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Top 10 Again! Right Frequency Climbs Amazon List

September 7, 2013

The Right Frequency on Friday hit the #6 spot on Amazon’s History & Criticism category.

The book was also #25 in the overall radio category.

This makes four consecutive months that The Right Frequency has been on an Amazon bestseller list.

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Boston Globe post on National Radio Day

August 20, 2013

The Right Frequency was featured on The Boston Globe’s website in a posting about National Radio Day, Aug. 20.

Of the day, the article said, “[O]ne trend that appears obvious is the shift to talk radio away from music radio due to the demand for music being satisfied by iPods, YouTube and a variety of electronic factors.”

“And when it comes to talk radio, one of the very few experts on the subject, Fred Lucas, author of ‘The Right Frequency,’ a history of the remarkable influence talk radio has had on Conservative politics in the United States, is well aware of the trend.”

“Radio is becoming more widely used than ever before,” Lucas said. “There are more portals through radio, and I mean talk radio, flows today than ever before. When one considers the portable electronic devices in use today, the numbers are staggering. Talk radio influence appears to be never ending.”

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Talk Radio Hosts Move From Behind Mic to Ballot

June 29, 2013

In Minnesota, talk radio is moving to the forefront of politics.

Former conservative talk radio host turned state Sen. Dave Thompson is running for governor of Minnesota, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The paper reports

“Thompson, who grew up in greater Minnesota but now lives in suburban Lakeville, built a following as a conservative talk radio show host. Thompson acknowledged the shows could provide opponents campaign fodder, but he said they won’t find a trove of edgy comments.

“I really said the same stuff on talk radio that I say now. There’s a reason for that: I believe it,” Thompson told the newspaper. “I wasn’t a shock guy. I tried to call it like I saw it.”

He isn’t the first talk radio host to move beyond just commenting on politics, as explained in The Right Frequency, an Amazon best seller.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a former U.S. House member, was also a talk radio show host. Conservative talker Martha Zoller, who wrote the forward for The Right Frequency, was a candidate for U.S. Congress in Georgia in 2012. Liberal radio host Al Franken was elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota in 2008. In 1977, conservative talk show host Barry Farber was the Conservative Party nominee for Mayor of New York.

The book also talks about other talk radio hosts who strongly consider political campaigns, such as Bob Grant and Dennis Prager.

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