Schultz Claims He's Targeted, Asks Dems' Help To Stay On WCKY/Cincy
June 12, 2006 at 6:09 AM (PT)
Whether it's real or imagined, JONES/P1 syndicated host ED SCHULTZ claims that "Republicans and Conservatives" are conspiring to get him taken off CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WCKY-A/CINCINNATI and he's asking local Democrats and liberals to support him.
The CINCINNATI ENQUIRER's JOHN KIESEWETTER reports that SCHULTZ sent a letter to HAMILTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY members claiming "sources inform us right-wingers have even gone so far as to call local advertisers and tell them they will not do business with them because they buy advertising during 'THE ED SCHULTZ SHOW.'"
This isn't about any political ideology. This is all about ratings and revenues.
PD TONY BENDER tells the paper that he has not heard of any advertisers being pressured to drop their sponsorship of SCHULTZ' show. Cluster Operations Dir. DARRYL PARKS added that the entire liberal-talk format is endangered in the market not from political pressure but because "we're not happy with the results" ratings-wise. "We're always looking for a way to improve our product (stations)," PARKS added. "This isn't about any political ideology. This is all about ratings and revenues."