I have been listening to "Talk Radio" since KABC 790 AM became the very first talk radio station in the nation in 1960.
I remember as a grammar school student hearing lively discussions on the radio with Michael Jackson, Pamela Mason, Ray Briem, Hilly Rose, health discussions with Carleton Fredericks. I remember hearing the Test Ban Treaty discussed, the Civil Rights issues, later the Vietnam War, Watergate, Propostion 13.
I enjoyed hearing Dr. Tony Grant, Dr. David Viscoff, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Paul Harvey, Ira Fistell, and Stephanie ******.
My DH and I have enjoyed actually meeting Bill Handel, John & Ken, Larry Elder, Joel Roberts, and have attended some very fine speeches by Dennis Prager.
I enjoyed hearing Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn on the radio AND seeing him on Phil Donahue's old NBC television talk show. That was educational!
When I worked the graveyard shift at Motel 6 for seven years, Art Bell and I kept good company! His show seemed to go very well in those early morning hours when it was dark and I was all alone.
Yes, I think it is entertaining also. The problem is that people do not know how to think critically and to think beyond the spoken word. People are too lazy to "hear" between the lines and derive the truth and meaning of what another person is saying.
I did and DO enjoy radio talk shows because I HATE sitting on my butt in front of the telelvision. I do read the paper, but when I am in my car, the radio and I are going together in a happy, healthy way.
If someone is so intolerant that they cannot handle an opposing point of view simply by hearing it on the radio, then that person has a behavioral problem.
"Vaccines are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get - acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy, allergies, diabetes, eczema, petit/gran mal seizures, ADEM, AFP, ASIA, CFS, GBS, JPA, JRA, LGS, LKS, MS, POF, POTS, RA, SJS, SLE, SPD, TPI, Henoch-Schonlein purpua, fibromyalgia, Retts Syndrome, encephalitis, Hughes Syndrome, neurological damage, coma, or death."
~paraphrased from "Forrest Gump"~