Rush Limbaugh's Advertisers, March 7

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At least 45 advertisers have reportedly dropped their ads from Rush Limbaugh's radio show in the wake of his misogynistic attacks on Sandra Fluke.

Here are his March 7 advertisers, in the order they appeared on WABC, the flagship station for Limbaugh's show. Audio clips of the ads have been provided to help make advertisers aware of the placement of their ads on the program.

Advertisers with links on their names have already stated that they have asked to have their ads excluded from Limbaugh's show.

HOUR 1, COMMERCIAL BREAK 1

[ABC News update]

  • New York City Office of Emergency Management, and the Ad Council [Note: The Ad Council distributes public service announcements "to the media who donate free time and space to our campaigns which ensures our messages reach the American public."]
  • The American Heart Association, and the Ad Council
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Ad Council
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Ad Council
  • Feeding America, and the Ad Council
  • Cintas

HOUR 1, COMMERCIAL BREAK 2

  • Freedom Debt Relief [Note: In a March 6 statement, Freedom Debt Relief noted: "We are indeed pulling all ads from Rush Limbaugh. Obviously Mr. Limbaugh's comments are inconsistent with the Freedom values that we hold in high regard. Freedom Debt Relief buys a wide array of media, and does not buy radio media directly. Consequently, Freedom does not directly sponsor Rush Limbaugh, we were however advertising with many radio stations and our advertisements aired at their discretion."]
  • Sensa Weight Loss [On March 5, Sensa Weight Loss announced that they have decided to pull their ads from the Rush Limbaugh show. They indicated that it would take a few days before the ad is pulled from rotation. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Ad Council
  • New York City Office of Emergency Management, and the Ad Council
  • American Heart Association, and the Ad Council
  • Save the Children, and the Ad Council

HOUR 1, COMMERCIAL BREAK 3

[WABC news update]

  • Save the Children, and the Ad Council
  • New York City Office of Emergency Management, and the Ad Council
  • Feeding America, and the Ad Council
  • UNCF, and the Ad Council
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Ad Council

HOUR 1, COMMERCIAL BREAK 4

  • Freedom Debt Relief [Note: In a March 6 statement, Freedom Debt Relief noted: "We are indeed pulling all ads from Rush Limbaugh. Obviously Mr. Limbaugh's comments are inconsistent with the Freedom values that we hold in high regard. Freedom Debt Relief buys a wide array of media, and does not buy radio media directly. Consequently, Freedom does not directly sponsor Rush Limbaugh, we were however advertising with many radio stations and our advertisements aired at their discretion."]
  • Sensa Weight Loss [On March 5, Sensa Weight Loss announced that they have decided to pull their ads from the Rush Limbaugh show. They indicated that it would take a few days before the ad is pulled from rotation. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]

HOUR 1, COMMERCIAL BREAK 5

  • RightSize smoothies
  • Bare Escentuals [On March 5, Bare Escentuals announced that they have "taken steps to ensure that our radio ads do not air" on the Rush Limbaugh program. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]

HOUR 1, COMMERCIAL BREAK 6

  • Matrix Direct [On March 6, Matrix Direct announced that they have told radio stations to "stop" airing their ads as filler. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]

HOUR 2, COMMERCIAL BREAK 1

[ABC News update]

  • Save the Children, and the Ad Council
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Ad Council
  • Save the Children, and the Ad Council
  • New York City Office of Emergency Management, and the Ad Council
  • American Heart Association, and the Ad Council
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Ad Council
  • Feeding America, and the Ad Council

HOUR 2, COMMERCIAL BREAK 2

  • The Small Business Authority in association with the Corporate Tax Network
  • Constant Contact [On March 6, Constant Contact announced that they have "decided to pull" their advertising from Rush Limbaugh's program. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts [On March 6, O'Reilly Auto Parts announced: "Advertising on Mr. Limbaugh's program was not part of our 2012 advertising plans and any ads that may have run did so in error. We've instructed our media buying agency to immediately correct any of these mistakes so that our radio advertising campaign is in keeping with our original plans. "Media Matters will continue to monitor.]
  • Sensa Weight Loss [On March 5, Sensa Weight Loss announced that they have decided to pull their ads from the Rush Limbaugh show. They indicated that it would take a few days before the ad is pulled from rotation. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]

HOUR 2, COMMERCIAL BREAK 3

[ABC News update]

