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On radio advertising…

stfuconservatives:

cognitivedissonance submitted

I saw you got a question regarding ad buys, so maybe I can help.

I worked for Clear Channel back in the day, and I can clear up some of this confusion regarding Limbaugh sponsors. Granted, this was several years ago, so things may have changed. We had major ad buys that would be rotated on affiliates throughout the day, regardless of programming, for a certain number of times during certain hours. I had to load these spots weekly. So an ad may air during Limbaugh or another show, but not be a sponsor of that program. For example, company X has an ad buy with Premiere Radio through Clear Channel. They want to run fifty fifteen-second ads between 10 AM and 10 PM. Odds are, one or two would run during Limbaugh unless they said not to run them then. It was an automatic rotation.

Each ad would be loaded by the affiliate station because it would be sent to them from a larger corporate office weekly on CD. This didn’t always go smoothly. Let’s say Topeka, Kan. boned pulling the ad from rotation if it was to be pulled during a specific time. It may air at the wrong time instead of being pulled during Limbaugh’s program. So Topeka folks might think Company X is a sponsor.

Also, local ads may air during Rush because Billy Bob’s House of BBQ bought ad time on that local station between 10 AM and 2 PM. The satellite feed for Limbaugh’s program will typically leave room for local advertising. It doesn’t mean they necessarily sponsor Limbaugh.

During Rush’s program, there’s also ads that run because they’re bought specifically for the program. Honestly, it’s difficult to tell unless the ad is voiced by Limbaugh. A suggestion would be to contact the company, OR contact your local Premier/Clear Channel affiliate airing Limbaugh and ask if the spot is run locally from a Premiere ad buy, or via satellite. If it’s satellite, odds are greater that it’s a Limbaugh sponsor. If it’s not, you can tread a little lighter with an email to the specific company asking if they specifically wish to sponsor Limbaugh, versus blasting them for doing so. It may be unintentional. 

Hope this clears up some of the confusion. 

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Very informative as usual, thanks!

-Joe

You’re welcome, and anyone can correct me if I’m wrong here. Again, this was the process awhile ago. As far as I know, it hasn’t changed. 

(Source: stfuconservatives)

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This guy. He gets it.

atreatiseonself-inquiry submitted:

the only fair way to actually determine if abortion should be legal is to take a vote from women and women only. and not just 18+ but starting from the legal age of consent in each particular state.

additionally, I feel only female congresspersons and other female members in positions of power should really get any final say in such legislation.

By the way I’m a guy and I’m pro-choice. And if all the voting on women’s reproductive rights was only down to women, I’m nearly sure abortion would never be made illegal in a fair democratic system.(and I hope it never is although many people every year and in many states try to make it illegal/unreasonably unavailable)

Seriously, abortion is such a big choice for any woman that no man should be allowed to even try to take that choice away from them. Us guys don’t have to deal with anything even close to this so we have no valid perspective on such issues as women’s reproductive rights.

I just had to get that off my mind.

Disclaimer: I do not want to/will not argue about this. If anyone feels I am wrong please don’t come to me. I will not respond to trolling or flaming or any opposing views. this is my opinion and not an argument. do with it what you will.

Meg at Cognitive Dissonance:

Dude.

You are freaking fantastic. The bold emphasis above is mine. Thank you. Thank you so goddamn much for this post. How is this hard for people to understand? You explain it so beautifully. Basically, people who can get pregnant should be listened to on this issue.

Rarely do I bust this out, but…

It’s legit. Good sir, you just made my night. Bravo!

-Meg

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boehnertroll submitted:
I had a rule that whenever I got bingo, I would take a shot.
This card made me take two shots, plus two others from different cards.
Lesson learned: Don’t take shots when you get bingo during debates. Your stomach will not like it. 
Oooh….
Yeah, I say you can turn this into a drinking game, but I’d take your own tolerance, food consumption, etc. into account. Shit could get real.
I found you an extra special gif!

boehnertroll submitted:

I had a rule that whenever I got bingo, I would take a shot.

This card made me take two shots, plus two others from different cards.

Lesson learned: Don’t take shots when you get bingo during debates. Your stomach will not like it. 

Oooh….

Yeah, I say you can turn this into a drinking game, but I’d take your own tolerance, food consumption, etc. into account. Shit could get real.

I found you an extra special gif!

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