Rush boycott has cost "millions"

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    May 10, 2012 1:27 PM GMT
    Well, there goes the theory that the boycott had no effect on Rush's business:

    Jack MirkinsonThe head of one of the biggest radio companies in the country said Monday that the advertiser boycott of Rush Limbaugh cost him "millions" in 2012.

    Lew Dickey, the CEO of Cumulus, was speaking to financial analysts about his companies' results. The boycott -- which saw scores of advertisers leave after Limbaugh called law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" because of her birth-control advocacy -- had "hit us pretty hard."

    Dickey said that Cumulus had lost "a couple of million bucks in the first quarter and a couple of million bucks in quarter two." He claimed that the losses accounted for one percent of the 3.5 percent loss in revenue that Cumulus suffered over this period.

    It's the first time any sort of monetary figure has been given about the impact of the boycott. Cumulus is also a relatively small player where Limbaugh is concerned, airing his show on just 38 stations around the country. Dickey's comments could mean that companies that have a bigger stake in Limbaugh's show were hit harder.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/09/rush-limbaugh-cumulus-ad-boycott-millions_n_1502390.html?ref=media
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    May 10, 2012 2:12 PM GMT
    They may well of lost millions, but Rush sure didn't. He still has the #1 radio show in the world and that shows no signs of changing any time soon.
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    May 10, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidThey may well of lost millions, but Rush sure didn't. He still has the #1 radio show in the world and that shows no signs of changing any time soon.


    He has the #1 show because radio stations are basically a trust with so many owned by a tiny number of corporations that they can run his show at a loss in some areas to propagandize.

    Obviously, it's harder to take on Rush than it was to get rid of Glenn Beck, but since he continues to say crazy, racist, homophobic and misogynist things dally, I'm confident that the Stop Rush campaign will continue.
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    May 10, 2012 2:41 PM GMT
    Indeed, more people should listen to Classical New England. It's the opposite of Rush: relaxing, urbane, erudite and enriching.

    Do they even have classical music in Arizona?
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    May 10, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    Obviously, it's harder to take on Rush than it was to get rid of Glenn Beck, but since he continues to say crazy, racist, homophobic and misogynist things dally, I'm confident that the Stop Rush campaign will continue.



    I have no doubt that the "Stop Rush" campaign will continue. I also have no doubt that it will NOT "Stop Rush", but carry on. icon_lol.gif
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    May 10, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidIndeed, more people should listen to Classical New England. It's the opposite of Rush: relaxing, urbane, erudite and enriching.

    Do they even have classical music in Arizona?


    My favorite all time station was/is KCRW 89.9 in Santa Monica and then KROQ 106.7 was a blast for many many years. We have far too few GOOD classical stations, but at least I have the Cleveland Symphony 130 miles away or about 115 where they play during their summer season at Blossom. Give me a big fat blunt and I’m ready.
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    May 10, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 said
    Obviously, it's harder to take on Rush than it was to get rid of Glenn Beck, but since he continues to say crazy, racist, homophobic and misogynist things dally, I'm confident that the Stop Rush campaign will continue.



    I have no doubt that the "Stop Rush" campaign will continue. I also have no doubt that it will NOT "Stop Rush", but carry on. icon_lol.gif






    CJ, Godam !! your embarassing yourself and your cause by backing some of the things you've been posting of late.

    Are you actually trying to tell us that you back Rush Limpballs? The obnoxious pain in the ass big bellied white mans bigot ?

    Is this American gutter hog bottom feeder someone your pleased to represent Americans Millions to the world?

    Your status quo is getting scarry by the backing of such as Limpballs. You can have him and all the rest like him.