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Call-In Political Talk Radio: Background, Content, Audiences, Portrayal in Mainstream Media

This report examines a year-long study of political call-in talk radio. The study included a tree wave national survey, content analysis of Rush Limbaugh’s talk radio show, examination of fifty political talk shows on each of three days during the Republican primaries, and review of 2,647 print articles mentioning talk radio from fall 1993 to fall 1995.