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OPINION: WSB 'Seems Desperate' for Adding Limbaugh, Gwinnettian Says

The controversial radio talk-show host joins the Atlanta station's lineup, and Clark Howard is moved to another time slot. Share your thoughts.

Controversial talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is never lacking for an audience,m and now he will have more exposure in Atlanta. And one prominent Gwinnett voice does not like the move.

WSB-AM and 95.5 FM Radio, two of Atlanta's best known stations, announced this week that Limbaugh willl be joining the lineup effective Monday, Oct. 1.

Not surprisingly, the move has met with strong reaction -- negative in the case of longtime Gwinnett journalist and newsletter publisher Elliott Brack.

It its latest issue, Brack's Gwinnett Forum said WSB "seems desperate" for adding Limbaugh to its lineup.

 "In other words, their move is toward a lower common denominator ..."

-- Elliott Brack, writing in Gwinnett Forum

"The station seems more and more geared toward the right wing elements of society in the line-up of its media personalities. In other words, their move is toward a lower common denominator ..." Brack wrote.

The Gwinnett Forum piece also criticized moving Clark Howard, the highly prominent consumer advocate, to a later time slot.

WSB, of course, will be losing longtime talk-show host Neal Boortz, who has announced his retirement effective in 2013.

Brack is a former publisher of the Gwinnett edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The AJC, like WSB, is owned by Cox Enterprises.

-- So we ask, do you agree with Brack? Do you like Limbaugh being added to the WSB show lineup? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Tony Jackson September 28, 2012 at 10:47 PM
No self respecting Communist Liberal like Brack wouldn't be upset that HIS side is headed down the toilet. Last I checked, WSB WAS in business to make a $ so getting the #1 Show on Radio with the mostest listeners naturally runs afoul ot the effete snob FORMER newsragger.
Johnny Bowe September 29, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Hey Brack, wake up? WSB's line-up has been right leaning/libertarian for years! Boortz, Howard and Hannity for goodness sakes! Of course COX will cater to it's right leaning (money spending) customer base and sign the #1 conservative talk show host to pick up the slack when Boortz leaves! What a silly, ill concieved article. It's not desperation, it's a sound business decision. Something so many on the left can't seem to grasp.
Rev It September 29, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Poor Elliot O'brack, the Oldtimers disease has finally taken hold of his reasoning ability. Maybe there is a old Donkey pasture he can retire to so he doesn't crap on the carpet.
Freya Malin October 09, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Absolutely! Rush Limbaugh is a hateful man with no new material. Liberal this liberal that.. blah blah blah. The old guy rage machine is old news. Rage and ridicule is a downward spiral for everyone. It solves not one problem we face nor does it bring us closer to a solution.

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