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August 17, 2010 1 comment

Radio Stations and Top Syndicated Shows

2010 Top 32 Syndicated Talk Radio List

  1. Rush Limbaugh, 212-445-3900, rushlinbaugh.com
  2. Sean Hannity, James Grisham, 212-613-3800 WABC, 2 Penn Plaza, 17th Fl., NY, NY 10121, www.hannity.com, 14M listeners
  3. Glenn Beck, 818-377-5300 (older number: Stu Burguiere, 610-617-2033 WPHT, 10 Monument Rd., Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004, www.glennbeck.com
  4. Michael Savage, Beowulf Rochlen, 541-664-8827 Talk Radio Ntwk., 724 E. Pine St., Central Point, OR 97502
  5. Dr. Laura Slessinger, Fax pitches to 818-461-5140, 818-377-5300 Premiere, 15260 Ventura Bl-500, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403, www.michaelsavage.com, 9M listeners
  6. Laura Ingraham, Mike Kincaid, 541-664-8827 TRN, 724 E. Pine St., Central Point, OR, 97502, www.lauraIngraham.com
  7. Dave Ramsey, Blake Thompson, 877-410-3283 Independent, 1740 Mallory Ln – 100, Brentwood, TN, 37027
  8. Mark Levine, 212-613-3800, www.marklevine.com
  9. Lou Dobbs, 212-869-1111, www.loudobbsradio.com
  10. Thom Hartman, 503-323-6400, www.thomhartman.com
  11. Ed Schultz, 212-967-2888, www.bigeddieradio.com
  12. Joe Madison, 301-429-2631, www.joemadison.com, DC Based/Sirius/XM/Afro-American audience
  13. Neal Boortz, Belinda Skelton, 404-897-7500 WSB AM, 1601 W. Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309
  14. ManCow, 541-664-8827, www.mancow.com, young drive time
  15. Doug Stephan, 650-654-3969, www.doughstephan.com
  16. Alan Colmes, 212-301-3000, www.alan.com, Fox News Network
  17. Jerry Doyle, 541-664-8827, www.jerrydoyle.com
  18. Bill Handel, 818-559-2252, www.kfi640.com, Los Angelos,CA
  19. Mike Gallagher, Eric Hansen, 972-831-1920 Salem, 6400 N. Beltline Rd, Ste 210, Irving, TX 75063, www.mikeonline,com, 4.2M listeners
  20. George Noory, 818-377-5300,Older contact number)Lisa Lyon, 541-955-0100 Premiere, 777 NE 7th St., Grants Pass, OR, 97526 http://www.coasttocoastam.com
  21. Don Imus, Bernard McGuirk, 718-706-7690 WFAN, 3412 36th St., Astoria, NY, 11106
  22. Jim Bohannon, John Stolnis, 202-457-7997 Westwood One, 2020 ‘M’ NW, Washington DC, 20036, www.jimbotalk.com
  23. Michael Medved, Jeremy Steiner, 206-621-1793 Salem, 509 Olive Wy., Suite 852, Seattle, WA, 98101
  24. 24.  Stephanie Miller, 908-771-0773, www.stephaniemiller.com
  25. Bill Bennett, 703-248-9413, www.bennettmornings.com
  26. Lars Larson, 503-243-7593, www.larslarson.com, Portland OR
  27. Joy Browne, Scott Lakefield, 212-642-4500 WOR, 1440 Broadway, New York, Psychologist/relationships
  28. Clark Howard, 404-897-7500, www.clarkhoward.com, 3.5 M listeners with consumer focus
  29. Jim Rome, Jason Stewart, 818-461-8641 Premiere, 15260 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403, Sports focus
  30. John & Ken,818-559-2252, www.johnandkenshow.com
  31. Roger Hedgecock, 703-302-1000,, wwww.rogerhedgecock.com
  32. Howard Stern, Gary Del’Abate, 212-867-1070, www.howardstern.com

Others Syndicates:

#57. G. Gordon Liddy, Franklin Raff, 301-230-3510 Radio America, 1030 15th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20005

#63. Larry Young, 410-332-8200, wwww.wolb1010.com, Baltimore African American listening audience

Bill O’Reilly, Ron Mitchell, 212-301-3000 Fox News, 1211 6th Ave., New York, NY 10036

Rusty Humphries, David Ruben, 541-664-8827 TRN, 724 E. Pine St., Central Point, OR, 97502

Bob & Tom, Dean Metcalf, 317-257-7565 WFBQ, 6161 Fall Creek Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46220

Tom Martino, Bryan Perlmutter, 303-713-8000 KHOW, 4695 S. Monaco, Denver, CO 80237

Top 250 Radio Syndicated Talk Shows to Targethttp://talkers.com/online/?p=3774

Radio Locator
Radio station search engine with links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world.

