Thursday, July 30, 2009

William Paley, Not Sarah Palin, Is the Radio Giant

Sarah Palin in Carson City, Sep 13 2008Image via Wikipedia

Inside Radio reported this week that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was testing the waters for a possible nationally syndicated radio talkfest, but Broadcasting & Cable columnist Paige Albiniak debunks that rumor and suggests that Clear Channel, the largest radio conglomerate in the U.S., is on record as having no interest in hiring Gov. Palin because of concerns that she could not sustain a three-hour gabfest, unlike other Conservative stalwarts, such as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck (though Beck fills long stretches of "dead airtime" with uncontrollable weeping).

Whether Gov. Palin could improvise on the radio for 15 hours a week like Don Imus or Howard Stern is beside the point. The truth of the matter is that anyone who has heard Gov. Palin speak knows she couldn't work for an organization that has the word "Clear" in the company name. Also, she would never take a job in radio because it would be too difficult to justify her wardrobe expenditures.

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1 comment:

  1. She's incoherent, will quit when bored and her looks are wasted on radio. Employee of the year!