I HAVE TO EXPLAIN THIS EVERY NOW AND THEN...Some of my favorite radio talk-show hosts over the years were those whose politics I disagreed with 100 percent --didn't matter because the show was entertaining and provocative--the proverbial "good radio" that is worth listening to.
Jim Eason was about as conservative and right-wing as they come but his radio show was interesting so I loved listening --I also enjoyed his sense of humor and back and forth with callers and guests.
The same goes for the late Lee Rodgers and Melanie Morgan; even though I found myself at times hemming and hawing --Morgan in particular; I always found Rodgers KSFO show to be appointment radio. Why? Because it was, again, entertaining --Rodgers' interviews and interaction between Morgan was worth the price of admission alone.
It's the not the politics; it's the quality, or lack thereof, of the program.
I used to love to listen to Rush Limbaugh before Limbaugh basically did a GOP mandatory show every day--frankly, it bored me. Ditto for Sean Hannity and Mark Levin who repeat the same anti-Obama/GOP talking points day after day. There's no entertainment value there at least for me.
At least with a guy like a Michael Savage there's no typical, routine, predictable political patter; in fact with Savage, there's quite a bit of unpredictability --whatever the case, it's must-listen radio for me.
There is nothing more boring than the same old tired political talking points. It's not particularly invigorating nor enlightening. I was never fixated on "Air America"; not because the hosts had a left-leaning program; I'm fairly progressive and would probably like their point of view. The problem with Air America was that none of the hosts were interesting or entertaining, plain and simple.