I know that I will never listen to him in Chattanooga. You can listen to Rush on Net and we will listen to him. They will fail as a business because Huckabee is not Rush and never will be.
Remember, the grand Poo-bah of FoxNews, Bill O'reilly dropped out of the Radio landscape because he couldn't hang with Rush Limbaugh. Michael Savage I would say could go against Rush and be successful, since he says what most of us think. His timing, combining storytelling with politics sets him apart from the competition. Mike Huckabee is a Minister so therefore he has to act very civil and sanitary, somewhat like a conservative NPR. Yuck!
Huckabee is a weak, Romney - McCain sort of Republican, the kind the TEA Party hates.
There's no way I'd ever listen to a minute of his show. I don't watch his stuff on FOX News, either, because pablum doesn't appeal to me.
The LeftLibProggs must be salivating at the chance to further hurt Rush. If Huckabee goes along, he's doomed from the start.
I may be wrong but Mike Huckabee will never measure up to Rush. If one station drops Rush there will be another one to pick him up in each area of the country. Huckabee is a good republican but not much of a conservative. Rush is a conservative and that will be the difference along with his ability to illustrate the absurdity of the left.
Ironically she did vote for him in the 2008 primary, no good deed go unpunished;
If Rush gets bumped from WABC77 there is no doubt The Apple970 will have him on their station. No way they would pass that up. That's money in the bank. I remember about 10 years ago a talk station (WWDB) in Philly had Rush and took him off. Bad move......Another station picked him up and had him on the next day while WWDB went down the tubes and became a teeny bopper station.
The people will voice their opinion, and Cumulus media will have to live with it. Huckabee is no match for El Rushbo! And in the end it's all about money anyway.
All Rush would have to do is go straight to Podcast, bring on ad reads, charge for the podcast through his website, work for an hour and a half instead of 3 and make more money. Why do you think Adam Carolla is doing so well.
So Rush will go to other stations and Huckabee will die on the vine. I don't think Rush is losing sleep over this. Huckabee does not appeal to a broad base of people - he reminds me of Jimmy Swaggert - smarmy. Can Huckabee be this dumb to do this?
Huckabee was never a conservative and will never be one. He is a true moderate Republican who will do the bidding of capital and his media masters. He will sell conservatism and libertarianism out. The proof is he is willing to attempt to knock out Rush.
All this game boils down to the "listeners", without which, the 'radio business' itself is meaningless.
So I'll say, all Rush's fans, listeners and admirers should pretend as if Huckabee does not exist. Don't even listen to him for a second, and when profits don't come in,the market will tell Cumulus when to yank Huck's show from the air. 'Listeners' have the final say, and not the Radio moguls;it's that simple!
Huckabee does not have a hope in h-e-double hockeysticks. Rush is in it to win it and Huckabee's show wont survive.
I like Huck on Fox, he's a nice guy, but, he is not the type of person we need to fight the left...especially on talk radio. Given the choice, I'll stick with Rush any day!
I have been a student at The Institute for Advanced Conservatism for 15 years or so and am very thankful for Mr. Limbaugh. I would find a way to listen if his show leaves my local station.
That being said, I am surprised at the vitriol unleashed against the former Governor of Arkansas. I had no idea the right scoop was such a hotbed of Huckabee haters...
Huck does not have the gravitas of Rushbo, which also explains why he did not run, he could not get the public excited about him. Some listeners will spend time on his show, but few of Rushbo listeners will abandon Rush and migrate to the blend and utterly inconsequential Huck. I am for more level headed Conservatives dominating the airwaves, no mater who they are. Somehow the voice of the deranged Lefties becomes drowned with all the noise. The headline news editors, news readers, news editors, producers are still guiding the news to fit the narrative of the lunatic Left. Huck can be helpful in damage control, correct the false news read by the news desks as they are dictated to them by the Soros financed Media Matter, Center for American Progress, the Progressives in Congress and assorted Obama PAC operatives leaking nasty talking points to spice the prospect of this failed and lawless regime.
There's a battle in my local area for Rush to be ousted. It's a small, but organized group doing the pushing. I know this is just one thing among many, but we are definitely in the fight of our life. If I didn't get it before, I sure do now. Our very freedoms are at stake in this battle, but I truly believe that if we hold ranks, we're very close to winning!
HUCK IS A RINO/ESTABLISHMENT, case closed!
RUSH,LEVIN,BECK,HANNITY are independent and not aligned to any establishment
Huckleberry will never outsell Limbaugh. Cumulus execs must have spent too many days in the fogery that passes for an education in this country and finally decided to go full stupid.
