Coming Monday: America’s top ten local talk show hosts

by editor on July 15, 2011

Coming Monday: IHateTheMedia.com rates America’s top ten local talk show hosts – people you’d love to listen to, but can’t hear in your town. We’ll start with #10 and count ‘em down to #1 each Monday to Friday for the next two weeks.

You can’t get away from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck if you wanted to. They’re everywhere. Rush has 600+ stations, Hannity has more than 500 and Beck is over 400.

But what about other great talent? Terrific local and regional broadcasters who aren’t on the air where you live. The up-and-comers who have the potential to be step into Rush’s, Sean’s and Glenn’s shoes someday.

We asked talk radio program directors and talk show hosts around the country to name their favorite hosts. The criteria were simple: Hosts who aren’t nationally syndicated, who are currently big fish in smaller markets or large market hosts who are ready to break through nationally.

Oh, one other rule. We wanted hosts who didn’t just parrot Rush. We wanted unique, creative personalities that shine through on the air, who are a little quirky, people who made you sit up and take notice.

The result is our great collection of great local and regional talk show talent from around the country.

It all starts on Monday. Don’t miss it.

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Brad July 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm

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Abdul in Indy is a total wack jon, hes a cigar smokeing hard drinking Repubican that happpens to be a Black Muslam.best thing to happen to radio in years here in Indy

John U July 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm

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Abdul is by far the best here in Indy or anywhere for that matter, hands down. 1430 AM…a fellow cigar blowing, martini/scotch drinking entertaining host. We keep well-informed in our state’s business and he’s able to say the things some of us couldn’t say publicly and he does it superbly everyday. Cheers, Abdul.

Traci July 28, 2011 at 8:15 pm

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Armstrong and Getty in Sacramento. AM 650. They are the best!