Sunday, February 21, 2021

TKC MUST READ!!! TRACY THOMAS INTERVIEW REVEALS EPIC KANSAS CITY RADIO IMPACT OF RUSH LIMBAUGH!!!

Community journalism perspective another wonderful friend of the blog who shares this important interview . . .

A personal reminiscence from Tom Bedell, who sold radio advertising in Kansas City and nationally--for 31 years.

Money line . . .

"Funny thing, the revenue the lovers generated was more than equal to the threatened losses from those that hated him. The station stayed the course and eventually those advertisers that hated benefited from Rush as the station’s ratings rose because of him. So even those that hated him were profiting from a great broadcaster. Isn’t that what broadcasters are supposed to do? Deliver ears. Rush did that. . ."

Read the post in full:

The Rush Chronicles: Chapter 1. Radio sales exec Tom Bedell reminisces how Rush Limbaugh reinvented Talk Radio from the Top 40 Music Format

You decide . . .

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good call.

TV is picking up some of the slack but it's really disappointing how so many locals are trying to ignore the impact of rush. Love him or hate him, you can't deny that he left his mark.

Anonymous said...

^^^

+100

Anonymous said...

Dogs "leave their mark" the same way Rush did: by shitting on the lawn.

Anonymous said...

Rush is in hell. So why does this matter now? Who care about "return on investment" of 1980's radio ad budgets.

Anonymous said...


I just have to throw this out there. This is how stupid celebs are. Rosanna Arquette said Rush was antisemitic. Why would an antisemitic stand with Trump who stood with Israel and whose son is Jewish and whose daughter was converted to Judaism, and Rush who gave his life to Jesus Christ, who is Jewish. I can't believe how stupid celebs are.

RIP Rush. In Jesus name.

Anonymous said...

Rush was the greatest personality to grace the planet earth, he will be missed.

Anonymous said...

And yet, like a fart in the wind, his bad odor will eventually only be a bad memory. And he'll still be dead. Weird.

Jimmy Carter voter. said...

6:54 - you are a typical. pissed off liberal who spouts hate with no knowledge of facts. I hope that some day you will understand the true value of each person and the power of community. However, I hope I never meet you.

Anonymous said...

" I hope that some day you will understand the true value of each person"

And who's to say we haven't discovered Rush's true value? Too bad it's a negative number.

Anonymous said...

Breaking news: Rush Limbaugh is still sucking cock in hell!

Jimmy Carter voter. said...

I am sure God will welcome you. I hope you have accepted Jesus as your Savior.

Anonymous said...

^^ Idiot. Grow the fuck up.

Jimmy Carter voter. said...

So God has revealed to you who will be in Heaven and who will be condemned to an eternity in Hell. Your relationship with God must be amazing. Are you sitting at the right hand of God with his Don at your feet? See you at Mass on the morning.

Anonymous said...

Rush Limbaugh was a racist, geriatric fucktard like Tracey is a racist, geriatric fucktard. Like all racist, geriatric fucktards they die everyday and the world moves on.

Anonymous said...

As spoken by one traitorous MAGAT about another...

Anonymous said...


Great stuff, Tracy! Thanks! You're smart, plus,you're a doll! Mwah!

Anonymous said...

The Bibles explains EXACTLY who goes to heaven and hell. It list all the traits of the damned over and over. It gives examples, the rich man, the prideful man, the material man, the political man who ignores his end.

Its easy to use the Bible to tell who is going to hell. Thats one of its purposes - to warn people they are sinners and not to be deceived.

Read the Beatitudes. Explains who will go to heaven.

Its all very simple.

Anonymous said...

^^^^And yet you're assuming the Bible has any validity and that there is a heaven and a hell. Weird!

Anonymous said...

the world was flat back then wasn't it?

Unknown said...

Shitting on dumb commies, you mean?

Unknown said...

Nope. Hell is reserved for all those commies who want to build paradise with other people's money.

Unknown said...

You're a fart.

Unknown said...

Like your IQ.

Unknown said...

Finally giving your Mom a break.

Unknown said...

Only black people and Democrats are racist. Everybody else doesn't give a shit.

Anonymous said...

“Electronic populism threatens to short circuit elective democracy “

That’s what the cover from thirty years ago said

Damn that’s like Jan. 6

chuck said...

Well done Tracy.

Anonymous said...

Well all the guys in fox holes say there is a heaven and hell. If there isn't then you basically are on the edge of never existing (once you die).

But you exist right now. Weird isnt it? How existance comes from "nothing" in your mind. Or maybe it was the mud in the backyard or the rock that you came from?

Read the 2nd law of thermodynamics.

Anonymous said...

And yet you're assuming "laws" originated by man to explain the body also apply to the soul, which may or may not exist. Weird.

Anonymous said...

How many of you idiot libs spewing hatred about Rush ever listened, really listened to his radio show? None, I'll bet.

Hyperblogal said...

You could say that Goebbels reinvigorate propaganda too... but at what cost?

Mo Rage said...


Rush Limbaugh.

Racist, white supremacist, sexist, misogynist and homophobe, at minimum.

Yeah. Let's remember that.

Anonymous said...

And amazingly, Rush Limbaugh is still dead!

Tracy Thomas said...

Fine piece by Tom Bedell.