The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

08 March 2006

Mike Malloy, Kathy Malloy, Air America


Malloys Deviate From Air America's Corporate Talking Points

Considering Air America's highly factionalized corporate environment, typically at sixes and sevens, its on-air staffers have mostly done a good job keeping their collective mouths shut when it comes to the company's endless troubles.

Because there have been internal winners and losers, however, some are more likely inclined to speak out.

Fitting best into the latter category are evening Air America host Mike Malloy and wife/show producer Kathy.

With Mike generally stuck in late evenings, as well as quite rudely bumped from WLIB-AM New York earlier this year to make way for paid programming, he can't be a happy camper.

From Mike Malloy's message board, does that theory explain this revealing new post from Kathy? Take a look:

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:25 pm Post subject: for the record . . .

Kathy Malloy here (using my own log in =)

Just FYI y'all, it's the honest-to-God truth that we were taken off WLIB for financial reasons. Our ARBITRONS were as good/better than every other WLIB program. There's much behind the scenes goings-on we're not able to discuss publically, but you should believe me on this.

And we should be on a NEW home in NYC next quarter (ALL of us =)

Thanks for listening,
Molly's Mom

Since we now have Kathy Malloy, an Air America employee, confirming that "ALL of us" are soon leaving WLIB, will the angry, unhinged fans kindly call off the attack dogs they've sent after every reporter who dared to further investigate our coverage?

Tuesday was an ugly day.

Remember, despite incorrect media indications to the contrary, Air America has never actually denied it's losing its New York City flagship station. However, this goes further, by providing outright verification to our reporting.

Even more important, Kathy admits the issue behind her husband's WLIB departure: company finances (and not a burning desire to run ABC's "Satellite Sisters" fluff-fest).

While that post is most certainly genuine, the Radio Equalizer has so far been unable to confirm this on-air comment (from the New York Radio Message Board) attributed to Mike (while filling in for Randi Rhodes):

****If Manelli has other sources, why didn't he name them in the article?*****

Because, it's an inside source who will be fired. As Mike Malloy said on Air America at 3:25 today, "there's someone on the inside here who keeps leaking out information and we will find the rat bastard and get him."

It's like asking why didn't Judith Miller, Matt Cooper, or Woodward and Bernstein name their sources.

Did Malloy really threaten our sources with harm? Can this be confirmed? Your help is needed.

Regardless of what you may believe, Mr. Malloy, we consider our inside assistance as whistleblowing against a sleazy outfit, one you refuse to speak out against.

When Air America took $875,000 in taxpayer funds from an inner-city children's charity, were you silent? Who are the real "rat bastards"?

If any harm comes to those you might suspect are "leaking out information", you'll be in for a world of trouble.

Let's hope this account is incorrect.

Update: another listener says this version is more accurate:

"There is a spy inside Air America Radio, that puts out all of our personal private information out on to the internet, and usually goes to this freak Brian somebody, who writes, uhh, I don't know, some kind of a column, uhh, I think he's a failed radio talk show host."

At about 8 minutes, 54 seconds, Malloy says:

"You know, every time Air America farts, these people get diarrhea, and it's just incredible to watch, I love to watch it."

At about 9 minutes, 25 seconds, Malloy says:

"It's difficult working for a company like Air America, where you have a little weasel inside, uhh, who picks out all the information, ohh this is what Danny Goldberg said, oh, this is what Carl Ginsberg said, oh this is what they did to Mike Malloy, you know, I mean, just, it's okay, go ahead, keep doing it. Eventually, we'll find this little rat bastard, and, and, probably, give him, or her, a medal, for promoting the radio station, or the network, as much as he, or she, does."

At about 12 minutes, 41 seconds, Malloy says this blatant lie:

"Air America Radio is slamming, slamming, Hannity, and Limbaugh, and Savage, and O'Reilly, and, and, of these right-wing, and, Medved, and, and, Reagan, all of these freaks, they're going down, down, down."

Thanks for your continued and vital Radio Equalizer support, via Amazon orders that begin with clicks here, regardless of what you ultimately order! Because this investigative work is taking an increasing amount of our time, it's needed more than ever.

Graphics: David A Lunde for the Radio Equalizer, Malloy photo: Washington Post


  • Brian,

    Hope you don't mind me citing you over at Iowa Voice. You are the sunshine that AAR and its suck-ups fear like vampires fear the sun.

