The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

03 August 2006

COO Carl Ginsburg Departure, Air America Radio

AND ANOTHER ONE'S GONE

For Programmer Ginsburg, A Stormy Departure




Exclusive To The Radio Equalizer

By Brian Maloney



After a stormy contract and compensation dispute, a key Air America programming manager has abruptly departed the company, leaving several of the liberal radio network's hosts in a precarious position.

According to a reliable internal source, Chief Operating Officer Carl Ginsburg cleared out his desk and returned company property yesterday, after his just- expired contract wasn't renewed.

After heated exchanges between dueling lawyers and managers, Ginsburg was able to secure only a brief extension from the firm, said to last until the end of the year.

Ginsburg and his attorney found that to be inadequate and he immediately resigned. In addition, the COO was looking for a previously- promised bonus to be guaranteed, which the company was unable to provide.

And unlike previous managerial departures, Ginsburg will not "remain" in any phony "consulting" role. He's outta there.

Due to Air America's increasingly dire financial straits, it has recently been unwilling to make substantial committments to anyone, other than Randi Rhodes and a handful of mid-level managers.

More than any of Air America Radio's other recent executive departures, Ginsburg's exit will have a dramatic impact on the network's programming. Unlike other managers, he had a direct, hands- on role, as head of the programming department.

In addition, Ginsburg was especially involved in securing "pay- to- play" contracts from leftist groups and media outfits, as the network increasingly relies on brokered, infomercial- style shows to survive. Air America's night and weekend schedules are now dominated by this type of programming.


Ginsburg's tenure was marked by a ruthless, but dedicated, approach to the network. Unlike some of the network's execs, he could be considered a true believer in the cause. And despite the COO title, in many ways, he seemed to have more power and influence than those above him in the chain of command.

For one thing, he spent well over two years at the network, outlasting many who have come and gone in short periods of time.

After he alerted staffers to his impending exit, major concerns immediately began to erupt, especially by some on- air personalities whose careers may be on the line.

For instance, morning host Rachel Maddow has been seeking a new position elsewhere on the schedule, with Ginsburg directly involved in that process. While morale was already quite low, it is now said to be sinking to new depths.

All of this adds up to Air America's most significant departure yet.


With so many managerial positions now open and the company increasingly lacking funds to cover basic expenses, it's hard to determine how Air America could ever hope to get back on track.

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52 Comments:

  • "it's hard to determine how Air America could ever hope to get back on track.
    "

    When did you ever state or imply they were "on track"?

    By Blogger Elmonica, at 03 August, 2006 15:45  

  • Well, it looks like Brian "BS" Baloney, is NOT going to report on the latest AAR deal:

    http://billboardradiomonitor.com/radiomonitor/news/format/talk/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002949696

    I gave Brian "BS" Baloney, an email, to "shut down" AAR, but he doesn't seem dedicated, to shut down AAR.

    Here's the email I sent to Brian "BS" Baloney:

    Subject:

    Did Mike Malloy violate the FCC rules?

    Body:

    Listen to the clip I made below:

    http://www.flurl.com/item/Possible_FCC_violation__u_160506

    This was taken on the Tuesday, July 19, 2006 show, of The Mike Malloy
    Show, on Air America Radio.

    If you have problems accessing the link, please reply, and you will
    have to agree to send you an attached email (it's less than 6 MB).

    Thanks for reading.

    It looks like Brian "BS" Baloney doesn't give a sh1t, at all.

    HAHA Brian "BS" Baloney!!!

    By Blogger Brian "BS" Baloney, at 03 August, 2006 16:52  

  • Franken had an interesting Freudian flub today. When intro-ing a piece on Katherine Harris's troubles at the end of the first hour, he said "Katherine Harris had another blow to her show today."

    He, of course, meant to say "Senate campaign". But to Franken, "show" and "Senate campaign" are interchangable.

    By Blogger BF, at 03 August, 2006 16:55  

  • Brian,

    Kudos to your research skills!

    Once again you land a scoop before the mass media even has a clue. The detail you supply on the behind-the-scenes activity is very enlightening.
    .

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 03 August, 2006 17:00  

  • No, not dead yet.....

    But soon, my little ones.... soon.

    By Blogger Lokki, at 03 August, 2006 17:27  

  • i have a serious question for once -
    Can you provide hard evidence that AAR is in "dire financial straits" as you claim? do you have a copy of their books? do you have balance sheets? do you have any sort of evidence at all? i'm not trying to say that they are or they aren't, but i would like to see some proof if you are going to make those claims. that isn't an unreasonable request. again, i'm not defending the network at all, i just want proof.

    By Blogger liberal outlaw, at 03 August, 2006 17:45  

  • As Brian previously reported, AAR can't give long term contracts or bonuses, except to the celebs. They have to cut Millions.

