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For those that were asking in an earlier thread, he'll be back on WTKK starting Jan 3. His show will be 7-10PM. The line up will look like this,

Imus 6-10 (When he's not on vacation)
Barnicle 10-12 (On the days he feels like coming in)
Eagan and Commie, uh Braudie 12-1 (An hour is way more than enough)
Bill O'Reilly 1-3 (He's got the perfect face for radio)
Michael Graham 3-7
Jay Severin 7-10 (Being Jay means never having to say you were wrong)
Laura Ingraham 10-1A
Sean Hannity 1-4A

At least that's what I remember from the ad on the radio.

Just a public service announcement, I don't have any affiliation with the station or any of the show.

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Too bad he is coming back. I would not be surprised if he is a closet Lib doing conservative talk radio for a paycheck.
 

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Naw, he's an Isolationist of the Pat Buchanan school. His glaring fault is that he knows a whole lot about a very specialized subject. He understands elections and the political process. He doesn't know much about foriegn policy or the military, which he admits. Then he goes on to point out how the people who do know a lot about those subjects are wrong and he is right. Towards the end of his tenure here his act wore thin, at least for me.

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I can't stand him, I agree with the poster who said he's a closet liberal. And I enjoy listening to Laura Ingram, but I can't stay up that late! [lol] I started listening to her when WRKO went to that stupid around Boston show, with John Depetro (sp??? I really don't care!). Not that I was a Savage Nation member, but he was pretty amusing.
 
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I can't stand him, I agree with the poster who said he's a closet liberal. And I enjoy listening to Laura Ingram, but I can't stay up that late! [lol] I started listening to her when WRKO went to that stupid around Boston show, with John Depetro (sp??? I really don't care!). Not that I was a Savage Nation member, but he was pretty amusing.
It's Todd Fineberg that does the Boston show - Savage is on after him.

It's taken me a while, but I've grown to like Michael Graham, and he does alot for our troops. I didn't agree with Jay on everything, but I do like the way he would take his time with calls, especially if they were interesting callers. And, he had a way to using logic on the liberal callers which I really enjoyed. Well see what he's like now that he's syndicated.
 
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Ooops, Thanx, Lynne, it is Todd. As far as Severin goes, I really dislike his constant women-baiting, going on and on about how desirable he is, etc. Egomania does nothing for me. I may agree with what they're saying, but the way they say it drives me crazy. I still don't think Severin is conservative, his party is Severin, he's totally self-serving. But different strokes for different folks......
 
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I have to agree with Lynne about Jay. I think the thing to remember too, is that talk-show personalities are first and foremost entertainers, and Jay did entertain. I probably enjoyed him most the first several years he was on. I would have to say, too, that many of his comments were sexist, but he certainly seemed to attract women callers.

I don't care much for Michael Graham, first because he doesn't spend enough time with each call, and second because he tries too hard to be "local" . He hasn't won his New England spurs yet, and is far from being an "insider" on the local scene.

For the record, Jay supported the troops, too.

My favorite radio personality, hands down, is Don Imus. Some of you might say: "it figures, commie pinko" but he slams both the libs and conservatives. In other words an independent thinker and a true moderate.

People I don't like: Howard Stern (cruel), Jim Broudie (full of himself), Laura Ingraham (she's great until she opens her mouth...then, that voice...yeech) Howie Carr (too smug), Mike Barnicle (plagarist hypocrite)

The guy I wish they would bring back: Tom Martino. I felt I really learned something by listening to his show.

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Like I said, different strokes for different folks. I'm well aware of the 'entertainment' factor, I'm just not entertained by self-stroking egos. My favorites are the substitutes for Rush, I love Walter Williams, Roger Hedgecock, Tony Snow, and a couple others I can't think of right now. Imus has the most droning monotone, I've never liked his show, either. Michael Savage is nuts, but I do like his show, over the top that it is. The one I listen to the most (because of commuting) is Howie Carr. I have to say I laugh out loud quite a bit listening to the callers on that show!
 

