The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

23 September 2005

Friday Updates

Dominating The Discussion

Plus, Franken vs. Horowitz, Earle's Strange Play

--- A radio industry chat site has banned all further Radio Equalizer discussions. Apparently we were dominating their News-Talk board:

(moderator) I'm gonna put the kabosh on the radioequalizer's blog being the center of the posts here. We are not here to discuss what HE says in his blog. It is getting old...

--- Check back later today (Friday) for an announcement on where you'll be able to see Michelle Malkin and I updating the Air America scandal's latest.

--- Extremist Seattle talk host Mike Webb, who previously said President Bush deserved to be executed, is now threatening liberal bloggers who expose his hypocritical actions:

But when we kid the liberal, we get threats and the f-bomb. We're embarrassed by him. We kid, but this isn't the first time Webb's come after us.

Back in 2003, after we wrote a talk radio piece for a local magazine that didn't give him enough ink (he thought the song was about him), he wrote: "F--- You. Don't come near me. That would be regretful."

Then he tried to murder us with the publisher, the editor, and threatened to report us for harassment to our Internet provider. Recently, he wrote: "So, please, just leave me the f--- alone and have fun on your little 'website.' Let me be clear: the next email from you will be considered harassment."

(We've seen his show's "cumes" and we can assure you, our "little website" has more readers on a Sunday than he does his little talk show 'most any day. We kid Mike Webb, but his ratings are lower than Mike Siegel's).

(From Blatherwatch, language editing mine)

--- Air America host Steve Earle (you didn't know he was in their lineup?) has produced an odd off-Broadway play on the life of murderer Karla Faye Tucker. Run, don't walk, to get your tickets to this certain audience pleaser.

--- A Microsoft exec confuses Boston talk host Howie Carr with Harvard's Nicolas Carr. How to tell them apart: one's obsessed with finding Whitey Bulger, while the other is fixated on whatever it is they're pondering these days over lattes in Harvard Square.

--- Robert Novak was
the odd-man-out at an Aspen Bash-Bush-Bash sponsored by a major radio station owner.

--- Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, will host both Al Franken and David Horowitz within days of each other. Why not at the same time?

--- Seattle's KIRO-AM, my former employer, has fired liberal 9am-noon host Alan Prell after lackluster ratings. Some say it's the start of major changes to come. KIRO's hard-left turn last year has been a disaster of Arbitronian proportions, I'm told Rush Limbaugh may move into the slot, in a last-ditch effort to save once-proud KIRO from extinction.

--- The Washington Post has an update on fired WMAL talk host Michael Graham.

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  • YOU have been banned!

    OMG, YOU have reached the pinnacle!

    Now, explain to me again how the LEFT views "Freedom of Speech" issues?

    Oh, I remember "we are free to speak" and "you must believe". Thanks, Mr. Rather, I keep forgetting.

    By Blogger Maggie, at 23 September, 2005 08:17  

  • This is hilarious. Another shameful lie from Baloney. No wonder he can't get a job.

    Here's the real reason discussions about Baloney's BS were banned from
    We are not here to discuss the radioequalizers blog. Next time I'm deleting the whole thread. Not because I side with the blog, but because IT'S NOT RADIO.

    A couple of wing-nuts were copying and pasting Baloney's rants and linking back to this blog; no doubt sockpuppets to get a few extra clicks.

    More wing-nut lies...

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 23 September, 2005 09:25  

  • One more item for your roundup of tidbits - Sheldon Drobny's website for Nova M is now online seeking contributors.

    By Blogger Ironman, at 23 September, 2005 10:11  

  • If you contribute to NovaM, do you get bumper stickers too?

    By Blogger BF, at 23 September, 2005 11:21  

  • PhilM, I don't know what we'd do without you.

    The moderator in that post was referring to personal attacks against me that don't relate to radio.

    By Blogger Brian Maloney, at 23 September, 2005 11:34  

  • PhilM, I don't know what we'd do without you.

    The moderator in that post was referring to personal attacks against me that don't relate to radio.

    Yeah right, Baloney. That really explains why discussions about your rants were banned. LOL.

    You attributed the ban to discussion of this blog "dominating" the boards. If search through the thousands of posts on those boards, there's little more than a dozen posts which refer to your blog in the last month; 5 in the last week. So you've been caught yet again in a blatant lie. Is this the level of BS that you've sunk to?

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 23 September, 2005 11:59  

  • I'm sure that no one in this blog cares about your comments,philm, especially since you seem to be 'stuck on stupid' a malady familar to all leftist liberals.

    By Blogger czekmark, at 23 September, 2005 12:29  

  • Horowitz debating Franken would be far more entertaining than the recent "Hitchens v. Galloway" or "Victor David Hansen v. Arianna (Zsa Zsa) Huffington" verbal throwdowns.

    By Blogger TC, at 23 September, 2005 12:46  

  • I wouldn't connect too much significance to being banned from that message board. The amateur moderators on those boards are in way over their heads.

    Best not to call undue attention to them, lest some take them seriously as open forums for expression.

    By Blogger Scott Tilde, at 23 September, 2005 14:04  

  • is nothing more than a joke.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 23 September, 2005 14:45  

  • If is a joke, why did Mr Maloney make such a big deal of being banned from their News-Talk board? Why the big spin about dominating the discussion there?

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 23 September, 2005 15:29  

  • I wouldn't know why, I just know as a radio veteran who visits radio boards, does a better job than for doing radio stuff. has always been a loser site to people like myself.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 23 September, 2005 17:15  

  • Thank you. I checked out the site. It looks pretty good. It didn't seem to be as politically slanted as this blog is. I didn't see any references to Mr Maloney or much in the way of fire/counter-fire over AAR. But I admit it was only a quick look.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 23 September, 2005 18:00  

  • Listening to Rush and Hannity, I get the feeling they don't realize how far left the far left is.

    They regularly refer to the "Al Franken wing of the Democratic party." However, on the leftwing blogs I've sampled, the regulars think Franken is a moderate, Republican butt kisser.

    By Blogger LibsRlosers, at 23 September, 2005 20:43  

  • I e-mailed KIRO with my opinion: they should get down on their knees and beg you to return - in that weekday a.m. slot!

    By Blogger P Scott Cummins, at 23 September, 2005 21:31  

  • Could I get a sock puppet or two to drop links to over at radio-info?

    3/4 of households in Lewiston ME speak French, so Franken will feel right at home. (Just kidding).

    By Blogger LonewackoDotCom, at 23 September, 2005 22:59  

  • Alan Prell's voice even drove my lib ma nuts.

    But the demise of KIRO? Okay, that'll be the day. My parents raised me on KIRO w/ Ross and Monson.

    Maybe they need to hire you back, dude!

    By Blogger Josef, at 26 September, 2005 01:22  

  • Speaking of Franken in Maine - Kucinich was at the mid-Coast this weekend, at MOGFA (Maine Organic Growers and Farmers Association) touting - well, I don't know, I guess happier squash. He seemed rather out of his element.

    By Blogger Peter Porcupine, at 26 September, 2005 02:53  

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