> They've been doing it your way. They took any station they
> could get. Some have fallen by the wayside, much to glee of
> those who want progressive talk radio to disappear. They
> have shown they can lose. They need to do more to show they
> can win.
And then there's the elephant you're not talking about in the middle of the room.
Another component of the AAR launch has been a need, in their eyes, to spread far and wide to try to influence elections, and politics, and policy. That's clearly the wrong way to start a radio business, or to run one at all. It's really AAR's biggest problem...and why they end up in some "red state" markets where they don't have much chance of success.
It's something that Jones Radio doesn't do, since it's a traditional syndicator trying to get shows cleared in situations where the station operator believes the program will work.
Heck, it's something not even the most "diehard" conservative syndicator, Salem, does. They're about as close as you get on the right to what AAR does, as far as "spreading the message"...but even their anemic stations are basically set up to sell secular time to advertisers trying to reach like-minded listeners who may not be interested in their religious formats.
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