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Imus used to be funny, but not anymore. He takes himself far too seriously now. He used to make fun of everyone, but now he has a ratio of about 20:1 liberal to conservative as far as jokes. His guest list is composed of stooges from NBC news and a few other liberals. He constantly shills for most NBC and MSNBC shows, except for Tucker Carlson and Joe Scarborough, both of whom are conservatives.

For those who follow this stuff, he market share in New York City, which is his home market has fallen something like 25% in the last year. So apparently I'm not the only one who thinks he's lost his edge.

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I tend to listen to Howie on my commute too. Every time I hear Teddie saying "HELLO?" it cracks me up, and nobody knows the legislators and mafia characters like Howie does.

I used to listen to Jay some, but when he turned against the war, I found myself tiring of him quickly.

I always wanted to call Jay up, and when he gets to my call and says "go ahead caller" I wanted to respond by saying: "Howie?"

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Emoto said:
I always wanted to call Jay up, and when he gets to my call and says "go ahead caller" I wanted to respond by saying: "Howie?"

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HEHEHE That's funny!
 
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Emoto said:
I always wanted to call Jay up, and when he gets to my call and says "go ahead caller" I wanted to respond by saying: "Howie?"

[twisted]
HEHEHE That's funny!
I think we should all do that on his new show. If enough people do it, it will become something that lots of people do, just to get a rise out of him...
 
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Well it is a nationally syndicated show probably out of his home/studio on Long Island (he seldom graced the studios of WTTK) so it will be interesting to see how many callers he takes from the Boston area. I, for one, will probably not give up my nightly ration of Law&Order on TNT or its counterpart on USA to listen to Jay. I usually listen to the radio only in the car.

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I've never had the pleasure (displeasure?) of listening to Severin. Out here in Western Massachusetts we get only one station of talk radio. Our lineup includes a local show/personality in the morning, then Dr. Laura Scheslinger, Rush, Howie Carr, Michael Savage, and then the all-night wierd show.

My all-time favorite was G. Gordon Liddy. I found that my viewpoints tended to coincide with his more than any other talk show host. He had his faults to be sure, but I still enjoyed listening to him. We lost his show when that station went to an all-sports venue.
 
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I used to listen to the G-man out in Colorado Springs where he was billed as "America's favorite felon". He was very entertaining.

Coast to Coast AM is also a perennial favorite, but I seldom get to listen to it. When I worked mids at AFIS in Sudbury, we couldn't get AM radio too well in the building.

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Emoto said:
Adam_MA said:
Emoto said:
I always wanted to call Jay up, and when he gets to my call and says "go ahead caller" I wanted to respond by saying: "Howie?"

[twisted]
HEHEHE That's funny!
I think we should all do that on his new show. If enough people do it, it will become something that lots of people do, just to get a rise out of him...
'Won't work. There's a 7 second delay.
 
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Lynne said:
Emoto said:
Adam_MA said:
Emoto said:
I always wanted to call Jay up, and when he gets to my call and says "go ahead caller" I wanted to respond by saying: "Howie?"

[twisted]
HEHEHE That's funny!
I think we should all do that on his new show. If enough people do it, it will become something that lots of people do, just to get a rise out of him...
'Won't work. There's a 7 second delay.
I dunno. He might let it go through, if nothing else than so he could berate you.
 
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Emoto said:
Lynne said:
Emoto said:
Adam_MA said:
Emoto said:
I always wanted to call Jay up, and when he gets to my call and says "go ahead caller" I wanted to respond by saying: "Howie?"

