Political Woman “Talk Shows: Women fight for Air” | Radio Talk Show Host Leslie Marshall
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-831,single-format-standard,bridge-core-2.0.5,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode_grid_1300,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-19.2.1,qode-theme-bridge,disabled_footer_bottom,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.0.5,vc_responsive,elementor-default,elementor-kit-9284

Political Woman “Talk Shows: Women fight for Air”

Political Woman “Talk Shows: Women fight for Air”

We asked server leading feminist media activists to analyze “Talk Show Democracy.” Here are there replies.

Jeane Clark

Anthony, Stanton & Gage

This the backlash is fading? Think again. And list to most talk radio.

Rush Limbaugh – superstar of radio talk, the Roger Ailes’ – produced TV talk show and now a best selling book. How did he get so popular? In part, by calling Ellie Smail a “Feminazi” and getting away with it.

Newsweek runs a cover story on the influence of radio talk show hosts. Yet they fail to even mention to even mention the only woman — Leslie Marshall — who has a national radio talk show on issues.

National talk radio did not hire its first woman issue talk show host until 60 years after radio began commercial broadcasting — in November 1992.

But even though the women in radio — from Leslie Marshall to Lynne Cullen to Diane Rehm — have better ratings, higher standards, and more intellegent callers, the industry has failed to hire and promote women in equal numbers to men.

The solution? A feminization of power. Just as in our nation’s other political institutions, we must demand gender balance in radio and televison now.

Anthony, Stanton & Gage is a feminist media and political consulting firm.