Wednesday, December 06, 2006
As 2006 comes to a close, and we welcome 2007, LTR will take a look at the year in review as the new year approaches.
You'll see a roundup of the top stories you've seen covered here, as well as a ranking of our Top 10 Talkers of 2006. And here's where you can help.
We'll publish our lists, but we'd like to get your opinion as well. Who are the top liberal talk show hosts of 2006? What are the top liberal talk radio stations of the year?
The LTR list for hosts will utilize a criteria based on overall success, number of affiliates, growth of the show, contributions to the format, entertainment value, knowledge of current events and crossover potential. Granted, some factors will outweigh others, and those will be weighted. Political lean of the hosts will not be as much a factor, since everyone seems to have such radically different opinions on the topics of the day.
For stations, our criteria will include ratings success, presence of actual advertising/underwriting, creativity of on-air schedule, promotion of the station, community presence, currency and layout of the station's website, and the overall quality of the station.
For your list, you can use the criteria listed above, or just rank your own personal favorites. Write up a list of your own personal Top 10 talk show hosts and Top 10 radio stations, include some reasons behind your choices, and email them here. Be sure to send them in by Tuesday December 26. And look for both lists of talk show hosts here on Friday December 29, followed by both lists of top radio stations on Saturday December 30, and concluding with the big "2006 Year In Liberal Talk" on New Year's Eve.