Morning Briefing: December 7th, 2012


By Steve Deace

Recognition for our Radio Show

Radio Ink, one of the most-read industry publications in talk radio, gave our nationally-syndicated show some good exposure on Thursday:

On the one year anniversary of the nationally-syndicated Steve Deace Show, it has become one of the fastest talk radio programs in the industry to ever reach 50 affiliates.

The newest affiliates are KXBR in Duluth (MN), KVOI in Tucson (AZ), and WYAB in Jackson (MS).  

 “I am honored and humbled to have achieved such success in such a short time,” said Deace, 39, who is also one of the youngest nationally-syndicated hosts in the country. “When I left the award-winning and legendary WHO last year to find out what other opportunities were out there, I had no idea this was possible.”

 Deace is the former top-rated afternoon drive host at 1040-WHO in Des Moines, which just won the Marconi Award for radio station of the year, and is also one of Deace’s flagship affiliates. Deace’s show airs each night from 9-Midnight eastern time, and is already heard in top 10 markets such as Philadelphia and Atlanta, and 16 other top 100 markets as well.

 “I know pretty much everybody in this industry, and I have had many of them tell me it’s unheard of for an independently syndicated radio program to clear 50 affiliates in its first year, especially one hosted by a fresh face,” said Stu Epperson, Jr., who is Deace’s syndication partner. “That’s a testament to Deace’s talent and the on-air chemistry he has with his female sidekicks, Jen and Rebekah. It’s just an awesome show that has fun and stands for freedom and liberty at a time when this country so desperately needs it.”

Each day Deace promises to “fear God, tell the truth, and make money.”  His willingness to seek the truth first makes him a breath of fresh air in an industry dominated by political partisans. And it’s also one of the reasons he’s appeared as a guest on all three major cable news networks, and is frequently interviewed by major mainstream media such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek. Fox News notes Deace’s influence in the first-in-the nation Iowa Caucuses, held in Deace’s home state. And Deace’s writings have appeared in USA Today,, and The Washington Times among others. 

History Favors a 2014 GOP Comeback

That’s what Charlie Cook of The Cook Report says in this piece for National Journal. Cook writes, ” The 2014 vote is what’s known as a ‘six-year itch’ election, with the party holding the White House usually losing a substantial number of House and Senate seats in the sixth year of its tenure.  Voters tend to grow weary and to look for something different. In the six ‘six-year itch’  elections since World War II, the party in the White House has averaged a 29-seat loss in the House and a six-seat (actually 5.6) loss in the Senate. In 1958 (Eisenhower), 1966 (Kennedy/Johnson), and 1974 (Nixon/Ford), the party in the White House lost 48 seats; in 2006 (George W. Bush), the most recent such election, the party in power lost 30 seats. In 1986 (Reagan), the loss was just five seats, while in 1998, under Clinton, the “in” party actually gained five House seats—no doubt a backlash to Republican efforts to remove the president from office. In that same election, the Senate was a wash, and in the other five, losses ranged from four seats in 1966 and 1974 to six seats in 2006 and 12 seats in 1958.”

High School Students Start Modesty Club

High-school freshman Saige Hatch was sick of seeing her peers revealing too much skin when she came to school each day. The 15-year-old saw midriff-grazing tops, exposed cleavage, short shorts. “From elementary to middle school, and then to high school, I noticed immodesty,” she told “I really wanted to start a club to bring awareness to it and bring remembrance to what modesty is.” Inspired by her brother’s No Cussing Club, Hatch started the Modesty Club at South Pasadena High School in South Pasadena, Calif., in September to bring attention to her cause. “A shift is coming, sneaking through the literal fabric of our culture,” read a statement on the club’s website. “Our bright heroic women are being made the fool. A fool to think that to be loved they must be naked. To be noticed they must be sexualized. To be admired they must be objectified.” Of course, if you read the article these pro-modesty students are being attacked in a way they never would be if they started — yet another — pro-depravity club.

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