FCC to 'test' whether talk hosts are worthy?

by Kathy Shaidle -- Farewell, "Fairness Doctrine." Hello, "Public Values Test." Earlier this month, Michael J. Copps of the Federal Communications Commission outlined his vision of the FCC as a "consumer protection more…

Conservatives on air among top-paid politicos

by Kathy Shaidle -- Despite rumors to the contrary (and wishful thinking on the part of leftists), conservative talk radio continues to wield power and influence. Newsweek put Rush Limbaugh on its more…

Dems so desperate, they try this?

by Kathy Shaidle -- The Democrats are so desperate that they're breaking the basic rules of "Campaign Communications 101." For instance, telling a talk-radio host exactly what questions to ask your candidate more…

Limbaugh warns GOP, 3rd party could take its place

by Kathy Shaidle -- Rush Limbaugh "Wow!" That was super-blogger Glenn Reynolds' reaction to Limbaugh's stirring opening monologue on Tuesday. The talk-radio giant warned the "Beltway" GOP that, if they failed to more…

Where to find the next Limbaugh?

by Kathy Shaidle -- Talk radio ratings and revenues are up – but one industry tome is predicting a serious problem in the near future: a talent shortage. A Hollywood Reporter cover more…

Talk hosts cross over into 'enemy territory'

by Kathy Shaidle -- Liberal critics who dismiss talk radio hosts as ignorant blowhards would be shocked to learn that one of the industry's living legends is fluent in 25 languages. That more…