So much for Obama Radio

Dwayne Horner
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Posted: Feb 02, 2009 5:11 PM
Howard Kurtz had this little nugget over the weekend, apparently another sign that liberal talk radio doesn't work in today's radio medium:

"President Obama may be riding high in Washington, but OBAMA 1260 is not.

"The area's only progressive talk station is changing formats, dropping such syndicated liberal hosts as Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller and Bill Press in favor of financial news, starting next week.

"The move by Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who purchased the station, WWRC, and others in Washington last summer, leaves the city without a liberal radio outlet. Program Director Greg Tantum says he thought the station could work because of enthusiasm over Obama, but that ratings collapsed to a level that could not be measured after the election.

"But ratings nearly doubled, he says, at Snyder's conservative station, WTNT, which features Laura Ingraham and Bill Bennett. Tantum said he will move Schultz to WTNT to give him another shot."

H/T David Guenthner