Skip to comments.630 WMAL's Grandy & Andy FIRED -- Bryan Nehman reportedly spared.
Posted on 04/14/2010 2:36:35 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
Fred Grandy (a.k.a Gopher from "The Love Boat) and Andy Parks are out. FishbowlDC sources have confirmed and DCRTV (www.dcrtv.com) is reporting that WMAL's (630 AM) duo has been fired. Grandy is a former Republican member of Congress.
It won't happen immediately -- their end date is still up in the air. The news has been circulating at the station all day long. Word has it that corporate-wide cuts of the most expensive employees are necessary to save money.
Station manager Paul Duckworth did not return a phone request for comment at FBDC press time.
This is a bigger problem than G and A, very sadly.
I have noticed and I am sure have you that there are the same 3 commercials run over and over throughout the day.
I don’t know how that can carry a station. OK, I have new windows, my rugs are spotless and a great dentist, now what?
Frankly, the local show is a rare thing these days. Its so flippin cheap to do it on Radio America or another internet franchise, that is where they all need to go, to XM or Sirius or somewhere where the music stations carry the talk, kind of like the booze carrying a fine food restaurant.
Well, that would be the end of WMAL. I’m hoping Citadel changes their mind or G&A find a home elsewhere. I’ll follow them and replace WMAL on the dial.
Whoever picked the DC Hyatt has a head up their butt.
Do you know there are no AM radio's in the place?
Gee I wonder why we had 2 hotel emptying false alarm fire evacuations during our Eden-like stay?
CHARLES TOWN RACES AND SLOTS!
I can’t hit the mute button fast enough when that commercial comes on.
Bummer, but I bet the Fred makes a little pile of cash and MAL simply can’t keep pace with ad revenues being down.
I’ll find Parks where ever he goes ~ and if I can’t I’ll simply have to listen to the “cranky, old, white guy” in my head.
“Or US Senate to replace DungHeap Harkin.”
Personally, I like Nehman, but as “young voices” go, he is part of what is wrong with this country; young, liberal, government schooled, misinformed voters.
My guess is that I would not be able to stomach Nehman, were it not for Parks being there to set him ~ and the listeners ~ on the straight and narrow.
Back to playing music CDs on my drive to work.
With the audience WMAL gets, I really don’t see how they are having financial issues. Their ad revenues should be high.
It makes me so sad when they break up an absolute institution like G&A, but I don’t want them to sell off or close down the station, either. Looks like they should bring in some efficiency expert to figure out where the $ leaks are.
Or better yet, download Levin's show and play it during your drive! I take the MARC train and listen to Levin on my Zune. :-)
Up to this point I’ve resisted buying a Zune, iPod, mp3 player, cell phone, et al. Still waiting for them to make an mp3 player with AM receiver which I here will be coming out sometime never.
Fred was the most liberal Republican we had in the congress during his tenure. He should go back to Hellywood and hang out with the other liberal Repubs. He only spouted conservative views to make a show. Every once in a while, he would get the moxy to say what his lib heart really felt.
I hate seeing them get rid of Andy, though. He has been here for two decades.
Joe the Scab is on late night for an hour , after the Great One. He took Curtis Slewa’s spot. At least Slewa never tried to hide his liberal thoughts by saying he was the only true conservative.
I’d like to see Penn of Penn & Teller get a radio show again. Though I did not agree spiritually with him, I enjoyed his no bs format.
Nehman did not know about the Country Bar scene in “The Blues Brothers”.
Where did he grow up, Kenya?
“Nehman did not know about the Country Bar scene in The Blues Brothers.”
What is wrong with these kids today!!
Sorry for the delay in getting back to all of you guys & gals with 630 WMAL’s contact information. I have been really busy these past 2 days. Below is a link with CONTACT INFO for WMAL:
I sent it the clip to him!
Do yo think he was the guy on the steps in Animal House playing the guitar and singing?
(yes I know he’s too young)
I'm calling BS on this. I think it is part of a plot to dismantle conservative talk-radio.
Farid Suleman, the CEO of Citadel Broadcasting, abruptly fired popular KSFO morning host Lee Rodgers, apparently because he was highly paid, but likely because of his anti-Muslim commentary.
Now Suleman is firing the talent at this station.
I detailed this strategy on this post in 2008, with embedded links to earlier posts on the matter.
But Suleman isn’t too highly paid, is he ?
Yes, you are correct. I'll probably do the same. But my main concern is Nehman -- Where will he go? What will he do?
Completely off topic, but who won the slogan contest for the deli? Biedermanns? I never saw you mention it again.
Great memory, Reg!
An employee at Biederman’s told me that a local guy won the contest back in October. I’ll have to go to Biederman’s Deli & Pub Facebook site and find out again what the winning slogan was. For the life of me, I cannot remember it. It must’ve been insignificant.
