Former Air America Radio co-founder Sheldon Drobny has since bought a couple stations that carry that network, and he recently tried and failed to buy AAR before it went into bankruptcy.
Leaving those failures in the past, Shelly has now decided to start his own network to syndicate "progressive" yakkers, starting with former AAR host Mike Malloy. The only station so far scheduled to carry the new "network" will be one that Shel owns, 1480-AM KPHX Phoenix, and it will kick off the day before Halloween.
The CEO of the new venture is Dr. Mike Newcombe, who has/had a show on that station. They also have a "strategic partnership" with Joe Trippi and Associates. He made millions off Howard Dean's ad buys. John Zogby, president and CEO of Zogby International, will be providing a one-hour per week show.
Note that Malloy's timeslot is given as "9PM -12 Midnight (EST)", which is a bit odd since I think they're refering to Phoenix, Arizona. That latter state refuses to use standard times like everyone else in the country, meaning that that could be either starting at 6pm or 7pm local time. In any case Malloy should provide relaxing dinner-time chat for those who tune in.
Posted in Sheldon Drobny at October 16, 2006 11:27 AM
Shows how out to lunch you are.
The Phoenix station has been up and running for quite a while... before Mike left AAR.
And so was the other station, which I would do well not to tell you where it is... DO YOUR HOMEWORK.
I don't know what is wrong with you people? Don't you think EVERYONE IN AMERICA IS ALLOWED TO SPEAK? Why do you think of yourself as an American when you seek to muffle those who are not clones of you?
THAT is why I don't like you rethuglicans.
You think you're so right and you're so invested in yourselves, you don't even realize what you have done to OUR COUNTRY.
You are the curse of America.
Posted by: Liberal at October 16, 2006 08:25 PM
So, making fun of a failing radio network is muffling it?
Posted by: Mikey at October 16, 2006 09:45 PM
Guess it's better for you to be making fun of a "failing" radio network than coming to grips with the bankrupt and failing political party and philosophy you are part of.
Posted by: Steve at October 18, 2006 10:56 AM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.