Tag Archives: radio

Nation’s Largest Radio Chain Declares Bankruptcy

NPR reports: The “substantial doubt” that iHeartMedia’s corporate leaders expressed around the company’s likelihood of surviving another year, mentioned in its quarterly financial report last November, has been put to rest. iHeartMedia, the country’s largest radio broadcaster with around 850 stations and a leading outdoor advertising company, is filing for bankruptcy after spending years trying to manage its $20 billion ...

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Right Wing Radio Station Fires Brady Bunch Actress Susan “Cindy” Olsen After Homophobic Facebook Rant

Gay Star News reports: Brady Bunch actress Susan Olsen has been fired from LA Talk Radio for her using anti-gay slurs against a gay actor in a Facebook message made public. The politically conservative Olsen, who played Cindy Brady on the classic sitcom, was incensed when out actor Leon Acord called for her to be fired from the radio show ...

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SiriusXM Axes LGBT Channel

Sad news from Michael Musto: Last June, Sirius OutQ—SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s LGBT channel—bid farewell to the Derek and Romaine show after 12 years of news and banter. Well, that was just the tip of the gay iceberg. I hear that as of this Friday, the channel is deader than the animals worn by Sir Elton John. Tragically, they’re canceling the ...

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Empire State Celebrates Its FM Antenna [VIDEO]

Fifty years ago yesterday the Empire State Building went live with its fancy new FM antenna, which was apparently a very big deal to New Yorkers burdened with transistor AM radios. To celebrate, last night the iconic tower staged a light show to Steely Dan’s “lite rock classic,” FM (No Static At All), complete with the unbleeped F-word and a ...

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Billboard Of The Day

Via Pink News: A local radio host is taking aim at Caitlyn Jenner’s transition on a new billboard ad – in a town where a trans woman was nearly beaten to death last year. Denny Schaffer, whose show airs on Star 105.5 in Toledo, Ohio, is pictured on the billboard imitating the Olympian’s Vanity Fair cover, on which she unveiled ...

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AFA Money Begs For DC Radio Station

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Country Radio Stations Pull Hit Single Following Complaints About “Gay Agenda”

Country radio stations nationwide have ceasing playing a hit single after listeners wrongly complained that the song promotes homosexuality. Via the Washington Post: Alana Lynn, a morning co-host on country music station 104.3 FM in Boise, Idaho, was excited to play Little Big Town’s latest single for her listeners. “Girl Crush,” a powerful ballad about a woman envious of her ...

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ALABAMA: Radio Host Rick Burgess Calls On Officials To Turn Away Gay Couples

For those blissfully unaware, Burgess is the co-host of the nationally syndicated Rick & Bubba Show, which claims ten million daily listeners in 50 markets, most of which are in the south and midwest. Burgess last appeared on JMG five years ago when his rant about Obama’s pride month proclamation went viral on YouTube. Producers of the show made that ...

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Garrison Keillor Cracks Gay Joke

“Well Jim and John had to share a room one night in a hotel. Jim said ‘I snore so bad I doubt you’ll sleep that well.’ And John kissed him on the cheek. He said ‘Sweetheart, it’s alright.’ Jim went and sat in a chair and he stayed awake all night.” – Garrison Keillor, in a song he performed this ...

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Syndicated Radio Hosts Attack Tim Cook

Wikipedia: “The Rick and Bubba Show is heard each weekday morning on their flagship station WZZK and on over 50 radio stations in 15 states – mostly in the Southern United States.” UPDATE: Perhaps out of shame, but more likely due to the widespread outrage, the duo has removed the clip from their Facebook page and made it private on ...

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Dems To Advertisers: Drop Rush Limbaugh

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a campaign calling on advertisers to drop Rush Limbaugh.  Via Politico: Today’s blast email from DCCC Chairman Steve Israel asks supporters to sign a petition calling on Limbaugh’s sponsors to pull their advertising from his program. The effort comes after Limbaugh protested an Ohio State policy instructing students to get verbal consent before ...

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Tweet Of The Day

We now BROnounce you husband and husband – http://t.co/vd7lO9hLkX — The Edge (@TheEdgeNZ) September 12, 2014 Details.

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NEW ZEALAND: LGBT Groups Angry Over Radio Station’s “Gay Marriage” Stunt

Two heterosexual men will marry in New Zealand tomorrow as part of a radio station stunt that will earn them a trip to the Rugby World Cup in Britain. LGBT groups are furious. A celebrant would make the union legally binding and Crowd Goes Wild television presenter James McOnie would be MC. The pair said their wedding vows would touch ...

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Closeted Homosexual Matt Drudge Does Rare Interview: I Go Where The Action Is

Via Mediaite: Matt Drudge, who has owned and operated The Drudge Report website for nearly 20 years, gave a rare interview Friday to his hometown radio station of WTOP in Washington, D.C. During the short chat, he shared his thoughts on the current state of the political media landscape and defended his site’s conservative slant. “The D.C. I’m seeing now ...

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Casey Kasem Dies At Age 82

Legendary American Top 40 host Casey Kasem has died at the age of 82. Kerri Kasem, Casey’s daughter, announced the news on her Facebook page. “Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends. Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken,” she wrote ...

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NEW YORK: Radio Station Suspends Hosts Following Anti-Transgender Comments

Via GLAAD: Following offensive and inaccurate anti-transgender comments from 98.9 ‘Breakfast Buzz’ hosts Kimberly Ray and Berry Beck regarding a recent local ordinance granting transgender healthcare to Rochester city employees and their families, the station released a brief statement saying that the two hosts have been suspended indefinitely. “As a result of Kimberly and Beck’s hateful comments against the transgender ...

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Limbaugh Gets Second Cochlear Implant

Rush Limbaugh is off the air this week while he gets a second cochlear implant. He received surgery for the first implant for his left ear about 13 years ago, he said, and doctors at the time advised him against getting the second implant in case a cure was developed for his deteriorated hearing. On his show Limbaugh said he ...

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SiriusXM To Launch Gay Sports Show

Perhaps in reaction to the recent spate of gay athletes coming out, SiriusXM’s OutQ channel will launch a gay sports show. The Outfield will be hosted by some well-known figures. Via press release: The Outfield will be a place where sports fans, regardless of sexual orientation, will be encouraged to share their perspectives on events and issues happening on and ...

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Sandy Rios Defends Austin Ruse

“Austin was talking about the damage that’s being done to innocent children in our culture, whether it’s our children in public schools, whether it’s those of you who handle and mold and shape their minds in colleges and universities. You are in the business of defiling them, of perverting their innocence, of sexualizing them, it isn’t us that condemns you, ...

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AFA Fires Breitbart Columnist Austin Ruse Over “Shoot Liberal Professors” Comment

Two days ago while filling in on the American Family Association radio show of Sandy Rios, Breitbart columnist Austin Ruse declared that liberal college professors should all be “taken out and shot.” Ruse then spent the next day engaging in Twitter flame wars with his detractors. Today Right Wing Watch reports that Ruse has been fired by American Family Radio, ...

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