    Ginsburg must have been aware of the lack of money,and also of how much everyone got paid.As Brian previously reported, greed and ego is running AAR, not common sense.

    If Ginsburg cared so much about the "cause" then he wouldn't have left, or insisted on $$ and contracts that would aid in the demise of AAR. I'm sure he was getting enough $$$ as is, or rather, as was.


    and congrats Brian on getting the story exactly right on with WLIB.

    By Blogger FYIFYI, at 03 August, 2006 17:47  

  • Have you seen the hosts of WWRL?

    Almost all black!

    What's with liberals always kicking out black people?

    That said, I don't think this story is complete yet. I don't buy that WWRL is going to jettison its entire lineup for AAR. IMO, it will end up with AAR having just a few shows on WWRL.

    By Blogger Brett, at 03 August, 2006 18:26  

  • brian "bs" baloney (another face of the hydra that just formed) says:

    "Well, it looks like Brian "BS" Baloney, is NOT going to report on the latest AAR deal... "

    This is in reference to Air America's forced move to WWRL at the end of August. What's to report? The Radio Equalizer had this story months ago. Additionally, I think it's a kindness not to report this story. Below is some wikipedia information which, while not definitive, is probably accurate enough for our purposes here.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWRL

    "Although [the WWRL] was recently able to increase daytime power to 25,000 watts (it's still 5,000 watts at night), WWRL does not achieve any substantial ratings, and has not since their gospel days.

    Additionally, the New York Post isn't as kind as Billboard about the move:

    http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/lefty_net_off_wlib_entertainment_john_mainelli.htm
    "THE liberal Air America radio network is going to be harder to hear in New York.

    Next month, it is switching stations - to a weaker AM station, WWRL (1600 AM).

    Al Franken and his lefty colleagues are leaving WLIB (1190 AM) apparently because they couldn't come up with enough cash for the owners, former Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton and his son, Pierre.

    Starting Sept. 1, Air America will be on WWRL, at the top of the dial where AM signals are weakest - especially at night, when greater FCC restrictions apply. "


    Oh, and Liberal Outlaw, we've had this discussion about proving that Air America is in bad financial condition before:

    Given these little tidbits:

    Moving to a weak station in their flagship city. Hosts leaving. Writers cut. Losing stations. Low arbitron ratings in every market. Major company officers fired or resigning.

    I'd say the onus is on YOU to provide evidence to the contrary.

    By Blogger Lokki, at 03 August, 2006 18:42  

  • WWRL is an urban talk radio station.

    It has been geared to the black community for years.

    Now more white elitist snobs get to moan on a new station that they will ruin.

    It will be geared to the appeasement crowd that hates President Bush more than they love this country or the troops they pretend to care about.

    These libs pretend to care about the troops that they call DEAD FAILURES.

    These libs pretend to care about blacks as they take over another station.

    Now they seek to destroy Joe Lieberman.

    If Lieberman loses the primary, it is the beginning of the end of any fantasy chances for the Dems in 2006.

    The hate America LIBS that infest Air America and the Democratic Party are not the majority. Rather, they are a constant reminder to normal people that the Dems are to insane and pro-terrorist to get back in power.

    Normal people do not listen to Air America and their pathetic ratings prove that to be true.

    By Blogger BushWinsAgain, at 03 August, 2006 18:53  

  • Normal people do not listen to Air America and their pathetic ratings prove that to be true.

    I suppose normal people listen to Michael Savage and support advertising for dating services and investing in Dinars.

    By Blogger WHT, at 03 August, 2006 21:20  

  • "As Brian previously reported, AAR can't give long term contracts or bonuses, except to the celebs. .....
    As Brian previously reported, greed and ego is running AAR, not common sense.

    As a decades long veteran of radio and the business I can say these statements apply to a huge number of radio stations and radio companies across the nation.

    By Blogger Ron, at 04 August, 2006 02:31  

  • This is in reference to Air America's forced move to WWRL at the end of August. What's to report? The Radio Equalizer had this story months ago.

    Absolute bullshit. All Maloney had was the lease termination at WLIB, NOT the recent agreement with Access 1/WWRL. And he didn't even get the lease extension at WLIB. Or get it right. He spun madly on the WLIB lease termination for weeks - and every other little piece of gossip about AAR for that matter. But nothing on the WWRL agreement. Why? Simple. Because he had nothing. His magic inside source had nothing. This is crappy "dog bites man" story about Ginsberg's departure is just about Maloney trying to save face after missing the WWRL agreement.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 04 August, 2006 08:03  

  • Is is so fun to watch the bile flow from the nasty, bleedin' Libs in the industry. I haven't had so much fun since when Tom Leykis got booted from KFI. Keep it up Libs. You only hurt yourselves and your collective reputation.

