The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

29 September 2005

More Thursday Updates

PHILLY BYE-BYE

Plus, Franken's Co-Host Exits Air America Radio



Abysmally low ratings have led to liberal talk radio network Air America's removal from the Philly airwaves, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper:


By Michael Klein
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Al Franken and Randi Rhodes are getting the boot from Philadelphia airwaves, as WHAT-AM (1340) is pulling off programming from Air America, the liberal talk-radio network.

Friday will be the last day, and a new WHAT lineup will begin Monday, said general manager Kernie Anderson, adding that "things were not working out" with Air America after about a year.

WHAT aired Air America's programming from noon to 7 p.m. weekdays, sandwiched between the rest of its lineup. The juxtaposition of liberal talk and WHAT's African America-targeted talk programming seemed an odd fit from the start.

Ratings were abysmal.


Something tells me we won't be reading about this at the Daily Kos. By the way, Philadelphia is a huge market, ranked sixth overall by population.

"Abysmal" in a liberal newspaper and city. Thought this was a right-vs.-left debate? Guess again- it's about performance. Portland alone isn't going to carry this network.


Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin was among the first today to note the sudden departure of Al Franken's co-host from the network. RedStateRant was also right on it.

More details coming later.



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42 Comments:

  • So, AAR lost Market #6 (Philly) AND market #34, and picked up markets #204.

    Doesn't sound like it's doing well in the big leagues, except Portland, Oregon.

    And I'm STILL waiting for that IP address from WHT and others.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 29 September, 2005 19:26  

  • Gone in Sacramento too.

    Buh-Bye.

    By Blogger BurbankErnie, at 29 September, 2005 20:36  

  • dear sailor:
    post some word you want me to say and I'll be glad to oblige in my 9:45 segment tonight.

    Burbanernie-
    you are a moron worthy of this blog- read the article you posted to. there will now be two lib talk stations in sacramento- we movin' on up.
    http://www.radio-info.com/mods/board?Post=552054&Board=newstalk

    By Blogger SEDER, at 29 September, 2005 21:32  

  • As I was just about to say, Burbank, that either was sarcasm or it just didn't turn out right.

    Since All Access confirmed it, it's a safe bet.

    So #6 for Market #26. A step down, if you ask me.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 29 September, 2005 21:36  

  • And yes, I'm STILL waiting for the IP Address, as nothing else will prove the point.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 29 September, 2005 21:37  

  • oops almost forgot

    Hi Brian:
    I see you're too embarassed to respond to the fact that I am publicly mocking your pathetic credentials, as such, I am reprinting my post from the previous thread in the unlikely event anyone reads this post.

    Incidentally, I regret someone beat me to the punch in commenting on your complaint that the author of the Time piece you boast about so proudly in your bio was actually a left wing hatchett man.

    Sweet lord, you are both the most desperate and entertaining thing i've seen in a long time.

    -----------------------------------
    I understand why you are so proud of this Time article that you're mentioned in.

    It's entitled:

    Austin Nevada: Conspiracy USA, in the middle of nowhere where the highway is empty it all fits together.

    "The drive-time talk jock (out here it's always drive time) is the inflammatory Brian Maloney, who makes Rush Limbaugh sound like Alan Alda. Maloney tends to open his monologues with the question that prefaces most conspiracy rants: "Don't you find it interesting that...?" For Maloney, who preaches that President Clinton is an "agent of influence" for the Chinese, there seems to be no such thing as a meaningless coincidence or a truthful politician. When a caller nominates Charlton Heston for Speaker of the House, it is not a joke."

    It really does all fit together doesn't it. You loon. /laughter

    By Blogger SEDER, at 29 September, 2005 21:37  

  • scared sailor?
    you can listen here

    www.airamericaradio.com

    By Blogger SEDER, at 29 September, 2005 21:41  

  • "It is with great regret that we write to let you know that Katherine Lanpher will be leaving "The Al Franken Show." Katherine has received a book deal from a new imprint at Time Warner to write a memoir of her move to New York.

    The Staff of The Al Franken Show"

    They're such sneaky little weasels at AAR. This letter makes it seem as though Lampher is leaving the show to write her book.

