The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

22 August 2006

Air America Schedule, Jerry Springer


Springer's Eleventh-Hour Survival Bid?

Is television trashmeister Jerry Springer in a panicked eleventh- hour bid to rescue his liberal radio talk show from impending doom? According to one unconfirmed tipster's report, that may be the case.

As we first reported earlier this month, Springer's radio show is not likely to continue as
part of Air America Radio's New York City lineup when it moves to a smaller signal next month. Now, we're hearing that the infamous Mayor Of Hell will do anything to remain on the lefty network's schedule!

Was Jerry able to blame his evil twin "Terry" for the talk show's many shortcomings? We're not sure if Mr Glaser is quite that gullible!

While some readers have wondered why we've had so little to say about upcoming lineup changes at the network, it's this very type of fluid situation that has mostly kept us on the sidelines.

With enough infighting, backstabbing and shifting alliances to make Jerry's TV producers drool, it's hard to pin down a program schedule that seems to change by the day.

We wonder:

Will Rachel Maddow really take an hour from Randi Rhodes and move to the 6-8pm slot?

Will Sam Seder (Janeane Garofalo's former co-host) move to mid- mornings if Springer is the casualty?

Why didn't fellow libtalker Stephanie Miller join the network's schedule?

Even now, it isn't 100% clear whether recently announced lineup changes will in fact take effect on September 1. Shortly, we should get official word on what the floundering network's schedule will look like, but even then, it might be wise to take what you see with a grain of salt.

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Top left Springer image: David A Lunde


  • Thom Hartmann is waiting in the wings. He completed 9 hours of talk today and has enough intellectual ammo to educate anyone within earshot.

    By Blogger @whut, at 22 August, 2006 03:25  

  • Speaking of floundering networks, it looks like the "black talk network" (Michael Eric Dyson, Rev Al Sharpton, Two Live Stews) has lost stations in NYC and Boston. In NYC, it had been on WWRL 1600 but Air America is moving there...and WLIB is replacing it with gospel.

    In Boston, the black talk network is already off of WILD (AM) 1090, in favor of gospel (the "urban AC" sister station at 97.7 moves to a simulcast of rocker WAAF tomorrow).
    Anyway, black talk--and no sign of a conservative like Larry Elder--
    is off in Gotham and Beantown.

    By Blogger raccoonradio, at 22 August, 2006 04:58  

  • 1)No;
    2) Hopefully;
    3) She won't go over in New York.

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 22 August, 2006 05:53  

  • According to one unconfirmed tipster's report...
    And you wonder why real journalists don't take you seriously.

    By Blogger Justin, at 22 August, 2006 07:31  

  • No, in truth, that's fair.

    I don't expect anyone in that business to name names at this point.

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 22 August, 2006 09:09  

  • I believe Springer is well-intentioned, though.

    The thing is, so many people need a wakeup call, and he's just too laid-back.

    Sam Seder has more of a sense of immediacy and knows how to get to the heart of the matter. He has learned well from Randi how to do his homework and respond to the lies of the right.

    Ideally, there's absolutely no reason why Mike Malloy can't have a more prominent role in the lineup, particularly in New York. Franken appeals to the softies....and softies won't effect regime change.

    It's sad to see so many progressives so afraid of their own freedoms of speech and expressions that they actually have to throw them away.

    People need to look at what has been done to this nation, and our place in the world, and begin to be able to respond from the heart.

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 22 August, 2006 09:41  

  • You might be right. I remember hearing that he joined the lineup under what might be considered corrupt circumstances.

    I think his shtick plays better in the Midwest.

    I did like April Winstead, Rachel Maddow a little less, Chuck D surprisingly least of all.

    Marc Maron I actually got a kick out of, but Riley I could do without.

    Point is, progressives can have a station with variety in its lineup, and it all kind of sounds agreeable, as opposed to neocon radio, where the personalities and the bloviating obscure the fact that they have few ideas and even fewer solutions.

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 22 August, 2006 11:56  

  • Hash,

    You are a partisan hack and propagandist. No solutions is the Democrat party and people like you.

    Your problem is that you don't like the solutions presented, therefore you dismiss them and claim they don't exist.

    See a shrink, boy.

    By Blogger PCD, at 22 August, 2006 13:56  

  • >>"black talk network"

    correction: WWRL was not part of the black talk network launched by Radio One; there was talk of black talk network going to WLIB but it didn't happen. WWRL has featured some black talk hosts in the past though.

    By Blogger raccoonradio, at 22 August, 2006 16:55  

  • "Savage. Elder and Boortz are libertarians."

    Thats like arguing Al Franken is progressive instead of liberal.

    Who cares how you call them? They vote Republican.

    By Blogger none, at 22 August, 2006 22:37  

  • Elmonica,

    Thanks for demonstrating how narrow minded and partisan you are.

    By Blogger PCD, at 23 August, 2006 08:11  

  • You mean like Lieberman?

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 23 August, 2006 17:23  

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