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August 31, 2006

Did Bush, Clear Channel conspire to fire Mike Malloy?

That's the question that liberals throughout the land are asking themselves today with the sad news that Air America Radio's late night host Mike Malloy has been fired. What clearer evidence do we need other than the gloating from the "Radio Equalizer"? Current speculation from many in the liberal community is that Karl Rove and... Keep reading >>>

Posted in MikeWho at 11:27 AM | Comments (5)

August 30, 2006

Randi Rhodes at Hempfest 2006 (Seattle)

The sweet smell of Washington's state flower the magnolia was in the air as Air America host Randi Rhodes visited Seattle on or about 4:20PM on August 19 or 20 or so for this year's Hempfest. The "Fest" - as it's known to regulars - celebrates one of America's original crops, a versatile plant that... Keep reading >>>

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August 24, 2006

Sheldon attacks Bill "Mr. Huffington" Maher

I really don't know exactly what is the dynamic between Arianna Huffington and Bill Maher, but I do know it takes great big brass ones to call him "Another Hollywood Sellout" in a post at the Huffington Post. My congratulations to Sheldon. ...Everyone that is doing business in Hollywood entertainment is first and foremost promoting... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Sheldon Drobny at 08:18 PM | Comments (0)

"They" put Randi Rhodes on the no-fly list

Via this we learn that mysterious forces known only as "they" apparently put Randi Rhodes on a no-fly list, causing her inconvenience on fun a weekend getaway to Seattle which turned into tragedy. While there's some possibility this was a mistake, or it was political payback, or it was due to various questionable things featured... Keep reading >>>

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August 23, 2006

Air America Radio loses Chattanooga affiliate WDOD

Our speculation was correct and it's official: Air America Radio has lost their affiliate in Chattanooga Tennessee. The decision to drop Air America talk show programming grew out of the format's failure to attract adequate advertiser support, [Danny Howard, director of programming and operations for WDEF and WDOD] said. The fact that Air America is... Keep reading >>>

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Pat Buchanan on Al Franken show: Wed 1:30pm Eastern

On Wednesday August 23 at 1:30pm Eastern/10:30am Pacific, Al Franken will be speaking to Pat Buchanan about his latest book "State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America." I predict that Franken will be slightly serious for about a minute, and will offer the now standard "moderate" Democrat line: he opposes illegal... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 02:23 AM | Comments (0)

August 22, 2006

Sheldon Drobny is all over the place

When confronted with a huge mass of verbage from Sheldon Drobny, how does one figure out what he's talking about? The last thing you want to do is - like me - try to watch TV and listen to the radio while scanning his latest entry. That means I lost his segue from intriguing... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Sheldon Drobny at 08:53 PM | Comments (0)

August 21, 2006

Air America off WDOD 1310 AM Chattanooga?

In October 2005, Chattanooga, Tennessee's WDOD 1310 AM summarily deprived Earl Fruedenberg of his morning show (he'd been working there since 1965) and replaced him with Al Franken and company. Now, despite being unable to find anything about this elsewhere and despite that station still being listed as an AAR affiliate, it appears that WDOD... Keep reading >>>

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Goodbye Al Franken, hello Shirley Caesar and Hezekiah Walker

There's about a 99.9944% chance most Air America fans have never heard of Shirley Caesar, Hezekiah Walker, Kirk Franklin or Yolanda Adams before. But, come Sept. 1, those and other gospel artists will be featured on WLIB, New York City's newest 24/7 all gospel all the time station. That station was formerly AAR's flagship, but... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 09:29 PM | Comments (1)

August 20, 2006

Who said these insane Air America quotes?

The article here (via this) offers some quotes gleaned from two 90 minute Air America Radio shows. While, admittedly, I don't listen to AAR all that much for someone whose mandate is monitoring it, I believe I can match up the quote to who said it. 1) "The entire Bush crime family should be executed."... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 10:38 PM | Comments (3)

August 18, 2006

Al Franken, Tucker Carlson to dance at NKU

The Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association Lecture series enters its seventh year with a debate between Tucker Carlson (MSNBC) and Al Franken (Air America Radio). It will be held October 12. We're guaranteed that it will be "engaging". Do you care?... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 10:48 AM | Comments (2)

August 15, 2006

Top ten Janeane Garofalo mistakes

Here's my entry in the contest: 10. Quitting Air America just as it was on the imminent verge of massive ratings success. 9. Getting tattoed, something better reserved for sailors, strippers, and drug-addicts. 8. Joining Air America Radio. 7. Not getting help when she could. 6. Not getting anywhere near as much money out of... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Satire at 11:37 AM | Comments (8)

August 14, 2006

Jerry Springer on Dancing with the Stars

In what is probably his cleanest, most reputable gig yet, Jerry Springer will be appearing on the show 'Dancing with the Stars' alongside Tucker Carlson and a host of other nobodies, also-rans, and no-talents. This is at least a more honorable gig than working on Air America Radio or - of course - shoveling... Keep reading >>>

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August 09, 2006

Please support the Majority Report!

Air America's Majority Report is in trouble, and they need your help. In case you've never heard of it, that was the show that Janeane Garofalo used to co-host, and which is now hosted by her former co-host. His name is "Sam Seder". (I know most of those names will be new to 99.999% of... Keep reading >>>

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August 07, 2006

Thanks for stopping by

Now, please explain what the hell you were thinking:... Keep reading >>>

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John Carroll called Sheldon a "crackpot"

The AAR co-founder sent a nastygram to former Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll, and got one in return: Dear Mr. Drobny, I'm sorry you think my father wouldn't approve of my working for Tribune Company. I'm also sorry you went to so much trouble researching his writings from the 1940s to make your point.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Sheldon Drobny at 07:40 PM | Comments (0)

August 04, 2006

Post embarassing Franken/Rhodes/Malloy quotes here

It looks like I'm out of town for a few days, so please leave a comment with embarassing recent quotes from Air America's personalities. UPDATE: Since people do obviously visit this site and comment on entries, and since an hour can't go by without an AAR personality saying something embarassing, I am forced to assume... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:27 PM | Comments (4)

August 03, 2006

Air America Radio New York City: WWRL 1600

This site extends a hearty congratulations to Air America Radio on the announced launch of their new sinking New York City flagship, WWRL 1600 AM. AAR is being transported via lifeboats from their previous sinking flagship, WLIB, and will be starting on the new station September 1. Those who've followed AAR will have a twinge... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 09:11 AM | Comments (7)

August 02, 2006

"Liberals" to have voice in Palm Springs area

Finally, "liberals" will have a voice in the Palm Springs valley area in California. On August 7, "RR Broadcasting" will launch KPTR "Progressive Talk AM 1340", which will feature luminaries such as Stephanie Miller, Ed Shultz, Randi Rhodes, Alan Colmes and Al Franken (shown right in a file photo).... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 08:53 AM | Comments (2)

August 01, 2006

Sheldon Drobny breaks Huffington Post

To celebrate the creation of a new category just for Air America Radio co-founder Sheldon Drobny, here's his latest post on the Huffington Post. I just love sight gags, don't you? Note that the link just goes on and on, being obscured by the sidebar on the right and then finally appearing from behind it.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Sheldon Drobny at 09:15 PM | Comments (1)


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