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Journals/Magazines

Communications & Mass Media Collection
From GALE, this is a subject collection derived from the database Academic OneFile. A custom collection of more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature.

Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
Communication and media indexes, abstracts and full-text.

Communication Studies: a SAGE Full-Text Collection
Communications journals from Sage Publishing covering Journalism, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Studies / Intercultural Communication, Television / Film Studies, Media Studies, Business Communication, Organizational / Management Communication, Written Communication, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies.

General OneFile
Current journal and news information in humanities, education, business, science, art, politics, economics, social sciences, law, health care, computers, technology and environmental issues. Formerly InfoTrac OneFile.
Note: Formerly known as InfoTrac OneFile

ProQuest
Business, humanities, general information, social life, law etc. ABI/INFORM databases, ProQuest Newspapers, Research Library and several others.

ABI/INFORM databases
Search all three ABI/Inform databases together here, or search one at a time below.  Provides current and historic abstracts and many full-text articles from over 2,800 business and management journals, including hundreds of titles from outside the U.S. Covers finance, management, marketing, operations, accounting, business conditions, sports and business, entertainment, and case studies.

PsycARTICLES
Full-Text of articles from American Psychological Association journals and selected Educational Publishing Foundation journals. Most 1988-present. These same articles are also included in PsycINFO, which is more comprehensive.

Web Sites

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Worldwide public service broadcaster funded by license fees paid by households in the United Kingdom. The BBC broadcasts radio, television and on the Internet.

MIP World
MIP connects the global entertainment content industry through conferences, exhibits, and online communities.

On the Media
On the Media is a National Public Radio Program that reflects on how the media covered events in the weekly news. It also discusses issues in the media such as freedom of information .

Yahoo! Finance – Telecom Services – Domestic
Information, news and statistical links about the Telecom  industry.

Newslink
Portal to newspapers, radio and t.v. stations, magazines, and international news. Can browse by state or search by city.

Almanacs & Yearbooks

Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook
Call Number: REF DESK TK 6540 .B582

Industry overview, news items and a directory of radio, TV, and cable operations. Give markets by DMA, city/state and stations by call letter, etc.

Communication Yearbook
Call Number: P87 .C629

Published by the International Communication Association. Approximately 25 state of the art review essays on research and theory from each of the ICA’s divisions and research groups.

Audio Files

Grooveshark
Search for and stream music online. Users can create accounts.

Old Time Radio Network Library
Audio files for over 12,000 vintage radio programs.

Pandora
Internet radio established in 2000 that uses the Music Genome Project to select songs that appeal to individual listeners.

Bibliographies

Global Bibliography on Alternative Media
A free online international bibliography by the Alternative Media Global Project.

Military and the Mass Media
Bibliography compiled July 2005 by Terry Kiss, Bibliographer, Air University Library, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.

Communication Abstracts v. 3 (1980) – v. 27 (2004)
Call Number: PER P87 .C59733

A bibliography of communication-related articles and books, arranged by subject category in each bimonthly issue. Lacks volume 4. No longer received.

Biographical Information

Biography Resource Center + Complete Marquis Who’s Who
Biographical information on people worldwide throughout history across all disciplines.

Blogs

Communication & Legal Studies: Keep me Posted @ IC Library
Blog of legal, communication, and library news in service to the programs in the Park School of Communications and Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

Companies

Arbitron
Market research firm that collects data on the radio industry and other media outlets.

Consumer Information

Hear Us Now: Consumer voice for communications choice
Consumer website focused on the communications industry: internet, TV & Radio, Cable & Satellite, phones & cell phones, and media ownership.

Dictionaries

Dictionary of mass communication & media research : a guide for students, scholars and professionals
Call Number: REF P87.5 .D449 2005

Covers over 1,400 terms in United States mass media history. Includes legal terms, companies, theories, new media topics, etc.

Dictionary of the Social Sciences
The over 1,800 entries in this dictionary contains definitions and biographies of major figures. Entries span from classic to modern theories and include major issues and methodologies.

Directories

Bacon’s Radio Directory
Call Number: Ref. HE 8664 .B33

Lists radio stations by geography, lists radio programs by title, and also lists the top 210 Designated Market Areas (DMAs) for radio as compiled by the AC Neilsen company. Information for each station includes wattage, a short profile, lead times for advertising, and contacts.

Business and Company Resource Center
Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. Coverage is from 1980 to the present.

