|Edward Andrew Schultz|
|Born||January 27, 1954 |
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
|Occupation||Commentator, Author, radio personality, and television personality|
Edward Andrew Schultz (born January 27, 1954) is the host of The Ed Schultz Show, a nationally syndicated U.S. talk radio show promising "straight talk from the heartland" from a "gun-totin', red meat-eatin' lefty. KFGO (790 AM, "The Mighty 790" is a Radio station broadcasting a news and talk radio format serving the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan News and Views is a Talk radio program produced by KFGO in Fargo North Dakota and aired on stations across North Dakota. Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) The Ed Schultz Show, hosted by Ed Schultz, is broadcast from Fargo North Dakota on a network of over 100 stations ( as of October 2005) including The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Talk radio is a Radio format containing discussion about topical issues "
Schultz was born in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of George (an engineer) and Mary (an English teacher). Norfolk is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States He graduated in 1972 from Maury High School in Norfolk. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  (Schultz, 15) He moved to the state of Minnesota to play football on a scholarship from Moorhead State University, becoming the NAIA passing leader in 1977. Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM is a four-year Public university located in Moorhead Minnesota. He played football for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for a half-season, but was unable to adjust to the different rules of the Canadian league. In accordance with the Manual of Style (see) Canadian English is used throughout this article (see Canadian_English#Spelling) The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg Manitoba.
After his short football career ended, he went to work as a sportscaster in Fargo, North Dakota, near Moorhead. Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. He worked as a sportscaster for 15 years with two local stations, predominantly WDAY-TV, the local ABC affiliate. WDAY-TV, channel 6 is the ABC affiliate for Fargo North Dakota. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Schultz anchored the nightly sports broadcasts for the station, and became well known across the state for his high-energy radio and TV play-by-play of North Dakota State University football and basketball games. North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, more commonly known as North Dakota State University ( NDSU) is a Public university in
Schultz was married to his WDAY news co-anchor and producer Maureen Zimmerman during much of his on-air time with the station. The two got divorced in 1993. Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the termination of a Marriage. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) In mid-June 1998, Schultz remarried. Second wife Wendy Schultz is an active member of "Team Fargo," the group of people who produce, direct, publicize and book guests for the Ed Schultz Show.
In 1988, Schultz was involved in what has over time become known as the "Whiskey Bottle Incident" in Fargo. During the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison 55-21 season-opening football victory over Northern Michigan University, an empty whiskey bottle thrown from the student section of fans shattered a window near Schultz, who was broadcasting the game on WDAY radio, and struck color analyst Gary Barta in the stomach. North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, more commonly known as North Dakota State University ( NDSU) is a Public university in Northern Michigan University is a four-year Public university established in 1899 located in Marquette, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. WDAY is North Dakota's first and oldest radio station It began in 1922 and carries the ABC Radio network although currently it mainly consists of top-of-the-hour newscasts Schultz, who was often the target of taunting from the NDSU students, blurted out several audible expletives over the air and left the broadcast booth to find the bottle thrower. He apologized later for his "colorful" language. Later that week, Schultz was asked by WDAY management to take a few days off to clear the air; while he said Schultz was not suspended, the vice president of WDAY indicated people could "draw their own conclusions" about Schultz's sudden removal from on-air broadcast duties.
Schultz, who was touted as the "Voice of the Bison" for many years at WDAY, left in 1996 and began broadcasting for KFGO in Fargo, now owned by James Ingstad (formerly Clear Channel). KFGO (790 AM, "The Mighty 790" is a Radio station broadcasting a news and talk radio format serving the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan James Ingstad is a Fargo North Dakota resident who owns Radio Fargo-Moorhead Inc Clear Channel Communications is a media conglomerate company based in the United States. Schultz began doing play-by-play work on University of North Dakota (UND) Fighting Sioux football broadcasts in 1998. The University of North Dakota ( UND) is a Public university in Grand Forks North Dakota, USA. Schultz incurred the ire of fans when he began to disparage the Bison during rival Sioux broadcasts after his years of NDSU play by play. Schultz was also a finalist for the Minnesota Vikings radio play by play broadcast job in 2001, a job that eventually went to KFAN radio host Paul Allen. The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based out of Minneapolis Minnesota. KFAN (1130 AM) is a Sports Talk radio station in the Minneapolis-St
During a substitute hosting stint on a Minneapolis-based sports show in January 2003, Schultz called Sioux hockey coach Dean Blais a "jerk" and "bush league. Dean Blais is the former associate coach of the NHL 's Columbus Blue Jackets. " Blais called for Schultz's removal from UND athletic broadcasts.