    By Blogger PCD, at 04 August, 2006 08:36  

  • Anyone care to go look up what Mr Headhunter was spewing back when Brian called the non-extension of WLIB lease? I am willing to be proven wrong, but I am willing to bet sight unseen that it was way off the mark compared to Brian's call. Lets see who had it right. Put up a cut and paste of his comments so we can judge for ourselves. Anyone else read about Ginsberg's departure someplace? Seems like news to me but if he wrong then you can come back and say so. But lets see which of the two sources, Brian or HH has more credibility on the WLIB call first. Should give us a good read on this one too.

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 04 August, 2006 08:57  

  • SuS,

    I did not make any comment counter to the WLIB lease termination and you won't find one. You're an idiot. Only an idiot would post before searching first.

    I will repeat from my last post since you don't appear to be able to read very well. Maloney only had the WLIB lease termination. He knew nothing of the lease extension until John Mainelli from the NY Post broke that news. If Maloney did have accurate info about the extension, then why this -

    Another source, close to the situation, today contacted the Radio Equalizer to indicate an even shorter time frame: just three months, with "a great deal of drama" still going on behind the scenes.


    - after Mainelli broke the info about the extension back in March? As you can clearly see, in his own words, Maloney and his magic source got the WLIB lease extension wrong... and Maloney knew nothing about the Access1/WWRL deal... as per my last post. Ferchrisakes, learn how to read.

    And like a good wingnut moron the real point of my post eluded your little pea-brain. Execs like Ginsberg come and go all the time. But why is Maloney focusing on this and ignoring the much more significant news about the WWRL deal? Simple. He and his deep throat didn't have it... just as they got it wrong about the WLIB lease extension.

    "Maloney's credibility" is an oxymoron.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 04 August, 2006 10:07  

  • BushWinsAgain said they are a constant reminder to normal people that the Dems are to insane and pro-terrorist to get back in power.

    pro-terrorist, huh? i suppose it is the liberals who are always seen planting a juicy kiss on the face of Saudi princes? oh wait, that's a conservative....

    i suppose it was liberals who sent those planes around after 9/11 to ship members of the bin Laden family back to the Middle East? oh wait, that was a conservative....

    i suppose it was the liberals who keep pumping money into Iran, breaking American law that says we can't do business there? oh wait, that's conservative-backing Halliburton....

    By Blogger liberal outlaw, at 04 August, 2006 10:10  

  • If AAR goes down the tubes. What will you and Right Wing Talk Radio gripe about?

    How about griping about government, the way it used to be.

    These politicians are getting a free ride while right wingers argue against left wingers while they continue on with no one watching what their doing.

    Each political party is simply avoiding getting heat from half the population because of the two-party- hate allegiances that have developed.

    Its time for the public to start giving heat to ALL politicians and not just those in 'the other' party. If those in office can't get things accomplished for us its THEIR problem to fix. Not ours.

    This country shouldn't be in our current situation, where unless one party controls everything, nothing supposedly can be accomplished. These politicians need to work together and not constantly blame the 'other side' for their lack of production.

    There are important issues that this country needs addressed and its not getting done.

    By Blogger ohio, at 04 August, 2006 10:21  

  • Bush wins again:

    Normal people? By your definition. Do normal people think that Savage, a blatent bigot, who states black people are crackheads, when refering to voter rights? Who thinks that any Jew pro-peace is siffering frm "holocaust mentality"? Or Limbbaugh who ties in his hatred of lesbians with terrorists by using the term "hezbos"???? I don't think normal, sane, fair people listwen to that GARBAGE. A.A is not filled weith bigotry, stereotypes and subliminal racism. Your favorite show's are.
    Lets see I know plenty of normal A.A listeners
    Person A. Math tutor profession, salary $50,000. Friend of the Orthodox Jewish community, popular tutor in that community, respected and loved
    Person B: para-legal, and law student, religious person, involved with yoga healing, expert in health, spirituality, and top of the class. From a family of doctors.
    Person C: computer programmer, age 58, close to retirement, salary $100,000 +, father and family man

    None of these folks are hateful, nor bigoted. Normal folks, with constructive lives and careers, loving families and friends.

    You are a judgemental piece of human excrement. shall I judge who listens to right wing radio
    A. divorced 50 somethings, angry at society
    B. young college kids in frats, sexist, bigoted, elitist type.
    C. ignorant "nu-metal" Republicans, young crowd of meat head, mosh pit kids, violent, rebellious, unformed minds and beliefs.
    D. Retired 60+ folks, stuck in the 40's, duped by the rhetoric, who tune out when the bigotry starts. Real "Republicans" ,woth a lot of time on their hands

    As far as WWRL, they over the last 5 years, have become a "talk from both sides" format, talk from the left and right, featuring Sam Grenfield, Armstrong Williams, Alan Colmbs, Larry Ellers, at one time Steve Malzberg(local right winger in NYC) and actual Jewish rabbis (representing the moderate right). To lump it as a "black station" is not 100% accurate, the station is a mix of personalities, and plays Caribbian music on weekends(which they will most likely keep)

    Run along you sick, bigoted hack
    Limbaugh is calling your attention, obey , obey "its not Iraq, its Iran" "its not Iraq its Iran". Let Limbaugh's words seep into your Gullible little mind. Let him think for you, let him control your ideas, has he taken over your brain yet, loser?

