Why is the Ed Schultz Show hotter than a polar bear in Pensacola? Easy. Because he is so different from every other talk show host and TV host, and so much like the 3 million Ed Heads who tune him in for the unvarnished truth. He’s a straight talking, no-nonsense voice of reason in unreasonable times.
While others preen and pontificate, Ed Schultz keeps the lines wide open for his listeners-making good on his boast that The Ed Schultz Show is Where America Comes to Talk. No radio talk show is as accessible. For most talk show hosts, unscreened callers would be considered risky. And that’s exactly why Ed Schultz shares the airwaves so unselfishly. Unscripted, unpredictable and unvarnished, the give and take makes for great radio. “The most important part of talking is listening,” Ed says. “An open microphone is democracy in its purest form.”
Small wonder Ed Schultz is the most listened-to Liberal radio talk show host in America. He gets the newsmakers and earthshakers from Barack to Hillary and all the big names in between. He has spoken at numerous caucus meetings on Capitol Hill and is one of the most consistent voices for working class Americans. Schultz has been the keynote speaker at union conventions all across the country.
You can hear his radio show from 12PM-3PM ET, Monday through Friday.
Schultz was the first Progressive talker to hit 100 affiliates, both satellite networks and the Armed Forces Radio Network. But it’s not just his ever-expanding audience that has been captivated by Ed’s bold commentary and lightning wit. What he says matters. “But what my listeners say matters more,” he says.
In April of 2009, he started hosting “The Ed Show” on MSNBC, where he takes on the hottest issues, latest headlines and the psycho talkers. He has one of the fastest growing news cable shows which airs at 10:00pm, ET, Monday – Thursday. Schultz was the first to do a national show on scene in Wisconsin this winter to tell the story of the attacks on worker’s rights.
A veteran of 30 years in broadcasting, Schultz has covered some of the biggest events in American history. His gripping live network reports from Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. during the attacks of September 11th 2001 are the stuff of legend. Displaying quick thinking, composure and heart, Ed Schultz captured the moment through the voices of the biggest political names of the day on the spot and in the moment. Schultz also took his show to Gulf Port, Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, leading a personal effort to make a difference. He is one of the few broadcasters in the country ever to do a show from Cuba.
Schultz has won three Eric Sevareid Awards and has managed and been lead talent for a broadcast team that has won two Marconis and a prestigious Peabody Award. Ed has been named one of the top ten radio hosts in the country by Talkers Magazine for a number of years. Ed Schultz has been a nominee by Syndicated News/Talk Personality of the year by Radio & Records.
Ed’s book, “Straight Talk from the Heartland,” laid a roadmap for the Progressive wave that’s sweeping America. Penned in 2004 as if he had a crystal ball, Schultz’s words have been proven wise and his predictions uncanny. His latest book is “Killer Politics: How Big Money and Bad Politics Are Destroying the Great American Middle Class.”
Schultz is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. His competitive nature helped him lead the nation in passing & achieve All-American status and as a quarterback at MSUM. His son Dave Schultz is a professional golfer on the PGA Nationwide tour. A devoted family man, Ed and his wife Wendy have six children. He shares his passion for hunting, fishing and flying with his large family.