NEW YORK, NY, November 8, 2011 — Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) in partnership with Courtside Entertainment Group, announced today that Bill O’Reilly’s Presidential Town Hall aired last night on 169 radio stations nationwide, including stations in all 25 top markets. Sponsored by AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, and The Heritage Foundation, the three-hour town hall featured Republican Presidential Candidates Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul answering tough questions from acclaimed journalist & talk show host Bill O’Reilly.
Herman Cain won the online straw poll which gave listeners a chance to vote for their favorite candidate live. Texas Governor Rick Perry also commented on Cain’s recent rise in the polls: “Any time that you rise to the top of the polls, any time that you appear that you are going to be an individual of substance that those on the left are concerned about, you’re going to get whacked,” Perry told O’Reilly when asked whether the scrutiny of Herman Cain served as a cautionary tale. “As you said” – he continued to O’Reilly – “it’s Herman’s turn in the barrel.”
“Bill and I have wanted to do this project for some time and it is exciting to be able to do it as Courtside’s first national radio special,” commented Norm Pattiz, managing partner of Courtside Entertainment Group. “It’s great to work with the good folks at Dial Global and I hope this is the beginning of many more projects to come.”
“With the election one year away, News/Talk WSB was proud to deliver Bill O’Reilly’s Presidential Town Hall to an audience that loves politics the way sports fans love fantasy football,” added WSB-AM/FM Assistant Program Director, Condace Pressley.
Dial Global’s Talking Points with Bill O’Reilly airs daily on radio stations nationwide and features an inside, first look at Bill O’Reilly’s talking points memo offering analysis and compelling commentary on national and world affairs, politics, lifestyle and current events.
– Stations included WOR-AM New York, WPHT-AM Philadelphia, KLIF-AM Dallas, KNEW-AM San Francisco, WTKK-FM Boston, WSB-AM/FM Atlanta and more. –