Is WSPD going through the end of product cycle?

Toledo Blade
May 25, 2014
Former Clear Channel executive Andy Stuart returns to local radio with Cumulus
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/TV-Radio/2014/05/25/Former-Clear-Channel-Comm...

Quote from article:
"Instead, Stuart would rather take on Toledo’s elected and appointed officials he says are stunting regional economic development and growth via commentaries slated to run on all of Cumulus’ local stations. Just don’t expect Stuart to create another WSPD at WLQR-AM 1470 as a mouthpiece for local political change — at least for now.
“Finding people — announcers — who have an ability to understand this and articulate it, it’s a tough one,” he said. “If I do that, that’s going to be further down the road. I don’t see us building a station like SPD anywhere in the near term.”
Plus, conservative radio, with its declining ratings and aging audience, is “going through the end of a product cycle,” he said."

Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/TV-Radio/2014/05/25/Former-Clear-Channel-Comm...

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Or is Wolfart OCD?

No different than Bucknuts and others phony obsession with Benghazi, IRS-gate, Birthers, VA scandal, and Obamacare.

http://usmc1302.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/tea-party-hats/

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Is that an admittance of obsession?

You are an obsession, I cannot sleep
I am a possession unopened at your feet
There is no balance, no equality
Be still I will not accept defeat

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Progressive liberals believe that they all are phony scandals, that's how out of touch you really are, it's called DENIAL, at all costs. It's apparent through-out you’re administration and President.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Yeah, OCD might explain a lot. If I were his shrink, I'd recommend he be committed...

Baird's column was an embarrassment to journalism. He used a routine corporate hire as an excuse to dredge up "shocking" remarks whose shelf-life long ago expired. If he had been truly interested in writing an insightful piece, as opposed to inciteful, he would have called the unnamed focus of the story -- John Robinson Block -- and asked him, "Why are you insisting that I spin the story this way?"

Patience is a great virtue.

I find it interesting that Paul would think that Mr. Stuart would not say not nice things about his old station that they are now competing.

They are now rivals. Mr. Stuart's job is to beat WSPD now.

Does he think that Bill Belichek is going to talk about what a great team the Cleveland Browns are? He was let go by the Browns and now coaches the Patriots, he's going to talk up his team and organization not the other guys.

MikeyA

I started laughing when I read the article yesterday. I figured it would absolutely make Paul's day and am surprised it took him as long as it did to post it here.

Double post. Those darn hackers must've got me...

"conservative radio, with its declining ratings and aging audience, is “going through the end of a product cycle" The line up on a local radio station- Don "nappy headed hoes" Imus, Chris Plante ,” Mark "everything Obama touches turns to crap" Levin, Michael "union thuggery in Wisconsin" Savage. Apparently the end of the product cycle isn't that near at hand.

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As long as Fred continues giving those great testimonials about Quality Overhead Door, I'm tuning in! Hell, I'd like an entire show about garage doors!

Patience is a great virtue.

I have a testimonial about Quality Overhead Doors. They are soothsayers who can quote a price for work without having any idea what work needs to be done.

Chris Plante...... not interested in the era of shock jocks.

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Fred since you have an obsession with military veterans but never served yourself I wonder what our Black veterans think of your radio station not having any minorities working for it? The station is located in Toledo with a 20% black population but WSPD has not one black working for it. Is this why you post racist pictures and youtube videos? Would a minority be comfortable working in such a hostile atmosphere?

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you may want to talk to Phillippe, Demetrius, and Rob about that.

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So many hysterical parts to this article:

First, it failed to mention that Scott Sloan went on to one of the largest radio stations in the Country--WLW (I guess that big Toledo "scandal" didn't hurt him too much).

Second, according to Talkers Magazine, here is the weekly listenership for the following programs:

Rush Limbaugh 14 million
Sean Hannity 13.25 million
Glenn Beck 7.5 million
Mark Levin 7.5 million
Michael Savage 5 million

Wouldn't MSNBC love to have even 1/10th of Limbaugh's audience?

Third, I think it's hysterical that a daily newspaper is talking about another media member as "declining."

Especially one that lost according to it's own numbers $8.5 million last year.

