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“SPREAD THE WORD”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 17, 2013) — Commentator, author and columnist Erik Rush is launching a much-anticipated radio show beginning on Monday, August 19. The show will air weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ET on the iTalkUS streaming platform.
The show is called “Full-Contact with Erik Rush Live!” and will cover a host of current social and political topics. Listeners can go to Rush’s website, where they can simply click on a pop-up box with a player to listen.
The Post & Email interviewed Rush in February after iTalkUS approached him about doing a show on their network. Following the invitation, Rush went to work fundraising and later purchasing the equipment to make the show a reality.
Rush eventually hopes to host a show on live radio, although he said that streaming radio has more flexibility and is now “a niche of its own.”
Rush is the author of several books, including Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession; The Angels Fell; Annexing Mexico: Solving the Border Problem Through Annexation and Assimilation; and It’s the Devil, Stupid! Our Real Enemy and Why We Don’t Talk About Him. He is also a frequent guest on the “Hannity” show on the Fox News Channel.
When we asked Rush what the format and content of the show will be, he replied, “We’re going to start out and see how it goes. Mainly, I want to say the things that no one else is saying, pretty-much like the columns that I have out. There are a lot of people who don’t want to say some of the things that they ascribe to because they’re worried about feedback or what the network will say. I plan to go beyond that, which is why I’m working with a small group of people and am not tied to any big network right now.”
“The name of the show implies that there will be no holds barred,” Rush told us. “I am going to have guests and callers, but the guests are going to be fewer and more of an eclectic mix. I don’t want to have on a bunch of congressmen that I have to be nice to,” Rush said. “I don’t want the same people that every other talk show host has on. I can guarantee that there are going to be people who are much more enlightening and informative than the average guests typically are.”
Rush told The Post & Email that the radio equipment in his office readied for Monday looks like “a spider web of computers and wires.”
“I need to remember where they all go. I’m computer-literate, but I’m by no means a geek,” he said. “It’s formidable.”
Rush said that the show has several sponsors to begin, but “the more, the merrier.” Any company or individual interested in becoming a sponsor can send an email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” to receive a rate card.
Those interested in a smaller investment can become advertisers. Sponsors and advertisers can buy an ad or a group of ads, which equate to a particular number of on-air mentions by Rush during his program. “We are playing to the average American, who is not really a political ideologue. We are out to educate, and consequently, even though our message will be strong, there are a lot of companies out there who know that it’s a good market in which to advertise,” he said.
Rush said that average listeners can “spread the word” about the show. “On Monday, I will have all of the links going live, and I”ll do a social media barrage, and they’ll be able to pick that up and share it.”
When we asked about the topics he plans to cover, Rush responded, “Definitely the s0-called ‘phony scandals’ and how they’re not being addressed. There are enough of those to take up an entire week. Then there’s the identity fraud; the eligibility issue; there’s voter fraud; there are any number of unconstitutional executive orders that have been issued; there’s Obamacare. We definitely want to touch on the uptick in racial tension, which I believe in many ways is being orchestrated directly from the White House. That’s something that a lot of people don’t really understand, and I want people to understand that. A lot of folks have said, ‘How is it that racial relations have gotten worse since Obama’s been in office?’ Well, I can explain that very handily. A lot of people don’t understand that, although some might suspect it. Like so many other things that I’ve written, a lot of people just don’t know, and they don’t know because no one’s said it. If you connect the dots for them, it’s a lot easier for them to then go look and verify what I’ve said. It’s usually kind-of upsetting, but the truth will set you free, as they say.”
The Post & Email commented that Hannity, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh have all avoided the Obama eligibility/identity issue on their respective radio programs, to which Rush responded, “A lot of people know something is wrong. There are a lot of theories that I think are possible, and there are a few that I ascribe to. There are others that I think are definitely a possibility, and I’ve said so. However, of course, the narrative from the left and their reactions have caused people to feel that if they come out and talk about it, they’re lunatics. Consequently, a lot of people don’t want to talk about it, but there is a great deal of hard evidence, and a lot of it comes very close to being conclusive. It’s just one of many things I want to put forth and say, ‘Look at this set of data. What do you think of that?'”
Rush said that he plans to have members of the Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse on his show. The Post & Email reiterated a statement Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo made several weeks ago that Sean Hannity had wanted to have him on his show but that Fox News had quashed it, to which Rush responded, “I would not be surprised at that at all. There is a certain line up to which Fox will go, and they won’t go any farther than that. I’m not sure what it is, but I definitely know that it exists.”
Rush believes that the launch of his show “is a matter of timing. I think the time is right. A year or two ago, it wouldn’t have been quite the right time for me to do what I’m planning to do now. I could have gone on the radio, but there is so much distrust and so much doubt around this administration now that people are far more receptive to a lot of these things than they used to be.”
When we asked what his first show would consist of, Rush said, “I’d like to talk to the people and say ‘hi’ to anyone who wants to call in and talk to me,” Rush said.
Rush is active on social media, including Facebook and Twitter. “Like a lot of folks who are in this gig, you know the power of social media,” Rush said. “If you don’t have money to throw in the fireplace or a product or service you need to put out there, you can just spread the word.”
Of the launch on Monday, Rush told us that “It’s going to be the biggest thing in the world.”
“I’m-a-gonna do it,” he said exuberantly.