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.