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Especially one that suggests to the union that they might leave downtown

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......callers like this

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I can see why this caller needs a union to get and keep a job. If you interviewed him, would you hire him? If you had to deal with a person of his intellect and attitude, would you keep him? The answer would be "yes" if he belonged to a union--you wouldn't have a choice. And then he would use this intellect and attitude to build cars that would have to be recalled. Aren't unions swell?!

I am going to go out on a limb here and say I'm willing to bet that the caller was not invited into Mensa after that call.

It was hard to sit through his call with all the "man's", "uhs", and "you's".

It does sound like the caller listens to you A LOT fred. You sure have a loyal listener base.

MikeyA

The Wolfman has called WSPD many time over the years. He is somewhat a regular contributor to MoneySense on the weekends. The discussion is intelligent and enlightening without the negative snarky naybob splicing and dicing their way to stardom like on the weekly show.

In the spirit of repeated piling on from Fred and Fred's E-mail buddies I offer the following to consider:

According to ARIES http://maps.co.lucas.oh.us/areis/areis.asp you sold your modest home to your former wife for 0 dollars on April 17, 2014. No other record in Lucas county of you owning a home exists. So either you are renting, homeless or have moved from Lucas County. As for your risible 401K funds the record has been expunged from public view as per request by your lawyer http://rolandhansencommentary.blogspot.com/2012/03/fred-lefebvre-hypocri... and http://swampbubbles.com/blogs/mrindependent/20120312/who-should-be-paid-... . When it was public, the funding was shameful for someone who daily talks to Doc for investment advice. I can assume the divorce was a negative also on any future retirement plans.

Assuming this all to be true, Fred will be dependent on Democrats protecting Social Security and that will only happen if our corporate controlled Republicans do not take the senate this fall. It would behoove Fred from refraining his war mongering promotion of the military. The Republican party wants to INCREASE military spending by taking from Social Security and Medicare. Fred will suffer if this happens. This is the reality not some skewed world view by FoxNews. So its safe to assume if Fred seems to think radio will be around for along time then Fred will be part of it for eternity.

Fred the Free Loader

Future of the AM radio host!
Quote from video: "Remember radio is defined as theater of mind!"
Those who say are often full of BULL!

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Isn't this like the fifth time you've printed the same info about my house and finances? What is it about me and my future that attracts you so? I believe you are the only one on here who has ever taken such an interest in any posters that you took the trouble to track down real estate records, court documents etc. It really is a sickness.

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Quit dwelling on 2008 and 2012 fred. Get over it.

Your comment was clearly racist.

MikeyA

P.S.- Call Nancy Grace for a lifeline.

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just a three hour a day job complaining about unions

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To start, UAW leadership must focus less on Washington, D.C., and more on the shop floor. Beyond economics and wages, leadership has to sell the other benefits of union representation, including recognized grievance procedures, a collective voice and leverage to improve working conditions that an individual wouldn’t have alone.

If leadership can’t make that case, current and potential members will continue to question just what union participation offers them, especially if wage negotiations don’t produce significant gains.

“It’s going to mean getting down in the grass again,” said Sean McAlinden, executive vice president of research and chief economist at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor.

King’s active political involvement — which included solidifying the UAW as an adjunct of the Democratic Party and outreach to many progressive groups with agendas not necessarily reflective of his middle class membership — made members’ interests secondary.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140604/OPINION01/306040009#ixzz33io...

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What reason would Fred post a story about the UAW? Pretty lame attempt at changing the subject and baiting the Wolfman. I could care less about that story. The real story is how you keep up this ego driven, getting even with the Wolfman drama. I heard you were talking about me on the radio a few days ago. Sounds like a deep seated obsessive character flaw. You forget Fred, I'm a retired private citizen, you're an employed public senior citizen. When you rehash the spliced and diced WSPD Youtube videos for the hundredth time expect some in-kind response. Capisce?

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I mentioned "wolfman" or "paul" on the radio this week. Not likely or true. Spliced and diced video of you? Where? The audio of your phone call is uncut for all to hear.

