Randi Rhodes joins up with Nova M after leaving Air America

04/10/2008 @ 10:51 am
Filed by Nick Juliano

Air America Radio host Randi Rhodes has left the network after it suspended her over comments she made at a station fundraiser the other week.

A statement from the station's chairman, Charlie Kireker, and president, Mark Green, to be released Thursday says the popular progressive host decided to leave after the station suspended her over the off-air comments. The statement was obtained in advance by RAW STORY.

Last week Air America suspended Randi Rhodes for abusive, obscene language at a recent public appearance in San Francisco which was sponsored by an Air America affiliate station.

Air America Media was informed last night by Ms. Rhodes that she has chosen to terminate her employment with the company. We wish her well and thank her for past services to Air America.

We will soon announce exciting new talent and programming that will accelerate Air America's growth in the future.
A video of Rhodes referring to Sen. Hillary Clinton as a "whore" began circulating last week, and the station suspender the host soon after.

Rhodes' controversial statements towards Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro were videotaped last month during a fundraiser for a San Francisco progressive radio station. The program director of Green960, John Scott, said Wednesday that "it is our understanding that ... she [Rhodes] is no longer an employee of Air America." Industry publication Radio & Records followed-up on Scott's comments Thursday.

According to John Scott, PD of Clear Channel talk KKGN/San Francisco, suspended talker Randi Rhodes (pictured) and Air America network have parted company as of Wednesday (April 9). In a posting on the station Web site Scott says that on Monday (April 14), "it will be our pleasure to announce the return of Randi Rhodes to the Green 960 family."

Rhodes was suspended indefinitely last week by Air America following remarks she made at an appearance for KKGN where she called both Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro "f---cking bitches."

An official announcement is expected from Air America about Rhodes' departure on Thursday (April 10).
Air America did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and the details surrounding the host's reported separation from the network remain murky. Talk show host Sam Seder who had been filling in for Rhodes since her suspension, said he did not think the station would have fired her.

"I'd really be surprised if Air America fired Randi and would be extremely disappointed if that was the case," Seder said in an e-mail to RAW STORY. "My understanding was that she was returning from suspension within a day or two."

UPDATE: On Thursday, April 10, Nova M Radio Network announced that it has added The Randi Rhodes Show to its syndication lineup effective Monday, April 14. It is scheduled to air 3pm-6pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.

"I just can't stop smiling," says Nova M CEO John Manzo. "Randi is simply the biggest and the best. Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy under one roof – talk about TALENT!"

Wednesday December 12, 2007
Caller Asks Air America's Randi Rhodes "Where Are The Terrorists?" And She Says There Are None



What exactly is her position on 911 Truth?

Is she skirting around the issues - flip flopping or is she prepared to address the Hard Questions and Deal with the Serious Issues raised in AE911Truth.org , http://www.pilotsfor911truth.org/ ,LC FC etc?




Or am I asking for too much?

Time to Serve Your Country.



The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

She is under-performing in this area

she knows and the gag order has been removed.

as grandmother used to say, "time will tell"

(update 4/11/2008)

She starts on the 14th

(for those of you that may be new to this site, my area of focus is internet radio. randi rhodes is a great "talk artist" . . she is not the enemy . . . she is a potential ally in the infowars . . . amy goodman is not the enemy although her show is going to look very sad when her listeners/viewers come to terms with the truth )

(update 4/11/2008)

BREAKING NEWS: Randi Rhodes will appear on CNN’s “Larry King Live” tonight (Thu, 4/10) – 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific


For Immediate Release
April 10, 2008


The Nova M Radio Network is thrilled to announce the addition of “The Randi Rhodes Show” to its nationally syndicated talent offerings beginning this Monday, April 14, 2008.

Randi Rhodes is the #1 rated progressive talk radio host in the nation.

Nova M CEO John Manzo says, “I just can’t stop smiling - Randi is simply the biggest and the best. Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy under one roof – talk about TALENT!”

Randi Rhodes adds, “With Manzo at helm of Nova M, I am truly going to work for the best of the best. He is radio elite…and I am too . I’m home, I’m home, I’m home!”

“The Randi Rhodes Show” will air live Mon-Fri from 3-6pm Eastern on The Nova M Radio Network.

Nova M Radio is in the business of building a progressive talk radio network with the original founders of Air America Radio. Nova M Radio's affiliate markets include Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle, Miami, Phoenix, Portland, plus both Sirius and XM Satellite Radio. Nova M Radio nationally syndicates “The Randi Rhodes Show” and "The Mike Malloy Show" and operates radio station 1480 KPHX in Phoenix, Arizona.

Randi Rhodes is a radio pioneer who put Progressive Talk Radio on the national stage when everyone told her it could not be done. This Brooklyn native became a national talk radio hero to millions when in 2004 she left South Florida radio, where she had the #1 ranked talk show in her market, for national syndication. Randi started her radio odyssey quite modestly by playing ‘classic country’ in a storefront studio in Seminole, TX but today holds the mantle of the #1 progressive talk show host in the nation. Randi is impeccably researched and infectiously funny, she starred in the HBO documentary “Left of the Dial”, is listed in Talkers Magazine’s “Heavy Hundred” and is probably watching C-SPAN right now.

Limited Hangout

Randi is a limited hangout specialist when it comes to 9-11 truth - on her AA show. Now that she is on another syndicated channel, she might have a little more freedom to discuss these important issues.

in her defense, on the AA discussion forums, she at least had a dedicated 9-11 forum (however it was patrolled by rabid gatekeepers)

She is very good at connecting the dots on a variety of other subsidiary issues, lets hope she is willing to do the same on 9-11.