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Tony Fights Pediatric Cancer, Stacy Washington Fills In On FM News Talk 97.1

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An update for May 4th, 2013:

Hey, everyone. Be sure to listen to the show today (Saturday, May 4th) Stacy Washington will be sitting in the chair for me today. You can hear the show by clicking this link!

I am on location in Cincinnati, supporting The Cure Starts Now and the DIPG Collaborative, which is working towards a cure for terminal pediatric brain cancer. You can learn more about them by watching the video below. Please share the video below as well.

Enjoy the show! Oh, and be sure to be here on Wednesday, May 8th at 6pmET. My newest venture, Tony Katz Tonight, tapes its pilot – and streams here live!

Callers To Tony Katz Show Refuse To Say If A Baby Surviving An Abortion Should Be Saved


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On my weekly radio show, two people called in to discuss Planned Parenthood spokesperson Alisa Lepolt Snow’s presentation to the Florida legislature, where she stated clearly that the life of a baby should be left up to the mother and the doctor. In short, the baby can be left for dead if the mother and doctor say so.

I challenged both callers as to whether the baby on the table should be saved. Both callers refused to answer my question, and attempted to dance around the issue. Both callers refused to say unequivocally that they would save the life of the baby.

More on this story from my article at Christian

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Liberal Talk Station Closes, Blames Money


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In December, I reported on liberal talk station WVKO in Ohio, which went dark because they did not receive the kind of financial support they needed from advertisers and listeners. The station went so far as to blame the Obama campaign for not doing more advertising. Now, another liberal station calls it quits – and revenue is again to blame.

According to, Reno, NV liberal talk station KJFK announced that it will go dark on March 18th. (A screen shot of the announcement is posted below.) The line-up is a who’s who of left leaning hosts, including Thom Hartmann, Leslie Marshall and now MSNBC weekend mascot Ed Schultz. The problem? The money: (emphasis mine)

Given the volume of rhetoric dispensed on-air from “the other side”, we felt it vital to remain on-the-air through the 2012 General Election, despite the fact that KJFK has operated at a loss of thousands of dollars a month. Since we launched the station with an appearance by Al Franken in 2005, when nearly 500 people joined us at the Atlantis for now Senator Franken’s appearance just days after we hit the air, we’ve known a passionate audience has been with us all along. Unfortunately, this station was never able to generate the revenue necessary to sustain, and we simply cannot absorb the financial loss any longer.

Yes, the market is to blame. The station could not generate revenue. According to, KJFK was among the bottom of the ratings in the city. It’s Fall 2012 Arbitron share was a 1.7, compared with juggernaut talk station KKOH, which enjoyed a 8.8 share in the same time period. The KKOH line-up includes Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and Mark Levin.

The market isn’t to blame. It simply holds up a mirror to reality. A station that operates at a loss of “thousands of dollars a month” should close. When, after 8 years, you are unable to find “the revenue necessary to sustain” the station, the mirror doesn’t lie. Progressive talk works on TV, where no one ever asks a tough question of the host (kind of like the Obama Administration.)

However, when forced to deal with the real world, liberal talk doesn’t sell. (Which is exactly why liberals are so keen on the Fairness Doctrine. And yes, expect its unfortunate comeback.) Leftist radio doesn’t move an audience. There is not enough return for sponsors and advertisers. Even in a country where Democrats control the Presidency and the Senate, the market tells the tale.  Angry, nasty hosts like Bill Press and Mike Malloy (also on the now-defunct station) don’t create radio that people want.

Audiences aren’t buying liberal radio, because the product isn’t worth it.




Liberal Talk Station Folds; Blames Obama Campaign, Lack Of Like-Minded Financial Support

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Talkers Magazine, and, required reading for those in the radio world, announced today that WVKO, a small station utilizing a progressive talk format, will cease operations because of a lack of support from the like-minded community.

Their website reads as a cross between a sweet goodbye letter, and a double-crossed lover doing their best not to boil your bunny: (emphasis mine)

“It is with great sadness I must inform WVKO’s listeners that once again, Progressive Talk will be silenced on the Columbus airwaves. Our one-year lease on the station is about to expire, and at this time there is no way that we can continue operating the station. So as of midnight on Sunday, December 16th, the new operators will be airing a gospel format on WVKO. Once again, we had a good run with the station, and we were happy to in some small way contribute to the success that the Democrats enjoyed in November.

Unfortunately, it was not a two-way street, and lack of advertising support from the Obama campaign all the way down to local races ensured that we will be unable to continue into the new year.

I put my time, money, heart and soul into doing what I believed to be important for the country, but those who benefited most from our efforts chose to spend their campaign dollars elsewhere.

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice….Well, we can’t get fooled again. Also, a number of advertisers who supported the station in the past chose to turn their backs on us this time. I can’t say why, since they would not return our calls. I want to thank our advertisers, supporters and you the listeners for everything, and i hope that Progressive Talk can somehow return to Columbus in the future.”

If a progressive talk station can’t get community support after November, when will they ever get support? Or, as they advocate about birth control and abortion, should radio just be free?

Nothing is ever free. Someone must pay to keep the lights on. WVKO proves a key component of Capitalism – where there is no market support, no product can be sold.

The Tony Katz Show – Podcast – 11/27/12 – OK, I Must Be Going…But Not

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The Tony Katz Show – Podcast – 5/7/12 The French Elections And The Left On Life

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The Tony Katz Show – Podcast – 4/30/12 Live From Tampa

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The Tony Katz Show – Podcast – 4/27/12 Live From Minneapolis

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The Tony Katz Show – Podcast – 4/23/12 – The $8 Billion Slush Fund And Bashir Loves Palin

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The Tony Katz Show – Podcast – 4/20/12 Live From BlogCon In North Carolina

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