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July 15, 2006

Marc Maron cancelled... again!

Former "Morning Sedition" co-host Marc Maron has been cancelled from his Los Angeles-based basically-local show to which he was shuttled after MS was cancelled. Now, that show has in turn met its fate:
The satiric "Harrison on the Edge" will join KTLK-AM's (1150) night time line-up beginning Monday. The show, which bills itself as "Progressive Talk Radio by the Openly Gay Son of a Neo-Nazi," will originate from Los Angeles and replaces "The Marc Maron Show." The show will air Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The station's move represents an expansion of the program, which already airs Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m.
Maron: less popular than someone who's shtick was tired the first time I heard his tag line.

And, lest you think this site and CalendarLive are the only people who've noticed, there is one other person who did:
The first cancellation came about because the former new CEO had a personal dislike for Marc and funny morning shows in general. For some reason the board and the suits did nothing to stop him from first dissembling the fantastic Unfiltered, and then moving on to Morning Sedition. He ended Morning Sedition on the day that Howard Stern went to Satellite radio, thus closing the door on the thousands of new fans who might check out a show that features a bit of a comedy zoo thing happening along with liberal politics.

Well, that guy is now gone and we are looking at the ruins of what could have been at AAR. To run down the lame programming left in the place of what was really something special is not even worth it. The future also looks pretty bleak right now.

Once Al Franken leaves to run for Senate, and Jeaneane Garafolo goes back to acting (she just announced tonight that she would only be doing a little subbing work in the future,) we are left with the truly intelligent Rachel Maddow who is sorely misused as a morning news person rather than as part of an ensemble, and the fantastic Sam Seder, who will likely move along sooner rather than later, as he says all the time. Other than that, there is Randi Rhodes who rasps and complains on and on angrily and repetitively, often obliterating her own point in the process, and the package deals of the horrendous Jerry Springer and Satellite Sisters. Hartman waits in the wings along with some others, but there is nothing really compelling there.
Bear in mind, she's a supporter.

Posted in AlsoRans at July 15, 2006 02:17 PM


What Air America seems to have fogotten is that, while it's fine and dandy to be informative, Premiere Radio's success has been determined for years by Radio hosts who are actually entertaining as well.

Posted by: Mel at July 19, 2006 10:05 PM

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


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