said they wouldn't resume them if the station reinstated him. Some observers felt Severin, who had gotten in trouble for other remarks before, was on his last legs.

"We want to emphasize that WTKK still strongly supports an open and spirited debate about the many issues our community and our country currently face," the station said. "There will no doubt be times when people disagree with what Jay says. Our goal is to maintain a level of discourse that is compelling and thought-provoking, yet civil and respectful. While we will not always succeed in walking this line, we will continually strive to do so."

The station posted a similar statement on its website, concluding, "We hope you'll experience what Jay has to say this Tuesday and every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m. Warm regards, WTKK Management."

The station is owned by Greater Boston Radio Inc., which is a subsidiary of Greater Media Inc. Greater Media is the parent company of 23 AM and FM stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets, the station said.
 

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I haven't listened to Jay in a while, but I'm glad he's coming back on the air. The suspension smelled of a money grab by Greater Media (trying to reduce his contract dollars, which is BS). His comments were pretty much in line with what's he's said in the past. There wasn't anything said out of the ordinary (or that I disagreed with really, but that's a whole different thread).

I stopped listening to Jay because, as others have pointed out, he's in love with himself. I listen to talk radio to hear opinion and discussion, not monologues by the host. Jay himself has even said that if the phones went down, he's ready to talk all by himself for the full four hours (dear god, shoot me). The other drawback with listening to Jay is that he always talks national politics, never local. At least Graham and Carr do local stories with some national coverage.

Overall though, considering what we see and hear in the MSM, Boston Globe Democrat, and our local moonbats, I'd rather support Jay being on the air.
 

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JAY's BACK on Tuesday !

Yes just received an email from WTTK JAY WILL BE BACK ON Tues JUNE @nd yipppppie

Dan Long
Boston

Here is the reply from WTTK
On Tuesday June 2nd, at 3 p.m., Jay Severin will return to the weekday afternoon timeslot on Boston's Talk Evolution 96.9 FM-WTKK. Jay regrets the remarks for which he was suspended and understands that his comments were indeed wrong and hurtful to the Mexican and Mexican-American communities. Accordingly, we feel it is time to end Jay's suspension and welcome him back to WTKK. All of our hosts have strong opinions and talk radio is a format for open and spirited debate about the many issues we face in Boston, New England, our nation and our world. There will no doubt be times when you disagree with Jay - and our other hosts too - but our ultimate goal is to maintain a level of conversation that is entertaining, compelling, and thought-provoking, yet civil and respectful. While we will no t always succeed in walking this line, we will continually strive to do so.

We hope you'll experience what Jay has to say this Tuesday and every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Many thanks for listening to Boston's Talk Evolution 96.9 FM-WTKK.

Warm regards,

WTKK Management
 

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I wonder how big the paycut is.

I'll tune in and see how he's doing, or how he may have been told to change.
 
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Severin BACK tuesday!

So says Fox news! I'd thought he'd @ least get the summer off in his new contract negotiations! He must have a bad agent. j/k Back Tueaday! WooHoo!
 

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That is GREAT news!

Howie's 2500 watt transmitter can sometimes be heard as far west as Kendall Square, but I'm bit further than that. I'm OD'd on 100.7!
 
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I heard a spot on 96.9 by Jay that said tuesday at 3pm we will hear his apology..... I guees he had to give in to get back on. Now he will be hand ties as far as what he can say because he has let them(the evil libs) tell him what he is allowed to say. They won't need the fairness doctrine, the stations will just give in if they bitch enough.
 
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channel 4 news

reported the same thing this morning... unfortunatley it will be a tamed down
version....... of his previous shows. the apology must be gagging him./

but its better than whats been on at 3 pm

JimB
 

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Pirate radio man. that's the way.
[laugh] Well not anymore. There's this little thing called the Internet, and streaming audio. You can reach more people, and without the constant fear of FCC raids. At least, until they shut that down (they'll try -- we know they want to). If they do, there will be ways around that, at least for a while (e.g. VPN to a freer country and tunnel the stream through that).

There are still shortwave radio shows too, but they are painful to try to tune in, and impossible while in a car.
 
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