    By Blogger PCD, at 08 March, 2006 08:56  

  • i'm big enough to admit it - i guess you were right maloney. as much as i hate to say it.

    but you guys can take down AAR if you want, it won't change the course of politics.

    polls all across the board (meaning from every polling source) show bush's approval rating hovering below 40%, cheney's is about 18%, support for the war is at an all time low, and polls show that people are dissatisfied with the direction of the republican congress.

    while you people have been busy trying to take down AAR, we've been busy taking back the country. i'd say you got the raw end of that deal. see ya in november!

    By Blogger hardcore conservative genious, at 08 March, 2006 09:28  

  • genius, is Bush running for reelection? From your post it sounds like it.

    And FYI, samseder, Mr. Kite and NipTuck are the one and only Brian. It is the way Brian uses to get us laughs everyday. There is no way anyone but Brian could make this stuff up.

    By Blogger tradersmith, at 08 March, 2006 10:49  

  • I wonder if everyone who gave via the Air America Associates will be allowed to claim a refund.

    By Blogger BF, at 08 March, 2006 10:50  

  • tradersmith, since you obviously know nothing about politics, let me explain. bush is the representative of the republican party. disapproval of him represents disapproval of the party. the majority of the people in this country no longer support him - which makes you the FRINGE!

    but, if you don't think that is a problem, the polls also show dissatisfaction with republican leadership in general, so either way, you lose.

    By Blogger hardcore conservative genious, at 08 March, 2006 11:05  

  • "see ya in november!"

    Heard that before in 2002 and 2004.

    And the democrats aren't doing significantly better in the polls. When voters get into a mood of "they're ALL bastards," the result is inertia - and all the republicans need to do is stay still to keep control.

    By Blogger Fatmouse, at 08 March, 2006 11:18  

  • i doubt that staying still will help anything. not to mention the fact that poll numbers were not this low in 2002 and 2004. numbers don't lie, and you can't spin them. anyone can go look at them for themselves, and the truth will speak.

    By Blogger hardcore conservative genious, at 08 March, 2006 11:57  

  • Brian, You're doing a great job- It's nice to be able to get some fresh perspective and critiques out in the ether...

    You've got some friends in the U.S. Merchant Marines!

    By Blogger Paul, Dammit!, at 08 March, 2006 12:58  

  • i'm sick of hearing you idiots say that liberals hate america. we're the ones out there trying to wake up the american public. we're the ones exposing the lies of this administration. YOU are the ones who are allowing bush and his neo-cons to destroy america. by doing this you are proving that YOU are the ones who hate america. if you didn't, you wouldn't let this administration destroy our democracy and curtail our freedoms.

    if anyone claims that liberals hate america then they are uneducated fools, and you need to be removed from this country so those of us who actually care about it can restore it to the great place that it used to be.

    By Blogger hardcore conservative genious, at 08 March, 2006 14:05  

  • Note to "hardcore conservative genious": It's spelled "genius", genious. And advocating others to leavye "your" beloved country comes off as so . . . fascist, n'est pas? It's not that we "idiots say that liberals hate america." We just say that Liberals HATE, generally.

    Case in point: You.

    Note to Mr. Kite: (1) profanity (yes the B---h word is still profane, despite it's current acceptance in the popular lexicon) wins you no coinverts. Buy a vocabulary -- and a life (other than hovering over Bryan's boards) while you're at it.

    Note to BF: I wonder if ANYyone gave via the Air America Associates at all.

    Great Work as usual, Bryan. You're part of my morning news rotation with Drudge, my hometown paper, and coffee.


    By Blogger J.D. Long, at 08 March, 2006 14:32  

  • In case you forgot, AAR is a business, like anything else. They may be liberal, but they're certainly not socialist. They're capitalists, just like you. Isn't that horrific?

    I thought you Righties love to talk about "the invisible hand of the marketplace." If AAR sucks so bad, it'll dry up and blow away. Maybe it'll shrink down to 30 stations. Maybe it'll go up to 200. Maybe they will run out of money. Let's see what happens.

    And secondarily, if they broke any laws, they'll get their due.

    My opinion is that it will become profitable and will continue for some time. But eventually it will either get bought or go under, like 99% of businesses ever started. It remains to be seen if that's in 1 year or 100 years.

    But continue posting your rants, they're very entertaining.

    By Blogger Scott, at 08 March, 2006 14:51  

  • "so those of us who actually care about it can restore it to the great place that it used to be."