    Howard Stern, Robin Quivvers, Rush, Savage, Hannity, O'Reilly, Ingram, and Mark Levine have all written books while at the same time doing a radio show. Why can't Lampher?

    I can understand AAR's not wanting to state the real reason for Lanpher's departure, as it probably wouldn't cast AAR in a good light, but don't try and put up a smokescreen.

    As I've said before, libs trumpet themselves as higher-beings, but they just don't measure up.

    By Blogger LibsRlosers, at 29 September, 2005 21:44  

  • Yoo-hoo, Sailor,

    The IP address is 127.0.0.1; it's a loopback to your thick skull.

    By Blogger WHT, at 29 September, 2005 22:02  

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    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 29 September, 2005 22:32  

  • Hey, WHT:

    Nice job sending a red herring, the IANA is very appreciative of my visit.

    I think my point has been proved. Until such time as I can get the IP Address of said poster, I am unable to believe it is who it is.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 29 September, 2005 22:36  

  • Tell you what. Go to http://airamericaplace.com sometime tomorrow, download the mp3 from Thursday's Majority Report show, go to about 15 minutes before the end of the program, and you will hear Sam the man ridicule Sailor Republica on the air.

    And Sailor doesn't know much about networking. Anybody that goes running off to IANA to look up a dedicated loopback address of his own PC doesn't pass the test to get out of rube school.

    Interesting how certain people can never admit to being wrong.

    By Blogger WHT, at 29 September, 2005 23:22  

  • ha ha ha ha ha

    Oh, goodness. It just keeps getting better and better.

    And it's going to get even BETTER!

    By Blogger Tom C, at 30 September, 2005 00:34  

  • Wow...WHT, you really got me there. The funny thing is that the address you gave me LED to IANA.

    When that happened, I just sat back and laughed.

    WHT, let's face it. You put forth a red herring, when I called you on it, you went after me with a name. You had nothing else to go on. Face it, you're done.

    And if this Seder character has to resort to purposefully ridiculing someone to try and make a point, then it testifies greatly to his character.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 30 September, 2005 00:49  

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    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 30 September, 2005 07:53  

  • Hey sailor... you need to read this: 127.0.0.1

    I especially like this: "Convincing newbies to connect to 127.0.0.1 is a frequent joke on the Internet."

    I'm also interested in why you support Maloney when he has padded his credentials with a reference to a Time Magazine article that is critical of him; an article written by an author that Maloney labels as a hard-core leftist whose work Maloney insists should be dismissed. Do you see the problem with this? Or do you think this is OK?

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 30 September, 2005 09:05  

  • Franken's partner up and left? I can't blame her. I've found Franken's show to be unlistenable.

    I could stand a little bit of Randi Rhodes, but then she's an actual radio pro. Tedious, but more listenable than anyone else on that network.

    By Blogger eLarson, at 30 September, 2005 09:07  

  • Here's that link to "127.0.0.1":

    http://www.tech-faq.com/127.0.0.1.shtml

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 30 September, 2005 09:10  

  • Hey, SEDER?
    You got a schmeer for my bagel?
    How 'bout some lox?
    OK, I'll settle for an IQ.

    By Blogger TC, at 30 September, 2005 09:25  

  • Loser said:
    They're such sneaky little weasels at AAR. This letter makes it seem as though Lampher is leaving the show to write her book.

    I think you might be the sneaky little weasel here, Loser. Why did you selectively quote from the statement? Why did you exclude the following?

    "Her deadline in mid-January is unusually aggressive and necessitates an almost immediate departure so that she can begin procrastinating in earnest."

    And,

    "Her first broadcast as best-selling author should take place sometime next spring."

    Really...I'm interested in why you excluded these parts of the statement.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 30 September, 2005 09:47  

  • If Air America can't keep it going in Philadelphia, a blue collar city that votes 110% for Democrats (literally), the product is highly questionable.

    There is obviously a market for lefty radio, but screeching harpy Rhodes, unfunny/uninformed Franken and the unlistenable Ed Schultz aren't it.

    Being lefties, AAR mangement will cling to their bad hires and whine instead of doing something to solve the problem.