SRDS Media Solutions
Access to publications with information about advertising rates and deadlines, editorial or programming content, circulation, links to online media kits, Web sites, audit statements, and other basic information for a variety of advertising media: radio, business magazines, consumer magazines, direct mailings, out-of-home (billboards, airports, etc.) and interactive (Internet). This source is designed for the media buyer, but also is helpful for identifying target audiences.

World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH)
Call Number: REF TK6540 .W67

A directory of global broadcasting (radio and television) now in its 60th year of publication. Arranged alphabetically by country.

E-books

Radio Production
by Robert McLeish. Focal Press, 2005.

Encyclopedias

Mass media : a chronological encyclopedia of television, radio, motion pictures, magazines, newspapers, and books in the United States
Call Number: REF P92 .U5 H77 1987

Garland Publ, 1987.

Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications
Scholarly overview of international media topics. Covers all media types (advertising, books, Internet, etc.) & media outlets (radio, television, etc.). Provides history, theory, and topical issues such as ethics, reporting of disasters, and copyright.

Encyclopedia of Radio
Call Number: REF TK6544 .M84 2004

This 3 volume set from the Museum of Broadcast Communications provides a scholarly treatment of all people, places and issues of interest to the study of radio.

History of the Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia
Taylor & Francis, 1998 via Communication & Mass Media Complete.

Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio
Taylor & Francis, 2004 via Communication & Mass Media Complete.

Government Information

United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
U.S. government agency that regulates radio, television, wire, satellite and cable communications. The site includes: headline news, links to bureaus and offices (such as the Office of General Counsel / Court Filings), Public Comments page, an online Complaint form, a Consumer Center, Rules and Regulations (CFR title 47), etc.  Most recently, the FCC links to Broadband.gov, a separate page addressing the National Broadband Plan and FFC.gov/data (an online clearinghouse for data sets).

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Executive department rules codified from the Federal Register.

Europa : European Union On-Line
Gateway to European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Go to the Documents tab to connect to EUR-LEX (E.U. Law), the Bulletin of the E.U., and other agency materials.

European Audiovisual Observatory
Based in France, this Council of Europe (COE) organization collects information on European Audiovisual data, trends, and policy.

Europe\’s Information Society
European Union thematic portal on information society and media and policies (audiovisual, copyright, digital libraries, internet, etc.).

GPO Access
Government Printing Office site. Links to official U.S.government documents such as the U.S. Code (USC) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Search the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications in the middle of the homepage to find Congressional hearings, reports, etc.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Bureau of the US Dept. of Commerce that advises the president on telecommunications policies.

Ofcom : Office of Communications
Ofcom reports to the UK Parliament but is independent of the UK Government. They are charged to follow the legal duties defined by the UK Communications Act of 2003.

Open CRS: Congressional Research Report for the People
Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides background reports to Congress yet they were not distributed to government document collections. Citizens had to write their Congressional representatives to obtain copies. The Open CRS site has indexed and posted copies of these valuable documents.

Thomas – Legislative Information
Database of United States legislative information including: bills, resolutions, the Congressional Record, treaties, Committee Reports, Public Laws, Roll Call Votes, etc.

UNESCO Communications and Information Sector
UNESCO’s CI sector provides resources and information to communication issues worldwide. Programs include: International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and Information for All Program (IFAP). Issues include: access to information, capacity building, content development, freedom of expression, media development, and memory of the world. Users can sign up for the CI Weekly News for updates.

Handbooks & Guides

BBC News: Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives. Contain information on the different types of press available in the country.

Broadcast News handbook : Writing, Reporting & Producing in a Converging Media World
Call Number: REF PN4784 .T4 T76 2007

(3rd ed. 2007). This handbook covers news writing, interviewing, story forms, TV production, convergence issues, etc.

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR): Who Owns What
An online guide to major media companies and what stations or papers they own. For a more comprehensive directory, see: LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations in the library REF HG4057 .A2899.

Legal Guide to Broadcast Law and Regulation
Call Number: Ref KF 2805 .L44

Is designed to give the broadcaster a more comprehensive analysis and understanding of the many rules, regulations, and laws that effect broadcasters in their day to day operations.

World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH)
Call Number: REF TK6540 .W67

A directory of global broadcasting (radio and television) now in its 60th year of publication. Arranged alphabetically by country.

Images

Prelinger Archives
Over 48,000 films, over 90 old time radio audio clips, 2,000 game videos, 250 independent news clips and much more (including educational films, advertisements and industry films)

Organizations

Alternative Radio : Audio energy for democracy
Public affairs radio program that airs for free on public radio stations.  It is part of the non-profit Institute for Social and Cultural Change.

Benton Foundation
The Benton Foundation works to ensure that media and telecommunications serve the public interest and enhance our democracy. (description from the website)

Council for Research Excellence (CRE)
Examines the knowledge and practice of audience research method for advertisers, agencies, and other media professionals.  The Council includes Nielsen Media Research and its clients.  Documentation is available under the Committees tab.