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 04 August, 2006 11:14  

  • BushWinsAgain,

    Please explain what is happening with Bush's little butt boy Rick Santorum?

    As for Lieberman, the Democratic party doesn't want Bush cocksuckers for candidates.

    By Blogger Elmonica, at 04 August, 2006 11:46  

  • MoP - Nice new name, same RWW bullcrap.

    "As far as WWRL, they over the last 5 years, have become a "talk from both sides" format, talk from the left and right, featuring Sam Grenfield, Armstrong Williams, Alan Colmbs, Larry Ellers, at one time Steve Malzberg(local right winger in NYC) and actual Jewish rabbis (representing the moderate right). To lump it as a "black station" is not 100% accurate, the station is a mix of personalities, and plays Caribbian music on weekends(which they will most likely keep).

    And switching to AirAmerica during the week reinforces that situation exactly how?

    If the RL takes the full AAR package, then you'll get Greenfield and Williams bumped for Mark Riley and Rachel Maddow. Larry Elder (along with Ron Daniels) will be bumped in favor of Sam Seder. Three mid-day community health-related shows bumped in favor of Al Franken.

    Yep, that's sure some good "diversity" going on there at AAR.

    By Blogger JD, at 04 August, 2006 12:07  

  • JD.
    point taken, but currently the station is not a "black station" as far as format. It is wider a format than the way your goofy friend described it. He is trying to politicize the format change. This is not a case of "rich liberals" taking over a black station. More like a network taking over a mixed talk format station. I like WWRL currently, and wish A.A could have landed on AM620 or 930AM instead (both leased time wasteland stations with good signals) I posted facts, not "crap". The station is not currently a "black format", more of a diverse talk format. Jeez. I stopped the other poster from making a political issue into a radio format change. I see what the creep is doing, and all you have to offer is an attack? GROW UP. If I did not post the truth, many people would have taken "bush wins" viewpoint as grounded and solid, which it is NOT, it is disengenuine and has an agenda. His goal was to attack "liberals" yet again. My job as a responsible blogger and talk show host is to clear the muddy waters, of right-wing trickery. In other words, I'm your worst nightmare

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 04 August, 2006 12:17  

  • back to Bushwins:
    drooler posted:.... are a constant reminder to normal people that the Dems are to insane and pro-terrorist to get back in power.

    Funny I remember 60% of Democrats voting against the Iraqi war initially. The results of this war is a clearly anti-Isreal, anti-American, pro-Iran, pro-syria Iraqi government. If you read the news and don't just listen to Limbaugh you would know this. Liberals warned you folks this would happen before we invaded, you decided to ignore the facts. In other words, you by supporting the Iraqi war and the Iraqi government (which you do by drooling over Bush) are pro Hezbolah, pro-Iran, pro-Syria and Anti-Isreal. Your lack of thinking puts you in this pro-terrorist group. I was against the war from day, as most Dems and liberals, therefore not in the pro-terroist group. You and the rest of the lemmings on the T.V and radio are complicit in forming an Anti-American Iraqi government, practically more dangerous than Saddam. Saddam at least was not alligned with Iran. You sir, are pro-terrorist. Not "liberals", YOU and your little crew of lemmings.
    2 can play the "you support the terrorists" game, difference is, I proved it. You have no backing to your claim.

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 04 August, 2006 12:29  

  • Ha ha ha ha Laughing so hard my sides hurt. RWW you should be a comedian and on the radio! Know any more or is your writer too busy with his Workers World Daily gig?

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 04 August, 2006 12:34  

  • Seriously: I post the truth.
    I take great offense to being called pro-terrorist because I'm not a Bush lemming. Is the PM of Iraq, not anti-Isreal? Is the PM of Iraq, not in support of Iran? Is the PM of Iraq not a Hezbolah sympathizer? My points ae valid, and I honestly do not think "bush wins" is pro terrorist. I was playing his goofy name calling game. I'm beter at it , than him, because I backed it with reasoning. Did you catch my show last night? I had a blast. I'm glad you at least find my posts amusing, the problem is there is truth and logic to back my humor.

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 04 August, 2006 12:47  

  • RWW,
    Anyone with a half a brain realizes that after the civil war further destroys Iraq, the post war Iraqi government will be closely aligned with the Iranian goverment.

    Instead of an enemy at its borders, Iran will have a new ally.

    Thanks you cocksucking neocons.

    By Blogger Elmonica, at 04 August, 2006 12:55  

  • Seriouslyunserious said:
    Anyone care to go look up what Mr Headhunter was spewing back when Brian called the non-extension of WLIB lease?


