I occasionally enjoy AM Radio or Talk Radio. Although I do not always agree with the politics, or the other view points, I find some of the hosts truly entertaining. Some of these hosts are entertainers who became political forces, some of them are just entertainers. There are some local personalities on KLBJ and KAMXthat cover Austin news pretty well.
Despite the often entertaining and usually well-informed hosts, Talk Radio has one big problem that prevents me from really enjoying: The Callers.
Long before Joe Wilson’s Outburst the quality of discourse in this country was already in the gutter from both sides. It seems to me that many of the people with both the time and the inclination to call into Talk Radio shows are empty headed boobs, and that they add nothing to the discussion. Does Talk Radio need better call screeners? Do Talk Radio hosts need to take fewer calls? All the people calling in with nothing to say, looking the hear their own voices, make me turn it off. Are there people out there who actually enjoy listening to these callers? Or is it just all these bad callers who enjoy listening to each other?