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Not likely or True? Which is it? Can't remember? Up too late to listen to your program besides its just plain boring all the nicey nice shameless self promotion charity talk but I have early birds at Jeep who keep me updated and yes you are despised by the union Jeep workers. I checked with this source today and he says you constantly complain about the "local blogs" and vent about what is said on them. He finds it entertaining that I (Wolfman) garner so much attention on your morning show. If he can figure out who you're talking about I think it must be pretty obvious how you present it without using my name (as you say). I didn't know you cared so much Fred? Who's occupying who's mind?

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Well that explains it all right. The term "local blogs" is now code for either wolfman or mrignorant. He is such a huge figure in the local blogging world that merely talking about content on the blogs is the same as mentioning his name. This won't play well with other important in their own mind bloggers like AC, prunefart, and ZC.
Maybe you can answer this question mrignorant, why do jeep people listen to the station if they hate it so much? And do you have nothing better to do with your friends than discuss a radio show which you clearly dislike?

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Brian Wilson’s war
http://www.toledofreepress.com/2010/08/20/brian-wilson%E2%80%99s-war/

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When a commenter like Wolfman hacks at a topic with zero awareness of his own ideological blind spots and rhetorical decrepitude, that level of circumspection should rise even higher, even as the depth of the stain on conversational civility sinks ever lower.
One of Wolfman’s more amusing habits is his on-the-one-hand dismissal of the stories we choose to cover and his on-the-other-hand complaints about the stories we do not choose to cover. Damned if we do and damned if we don’t, as far as Wolfman is concerned.
Wolfman often spars on SwampBubbles with WSPD morning host Fred LeFebvre and, as is his right, is unrelentingly critical of Toledo Free Press, WSPD and most local media; he has stated his rather paranoid belief that “The extreme right has control or indirect control of most of Toledo media.”
Thanks for posting this column it really points out your delusional faults in a great way.

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Big radio rules in small markets
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2003/10/01/6587/big-radio-rules-small-mar...

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that you often take in the third person..

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

As a third person I take nothing DTOM. Have no police record, never been arrested. Need no reason to carry a gun.

As for Fred's assertions, I have a varied set of interests. I don't talk politics or WSPD 24/7. I know as a 'at will' employee its his job to live in this world of make believe extremism. I find it harder and harder to even consider the life shortening subjects of Benghazi, Obamacare, IRS-gate and a host of other phony stories. When I do get a call from some of my former co-workers the subject of WSPD does come up now and then. They appreciate my abilities to root out the snake oil salesman with my nonsensical grounded analytical findings. Its sad I and others cannot share them on the WSPD facebook cause anyone with a opposing view is blocked from contributing. This gives the impression that WSPD is all about the ratings and has nothing to do with civic minded fair & balanced news reporting.

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That was suppose to be TALK not TAKE. Now as far as WSPD facebook not allowing you to express your opposing view, that to me is bias. Although remember everyone has the option to block or not accept another person. As far as the Phony Scandals, you are toeing the Dems party line when you say Phony Scandals. All this can't be made up.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

WSPD is using the public airwaves that we own. The station uses the public internet to promote and inform the public. Their Facebook page asks for public input by way of public discussion and polls. Anyone who doesn't cheerlead the station and it's agenda is blocked . How the hell is that serving the public?

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WSPD is using the public airwaves that we own. The station uses the public internet to promote and inform the public. Their Facebook page asks for public input by way of public discussion and polls. Anyone who doesn't cheerlead the station and it's agenda is blocked . How the hell is that serving the public?

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As for Facebook, don't be so stupid.

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Fred Lefebvre is trying desperately to change his image from the loony Brian Wilson years. With no family to go home to the negative naybob now finds solace parading around in his Prius attending any and all charity events that will have him. But still his morning show is lacking balance. No one from the left will appear on his hate filled show. Even his once good friend TPPA President Dan Wagner avoids his back biting show. Whether hanging up on callers or blocking dissent on Facebook the intolerant station has developed a reputation as unfair and unbalanced. The change has driven any and all with opposing views from the propaganda morning show.

http://justpiper.com/2011/08/chris-stirewalt-fcc-commissioner-warns-of-b...

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uh oh

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Every time I see Fred, it appears he is trying to give up his reign as the king of sandwiches. It won't work, Fred. The sandwiches will overpower you.

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