Both networks are saying that advertisers left talk radio after Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut. Many advertisers said they just didn't want to be a part of talk radio at all after the caustic comedian took to his misogynistic and ignorant rants about Sandra Fluke and women in general. His ignorance of how the female body works and constant rants on the subject cost the industry millions of dollars.
According to the Huffington Post, the rants have Dial Global removing themselves from the NASDQ Stock Exchange. This doesn't bode well for talk radio. The sad fact is that while Rush will stay on hundreds of stations because many of his advertisers don't care what he says about women and minorities, progressive talk show hosts may find themselves without a network. That would mean that stations like KGOE in Eureka could potentially end up having to find new programming. Yes, as odd as it seems, progressive talk radio designed to be an alternative to the racist and misogynistic rants of the right may be brought down by the very rants they were trying to be an alternative to.