Democracy Now!
Independent news program hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

freepress
Organization that advocates for media reform.

International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
Worldwide professional organization in the field of communication research (more About IAMCR). They have compiled a list of Open Access Journals in the field of communications.

John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation
The Bayliss Foundation provides internships and scholarships to outstanding college students.

Media Channel
A media watch group that examines the policial, social and cultural impacts of the media.  They work with over 1,000 global affiliates interested in media issues. The site includes an Affiliate Directory.

Media Matters for America
Progressive news monitoring organization.

National Public Radio (NPR)
A privately funded non-for-profit member organization, NPR.org produces news, talk, and entertainment programs.  Member stations offer national and local programming.

Pacifica Radio
Listener supported community radio network.  Here is a station map.

Radio Advertising Bureau
Provides education, research and advocacy for the radio industry. It is the sales and marketing arm of the radio industry.

COST-A20 : Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe
European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research’s page concerning the Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe.

DRACE : Digital Radio Cultures in Europe
Research group from the Dept. of Info. Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, that specializes in cross-national research about digital radio and sound media.

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
Trade association of television and radio broadcasters founded in 1923

Native Networks
Initiated by the Smithsonian\’s National Museum of the American Indian, this site is a guide to media produced by people in Hawaii and the Americas.

Paley Center for Media
With Museums in both Los Angeles and New York City, the Paley Center for Media preserves and promotes radio, television and advertising history through events, screenings, lectures, and workshops. They collect programming, not artifacts. Formerly known as The Museum of Television & Radio.

Prometheus Radio Project
Non-profit organization of radio activists that promotes free, diverse and democratic media.

Radio-Television News Directors Association & Foundation (RTNDA)
International association for news directors and electronic journalists. Provides conferences, news, and resources to professionals providing information through the electronic media. The RTNDF is the the “educational arm” of the association.

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Trade association that supports the music industry. Site includes links to anti-piracy initiatives and statistics. The Association has appeared often in campus news as they aggressively litigate against the illegal downloading of music.

World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)
International non-governmental association serving the community radio movement.

Primary Sources

LexisNexis Academic
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.

Court Opinions from the FCC
Chronological list of court filings from the Office of the General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission. Links to fulltext of FCC briefs and recent court opinions.

Documents of American broadcasting
Call Number: REF KF2804 .D6 1984

Key documents including: The Wireless Ship Act of 1910; The Radio Act of 1912; The Radio Act of 1927; The Mayflower Doctrine (1941); The Fairness Doctrine (1949); The Red Lion case (1969); the Communication Act of 1934, etc.

FCC & FRC Reported Cases
Cases involving the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) and/or the FRC (Federal Regulatory Commission). Lists of cases and their citations, some with links. 1928-current with a lag of a few years.

Library of American Broadcasting
University of Maryland Libraries archival collection of audio-video recordings, broadcast transcripts, pamphlets, periodicals, photos and other materials focusing on the history of broadcasting. Originally part of the NAB from 1972-1994.

Simply Scripts
Links to free, downloadable scripts for current, classic, and soon-to-be-released movies.  Also includes scripts for television, radio, plays, and musicals.

Statistics/Data

Edison Media Research
Marketing research for broadcasters including television, radio, and the Associated Press.

Media Research Hub
This project of the Social Science Research Council contains links to data, grants, events, people and news in the field of media research (media ownership, radio, television, localism, FCC, etc.). Data sets are free of charge. Users can create an account and receive alerts.

MRI+ (MediaMark Reporter)
A tool for market research, with information on demographics, product and brand usage. Provides summary tables of key audience and product data from a national sample of adults (18 years an older). To use this database you must create an account using your valid IC email address and create a password. Validate your account through the e-mail they send you. After you login select Mediamark Reporter at the bottom of the page.
Note: MRI is not compatible with Mac platform at this time.

NationMaster
A central data source and handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.  Use the search form to generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics.

Statemaster.com
Compilation of data from several sources. Users can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of state statistics and comparisons.

U.S. Census Bureau
Social, demographic and economic information. Includes the American FactFinder resource. USA Counties is a subdvision that contains over 6,500 data items.

Transcripts

LexisNexis Academic
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.

Video

Forum Network
Free video lectures from PBS and NPR.

Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC): Archives
Located in Chicago, the MBC provides publications, events, a searchable archive, and a Radio Hall of Fame to preserve and protect the history of radio and television. MBC’s archives includes television and radio programming, commercials and images.  Users must register for a free account.  Check the Digital File Available box to retrieve fulltext.

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