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The downturn at The Big 89 mirrors a nationwide trend among news/talk stations. Overall, the format has lost more than 10 percent of its audience since 2011 — and may have hit an all-time low this summer, according to industry reports. “The more you look around, the more talk radio . . . doesn’t seem to have either the cume reach or the share it once did,” Tom Taylor, radio’s most respected analyst, wrote in his newsletter Tuesday.
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"The downturn at The Big 89 mirrors a nationwide trend among news/talk stations. Overall, the format has lost more than 10 percent of its audience since 2011 — and may have hit an all-time low this summer, according to industry reports. “The more you look around, the more talk radio . . . doesn’t seem to have either the cume reach or the share it once did,” Tom Taylor, radio’s most respected analyst, wrote in his newsletter Tuesday."
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I never listen to talk radio. Ever. I'm sorry but I don't get it. The only thing worse than listening to talk radio is having to listen to TV commercials. Thank God for the mute button.

I like to be able to hear myself think. When I'm driving in traffic I have to be able to concentrate on what I'm doing.

Art
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When I'm driving in traffic I have to be able to concentrate on what I'm doing.

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Well, if you are you're the only one out there who is.

AM
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I listen to Mark Levin on the way to dinner 4 times a week.

Seldom catch Rush as he's on in the middle of he day starting 11 am here...

When it gets to be election time, talk radio will pick up once again



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"Well, if you are you're the only one out there who is." - AM


I am completely unable to do two things at once. I can't listen to two conversations going on at the same time. If my wife comes in the living room while I'm watching TV and she starts talking to me I can't hear a word she says; I have to mute the TV or turn it off completely and focus on what she is telling me in order to process what is being said to me.

One of the things I hated worst while working at the UT Vet School was I had to wear a beeper and I'd be right in the middle of doing something and my beeper would go off - and I had to answer it. One time Dr. Legendre, one of the researchers, asked me to go to the Airport and pick up a black Labrador Retriever being shipped in from Nashville (it was Lamar Alexander's dog) that was being treated at the Vet School and I was right in the middle of unloading a truck load of bedding. That day several people had called in sick and I was the only one there and I was rushing like hell to get that truck unloaded.

So Dr. Legendre called my boss, Dr. Schroeder, and told him I refused to go to the Airport and then Dr. Schroeder called me up and told me I wasn't allowed to say no to a researcher. So I had to drop what I was doing and pick up Lamar's dog and then come back and finish unloading that truck load of bedding. I was stewing pretty good by then.

Art
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Msybe talk radio's losing listeners coz the angry ole men who tune in are dying off.

I can listen to public radio, but not ranting when I drive... All Things Considered, Terry Gross, the late great Car Talk and Prairie Home Companion. And sometimes music. I turn it off if there's nothing pleasing or if I'm driving unfamiliar territory.

Speaking of tuning in, we put up our RV antenna last evening in Albuquerque and received 20 stations, mostly religious or Spanish or both. But PBS came in beautifully. we watched a nature show from the series about birds--incredible photography. Tonight there's Mystery, a repeat of the made-for-TV David Suchet Poirot, Murder on the Orient Express. Not as good as the movie w/Albert Finney as I recall, but we'll most likely tune in if the batteries hold out (we're dry camped with no electrical or any other hookup, but we had so much sunshine on our solar panels today that the hubster plugged his 27" iMac, which draws 380 watts, into our 400 watt inverter and worked on some pictures he took here.

PS--I'm getting ooolllddd. I called the inverter the introvert twice today. It pains me to think my brain is so prosaic as to use an alphabetical rather than sense-based filing system!
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I can listen to public radio, but not ranting when I drive... All Things Considered, Terry Gross, the late great Car Talk and Prairie Home Companion. And sometimes music. I turn it off if there's nothing pleasing or if I'm driving unfamiliar territory.

My XM Radio works just fine in Santa Fe. All my favorite music stations. (Both of them).
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If you like "Car Talk" and "All Things Considered", you might also like:


http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/

http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/

http://snapjudgment.org/

http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/

http://storycorps.org/

They are available online as well as through iTunes
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