    Out of curiosity, hardcore, when exactly was America a "great" place? Don't get me wrong, I think that America's great right now and always has been, but will always have room for improvement.

    But from your liberal perspective, when was it "better?" Back when slavery was legal? When abortions weren't? When gays stayed in the closet? When you actually *could* be arrested for just speaking out against the war? When people died at 40?

    By Blogger Fatmouse, at 08 March, 2006 15:10  

  • that's why liberals are awesome - before i even have a chance to come back and defend myself, my fellow liberals have already done it. and in case you doubt my spelling abilities, go back through every post i've ever made and find 1 word that i didn't spell correctly.

    and as for the jackass who was asking when america was better - it was better when the government wasn't secretly spying on citizens. when people didn't constantly live in fear. when the president didn't feel the need to constantly lie to the american people. when people weren't ostricized because of their beliefs or lifestyle or race. when the country wasn't so divided. you figure it out, genius.

    By Blogger hardcore conservative genious, at 08 March, 2006 16:27  

  • phil, if you have read any of the genius's writings, you would know he didn't misspell it on purpose. He is anything but a genius.

    You guys are hilarious. It brightens my day.

    The problem with AAR is it is a political vehicle by Soros to put sane humans in a bad light. Not you phil or genius, but "sane" humans.

    By Blogger tradersmith, at 08 March, 2006 16:32  

  • "it was better when the government wasn't secretly spying on citizens."

    When was that again? Did the FBI come into existence yesterday? Did the govt not go through people's mail during two world wars and a civil one?

    "when people didn't constantly live in fear. "

    When was that again? Oh, you mean when we weren't terrified of the Arabs. Or the Krauts. Or the Japs, Huns, Dread Spaniards, Commies, Hippies, Redskins, Northern Aggressors or whatever group was always _mere moments_ away from destroying the country.

    "when people weren't ostricized because of their beliefs or lifestyle or race."

    When was th-HAHAHAHA! Oh my god, when was THAT? Are you living in a happy gumdrop fantasy land? :D

    "when the country wasn't so divided."

    When was that again? Oh, right, WW2. True.

    "you figure it out, genius."

    Why? I have a "genious" right here, I might as well ask him. So tell me, liberal, when was America better?

    By Blogger Fatmouse, at 08 March, 2006 17:05  

  • I swear, I don't personally like Brian Maloney, but watching the knuckledragging moron left wing Air Idiot defenders he manages to drag out from their undereducated Mommy's basement and attempt to make coherent arguments is COMEDY GOLD.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 08 March, 2006 17:20  

  • "...go back through every post i've ever made and find 1 word that i didn't spell correctly."

    Other than the word "I"? Well in that post you wrote:

    "...when people weren't ostricized because of their beliefs..."

    It's "ostracized".

    By Blogger Pat, at 08 March, 2006 17:57  

  • FILL, I just love it when you talk dirty.

    Fox is right wing? Please, other than Reilly, Hannity is balanced by Combs, so the news is centered. BTW, I rarely do Reilly; probably as much as I do AAR, which is when I am really hurting so something different on the radio.

    FILL, you and the genius are so out of there you have come back to the other side- the Buchannan wing of the Perot party.

    Think for a bit. If Fox is centered and you think it is right-wing, think about where you line up (or out such as the twilight zone).

    BTW, I am not new here. I have had the site bookmarked for several months now and have visited it daily.

    By Blogger tradersmith, at 08 March, 2006 19:38  

  • Living here as I am in the Most Powerful City in the World, I can't hear Air America. I suppose they are still on, but their signal doesn't go anywhere. Across the Potomac in NoVA (the land of Jim Moran) they can't hear it either.

    In the Chicago area they broadcast from Crystal Lake. I'm not sure the city of Chicago could get the signal.

    In New York, what kind of coverage does mighty WLIB even have?

    They could always go with Ham relay stations...

    By Blogger eLarson, at 09 March, 2006 09:35  

    23 are on this site

    By Blogger marvin brown, at 21 January, 2009 21:59  

  • You might want to listen to Kathy Malloy calling me threatening and then Mike Malloy filing a report with Atlanta FBI claiming I made threatening harassing calls to him and his family.

    These two people are certifiable and it was Mr. Malloy who sent me vulgar emails and Kathy Malloy who called me at 3:23 PM 10-27-09 from 404-441-6453 telling me "do not call my cell phone. blah blah blah..."

    By Blogger Larry Sinclair, at 28 October, 2009 17:36  

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