Understanding the Rise of Talk Radio

  title={Understanding the Rise of Talk Radio},
  author={Jeffrey M. Berry and Sarah Sobieraj},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  pages={762 - 767}
Abstract The number of radio stations airing political talk shows—predominantly conservative talk radio—has surged in the past few years. This massive change in the radio industry says something about the demand for such shows, but attributing the rise of talk radio to a corresponding rise in conservative popular opinion is misleading. We argue that this remarkable growth is better explained by the collision of two changes that have transformed the radio business: deregulation and the… 
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