    Good idea, let's take a trip down memory lane.
    Here are few gems pulled from the characters who need to eat some crow:

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    "brian, you are treading a thin legal line here. you are saying that there is a problem with AAR and that they are losing WLIB. you have no evidence to back it up, and others are citing you as if you actually did."

    "As previously reported, the New York Daily News, the New York Post and other media outlets had recently predicted the demise of the deal between the two companies [AAR & WLIB] because of Brian Baloney"

    "I got an even more radical idea: how about Maloney presenting some evidence to support his claims? Maloney is not a journalist or any type of reporter; he's a former talk show wingnut who is currently unemployed. He has zero credibility."

    "strike 4,398 for Maloney. Congrats on your final attempt at credibility. When this story falls flat you shan't even get the Post to reprint your bull."

    "What I find more interesting is how your predictions have once again failed to pan out. Your credibility is sure going down faster than Rush's ratings."

    "He also said AAR would be kicked off WLIB within a month or so."

    "I wonder if all those right wing news outlets will ever take Brian seriously again. How many times can they publish bogus information based on Brian's pseudo reporting and still take him seriously?"

    "Baloney and his wingnut kooks got it WRONG. AGAIN. But who is actually surprised?"

    "Do you hear that flushing sound, Maloney? That's you ever being taken seriously by the wingnut Murdoch media again. I'm sure you're gonna miss sucking O'Reilly's falafel."

    "Brian - why do you consistently intend on lying?"

    "Your history of lying and making dead wrong predicitons about AAR, and tactoc o fposing leading, baslesss questions gets more impressive by the week."

    "Come on, Baloney. Be a man. Admit you were wrong instead of putting up this hilariously pathetic attempt to save face."

    "Can Brian ever post a complete Blog entry without typing a series of unanswered (or unanswerable) questions? Can he? Has he? Will he?"

    "Will Brian ever stop beating his wife?"

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Eat crow?
    caw, caw caw...
    .

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 04 August, 2006 13:15  

  • thank you Mr. Benson!!!

    and again, congrats Brian

    By Blogger FYIFYI, at 04 August, 2006 13:37  

  • Ohio,

    But...but...it's more fun simply to vilify the other side (whichever side that happens to be)! Why waste time discussing issues???

    By Blogger Snowed In, at 04 August, 2006 13:44  

  • Apologies appear to be in order. All the vitriol and he was dead solid perfect on the call. I assume this was a compedium of talking points from the usual suspects, right Benson? thank you for doing that BTW. I knew what it would reveal but its still interesting to see who actually are the baloney artists.

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 04 August, 2006 13:47  

  • Baloney was not right. Baloney claimed that A.A would no longer have a NY affiliate, he was wrong. Baloney stated repeatedly "liberal talk" will not work, it obviously is, since it seems NY will now have 2 commercial "lib talk" stations, since LIB is going to a similiar format as A.A. The only thing Baloney was correct on is that WLIB would drop A.A radio, he was correct, but now comming in Sept, 2 liberals talk stations on the A.M dial, I for one can not be happier, although it will be hard to hear Randi Rhodes when WWRL drops to their evening power signal. A.A opened the door for "progressive/liberal talk', Clear Channel takes the format seriously, as do other big players, and it burns Baloney alive.

    watch this......
    I thought WLIB would maintain A.A, since the person reporting the opposite is a known liar and hack,
    I WAS WRONG.
    Even a broken clock is right 2 times a day

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 04 August, 2006 14:01  

  • SeriouslyUnintelligent,

    Find any comments from me yet. Nope. You're a dispicable coward.

    All the vitriol and he was dead solid perfect on the call.

    Hilarious. As clearly demonstrated, Maloney was dead wrong about the lease extension at WLIB. He was also dead wrong about AAR being off the air in NYC.

    Here's Maloney's ignorant words once again for you morons who have trouble reading:
    Another source, close to the situation, today contacted the Radio Equalizer to indicate an even shorter time frame: just three months, with "a great deal of drama" still going on behind the scenes.

    And Maloney completely missed the Access1/WWRL deal.

    So explain how this is a "dead solid perfect call".

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 04 August, 2006 15:00  

  • I m a dispicable coward. Fair enough I guess as your opinion. And you are an asshole. Just so we understand each other. The rest of your post is not worht a response.

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 04 August, 2006 16:33  

  • OK. But let's make sure we really understand each other.

    You're the one who can't/won't back up your false accusations that you originally threw at me. Then cuts and runs when asked to explain how Maloney made a "dead solid perfect call" when I clearly demonstrated that he was wrong on WLIB lease extension and AAR's future presence in the NYC market, and nowhere to be found on the WWRL deal. That is why you are dispicable coward.