[twisted]
HEHEHE That's funny!
I think we should all do that on his new show. If enough people do it, it will become something that lots of people do, just to get a rise out of him...
'Won't work. There's a 7 second delay.
I dunno. He might let it go through, if nothing else than so he could berate you.
It won't be him hitting the "blank" button - it'll be his producer. :D
 
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Lynne said:
Emoto said:
Lynne said:
Emoto said:
Adam_MA said:
Emoto said:
I always wanted to call Jay up, and when he gets to my call and says "go ahead caller" I wanted to respond by saying: "Howie?"

[twisted]
HEHEHE That's funny!
I think we should all do that on his new show. If enough people do it, it will become something that lots of people do, just to get a rise out of him...
'Won't work. There's a 7 second delay.
I dunno. He might let it go through, if nothing else than so he could berate you.
It won't be him hitting the "blank" button - it'll be his producer. :D
You could be right, Lynn (from MAF?) but I am still going to try it. Or, maybe the way to go is to get the converstion going and then say something like "you're absolutely right, Howie"... :D
 
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Remember.... Now he is on a nationally syndicated show. Very few people will even get the joke, and now with a VERY large audience it will probably be impossible to get through...
 
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An interesting website...sometimes, though I think we take talk radio and its practitioners waaaaay too seriously. These people who clutter the airwaves with prattle from right to left, are really in the entertainment business. They make driving to and from one's place of employment a more tolerable experience.

Regardless of who they are (and I am a big Imus fan) it's mainly shtick.

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mark056 said:
An interesting website...sometimes, though I think we take talk radio and its practitioners waaaaay too seriously. These people who clutter the airwaves with prattle from right to left, are really in the entertainment business. They make driving to and from one's place of employment a more tolerable experience.

Regardless of who they are (and I am a big Imus fan) it's mainly shtick.

Mark
Mark,

I think that you are right one with your analysis. Radio personalities are just that - personalities. Which means (in my view) that they try to project a personna which will develop and maintain a large audience, consistent audience. This in much the same way that an actor or other entertainer does.

Who wants to listen to a dry debate about the issues? Not for more than a few minutes. We want something which will catch our attention and hold it.

Now I like Rush and G. Gordon and Howie. But I try not to take any of them as gospel or the last word in what is right or wrong with politics, our country, or the world. I just use them as one more source of information and weigh their opinions and pronouncements against what I hear and see and read from many other sources.
 

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I used to be a big Imus fan, but lately he's been borrrrrring. And over cranky, even for him.

As to Jay Severin, he's jumped the shark as far as I'm concerned.

On a slightly different off topic, topic. Did anyone listen to Michael Graham yesterday? He was all over Menino about gun ownership and self defense. He said that instead of taking away firearms, the Mayor should go door to door insisting that every law abiding citizen have one and handing them out. He even said that all of the people of Boston should form The Militia to protect the city.

Not that it will happen, but it was refreshing to hear someone in the Boston media defend gun owners.

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Garys said:
On a slightly different off topic, topic. Did anyone listen to Michael Graham yesterday? He was all over Menino about gun ownership and self defense. He said that instead of taking away firearms, the Mayor should go door to door insisting that every law abiding citizen have one and handing them out. He even said that all of the people of Boston should form The Militia to protect the city.

Not that it will happen, but it was refreshing to hear someone in the Boston media defend gun owners.
THAT was an awesome show! Ed called in. :D
 

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I thought I recognized his voice! <G> Okay, just kidding. He had some pretty good callers, although I couldn't listen to the whole show. From the preview, it sounded like Severin was going to be more of the same. Which kind of got wearying after a while. He does a good job of political analysis (usually). The only time he ever admitted he was wrong was in the 2004 election. On election eve he predicted that Bush would be defeated, as did most "experts".
This surprised me since I had followed the polls that Severin had recommended and every one of them had Bush up by 2-3% points. In and of itself that meant nothing as that's well inside the 4-5% margin of error. However the fact that they ALL agreed meant to me at least that Bush was going to win. Which is how it happened.

Hmm, maybe I should get my own radio show. After all, more than one person has told me I have the perfect face for radio. <G>

Gary
 
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