Talk Radio Talks Up Chicken and Political Action
When conservative radio personalities started playing a big role in the culture wars this week, they helped to mobilize long lines throughout the country at Chick-fil-A locations.
The voices of Limbaugh, Ingraham, Gallagher, Lavin and Huckabee among others filled the airwaves. Fred Lucas, author of “The Right Frequency,” the story of the talk radio giants who shook up the political and media establishment, knows the story behind the story and explains that “this is a common role for the medium that knows how to awaken the public’s passions.”
The most listened-to conservative talk radio personality, Rush Limbaugh, awakened his listeners’ passion on his August 1st broadcast putting his thoughts into historical perspective. “So on August 1st, the Chick-fil-A revolution supporting the right to voice your religious beliefs, and August 1st, also the beginning of Obamacare mandating that religious institutions violate their religious beliefs by providing birth control and drugs that facilitate abortion against their religious beliefs…August 1st he said adding, “What a profound day in history.”
“It could well be an important day in American history, perhaps in the development or the redirection of the American culture.” Lucas says. “Conservative talk radio thrives on controversy particularly when the conservative perception is that traditional values are seriously threatened and in this election year it could be the Chick-fil-A catalyst that mobilizes the citizens of Main Street to march quickstep to the polls in November. And it will be the voices of talk radio joining them in that march every step of the way.”
In his forthcoming book “The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment,” Lucas, a White House correspondent in his day job, peers behind the curtain of media operations and shows what happened to give birth to the conservative political phenomenon that is talk radio and how it is used today as a powerful political tool. “It would behoove those who oppose the conservative tradition to understand the dynamics of talk radio, Lucas says. ” It is, by its nature, a sleeping giant and is always waiting to be awakened. It appears to have just opened its eyes and is starting to stand up. It thrives on opposition.”
The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment by Fred V. Lucas, History Publishing Company, will be published in both hard cover, soft cover and E-Book, on August 7, 2012. It will be available in bookstores nationally.
Click here to order a copy of The Right Frequency.