    Tossing "asshole" at me while you're running away is typically lame of you and malignant slime like you. Go ahead and die cowering in your basement.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 04 August, 2006 17:07  

  • SeriouslyStupid,

    There is nothing worse than letting your ideology affect your ability to come clean when called out on the facts.

    Remember George Bush famous words when asked if he has made any mistakes as a president?

    Uh... I can't think of any.

    By Blogger Elmonica, at 04 August, 2006 17:30  

  • Yo, RWW (and Headhunter, too)? If "Baloney" is such an idiot, what do you call people who expressly spend more time farting around in his comments than he probably spends creating the posts?

    Other than moments of amusement, that is....

    By Blogger TC, at 04 August, 2006 19:08  

  • I am totally laughing at the whole bunch of you left winger slacker morons. When it is proven that Maloney was dead center prefect on:

    WLIB refusing to sign a long term lease and explaining that the short term lease would only mean that they were not yet ready to go to their new format, you start screming about him missing the AM station. Shit it was just announced yesterday and it a station that powers down to 5000 watts ( nothing ) at night and is very high in the AM Spectrum as in lots and lots of noise. Its not a good thing no matter what those voices in your head are saying to you.

    You owe him an apology. The fact that you wont, and keep moving the goal posts is not fooling anyone. Morons.

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 04 August, 2006 20:35  

  • JD.
    point taken, but currently the station is not a "black station" as far as format. It is wider a format than the way your goofy friend described it. He is trying to politicize the format change. This is not a case of "rich liberals" taking over a black station.

    By Minister of Propaganda, at

    Until I checked out the station's (WWRL) website, I didn't know the format. However, the website describes the station as "urban" talk, and 9 out of the 12 personalities are black.

    So, let's just say that rich white liberals are taking over a station with a strong black presense.

    By Blogger Brett, at 04 August, 2006 23:37  

  • What SeriouslyUninformed! You got nothing else to do on a Friday night except cower in your basement jerking off to Man Coulter and posting delusional rants. Hehehe. You're worse than anybody thought.

    I am totally laughing at the whole bunch of you left winger slacker morons.

    You can get pills to control these delusional fits you're having. You'll have to leave your basement to get them though.

    Still nothing about WWRL from Maloney. He must be really embarrassed. Rightly so

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 05 August, 2006 10:24  

  • This monkey is supposed to radio?
    http://evilliberals.blogspot.com/2006/08/oh-my-god.html

    By Blogger TC, at 05 August, 2006 15:51  

  • Still no apology from HH. Lots and lots of ad hom attacks though.Including some strange homophobia ranting. Get help dude. They dont inhanc eyour argument at all and make it look like you dont even have an argument, which is what I am starting to believe.

    In his world, somehow either WWRL is a very good thing ( spin, spin, spin) or it all he has got to try to paint Maloney as ???? what exactly. (I know it makes no sense). Maloney of course called the shot on WLIB and took great abuse in comments from guys who act just like HH. He should be taking a vicotyr lap right now and spiking the ball right in front of HH and his like minded pals.

    But this grow tiring, I think I will go on a Caribean vacation. Keep scrubbing those cars HH, someone will notice the effort eventually.

    By Blogger Seriouslyunserious, at 05 August, 2006 20:48  

  • Hey, HeadHunter? Since your roughly twelve, like RWW, how about a good noogie and wedgie to send yer ass to bed? Then you'll feel feel all"English" and read the online "Top of the Pops."

    By Blogger TC, at 06 August, 2006 00:12  

  • Minister of Propaganda,

    You brilliance is matched by your relevance.

    What scares LIBS is the thought that people like Limbaugh echo what many Americans thought before he ever took to the airwaves.

    It is much easier for LIBS to believe that conservative talk radio listeners are simply followers.

    Please stay away from sharp objects and have your Deibold/Rove talking points ready when the Dems lose another election.

    Then you can call in to WWRL to complain on Air America about how another election was stolen.

    That is unless Air America has gone off the air on that station by election time.

    The terrorists thank you for your support.

    By Blogger BushWinsAgain, at 06 August, 2006 12:29  

  • liberal outlaw,

    You managed to squeeze in all the kook LIB bullet points on Bush and Bin Laden along with a Halliburton reference in such a short post.

    It's amazing that with such a grasp on reality that LIBS like yourself did not do better in 2004.

    By the way, al Qaeda wants their talking points back. I believe you could be violating copyright laws with your rants.

    By Blogger BushWinsAgain, at 06 August, 2006 12:36  

  • Elmonica,

    Do you consult a thesaurus when you write your posts or do you simply reference your resume?

    By Blogger BushWinsAgain, at 06 August, 2006 12:38  

  • TC, you're too sick. A guy who listens to the Ramones fantasizing about 12 year olds and giving them noogies and wedgies. You right-wing nutjobs are wierd little cockroaches these days.

    SuS, looks like I struck a bullseye about you jerking off in your basement to Man Coulter.