Even after Schultz left as UND play by play man in 2003 to focus on his national radio show, his legacy as a controversial sports figure in North Dakota did not diminish. In a 2004 Sports Illustrated article on North Dakota, Schultz lost out to only Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre as North Dakota's #1 "Enemy of the State". Sports Illustrated is an American Sports Magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay Wisconsin. Brett Lorenzo Favre (ˈfɑrv (born October 10 1969 is an American football Quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League
Schultz's News and Views radio show was very similar to his WDAY Viewpoint program and quickly grew into a regional broadcast dominating the North Dakota airwaves, with additional listeners in South Dakota, western Minnesota, Montana, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. News and Views is a Talk radio program produced by KFGO in Fargo North Dakota and aired on stations across North Dakota. South Dakota ( is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America Saskatchewan (səˈskætʃəwən) is a prairie province in Canada, which has an area of 588276 Schultz's political views leaned towards the right during the early years, and Schultz told the Los Angeles Times that he "lined up with the Republicans because they were anti-tax, and I wanted to make a lot of money. In Politics, right-wing, the political right, and the Right are positions that uphold traditional values and/or authorities The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed . . . " Schultz pondered a run as a Republican for the U.S. House of Representatives against Democratic Rep. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Earl Pomeroy in 1994, but decided against it after visiting with state Republican leaders. Earl Pomeroy (born September 2 1952) is an American lawyer and politician from the U
In the late 90s, several events occurred which he said changed his attitude. One was his mother's illness. A former educator, she got Alzheimer's Disease and began a long, slow decline. Alzheimer's disease ( AD) also called Alzheimer disease or simply Alzheimer's, is the most common form of Dementia. Schultz found it frustrating trying to get her the services that she needed. The other was that he met a psychiatric nurse named Wendy who ran a homeless shelter in Fargo. He attributed much of his political change to her, and although he had frequently made fun of the homeless on his show, he said in his book that she helped to humanize them; to his surprise, he found some of the people he had insulted were veterans, and many were unable to get the psychiatric or medical services that might help them. He says that began to look at poverty differently. (Schultz, 9-10) In June 1998, they were married, the second marriage for each.
While he claims to have become a Democrat in 2000, the political evolution seems to have been gradual. He went out to do radio promotions in rural parts of North Dakota, and told reporters about how he met farmers who were suffering and hard-working people who were going hungry, even though Republicans said the economy was doing fine. (Vowell, 2004) He began to hold benefits to raise money for people in the heartland who were going through tough times. (Winter, 2002) And he began questioning some of the assertions of George W. Bush; although he supported several Republican candidates in the 2000 election, he was becoming critical of other Republicans. For example, Schultz considered running for the Democratic-NPL party nomination for governor against incumbent Republican John Hoeven in 2004, but decided to continue his career in radio. The North Dakota Democratic Non-Partisan League Party (abbreviated Democratic-NPL or Dem-NPL) is a North Dakota Political party affiliated John Henry Hoeven III (born March 13, 1957) is the current Governor of North Dakota and a member of the North Dakota Republican Party.
Schultz considers himself a "progressive liberal". Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of international social and political philosophies. Liberalism is a broad array of related ideas and theories of Government that consider individual Liberty to be the most important political goal As such, his talk show is generally considered to be a liberal-leaning program. He is pro-union and centers a large portion of his radio show on the "plight of working class Americans". A trade union or labour union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages hours and working conditions forming Working class is a term used in academic Sociology and in ordinary conversation to describe depending on context and speaker those employed in specific fields or types He has also repeatedly stated that he is a liberal Democrat willing to change political parties upon necessity.
Schultz has engaged in a minor conflict with talk-show host Dennis Prager. Dennis Prager (born August 2 1948) is an American syndicated radio talk show host columnist author ethicist and public speaker Prager defended controversial comments made by William J. Bennett on the September 28, 2005 broadcast of his morning radio program, which Schultz characterized as being racist. William John Bennett (born July 3, 1943) is an American Neoconservative Pundit, Politician, and Political William John Bennett (born July 3, 1943) is an American Neoconservative Pundit, Politician, and Political Events 48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. List of racism-related topics|Racism by country Racism, by its simplest definition is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that Prager asserted that Schultz had quoted Bennett out of context and Schultz challenged Prager to a debate. Prager accepted the challenge but Schultz never responded. No debate has yet taken place and the issue appears to be dead.
