From today’s mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed:
There’s a new player in the competition to take over Bill O’Reilly‘s Westwood One radio gig — former presidential candidate Fred Thompson. The New York Times’ Brian Stelter writes that Thompson “will begin hosting a two-hour show in March.”
“The syndicators hope that boldface names will help retain listeners in a fragmented world of media,” writes Stelter, as he points to a March 2 start date for the likely Thompson-O’Reilly switch.
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“We have been in an era where you’ve had Rush Limbaugh, followed by a lot of conservative talk show hosts that lacked his talent and sense of humor,” Scarborough said. “They decided that if they just read Republican talking points, they’d get a big audience. I think that world is coming to an end. You’re going to have to be entertaining like Limbaugh, but also allow people of all political stripes on the show.”