Talk Radio: The Benefits Of Listening
Talk radio receives a lot of bad press. The mainstream media has a good reason to dislike the photosphere, talk radio, and the conservative television network, Fox News. The news media did not have nay competition for the hearts and minds of the American public before. Now they find they need to offer a service that is useful to people and not just offer only one viewpoint. It seems the news media has not yet learned this lesson however. A person who listens to talk radio and who makes a point of watching the nightly news can get both the liberal and conservative viewpoints. He does not agree with either. He also has the advantage of sometimes getting news that other outlets do not cover. A person who watches the news and listens to talk radio can evaluate both viewpoints and weigh the options for himself.
Getting information is not the only benefit of talk radio. A person can get the same information from the Internet, provided he knows what he is looking for in the first place. The advantage of watching television or using the Internet is someone has already culled the important issues for him. Listeners to certain shows also receive entertainment that is not available elsewhere.