105.1 WWPR latest weekly cume 2.8-million mostly young very impressionable, impulsive buyers, highly desired by advertisers.
770 WABC, with Rush, 980,000 individual listeners a week, mostly older white males, set in their ways, not specifcally of much interest to most major advertisers, possibly with the exception of those selling prostate forumlas.
And when it comes to news judgment about which to carry, Rush describes himself as an "entertainer." If he has the 13-million national weekly audience claimed that's still below 5-percent of the US population.
On the other hand, the President of the United States was elected by more than 50-percent of the voting population, and, unlike entertainers, has real power to make a real difference in the lives of Americans.
Given that the Rush audience has an overwhelming preference for "tax reduction" it would make more sense to listen to a speech from a person who can actually keep middle income taxes lower, than to hear an "entertainer" spouting and complaining endlessly about the President being for increased taxes.
Reality always trumps wishful thinking when it comes to news judgment. The speech was supposed to be about keeping reduced tax levels for the middle class.
( Disclaimer: these are just facts, and not any indication of ideological, or music type preferences )