    By Blogger Brian, at 30 September, 2005 11:08  

  • Well, PhilM, that just means that WHT has lost his credibility. Thank you for giving the information.

    As for Maloney, I know who he is. He is the real deal.

    Besides, when someone gives you bad press in the radio business ...that's like a badge of honor.

    As the old statement goes "Any press is good press".

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 30 September, 2005 13:44  

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    By Blogger liberal outlaw, at 30 September, 2005 13:44  

  • Sailor, WHT was playing a joke on you and you didn't know what 127.0.0.1 meant. You're just making yourself look more foolish by denying it.

    Wrt Maloney's bio, are you saying its OK for him mislead people? Is this is an example of "ethics in journalism"?

    And if this Seder character has to resort to purposefully ridiculing someone to try and make a point, then it testifies greatly to his character.

    So what do you think of Maloney's character after he has constantly ridiculed Franken with those doctored National Enquirer-style pics? Seriously... I'm interested.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 30 September, 2005 14:26  

  • Yes, PhilM, WHT played a joke. That just meant he had nothing substantial, and basically invalidated himself. WHT should know better, as should you.

    Seder made fun of a POSTER on a website, that's pretty sad. Maloney is making fun of a CELEBRITY, that ain't sad.

    Apparently, Phil, you cannot seem to tell the different. But, then again, I'd expect that from someone who I just really do not give a flying rip about.

    Now, Phil, go make me a sammich, slave.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 30 September, 2005 15:38  

  • TC Lynch:

    Good work exposing Seder as a Jew. Do you keep a list of them?

    By Blogger Gen. JC Christian, Patriot, at 30 September, 2005 15:56  

  • Yes, PhilM, WHT played a joke. That just meant he had nothing substantial, and basically invalidated himself. WHT should know better, as should you.

    Whatever you say, sailor. (GAFFAW!)

    Seder made fun of a POSTER on a website, that's pretty sad. Maloney is making fun of a CELEBRITY, that ain't sad.

    Oh, I see... whereas before you were protesting when "someone" was ridiculed, now you've pulled some arbitrary distinction from out of thin air which determines who gets ridiculed and who does not. This is really sad because I actually thought your original statement about "character" had a strong ethical basis. Too bad you've thrown those values out the window simply to defend a liar like Maloney.

    Apparently, Phil, you cannot seem to tell the different.

    Who can fathom your arbitrary idiotic rules?

    But, then again, I'd expect that from someone who I just really do not give a flying rip about.

    Oh really... well, you certainly seemed to care enough to play IP sleuth.

    Now, Phil, go make me a sammich, slave.

    You really think this is funny, don't you? You poor kid.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 30 September, 2005 16:02  

  • Hey Gen. JC Christian, Patriot!

    Maloney and his wing-nut supporters definitely need to be introduced to "Operation Yellow Elephant".

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 30 September, 2005 16:15  

  • Yes, I can pull a distinction out. Why? Because it's a clarification of point. Apparently, Phil, you're not interested in making distinctions.

    >>But, then again, I'd expect that from someone who I just really do not give a flying rip about.

    Oh really... well, you certainly seemed to care enough to play IP sleuth.

    I was referring to you, Mr. Magnay.

    And yes, I think it's very funny. You're coming in here looking all big and tough, and when you're upstaged by someone you get all whiny and defensive. I cannot help but laugh at you, because of the patheticness that is Phil Magnay.

    Now, go get me my sammich.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 30 September, 2005 17:48  

  • Let me get this straight, sailor. You demonstrate yourself to be a total numbskull because you don't know what 127.0.0.1 signifies. WHT and I are howling at your expense and yet you pathetically cling to and defend your ignorance. You throw away any semblance of ethics and your Christian values by dreaming up some asinine distinction for the sole reason to defend a liar like Maloney. And so you imagine a fantasy outcome that you have somehow upstaged me?

    HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 30 September, 2005 18:04  

  • Nice defense work, Mr. Magnay, but it won't stop a touchdown from scoring.

    When someone puts forth a joke IP address, it's like someone who calls up a radio talk show and spoofs the host. They're not brilliant, they're stupid, and their act shows as such. WHT did that, the result came out as usual.

