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Boycott/Contact Limbaugh Sponsors Lists from Around the Country Week of April 2 and March 26

UPDATED:  4/5  This page includes lists from listeners recording advertisers from across the country. The participating is growing. There are several other sites like ours out there and we don’t all have the same lists. We will be adding names to the list throughout the day 4/5 and 4/6 – so keep checking back, we add the latest names given to us to the top of the list below!

Please use these lists to make contact w/sponsors whose ads played week of April 2 -04/04 and those from the week of March 26 who haven’t yet confirmed they have pulled their ads from Rush’s show.  Some may have said they weren’t aware their ads were on the show, but until they are NO LONGER ADVERTISING They will be on this list.  There is a short list of national sponsors who continue to advertise w/Limbaugh – those are listed here

If you are willing to listen to the Rush Limbaugh show on your local station and keep a list of advertisers we’d appreciate it of you share those lists with us – submit your lists via comments.

Please send emails, use facebook and twitter and contact forms. Try to be Read more…

What ABOUT the FCC? They Childproof TV, Why Not Publicly Accessible Radio?

There has been a lot of talk about the fact that our friend Mr. Limbaugh seems to have crossed the line that one would assume is drawn by the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) parameters. While some argue it would violate Limbaugh’s first amendment rights, he is not protected by the first amendment because his programming is available on public airways is aired during time when children may access it.

The lines of decency are set for a reason and despite challenges by Supreme Court, the authority remains in the hands of the FCC. There have been calls to file complaints against Mr. Limbaugh. That is a good idea and we should all do that.  But I suggest that you Read more…

Talking to Sponsors Today .. 3/13

Got a message with some advice:   You can tell the advertiser exactly what station(s) and which day(s) their ad aired by looking here: http://bit.ly/zc936I. Many have no idea that their ads are running during his show, so this information will help them resolve the issue. And please BE POLITE.

Example of individual messages to sponsors pulled from the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Rush-Limbaughs-Sponsors-to-SHUT-HIM-DOWN/253645602134  :

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How does Rush Make his Money?

UPDATE: here is a comprehensive list of local sponsors    If you are comfortable with Googledocs spreadsheets this is the resource

What can we do to be sure to get rid of Rush for GOOD? The consensus from the experts on the advertisers 2 week vacation is that they all hope we have a short attention span and by keeping these sponsors out of the spotlight for two weeks we will forget about it and leave them alone. Will we?

How does Limbaugh make his money? Is it more important to boycott national sponsors or local sponsors? Should we be making contact with the stations themselves? So far the answer is all of the above.

What does Premiere pay Limbaugh for and do they, in turn, make their money? Do they get income from affiliates? Do they just make money on national advertisers? Do local advertisers pay Premiere or local stations?  Tonight we watched three reports of Limbaugh’s “2 week national sponsor vacation” and heard three different takes on what this means and how Limbaugh’s show makes him 50 million a year… so lets get to the bottom of this.

There are hints here in Rush’s own words  in a statement he made last week (below.) He explained to his audience how it works, or how he’d like them to think it works. We still beleive the key to taking him off the air for good it tell local advertisers to stop advertising on local stations – over all, not just rush’s show! Tell sponsors that as long as they support Limbaugh’s affiliates wo choose to play his show, you won’t be purchasing their products or services. KEEP THE PRESSURE ON DURING THIS 2 WEEK “VACATION” – lets not stop this, lets ratchet it up.
Rush’s own words take from his own website: Read more…

Listen to Rush Beg Affiliates to Stay while National Advertisers Take 2 Week BREAK

This is a recorded message Limbaugh gave to his affiliates – who carry his show. He apologizes to his affiliates and begs for them to stick with him…..  http://youtu.be/8LU-5dB4BZc   Today the company that owns his show announced that they will suspend NATIONAL advertising for two weeks.  Don’t forget, national sponsors are important, but the focus should be on local affiliates and their local sponsors. If he is driving LOCAL advertisers away will they keep him in their line-up?

Let’s start a campaign to contact local affiliates and urge them to take Rush off the Air! And lets keep up the boycott of any advertiser who has  not INDEPENDENTLY SAID THEY WILL WITHDRAW THEIR ADS FROM LIMBAUGH’S SHOW. They need to understand that we have a long attention span, and that a two week vacation is not going to make us disappear!

Premiere’s biggest competitor is now peddling a new Mike Huckcabee show that will play in the time slot Rush owns – perhaps some of those station should be signing on to that show if they need to feed a hungry right wing audience.

But more important as this drama unfolds, we hope that the local and national radio stations -right or left -and their talk-show hosts, whose rhetoric and entire shows have been feeding the war on women for years, will consider a different way to share their messages.

It is time to stop the war on women.

How the Europeans See Us: The Republican Vagina Monologues

A young woman, American, living and teaching in Spain sent us this – her message the way the story translates and the story itself are significant. Interesting how they all think of us.  Her message, paraphrased: 

I find it so incredibly interesting that foreign countries pay so much attention to what is happening in America …. and that the news ABOUT the United States tends to be unbiased…. not like reporting from WITHIN the United States. This is an opportunity for people in the US to read what people in other countries think about the US:

The Republican Vagina Monologues

By Eva C. Schweitzer, die Zeit, Germany – Translated By Ron Argentati – 9 March 2012 -Edited by Gillian Palmer

The squabble with Iran might mean war, and America desperately needs new jobs — still, the Republicans are pushing a different agenda. The election is becoming a culture war.

Why on earth is America arguing about sex, prostitution and contraception in the middle of an election campaign? While the Republican candidates chase delegates, many people are engrossed in a far more interesting program: Rush Limbaugh, America’s best known conservative radio talk show host, spent days calling a college coed a prostitute and a slut, even asking her to post videos of herself having sex on the Internet. Since Limbaugh is considered the voice of the tea party movement, the Republicans’ populist right-wing, now all the candidates are expected to give their opinions on that.

Not that they want to, but they fear the party’s far right wing. At the same time, this is nothing more than the latest chapter in an increasingly shrill culture war, in which both sides see themselves as Read more…

Rush Limbaugh Scandal Proves Contagious for Talk Radio Advertisers

It is Working! Keep up the Fight – Boycott Sponsors! Rush Limbaugh Scandal Proves Contagious for Talk Radio Advertisers
www.thedailybeast.com  Mar 10, 2012 12:00 AM EST

Ninety-eight major advertisers—including Ford and Geico—will no longer air spots on Premiere Networks’ ‘offensive’ programs. Insiders say the loss will rock right-wing talk radio.

Rush Limbaugh made the right-wing talk-radio industry, and he just might break it.
because now the fallout from the “slut” slurs against Sandra Fluke is extending to the entire political shock-jock genre.
Premiere Networks, which distributes Limbaugh as well as a host of other right-wing talkers, sent an email out to its affiliates early Friday listing 98 large corporations that have requested their ads appear only on “programs free of Read more…
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