    He should be taking a vicotyr lap right now and spiking the ball right in front of HH and his like minded pals.

    But he's not! And that's what you can't get into your little pea-brain. Maloney would usually post some crap if anyone at AAR so much as farted. But nothing about WWRL. Why? Because he knows he got it dead wrong. But you're just too stupid.

    Well, you keep on jerking off to Man Coulter and cowering in your basement. Hopefully, normal people won't ever have to be exposed to your perverted habits.

    By Blogger HeadHunter, at 06 August, 2006 21:39  

  • T.C: clearly jealous that 2 more liberals have a radio outlet, and he has a fantasy that he "sold apple stock and made 16K". I noticed a pattern, right wingers when attacked and exposed as mama's boy slackers, create a fantasy that they are rich stock holders. Gotta love their creative fiction skills Too bad TC, we will be live again tonight, and we are looking for a right winger to come up and debate us and have some fun, it will never be TC. Im sure there is a sane Republican somewhere, to invite on the show!
    T.C, I'm 33, you are the adult trapped with the mind of a Junior High school kid, wedgies?? How grown up. you are one sick puppy, with deep homo-erotic obsessions

    Bush wins Again: In such denial that his supporting of the Iraq invasion built a pro-Syria Iraqi government, instead of the PNAC goal of a pro-Isreal Iraqi govt, he has to project it on the left, who called EXACTLY what would happen to Iraq. Sad, sad, man lacking the testicles to admit he is wrong. Go right on with your "libs love the terrorist" BS, we all know what kind of govt is in Iraq now, a PRO-IRAN, PRO-SYRIA government, as the "liberals" told you before we went it. You support the terrorists, by cheering on a $280 Million a day Iraqi disaster, a theocracy built on the American tax payers back. Bushwins, is the terrorist enabler. Everybody gets it by now.
    ************
    Maloney;
    was correct on the A.A /Inner City deal, wrong on A.A leaving NY forever. I understand they have a 10 year deal with WWRL, I could be wrong on the exact number, but it is LONG TERM.
    In the end, New Yorkers will benefit from the deal, WLIB will now be progressive talk as will WWRL. Drinving around Nassau this weekend I noticed the WWRL signal is decent on the Island.

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 07 August, 2006 11:15  

  • Ok folks, time for a reality check regarding Air America's station switch.

    WLIB has 30,000 watts in the daytime, 10,000 watts at night.

    WWRL has 25,000 day/5,000 night.

    Quite obviously, this isn't a step forward for Air America, regardless of whether its contract is for 2 years, 10 years or a millennium.

    If AAR talk shows couldn't muster decent ratings at WLIB -- and in fact, much of the time they couldn't even outdraw the previous Caribbean format -- how exactly will they do better by moving to a station with less power ... not to mention a station on a higher frequency, which (for technical reasons) won't get out as far as a station on the lower end of the dial.

    Any way you slice it, this ain't good news for Air America.

    As for Maloney, maybe I haven't seen the comments in question, but his early reports about WLIB dropping Air America (which were way ahead of the MSM) contain quotes like this:

    April 26, 2006: "Air America's temporary lease extension for WLIB-AM runs only through August, while options for a new Big Apple home range from bleak to hopeless."

    March 3, 2006: "Without WLIB, Air America faces an immediate, crushing blow. Worth perhaps 100 small markets combined, an on-air presence in New York City is absolutely vital to the company's survival. If an immediate and suitable replacement isn't found, the consequences would be dire ..."

    "Even if Air America somehow finds a last-ditch way to remain on the air in the nation's most important market, it will be at a tremendous disadvantage, compared to what it has had up until now."

    Nothing inaccurate about any of these statements.

    1. "Bleak to hopeless" isn't the same as "no chance whatsoever."

    2. "The consequences would be dire" -- well, let's wait for AAR's first ratings book at WWRL. The consequences could very well be dire, financially speaking.

    3. "(I)t will be at a tremendous disadvantage" -- yeah, Air America is definitely at a disadvantage with WWRL compared to where it was with WLIB.

    So fill me in if there's another Maloney quote that I missed, but quite frankly, even if he was totally off base with one of his predictions, the bottom line is that Air America's fortunes are sinking in New York, and that strikes me as considerably more consequential than whether one guy with a blog got something wrong.

    By Blogger The4thEstate, at 07 August, 2006 14:00  

  • Let me clarify one point. Maloney's full quote was:

    "If an immediate and suitable replacement isn't found, the consequences would be dire."

    My point is that it remains to be seen whether WWRL is, in fact, a suitable replacement. If the ratings slide from 1.0 (where they current stand at WLIB) to, say, 0.2 ... then I wouldn't consider that a suitable replacement.

