Talkers Magazine’s Michael Harrison on Heavy 100 and Talk Radio’s Future

Monday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Michael Harrison of Talkers Magazine to the newsmakers line to discuss the evolution of the Heavy 100 list and the future of talk radio.

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Mayor Andy Ogles Remembers Nashville Icon and King of Talk Radio, Phil Valentine

Phil Valentine

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles in studio to talk about what it was like working beside icon Phil Valentine during talk radio’s heyday.

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Host Leahy and All-Star Panelist Carmichael Discuss the Legacy of Phil Valentine

Phil Valentine

Monday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Crom Carmichael in studio to reminisce about the talk radio stylings of recently passed conservative talk radio host Phil Valentine.

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Founder of Talkers Magazine, Michael Harrison Discusses His Long Career in Talk Radio and Trade Publishing

Live from our nation’s capital last week on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am – Leahy spoke to Talkers Magazine founder Micheal Harrison about his long career in talk radio and his trade magazine publishing business in which he utilized his foresight to focus on the future of talk radio.

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Nashville Talk Radio Led Opposition to Sundquist Income Tax But Is Split on Haslam Gas Tax

Tennessee Star - Steve Gill v Ralph Bristol

When former Gov. Don Sundquist proposed imposing a state income tax on residents of Tennessee in 1999, Nashville talk radio hosts Steve Gill and Phil Valentine led the horn-honking opposition that ultimately killed the unpopular proposal three years later in 2002. It is a different media landscape in 2017, as…

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