    Do not wound, sir, what you cannot kill.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 30 September, 2005 22:13  

  • " If Air America can't keep it going in Philadelphia, a blue collar city that votes 110% for Democrats (literally), the product is highly questionable.

    There is obviously a market for lefty radio, but screeching harpy Rhodes, unfunny/uninformed Franken and the unlistenable Ed Schultz aren't it.

    Being lefties, AAR mangement will cling to their bad hires and whine instead of doing something to solve the problem. "


    How long has Brian been doing this and he still does not realize that Ed Schultz does not work for Air America?

    By Blogger WHT, at 30 September, 2005 23:10  

  • Do not wound, sir, what you cannot kill.

    No need, sailor... you do a perfect job of doing that to yourself.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 30 September, 2005 23:11  

  • The rules according to Sailor Republica exist only in his mind.

    Hence, we cannot keep a touchdown from scoring.

    By Blogger WHT, at 30 September, 2005 23:15  

  • ... and sometimes you've got to give the loser kids a break. There you go sailor, go ahead and score your touchdown.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 30 September, 2005 23:59  

  • Remember, Do not wound what you cannot kill.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 01 October, 2005 04:31  

  • It doesn't really matter that Air America is off the air in foul, fetid, fuming, foggy, filthy Philadelphia; WHAT-AM's signal was so poor that no one could hear it anyway.

    By Blogger Vermillion & Pico: Our Political Website, at 02 October, 2005 09:49  

  • Remember, Do not wound what you cannot kill.

    Phil M is a joke, that is why we all laugh at him.

    He yaps that there is no way Al Frankenberry could have known about the Gloria Wise deal, until we show him a notarized document signed by Frankenberry... then he says that Frankenberry couldn't have read or remembered the thing, so that *proves* (according to Phil) that Frankenberry didn't know about Gloria Wise.

    If so, it seems like Al's the only one at Hairball America that didn't know about it.

    It's the old Democratic "I did not have sex with that woman" logic.

    The rest of us call it "lying".

    By Blogger Tom C, at 04 October, 2005 13:02  

  • Hey Tom C! After having your head handed to you over and over again you've decided to show your face around here again. Good for you.

    But it appears that you still need go back to community college and take that basic logic class. It's not me that has to prove anything, pea-brain. You call someone a liar then it's up to you to prove it. (And I'm sure you didn't know this, but that's also how how our justice system works in this country!) You haven't proved it. You can't prove it. It's just your worthless wingnut opinion.

    But you know... I was thinking about what you said about Democratic logic. Getting impeached for lying about blowjobs is a tough rap. I wonder how it compares to...
    money laundering to subvert the democratic process, fraud, and leaking classified information in a time of war.

    And on the lying front, didn't Karl Rove initially say he wasn't the source of the leak, then he after Cooper testified, Rove said he was? That's pretty straightforward, don't you think? And you still can't prove Franken lied!! Wow, you guys are really in trouble.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 04 October, 2005 22:57  

  • ha ha ha ha

    Franken lied - and little kids in the Bronx cried!

    By Blogger Tom C, at 05 October, 2005 15:10  

  • you guys are really in trouble

    Oh, I love it, I love it.

    We're in trouble!

    We're in so much trouble that you are going to LOVE the new Supreme Court we are going to give you.

    Go ahead, when you see me coming, you can say: "Here comes trouble!"

    By Blogger Tom C, at 05 October, 2005 15:14  

  • It's good to have ya back TomC. You know... there are quite a number wingnuts here who are pretty stupid but none as brainless as you.

    We're in so much trouble that you are going to LOVE the new Supreme Court we are going to give you.

    If you had any brains, you would understand that Roberts taking Renquist's seat and Miers taking O'Connor's seat is a pretty good result for the Democrats. Afterall, Harry Reid gave Miers name to Bush for consideration. And from all the crying and howling, you extreme right wingnuts sure are upset about Miers. It's pretty funny actually. The end result is the SCOTUS has maybe shifted one step to the right but no more. And that means... pretty much the status quo.

    But what am I doing? I'm trying to explain something that you don't have the brains to understand.

    I'm looking forward to seeing all your guys getting frogmarched off to jail soon.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 05 October, 2005 19:05  

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