I alluded to the fact that the six slogans I submitted KICKED ASS, but the employee didn’t care. He gave me a free Bass Draft when I attended Homecoming with my sorority sisters in late October, however. That was nice.
I thought the title stated that Nehman would be spared?
I would think he’ll stick around; it’s all a matter of fiscal physics and my guess is that Nehman was paid at a much lower rate than Grande and Parks. I’d bet he’ll stay around, though I would simply prefer to hear him read the news and not wax his opinion. Regardless of his young mod opinions, I do like Bryan personally and I hope that he remains.
Today DCRTV reported that Parks and Nehman were still there (Grandy did not show up on Thurs. or Fri. as a so-called “protest absence”) and that an “end date” has not yet been given to either Nehman or Parks.
That just makes me wonder if Nehman is really coming back or not...
A new group was created titled “BRING BACK GRANDY & ANDY TO 630 WMAL” on Facebook.
on my way over there to spread the word.
And will be e-mailing the station and Citadel today.
I hope if they don’t return to WMAL, that they find a home somewhere else on the dial. I don’t know where, but someone must want an award-winning morning show. Even if I could download the show from the interwebs!
This would be the last of WMAL on my dial though. I can only listen for the morning show and then my commute and I can’t stand Levin. Sad.
Well, I guess they are soldiering on.
Fred could just retire and he would be fine.
I think this is simply a matter of ad revenues not keeping up with the salaries. SO, I would hope that it would not be taken personally?
UPDATE FROM WWW.DCRTV.COM —
Plante To Mornings At MAL? - 4/21
More WMAL rumors. DCRTV hears that the end of the “Grandy And Andy Morning Show,” which has been Fred Grandy-less since late last week, could be coming sooner rather than later. DCRTV reported last week that the owner of the righty talker on 630 AM, Citadel, has secretly set an end-date for the G&A show in order to cut costs related to its recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. We hear that the odds are less likely that WMAL will replace G&A with Don Imus piped-in from sister WABC radio in NYC, and more likely that WMAL late-morning man Chris Plante, who gets paid a lot less than Grandy and Andy Parks, will get shifted to the morning drive slot. Stay tuned.....
Well, I could obviously live with Chris, even though I get sick of hearing the same liberals calling in over and over to try and debate him. He absolutely gives them to much slack and should shut them down once they start ranting.
Still, Citadel is making a terrible mistake, and WMAL will pay for it, especially if they put Joe Blow back in Chris’ old slot.
We are so scr00wed, but I can handle Chris Plante in the early AM.
I used to listen to Mike Savage on WTNT, but then he made that awful comment about autistic kids, so I now listen to Levin.
GET OFF THE PHONE, YOU BIG DOPE!
“Have a groovy weekend!”
Better yet — have Plante do the morning drive show, and transplant Laura Ingraham from WTNT to WMAL from 9 - Noon.
But in all seriouseness, I just want Plante to be right where he is! I know it’s just a rumor, but, once Plante was moved from evenings to daytime a few years ago, his “mojo” and “intensity” died down because he had to somewhat ‘behave’ for the mid-morning crowd, which is more, shall I say, ‘demure’ and ‘mature’. I cannot imagine for the life of me Plante cutting to traffic & weather every 10 minutes or so. Plante needs to just be a radio talk show host who talks about the issues of the day with no other distractions.
Gee whiz...I really like those guys. What a disappointment.
I can live widdat.
Hey citadel! Quinn and Rose work cheap and they rock!
Forget Imus yuck.
Chris needs to go National and get out of this place.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD APPEARS TO BE THE LAST DAY FOR “GRANDY & ANDY” — LIVE DISCUSSION FORUM FROM 5 - 9 AM TOMORROW FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD:
Michael Graham perhaps? Wishful thinking.
Waiting to see what disaster awaits Monday morning.
If Plante is moved to the morning drive slot, I’m going to F*&^%ING SCREAM!!!
By the way, my Mom enjoyed meeting you and the other Freepers at the Plante event last weekend... she really enjoyed getting “enlightened” by you guys! :-)
Pleasure was all mine.
You have her listening to Plante everyday - right?
I listen to Plante evry day except if I’m at the gym (can’t get a signal there)....
Hey, who’s that lovely black haired beauty with Grandy?? ;0)
is nehman staying on for the news??
they had a good run
how long has it been?
i have to admit that i am so chock full of obama and the fed that i simply tune to wgts while the kids are in the car and pray
i wish them the best
i dropped an email on everyone at the program ~
grandy’s came back, having been ~ blocked from delivery
Yo sabía que! ;-)
Mas bonita y caliente.
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