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Best of BTR: Will Rush Limbaugh Get the Hook? | 05.14.13

Will rush get the hook? discussing Limbaugh’s future

by Making Sense with Steve Leser in POLITICS

Get the latest on the most current events: Benghazi, the prospective cancellation of Rush Limbaugh‘s show and how Tesla is proving that a car running on sustainable energy can be both cool and profitable. 


‘Vampire diaries’ beauty grace phipps

by Variety Radio Online in TELEVISION

Actress Grace Phipps chats about The Vampire Diaries. Upon moving to LA, the born-and-raised Texan immediately landed a role in the Fright Night remake, then Amy on the cancelled series The Nine Lives of Chloe King


A whole load of Comedy & ‘Tastes like shrimp’ Cicadas

by The Dereck and Kay Show in COMEDY

The comedy duo of Dereck and Kay discuss Mother’s Day, the return of the cicadas, why the U.S. won’t allow certain cheese to enter the the country from France, plus Weird News of the Week.


exclusive Road stories from lady gaga’s violinist

by HOW WE DO IT in MUSIC

Lady Gaga‘s violinist, Judy Kang, shares Monster’s Ball Tour stories and previews her self-titled album. She’s been featured on NPR, CBS News and in the New York Times. Interview starts at 8 minutes.


Get beach-ready: what You want in a personal trainer

by FitBody Radio in WEIGHT LOSS

Trainers Jami DeBernard and Brian Jagger share tips on questions to ask your next personal trainer, plus various certifications, average costs and more, so you don’t waste your time or money.


BlogTalkRadio Host Kevin Ross Moves The Needle For Diversity On LA Public Airwaves

Days after Kevin Ross, BlogTalkRadio host and host of “America’s Court with Judge Ross” aired a special 2 hour show on the recent rise of inflammatory remarks made against minorities and women over the talk radio airwaves, Los Angeles City Council passed a motion requiring conservative talk radio station KFI-AM 640 and it’s parent company Clear Channel Media, to “do everything in their power” to make sure that their hosts refrain from voicing prejudice sentiment on air.

The motion was raised as a result of public outcry from a number of minority and women’s groups in response to the racially charged comments made by KFI talk show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou of the “John and Ken Show.” Three days after Whitney Houston died last month, the radio show hosts referred to the pop music icon as a “crack ho.”  The resolution also cites radio host Rush Limbaugh’s recent derogatory commentary on Sandra Fluke.  According to this article on NBC’s site, Councilwoman Jan Perry wrote in her motion that the “Clear Channel Media Holding’s commitment to diversity is not being realized at its flagship station KFI 640 AM, where out of 15 on-air personalities, one is a female and none of them are African American.”

On his BlogTalkRadio program, Kevin Ross was joined by guests including attorney Gloria Allred and Comedian D.L. Hughley who discussed the growing controversy surrounding racist and sexist sentiment spreading across the country’s talk radio waves by hosts.  You can listen to the broadcast in its entirety here.

At BlogTalkRadio, we have a variety of hosts like Kevin Ross, representing perspectives from all backgrounds and genders.  If you are interested in hosting your own show on our network, we welcome you to sign up today.

It’s an Addictive Edition of ‘The Mix’

If you’re not already hooked on The Daily Mix – which, week in, week out delivers the best of BlogTalkRadio’s unmatched mix of social-radio programming – you’re sure to be very soon.

Because tonight’s edition of the show answers such all-important questions as:

—Why, on a recent episode of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, Crazy Town frontman Shifty Binzer failed to return to the Sober House – and instead went to the house of a “crazy pill-popper.”

 CAPTION: “Have a glass of wine, then imagine that everyone in the audience is crying and throwing up,” Eugene (above) advises a wannabe star on combating stage-fright.

“Have a glass of wine, then imagine that everyone in the audience is crying and throwing up,” Eugene (above) advises a caller on combating stage-fright.

—What made Suzanne Somers kick her habit of snacking incess- antly from crafts tables during her many years as a TV actress.

—How come – even though he says he’s now sober – Jeff Conaway still needs nightcap every now and then.

—Why Flight of the Conchords star Eugene Mirman advises against drug addiction.

—What funnyman Fred Willard’s secret – and surprising – addiction is.

—How Rush Limbaugh came to hear what Nightline host Terry Moran said about Barack Obama being the first president since George Washington to “take a step” down into the Oval office.

