Talkers Magazine Ranks Local Hosts
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"Talkers" magazine, the self-proclaimed "Bible of talk radio and the new talk media," has released its annual rankings of "the 100 most important radio and talk show hosts in America."
Three local hosts made the "Heavy Hundred:"
No. 69: Bill Cunningham, WLW-AM and Premiere Radio Network
No. 86: Mike McConnell, WLW-AM and Premiere Radio Network (the list was compiled before McConnell’s weekday syndication ended Feb. 1.
The Top 15: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Don Imus, Ed Schultz, Mike Gallagher, Neal Boortz, Bill O’Reilly, Dave Ramsey, Howard Stern, Mancow and Mark Levin. Mancow #14? Ahead of Bob & Tom (#45) or Mike & Mike (#47)???
Here's the list:
The magazine also mentioned an additional 150 hosts, including syndicated home improvement expert Gary Sullivan from WKRC-AM (550) and Jay Love, who left WDBZ-AM last month.
No local sports talk hosts made the list.
I think Lance McAlister and Paul Daugherty deserve to be mentioned. Lance is always prepared and entertaining. I think Doc is going a very good job, with insightful guests and commentary, without the radio theatrics of Cunningham or Andy Furman. Reminds me of the old Trumpy/Collinsworth no B.S. days.
How would you rank local or national hosts? Who here deserves national recognition?