On February 13, 2007, Schultz dedicated the first hour of his show to a heated monologue against Air America Radio. Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Air America Radio (commonly abbreviated to AAR) Air America host Sam Seder suggested that the XM Air America channel should only have Air America hosts on it and reportedly asked his viewers to call XM to remove Schultz in favor of Air America host Thom Hartmann, who replaced Al Franken. Samuel Lincoln Seder (born November 28, 1966) is a Comedian, Writer, Actor, Film director, Television producer Thom Hartmann (born May 7, 1951) is an American radio host, Author, and liberal Political commentator. Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21 1951 is an Emmy Award –winning American Comedian, Writer, progressive Schultz interpreted this as an attack from the entire network. Other hosts on Air America have made negative comments about Schultz, saying he is not liberal or progressive enough. They've also made light of his rural accent and location in Fargo, North Dakota. Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. Schultz responded by saying Air America "sucks" and "If you listen to Air America, I don't want you to listen to the Ed Schultz show cause I'm better than them!" Schultz also stated, "They're bankrupt . Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their Creditors Creditors may file a bankruptcy petition against . . they don't know how to run radio," alluding to Air America's chronic financial problems. Air America Radio (commonly abbreviated to AAR)
The Ed Schultz Show is broadcast from Fargo via the Jones Radio Network to over 100 radio stations (as of October 2005), including nine of the 10 largest radio markets . The Ed Schultz Show, hosted by Ed Schultz, is broadcast from Fargo North Dakota on a network of over 100 stations ( as of October 2005) including Jones Radio Networks & Jones Media Group were branches of Jones International before being sold to Triton Media Group. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It can currently be heard nationwide on Sirius Satellite Radio's "Sirius Left" channel, and XM Radio's Air America Radio channel. Air America Radio (commonly abbreviated to AAR) The program can also be heard on Armed Forces Radio. American Forces Network (or AFN) is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS for its entertainment
Schultz continued to experience audience growth throughout 2005 and into 2006. According to a 2007 survey done by Talkers magazine, he ranked #5 nationally, with a weekly audience of more than 3 million listeners. This is the highest ranking of any liberal talk radio host up to this point.
During the 2006 Congressional elections, Schultz provided opportunities for varying views on the candidates and politics in general. The 2006 United States midterm elections were held on Tuesday November 7 2006. This included guests such as Michael Rogers of BlogActive, a blog that identifies gay politicians and staffers. Mike Rogers is an American Blogger and Gay activist in the Washington D A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. Rogers discussed “outing” Republican staffers and elected officials he believed were gay. In the late twentieth century outing became a common term for taking someone "out of The closet "—that is publicising that someone is Gay.  Rogers was invited back to Schultz's show several times during the Fall 2006 elections to discuss outing Republican staffers and legislators Rogers believed they were hypocrites because of their legislative votes affecting homosexuals.  Rogers reported on US House member David Dreier (R-CA) and US Senator Larry "foot tapping" Craig (R-ID), both of whom he believes are anti-gay closeted gay men. David Timothy Dreier (born July 5, 1952) American politician has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is an American politician from the state of Idaho.
On November 30, 2006, Schultz announced he was moving to the "prime real estate" time slot from noon to 3p. Events 1700 - Battle of Narva — A Swedish army of 8500 men under Charles XII defeats Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. m. ET, to directly compete with Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly, whose shows are also broadcast in that time slot. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio host and conservative Political commentator. William James O'Reilly Jr (born September 10 1949 is an American television / radio host, Author, Syndicated columnist, and
As the Ed Schultz Show has continued to attract listeners, Schultz has increasingly been called upon by national TV talk shows to be one of the guest pundits. To facilitate this, Schultz purchased an up-link so that he could broadcast live from the KFGO Studios in Fargo. During the past year, his TV appearances have included June 27, 2007, when he was on the Tucker Carlson Show on MSNBC; July 1, 2007, when he was on Larry King Live on CNN, and again with Larry King February 6, 2008; and on September 21, 2007 as well as January 23, 2008, Schultz was a guest on Hardball with Chris Matthews. Events 1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American political news correspondent and commentator who formerly co-hosted CNN 's Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Larry King Live is an American talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats the combined army of Pompeian followers and Numidians under Metellus Scipio 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Christopher Matthews (born December 17 1945) is an American News anchor and Political commentator, known for his nightly hour-long