New York Times Looks At Mike Rogers' Road From Congress To Radio
May 7, 2014 at 3:55 AM (PT)
A piece in THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE by MARK LEIBOVICH examines the phenomenon of politicians moving into hosting talk radio, focusing on Rep. MIKE ROGERS (R-MI) and his MARCH announcement that he would leave the Chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee to join CUMULUS MEDIA as a syndicated host.
"It may be difficult to recall such an elevated member of Congress explicitly leaving for a media gig," LEIBOVICH writes, "but ROGERS’s decision follows a basic logic. Successful brand identities in the House and on talk radio have never before relied on such similar skill sets — there has never been so much politics in media, and media in politics."
The article relates the story of how ROGERS got the radio job after meeting CUMULUS CEO LEW DICKEY at the wedding of CUMULUS News-Talk WJR-A/DETROIT morning host PAUL W. SMITH, with his banter at the "third wheel table" leading to DICKEY asking if he'd considered a career in radio.
Read the piece by clicking here.