Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Rush Limbaugh and the Mike Huckabee Shows

At the end of the inaugural episode of his eponymous radio show today, Mike Huckabee asked, "Is there a part of the public that wants to hear both sides of the story and hear intelligent thoughtful discussion?"

Huckabee must be hoping so. The conservative commentator has added the job of daytime talk radio host to his resume, which already includes past gigs as Fox News host, presidential candidate and governor.

At a time when seemingly anyone can be on the radio, Huckabee is betting that conservatives will find his tempered approach to talk radio more appealing than the ambushing style of Rush Limbaugh.

Huckabee's show airs from noon to 3 p.m. daily, the same time slot that "El Rushbo" occupies daily.

OTUS listened to both AM programs today to see how Huck would differentiate himself. The difference was clear from the start.

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