  • Constant Contact [On March 6, Constant Contact announced that they have "decided to pull" their advertising from Rush Limbaugh's program. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]
  • Freedom Debt Relief [Note: In a March 6 statement, Freedom Debt Relief noted: "We are indeed pulling all ads from Rush Limbaugh. Obviously Mr. Limbaugh's comments are inconsistent with the Freedom values that we hold in high regard. Freedom Debt Relief buys a wide array of media, and does not buy radio media directly. Consequently, Freedom does not directly sponsor Rush Limbaugh, we were however advertising with many radio stations and our advertisements aired at their discretion."]
  • New York City Office of Emergency Management, and the Ad Council
  • American Heart Association, and the Ad Council
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Ad Council
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Ad Council

HOUR 2, COMMERCIAL BREAK 4

  • Peerless Boilers [PB Heat LLC/Peerless Boilers contacted Media Matters with a statement that its ads ran on The Rush Limbaugh Show inadvertently. The error has been corrected.]
  • Eos Sleep
  • Sensa Weight Loss [On March 5, Sensa Weight Loss announced that they have decided to pull their ads from the Rush Limbaugh show. They indicated that it would take a few days before the ad is pulled from rotation. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]

HOUR 2, COMMERCIAL BREAK 5

  • RightSize smoothies
  • Freedom Debt Relief [Note: In a March 6 statement, Freedom Debt Relief noted: "We are indeed pulling all ads from Rush Limbaugh. Obviously Mr. Limbaugh's comments are inconsistent with the Freedom values that we hold in high regard. Freedom Debt Relief buys a wide array of media, and does not buy radio media directly. Consequently, Freedom does not directly sponsor Rush Limbaugh, we were however advertising with many radio stations and our advertisements aired at their discretion."]
  • Bare Escentuals [On March 5, Bare Escentuals announced that they have "taken steps to ensure that our radio ads do not air" on the Rush Limbaugh program. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]
  • Matrix Direct [On March 6, Matrix Direct announced that they have told radio stations to "stop" airing their ads as filler. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]

HOUR 3, COMMERCIAL BREAK 1

[ABC News update]

  • New York Mint
  • UNCF, and the Ad Council
  • Save the Children, and the Ad Council
  • American Heart Association, and the Ad Council

HOUR 3, COMMERCIAL BREAK 2

  • Sensa Weight Loss [On March 5, Sensa Weight Loss announced that they have decided to pull their ads from the Rush Limbaugh show. They indicated that it would take a few days before the ad is pulled from rotation. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]
  • American Heart Association, and the Ad Council
  • Save the Children, and the Ad Council

HOUR 3, COMMERCIAL BREAK 3

[WABC news update]

  • Freedom Debt Relief [Note: In a March 6 statement, Freedom Debt Relief noted: "We are indeed pulling all ads from Rush Limbaugh. Obviously Mr. Limbaugh's comments are inconsistent with the Freedom values that we hold in high regard. Freedom Debt Relief buys a wide array of media, and does not buy radio media directly. Consequently, Freedom does not directly sponsor Rush Limbaugh, we were however advertising with many radio stations and our advertisements aired at their discretion."]
  • New York City Office of Emergency Management, and the Ad Council
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Ad Council
  • American Heart Association, and the Ad Council
  • Feeding America, and the Ad Council
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Ad Council

HOUR 3, COMMERCIAL BREAK 4

  • Medipattern Corp.
  • Sensa Weight Loss [On March 5, Sensa Weight Loss announced that they have decided to pull their ads from the Rush Limbaugh show. They indicated that it would take a few days before the ad is pulled from rotation. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]
  • New York City Office of Emergency Management, and the Ad Council
  • UNCF, and the Ad Council
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, and the Ad Council
  • American Heart Association, and the Ad Council

HOUR 3, COMMERCIAL BREAK 5

  • Bare Escentuals [On March 5, Bare Escentuals announced that they have "taken steps to ensure that our radio ads do not air" on the Rush Limbaugh program. Media Matters will continue to monitor.]
  • Raw-Nation (Hot Rawks)
  • Netflix [On March 6, Netflix said that its "spots were picked up in error" and that it has "instructed [its] advertising agency to make sure this error will not happen again."]
  • New York Mint

Network/Outlet
Premiere Radio Networks
Person
Rush Limbaugh
Show/Publication
The Rush Limbaugh Show
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