Howie P.S.: Down in the comments, a reader offers this audition video tape of Al.
Not privy to the behind-the-scenes details, I'm a fan both of Nova M Radio and its now former talk show host Randi Rhodes, who have reached a parting of the ways, according to NGBlog. Rhodes did the 3-6 p.m. ET "East Coast Afternoon Drive" slot on the network.
Apparently, both sides signed a contract that doesn't let them talk about whatever caused the falling out, but here are the corresponding statements.
From Rhodes:My first instinct was not to join that group, given the pitfalls of self-promotion. But a couple of longtime colleagues who are political and social-networking pros and were around during my salad years on AM talk radio convinced me tonight that I should not hesitate to do so, that the worst thing that could come out of it would be a headline like "Wanna Be Talk Radio Host Utilizes Internet to Land Hot Seat." They also said that some folks would consider it important to know if I support that effort or not. So I've done so, and invited others to do the same. Darn Field Hands pushed me into it. Now, please join that group to show that I've got a potential listener or two out there. And thanks. So many of you are so very kind.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Al Giordano accepts a draft movement to replace Randi Rhodes (with video)
"About that Vacuum on the Left Side of the Dial..." (Al Giordano):