The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

28 November 2007

Whoopi Goldberg Loses Last Major Radio Affiliate


Moonbat Celeb Whoopi Canned In New York City

Just weeks after claiming she would reshape her faltering radio program to focus on a New York City audience, Whoopi Goldberg has now been cancelled even there.

According to press and trade reports today, Wake Up With Whoopi was yanked from WKTU-FM today without warning, other than a brief note sent to staffers mere hours before the change. Poor ratings were cited by the station.

Recently, after similar results led to terminations in Chicago and Philly, your Radio Equalizer speculated that Whoopi's radio days appeared numbered. Now, one can easily expect the syndicated program to be shut down, perhaps in the next few days.

Goldberg's radio troubles haven't prevented her from continuing a long trend of moonbat meltdowns, however, with this recent example cited by Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters:

As NewsBuster Justin McCarthy reported Monday, "View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who grew up during the "Jim Crow" era, actually said that America is "not as free as it was when [she] was a kid."

A few hours after this aired, Congressman Peter King (R) of New York was Steve Malzberg's guest on WOR radio.

Malzberg read Whoopi's comments to King, who responded by first saying, "They are absolutely insane these people," and then explained how they "reflect that hardcore base which is driving the Democratic Party, and which is causing otherwise fairly responsible politicians in the Democratic Party to do really wrong things, and to act totally irresponsibly"

From the New York Daily News on today's cancellation:

After almost 16 months of only modest listenership, Whoopi Goldberg's morning radio show has been canceled by WKTU (103.5 FM).

A memo circulated to the WKTU staff late yesterday said the station will stop carrying Goldberg's nationally syndicated show as of this morning. Launched on July 31, 2006, the radio show was intended to be a less strident alternative to "shock jock" and Morning Zoo radio.

But it never found a big audience and didn't crack the top 10 in New York.

Add Whoopi to the long list of celebs who have failed at talk radio. Will the corporate suits ever learn?

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  • As if Malzberg had any allegiance to America...

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 28 November, 2007 18:18  

  • Cool. I've resented that woman for a while.

    In the late '80's, I was in Tucson helping my mom move, due to fly home to WA (state) in 3 hours. Damaged a finger, split a ligament. Easy fix in a good ER. Two week recovery max.I threw my bags in the borrowed van (supposed to be ditched in airport parking for pickup), said goodbye, took off for the nearest ER.

    Got there, walked in, and there was nobody. Eventually I scouted up an orderly who told me a production company doing a Whoopi Goldberg movie had rented the place for their shoot.

    "Where do I go?"

    "There's another ER down in South Tucson, at the County Hospital."

    This is way north, County is way south -- maybe 16 miles. Airport is in the middle. Also County was always backed up for hours.

    I talked him into at least rounding me up a splint for it, aluminum thing, and getting the joint straightened out and splinted.

    Back in Washington State, it took a week (in that splint) to get in to see an orthopedist. He took it off and said: "Where did you get this medieval torture device?"

    It took 11 weeks in a proper splint to get that ligament to knit up, and a couple months of followup. And at that I was lucky. In a functioning ER, that joint would have been numbed , opened up and the split ligament laced back together. 40 minutes, maybe an hour if they had a hand guy nearby. Two week recovery.

    I sometimes wonder how many others who walked in that day with vague chest and left arm pain (heart attack in progress), pain in the lower right abdomen (appendicitis), etc. got turned away.

    All for a moneylosing Whoopi movie.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 29 November, 2007 02:23  

  • And it gets, worse, too...

    Reruns of Bill O'Reilly trounce Keith Olbermann by 20%...

    This is just the tip of the iceberg. With the planted questioners in the CNN/YouTube GOP primary, you can bet that CNN is going to take a hit as well.

    By Blogger Shanghai Dan, at 29 November, 2007 11:06  

  • Whoopi is yanked from Entercom's WWDE in Norfolk, VA. Hampton Roads is free of that drag of a show.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 07 December, 2007 00:52  

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