The Right Frequency by Fred Lucas
The Story of the Talk Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment

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Mark Levin said, "Anyone who loves talk radio will love this book."

American politics was transformed from the time a WABC manager told Rush Limbaugh, "You're kidding yourself if you think we'll ever carry your national show." to the day an establishment Republican senator griped "talk radio is running America." Limbaugh ignited a new generation of talkers such as Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck helping to define the Conservative movement and challenge the elite media. But Rush can't take all the credit.

From the inception of radio, bombastic personalities have used the airwaves to sway public opinion. The Right Frequency by Fred V. Lucas features interviews with leading conservative talk hosts and industry insiders.

Readers will learn how recording industry's "payola scandal' revived talk radio and how the Kennedy and Johnson administration silenced opposition radio voices. After the demise of the Fairness Doctrine in the 1980s, Limbaugh's star was born, ringing in an alternative media universe.

Dick Morris said, "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, explaining from where it came and where it might be headed."

About Fred Lucas

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Fred Lucas, the White House correspondent for He is also a contributing editor for Townhall Magazine and has written for The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, Human Events, The Washington Times and the New York Post. Before going to Washington, he reported on state capitols in Kentucky and Connecticut. He earned his Master's at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Bachelor's at Western Kentucky University. He lives in Fredericksburg, Va. with his wife Basia.
Published August 1, 2012 by History Publishing Company, LLC. 350 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, History. Non-fiction

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Lucas, the White House correspondent for the conservative media outlet Cybercast News Service, details how FDR’s New Deal policies and his desire to promote them sparked the rise of talk radio, a phenomenon that continues to thrive despite the proliferation of other media.

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