It's worse than that!
Seems like nobody-who-manages-a-Limbaugh-affiliate-station LISTENS.
They don't care-enough to LISTEN.
They don't have to. Syndicated programming is plug-N-chug, the station is on auto-pilot.
This once-great station is now dismissively referred to as "the AM."
Meanwhile management spends disproportionate time propping-up sister music FMs that are losing to iPod, Pandora, et al.
Managers of Limbaugh affiliates hear-ABOUT -- rather than hear, in real-time -- these offensive episodes.Few industries exemplify what's-wrong-with the economy better than radio.
Big picture: Why we're in a global recession: debt.
The world's people spent more-money-than-there-is-in-the-world.
Zoom-into close-up shot of radio: 1996 de-regulation went too far.
Station-trading pig-out resulted in untenable debt.
Stations can no longer afford to do the local programming that made radio unique.
So Rush Limbaugh is now -- in late-Bush-era corporate bailout parlance -- "too big to fail."
But let's remember who brought radio "deregulation." The Democrats, generally, and specifically, the inventor of the Internet, Al Gore. Only Nixon could go to China and only Al Gore could deregulate broadcasting. Like station managers don't listen, so-called progressives don't follow the money when Democrats are involved.
Remember the good old days when broadcasting was regulated, people listened and stations were profitable? The old regs were supposed to serve the public interest, convenience and necessity. Maybe instead they protected suits from their own avarice and incompetence.