I’m sorry to have to report that listener voting for this year’s Red State Talk Radio “Talk Show of the Year” contest for 2012 has been suspended due to major cheating, especially on the part of one show. I’m very disappointed, but that’s it. It is what it is. The general manager of the network has decided to give the award to the show with the most listeners at Red State Talk Radio. We have thousands of listeners a week, but most of them listen live or here at teriobrien.com, not to the re-broadcast at Red State; therefore, even though we did win last year, it’s highly unlikely that we’re in contention for the award this year. Here’s what they say over at Red State:
Due to problems with the accuracy of the online poll that we were conducting for Talk Show of the Year, I had to remove the poll and come up with a new way of deciding the award this year.
So, what I’ve decided is to give the award to the show with the largest average listening audience per show. As I explained to all the show hosts on the network, the most important vote that a listener can cast is the “vote” to listen to your show. Thus, that’s what we’ll use to determine the winner.
Thanks to those of you who took the time to vote. I’m sorry that we won’t be able to use the results from the poll to determine the award, but it’s a situation that could not be helped.
I am so sorry if you were eager to vote, after my many requests that you do so, only to go there and discover that you couldn’t. Knowing that you are there keeps me going, and that means more than even I can put into words. Thanks again to you for your continuing encouragement and support.