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2015 Heavy Hundred Stars Praise for The Right Frequency

March 28, 2015

Several of the top talk radio hosts ranked in the Heavy Hundred by industry bible Talkers Magazine also endorsed The Right Frequency.

Mark Levin, nationally syndicated conservative radio host with Cumulus Media Network ranked #6 on the Talkers list and said: “Fred Lucas not only delineates the roots of talk radio as a venue for communicating conservative political thought in the 1930s and 40s, he explains how it has become, in the 21st century, the life force for the conservative movement and the voice for conservative ideals on the current political landscape. Anyone who loves talk radio will love this book.”

Brent Bozell: The Right Frequency 'Chronicles Conservative Talk Radio Stars Over The Decades, Reminding us how They Kept the American Idea Alive'Mike Gallagher, a nationally syndicated conservative host on the Salem Radio Network, ranked #10 on the Talkers list said: ‘The Right Frequency’ is an insightful, thorough, exciting chronicle of the talk radio story. This is destined to be a classic as it perfectly captures the nature of talk radio in a way no book I’ve ever read ever has.”

Alan Colmes, a nationally syndicated liberal host on Fox News Radio, ranked #21 on the Talkers list, said during an interview with Lucas: “I enjoyed it because I’m in the business and I think you did a really good job in writing about the business including, I notice I’m in there a little bit.”

Phil Valentine, ranked #32, with Westwood One, said, “It’s a great book about conservative talk radio.”

To learn more about these and other top talk radio stars, read The Right Frequency.

Salem Radio Network – Home of Bennett, Gallagher, Medved and Hewitt — is ‘100% Carbon Neutral’

May 11, 2014

The Salem Radio Network responded to the White House National Climate Assessment released last week by saying that its program was 100 percent carbon neutral, a way of mocking some of the hysteria promoted in the Obama administration that predicted massive floods, massive droughts, disease and other problems around the corner if drastic action is not taken.

Salem

From The Washington Times:

Tom Tradup, the station’s vice president of news and talk programming, said listening to carbon-neutral radio programming “may be the most important step Americans can take if they believe in the White House’s dire predictions.”

“We have determined, through an independent source, that SRN programming (including our talk shows and 24/7 newscasts) is, in fact, 100% carbon neutral and will not increase the carbon footprint of either radio stations carrying our programming or listeners who enjoy it,” Mr. Tradup said. “Essentially, listening to SRN creates a neutral or zero impact on the environment , in total compliance with White House guidelines.”

Salem has a stable of top talk radio talent Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt.

To learn more about these radio personalities and others, read The Right Frequency.

Three of Nation’s Top 20 Talk Radio Hosts Applaud The Right Frequency

March 14, 2013

Talkers, the definitive magazine covering the talk radio industry released its annual “Heavy Hundred” list of the most important hosts in the country, many are profiled in The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment by Fred V. Lucas (History Publishing Co.).

Several of these top flight talkers were interviewed for the book, while three of the top 20 hosts in the country endorsed The Right Frequency.

Book Cover

Mark Levin, nationally syndicated conservative radio host with Cumulus Media Network ranked #7 on the Talkers list and said: “Fred Lucas not only delineates the roots of talk radio as a venue for communicating conservative political thought in the 1930s and 40s, he explains how it has become, in the 21st century, the life force for the conservative movement and the voice for conservative ideals on the current political landscape. Anyone who loves talk radio will love this book.”

Mike Gallagher, a nationally syndicated conservative host on the Salem Radio Network, ranked #15 on the Talkers list said: ‘The Right Frequency’ is an insightful, thorough, exciting chronicle of the talk radio story. This is destined to be a classic as it perfectly captures the nature of talk radio in a way no book I’ve ever read ever has.”

Alan Colmes, a nationally syndicated liberal host on Fox News Radio, ranked # 16 on the Talkers list, said during an interview with Lucas: “I enjoyed it because I’m in the business and I think you did a really good job in writing about the business including, I notice I’m in there a little bit.”

The Right Frequency by Fred V. Lucas explains how talk radio has impacted American politics. Virtually all of the top political hosts on this list are featured in the book, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Michael Savage. But the book goes back to radio’s earliest days in the 1920s.

“So many of these stars on the Talker’s Heavy Hundred list have played an amazing role in shaping public opinion and moving public policy,” Lucas said. “Not surprisingly, Rush Limbaugh topped the Talkers list again, as he has ruled radio for more than two decades. Most of today’s leading talk radio figures stand on his shoulders. But, as this book explains, Rush stands on the shoulders of titans of talk before him such as Barry Farber, Bob Grant and Joe Pyne.”

Talk Radio Talks Up Chicken and Political Action

October 6, 2012

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.

The Right Frequency Draws Praise from Syndicated Host Mike Gallagher

October 6, 2012

“The Right Frequency” a history of conservative talk radio will be published August 3.. It traces the origin of talk radio from the days of Walter Winchell then follows the conservative trend directed by Bob Grant to the lofty days of Rush Limbaugh. Replete with radio host interviews, author Fed Lucas, a White House Correspondent for CRSNews.com demonstrates a skill at capturing the personas of the hosts and provides numerous details broadening the insight given to the reader in “The Right Frequency.”

Praise for “The Right Frequency,” came immediately from those with advance review copies. Mark Lavin, best selling author and nationally syndicated host was first to comment, “Anyone who loves talk radio will love this book.” Bob Grant, a founding father of talk radio added “Fred Lucas gets it right in his wonderful new book,” and Dick Morris, Fox News Contributor and best selling author quickly added his thoughts on what The Right Frequency accomplishes ” Talk radio destroyed the liberal media monopoly and gave the conservatives a voice. But precisely because it brought the giants low, the publishing industry has ignored its history. Fred Lucas now fills that void.”

Syndicated talk radio host Mike Gallagher has now made his voice heard and projects a lofty resting place for the Lucas book. “The Right Frequency” is an insightful, thorough, exciting chronicle of the talk radio story,” he said. “This is destined to be a classic as it perfectly captures the nature of talk radio in a way no book I’ve ever read ever has.”

“:The Right Frequency” 9781933909172 will be in bookstores nationally on August 3. It will be available in hardcover, soft cover and electronically and will be published by History Publishing Company, Palisades, NY. Review copies available to accredited members of the media.

Click here to order a copy of The Right Frequency.