Tiny violin time – Beck, Hannity lose their Philly area stations (4th largest market)

Does anyone feel like popping the cork on a bottle of champagne over this news?

Mediaite has learned Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity are being dropped from their Philadelphia radio station, WPHT 1210 (The Big Talker), in January.

The station is a CBS affiliate, and Philadelphia is the fourth largest radio market.

Taking Beck’s 9am-noon slot is the local Dom Giordano, currently 6-10pm. Then comes Rush Limbaugh, noon-3pm, and Smerconish – who replaces Sean Hannity.

Semi-related hilarity:

* NYT Weekend Opinionator: Pam Spaulding = Glenn Beck

* Video: Glenn Beck’s tears of patriotic fervor generated by Vicks Vapo-Rub

* Sean Hannity loses his mind (again) over men kissing

* Sean Hannity smears Kevin Jennings, but suddenly HE is the victim?
Pam’s House Blend – Front Page

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SLIDESHOW: Philly JMG Reader Meet-Up

Despite the one-day notice, last night we had a great crowd of folks come out for the JMG reader meet-up at Philadelphia’s Westbury Bar. I had a blast time chatting with so many of you and, of course, continuing onward to the famous/infamous Bike Stop.

Joe. My. God.

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Heading Out in Philly for Patrick Murphy

The following post comes from Regional Field Director Sultan Shakir. Sultan is just one of 30 HRC staff that will be on the ground in 16 states by Election Day, working with HRC-endorsed candidates and engaging our membership about the upcoming elections:

Last weekend, I joined our Field Intern Alex Conlan and friends for some canvassing around local restaurants in Philadelphia to remind the LGBT community that our vote is key this year.  Many of the targeted races are extremely close and turning out the progressive vote will be a key part of ensuring that fair-minded candidates return to Congress.

All this week, Alex has been out to canvass for Patrick Murphy, one of the leading advocates for repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”  Voters are still making up their mind in this race and Alex is doing his part to inform voters of Murphy’s record of standing up for all Americans. HRC will be working hard throughout the state all the way up to Election Day, talking to our membership and getting out the vote for pro-equality candidates like Murphy.

Paid for by the Human Rights Campaign PAC and authorized by Patrick Murphy for Congress

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