>>Right wing radio rules because radio is owned by right wing people.
It also could be because older people tend to listen to talk radio and many people either have some conservative tendencies in them (social? fiscal?) already, or lurched to the right as they aged. It's the listeners who have made
the format a success, and early on hosts like Rush expressed viewpoints that many other people shared but these
views were not as prevalent on radio, TV, and in newspapers. The success of Fox News* (their prime time lineup
dominates) is also a reaction to the various left-leaning media out there; there was a demand and they met it.
Take note again that not all hosts are strictly left or strictly right; Phil Hendrie or Dennis Miller may have some
libertarian/ liberal streaks in them but also can be right wing on certain issues. These hosts air on either conservative talk stations like WTKK or WRKO (Miller is on wknds) or even progressive talkers (I think the L.A. progtalk station
*--34 per cent increase latelyhttp://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2009/07/fox-news-surges-to-record-primetime.html
If Rush didn't attract listeners and/or advertisers, he'd be back to playing records as "Jeff Christie"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB8UO-3aDf0