Making money and drawing in a large listenership is what drives the syndication machine. Morning Schmo found that out the hard way, so did Air Un-America.
Cumulus, will also learn that lesson. Cause no one gives a crap about Huckleberry.
Cumulus should stop by and see how Carbonite is doing before going any further and maybe put down that obama crack pipe that they're smoking.
I'm pretty sure that Rush wouldn't have any trouble finding another radio station in the NYC area to pick up his program. He comes with a huge audience. So now all those that listen to him up there have to change over to another station and save it as a preset. Done. You still have to convince other people to actually listen to Huck's show. I'm pretty sure Rush will be ok. I wonder what they'll say once Huck doesn't do so well and Rush continues on as strong as always on another station...oops.
Edit: Plus there are apps for smartphones (I use tune-in) that pick-up radio stations anywhere in the country so people could always listen that way if nothing else.
Wouldn't it be cheaper just to air three hours of time-checks and station identification notices? You'd have the same audience numbers as Huck's show compared to Rush.
I watched Huckabee's TV show once...boooooring. I listen to Rush on WLS-AM Chicago which is an ABC affiliate. Listening to to left-wing news and then Rush is quite a contrast.
BTW, I got a flier in the mail for Sleep Number. I sent it back with Rush's Name, email, call in number and a ficticious address in Port St. Lucie on the return postcard. If you're west of the Mississippi I would suggest Rio Linda. Think they'll get it?
I wouldn't be to worried. I have confidence in Rush and his audience. They are not fickle or subject to base manipulation.
I cannot stand Huckabee, he made me sick when he was saying some of the things he did when he ran for the GOP Primary in 2007-2008. Does anyone remember squirrel soup?
I won't watch him on FNC because I do not like the man, he is not a conservative, he's a liberal dem from Arkansas. I am a Rush 24 member, I would listen to him online. I listen to him online at work from a radio station but only so I can hear local news updates.
I listen to Mark Levin live online too.
Bill Bennet(sp) puts me back to sleep if I happen to listen to him in the morning, but Mike Huckleberry would put me into a coma. No freaking way will he compete with Rush.
Our local cumulus (SF Bay Area KSFO 560) replaced Rush a few months ago with... Ed Sullivan? Not sure who. Rush is on 980 now.
My uncle lives in Arkansas and Huckabee was a horrible governor. He raised taxes just like Clinton before him and had horrible policies.
He is totally boring on FNC.
His show will die quickly most likely unless he can draw Democrats to the show but he will never compete with Rush.
Cumulus is clueless and dumber than dirt. Whatever they do the millions that listen to Rush are hardly going to swap him for Huck. And Rush has options..... Internet, satellite radio. These people are fools.
They would have more success if they took obama off teleprompter and let him go head to head with Rush. They could sell it as a comedy show.
This is laughable. But hey it's a free market. Huckabee going head to head with Rush? BRING! IT! ON! Why stop at Huckabee. Let's line 'em up. My money is on Rush. My bet is that Rush comes out of this even stronger than ever as does the Tea Party. Any takers. Maybe he can even draw in a few libs to listen to the entertaining take down of the Republican establishment while simultaneously dropping knowledge on these yokels. It's hilarious to me that the establishment hasn't yet accepted it's fate. It's over. It offers no real alternative to the Progressives on the left. In less than 4 years the Tea Party has produced a real contender to put up against establishment's Romney and an almost limitless amount of cash on their balance sheets and the Tea Party's focus isn't even on the Presidential election it's on House and Senate seats. We're in this for the long haul. This is not a movement. This is a REVOLUTION!
Huckabee is boring at best, and really doesn't have talent. Limbaugh knows what he is doing, and is a powerful force for keeping us informed of what is truly going on. Huckabee will stiffle information, and perhaps actually works for the other side. He is a classic example of what a true RINO really is.
This is probably the most anyone will pay attention to the Duck. Beyond boring, he has one show on Fox once a week for one hour and it's a flop. 3 hours a day? Red Bull is going to have a great new market to keep folks awake in the afternoons! Maybe he can get all the Dems on his show and promote more gov't programs... yippy!
i sent my local station, who is owned by Cumulus, my strong protest that if they drop Rush, I will drop them. I will not sit quietly. They need to know that I WILL NOT listen to Huckabee. He is a shill and is extremely boring.
Rush we conservative women love you! Keep exposing them for what they are COWARDS.
they want the conservative women to remain invisible. We need to let them Know that not all women are the same.