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Is Rush Limbaugh an Anchor on a Sinking Clear Channel Radio?

By May 5, 2009

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Eric Boehlert has written an interesting (albeit slightly skewed article) about the relationship between Clear Channel Radio and Rush Limbaugh. (Right: Rush Limbaugh, Photo Credit: © EIB Radio Network)

Basically, he questions Clear Channel's decision to renew the conservative talk host's contract to the tune of $400 million dollars last July, months before the bottom of the economy fell out putting the radio giant into dicey financial waters.

Boehlert argues that Limbaugh is riding high on the hog while Clear Channel has cut 12% of it's work force this year.

Of course, Clear Channel - or any radio company - could not have predicted the revenue drops that the recession would produce when the financial sector began failing and the economy began to cascade into a full-blown recession.

Business spends money to make money, yet Boehlert suggests that Clear Channel's relationship with Limbaugh is based in Texan Republican roots saying, "...this marriage of media and politics deserves a closer look."

You can read the full article, Limbaugh's living large while radio boss Clear Channel implodes, and decide for yourself.

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May 7, 2009 at 6:01 pm
(1) Carlos says:

It’s time to update your photo of Rush. He weighs about 300 pounds more now.

Perhaps a current photo wouldn’t fit.

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