    By Blogger The4thEstate, at 07 August, 2006 14:03  

  • 4th Estate:
    Most likely WWRL will not be a sduitable replacement, agreed. I have said this since day 1, the signal is awful in most of Brooklyn, but strangely strong in Queens and Long Island, and with the evening power-drop the signal is even worse.

    You are polishing a turd, like most of you right wingers do, (see Brian's latest piece on defending the WMD lie, by attacking a new article on media influnce). Brian painted the picture of A.A being "hopeless" in terms of getting another affiliate. It was not "hopeless" , as they got another affiliate. Why do you have to brown-nose a complete hack, a hack, who is a FASCIST, who despises any other view point than his own, which is not even FACT BASED. In his latest piece, Maloney attacks a FACT BASED article, on American's perception on WMM's in Iraq. Maloney feels it is ok for folks to believe a LIE, because it fits his political agenda. Why would you defend this? Do you feel it is important that American's believe a LIE, becuase it makes your choice in leadership, seem better in American's eyes? In other words, PARTY OVER COUNTRY?

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 07 August, 2006 14:45  

  • David Hinkley of the NY Daily News just retracted one his stories that stated that the full slate of AAR's daytime programming would be carried on WWRL.

    Hinkley has been nothing short of pathetic in his sucking up to AAR.

    It turns out that WWRL is keeping its morning show.

    Not to worry AAR apologists. Morning Drive isn't really an important spot in radio.

    By Blogger Brett, at 08 August, 2006 00:39  

  • Minister of Propaganda said:
    "4th Estate:
    Most likely WWRL will not be a sduitable replacement, agreed. I have said this since day 1, the signal is awful in most of Brooklyn, but strangely strong in Queens and Long Island, and with the evening power-drop the signal is even worse."

    See, that's my point -- that this is quite obviously a step down (or maybe several) for Air America.

    So why are the lefties on this board trying to spin it differently? It's like getting fired from your fry cook job at McDonald's, then opening a lemonade stand in front of your house and calling it an upward career move.

    *****************

    Minister of Propaganda said:
    "You are polishing a turd, like most of you right wingers do, (see Brian's latest piece on defending the WMD lie, by attacking a new article on media influnce). Brian painted the picture of A.A being "hopeless" in terms of getting another affiliate. It was not "hopeless" , as they got another affiliate."

    Well, if that's what he said (and I still haven't seen the original quote), obviously it wasn't hopeless. But I still don't see how libs like you have any room to say, "Nanny-nanny-boo-boo" to Maloney. He was right about Air America losing its flagship station (just check some of the lefty boards if you want to see some major league denial -- they dissed him big-time -- yet his report proved to be correct).

    More to the point, it's not as if Air America is movin' on up to, say, WABC or some other 50,000-watt station in New York. Had that happened, you'd have every right to tell Maloney he was way off the mark. But WWRL doesn't even have a measurable pulse in the Arbitron ratings, and even if it manages to register, say, a 0.4 in the next ratings book, that's hardly a reason to pop the champagne corks.

    *****************

    Minister of Propaganda said:
    "Why do you have to brown-nose a complete hack, a hack, who is a FASCIST, who despises any other view point than his own, which is not even FACT BASED."

    Nobody's brown-nosing Maloney -- I don't even know the guy. But the fact remains that he was right about WLIB kicking Air America to the curb.

    Speaking of reactions, I really don't see why Maloney sends you into such histrionics. If he's such a hack and a fascist, why do you spend so much time and energy patronizing his blog?

    *****************

    Minister of Propaganda said:
    "In his latest piece, Maloney attacks a FACT BASED article, on American's perception on WMM's in Iraq. Maloney feels it is ok for folks to believe a LIE, because it fits his political agenda. Why would you defend this? Do you feel it is important that American's believe a LIE, becuase it makes your choice in leadership, seem better in American's eyes? In other words, PARTY OVER COUNTRY?"

    Actually, I don't buy the mantra that liberals keep chanting hypnotically: "There were no WMDs ... there were no WMDS ... Bush lied ... Bush lied," etc. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence (and some evidence is beginning to come out as Saddam's documents are analyzed).

    Plus, I'm smart enough to know that the whole WMD issue has more to do with frustrated Democrats who want their power back than whether the war is justified. The same party had no problem when President Dress Stainer was bombing an aspirin factory in Sudan, so obviously this ain't about peace.

    Speaking of party over country, how exactly does it help our national security when Democrat politicians spend more time worrying about terrorists in Gitmo than the Americans they want to murder? Frankly, I couldn't care less whether Al Qaeda Abdul gets a mint on his pillow every night -- the object is to keep radical thugs like him from blowing up another American skyscraper.

    Yet many power-craving Dems (and their sycophants in the media) merely see the war on terrorism as another political opportunity, even if it means revealing all our intelligence-gathering secrets and putting American citizens at greater risk.

    That's the ultimate example of "party over country."

    By Blogger The4thEstate, at 08 August, 2006 09:09  

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