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November 29, 2005

MSM: New Air America morning lineup; more BoreAmerica ideas copied

The MSM reports that Air America radio has a new morning lineup, something we reported yesterday.

Billboard informs us that the new lineup will actually be starting on Jan 3, and not next month. And, they say that the two new shows will be called "Air America Mornings".

"Air America Mornings"? Hey, I guess "Coffee with Tony" was taken, as was "Oprah in the Afternoon".

Disgraced and bedeviled AAR CEO Danny Goldberg chimes in:

"HIstorically [sic], AAR hasn’t done as well in mornings as other dayparts [sic]... Drive time morning is such an important time, and with the pending election, we felt this was the right time for a change."

As for Marc Maron, AAR's Prez Gary Krantz promulgates the following voluntary confession:

"We are committed to generatinig at least one show in 2006 from Los Angeles to connect us more closely with the progressive creative community there, and thus to offer our affiliates a widening menu of politics, comedy, information and entertainment"

In related news, CBS totally rips off my concept, titling a Nation column as "Al Franken V. Antonin Scalia". Er, cough, "Franken v. Scalia decided strongly for Scalia", cough. If you're going to rip off my idea, at least give me credit, OK?

Posted in Meta at November 29, 2005 11:28 PM


Marc Meron gone?
I can see why, another 3rd rate comic trying to become a political talk show host. Sound familiar Al Franken?

The Morning Sedition has turned into what's happening in New York City. The last hour of the show, they must pass around the BLUNT. Then 5 guys, each with a mic laugh at each other for 45 minutes.

You wonder why Arbitron radio ratings for AAR are

Posted by: BIG MIKE at November 30, 2005 11:03 AM

First they were saying Marc was staying, then they say he's history. Hey folks, it's the John Kerry style of radio personnel decisions: "I actually voted for keeping Marc before I voted to fire him."

Posted by: Scott at November 30, 2005 09:47 PM

Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.


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