—Why one particular prank Drew Carey’s cast mates played on him – as recounted by the sitcom star’s on-screen squeeze, Jenica Bergere – gives new meaning to the term “addicted.”

So don’t miss The Mix, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

To tune in, click here.

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Rush Limbaugh’s a No-Longer-So-Secret BlogTalkRadio Listener

If you weren’t already convinced that online radio – in addition to being the wave of the future – is a force to be reckoned with, take a gander at these quotes from Rush Limbaugh’s February 20 terrestrial radio show:

Terry: Twittered touché to talk titan.

Terry: Twittered touché to talk titan.

“There’s a blog out there called mediabistro.com, TVNewser and so forth. And the TV people read it relig- iously. I mean, not too many other members of the public do, but it’s big in the TV business,” said the talk- meister.

“They have a show on there; it’s a Web radio show.

Terry Moran of ABC’s Nightline was the guest [this morning]. This is what he said about President Obama,” the nationally- syndicated host continued.

The “Web radio” show Rush was referring to is, as you may have guessed, BlogTalkRadio’s Morning Media Menu, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. ET.

Hosted by Steve Krakauer and Glynnis MacNicol, MMM delivers one- on-one interviews with leading media-industry figures.

On the campaign trail in November 2007 “Lord Obama.”

On the 2007 campaign trail with “Lord Obama.”

This year alone, the show has featured such guests as ABC News anchor Cynthia McFadden, CBS Morning Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez, former CNN host Tucker Carlson, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, CNBC anchor Becky Quick and Fox News Channel host Andy Levy.

Not to mention Terry, who – eliciting Rush’s response – said on MMM:

“In some ways Barack Obama is the first president since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval Office. “From visionary leader of a giant movement, now he’s got an executive position that he has to perform in, in a way, and I think the coverage reflects that.”

Rush: Regular BTR tuner-inner?

Rush: Regular BTR tuner-inner?

“Yes, you heard right: a step down for Lord Barack Obama, the Most Merciful,” Rush added about Terry’s take on America’s new commander-in-chief.

“He was leading this giant movement, à la George Washington. Now he’s had to take a step down. What did I tell you people? He’s too big to fail.”

Only problem is, Terry wasn’t serious.

“Rush didn’t get the joke, the ABC News anchor quipped via Twitter.

“Or the point. As usual.”

To read the transcript from Rush’s show, click here.

To hear Rush’s show – on which he exerpts Terry’s BlogTalkRadio interview – click here.

To hear Terry’s full interview, click here.

Rush Limbaugh Is an ‘Ignoramus,’ Proclaims Ralph Nader

The wrath of Ralph Nader has struck again.

Only this time, the legendary consumer activist isn’t taking aim at the airline industry.

Nor at the automotive industry. Nor at the pharmaceutical industry. Nor even at nuclear power plants.

“Rush is the king boy of corporatist radio,” says Ralph (above).

“Rush is the king boy of corporatist radio,” Ralph (above) tells us.

This time, Ralph’s gunning for Rush Limbaugh.

Five days ago, the perennial pres- idential candidate fired off a letter to the syndicated talk-radio host – whose weekly audience exceeds 20 million people, tuning in on some 600 stations.

Ralph’s gripe?

That the ultra-conservative Rush, who frequently rails against welfare recipients, is “a huge welfare king himself.”

How so?

By using the public airwaves to earn his $38 million annual salary.

Instead, Ralph wants Rush to fork over a chunk of that not-so-chump change in exchange for use of those airwaves.

Interviewed on World Talk Live!, Ralph tells host Brett Cohen that Rush’s salary is “unbelievable – for being basically a humorous ignoramus.”

Moments after that, Ralph rips further into Rush.

No word yet from the talk titan’s camp on Ralph’s recommendation.

Rush: No word yet from the talk titan’s camp on Ralph’s "recommendation."

“He wants it both ways: to be seen as a political power who can block things and scare the wits out of Congress and other politicians. And when he’s accused of false state- ments or erroneous state- ments about global warm- ing, or about a particular politician, “I’m just an entertainer!” he’d say.

“At the same time, he’s freeloading on the public airwaves. So . . . rather than wait for Congress or the FCC to start charging for the public airwaves and give something back to the people, [I suggest] that he and his company do it voluntarily as an example.

“We’re talking billions of dollars of free public airwaves every year. And it’s about time for the super-rich capitalist Rush Limbaugh from Missouri to get himself off big-time welfare.”

To hear more from Ralph, click here.