Skip to comments.630 WMAL Talk Show Host Chris Plante has been fired
Posted on 04/03/2009 10:40:52 AM PDT by GreatDaggar
Beginning Monday, we welcome a name and voice familiar to many of you, deliver MORE from your favorite morning team, and say goodbye to a good friend and top-notch talk show host.
On Monday, the Grandy and Andy Morning Show will expand to 5 hours! The Grandy and Andy magic starts at 5am and wont stop until 10am (or slightly earlier if Fred starts to choke on his daily ration of mixed nuts.) Between 5 and 9am, its all of the great stuff youre accustomed to: 20 minutes of news and views commercial free at the top of every hour, opinion and analysis, lots o laughs, plus traffic and weather first on the 5s. At 9am, Fred, Andy and Bryan tackle the big story of the day with plenty of your phone calls, an occasional guest and some great surprises.
Were also pleased to welcome Joe Scarborough to 630 WMAL. The nationally syndicated Joe Scarborough Show will air between 10am-12noon. Joe is a former U.S. Congressman and current host of MSNBCs Morning Joe. Mika Brzezinski, who serves as co-host on Scarboroughs morning television show, fills the same role on radio. The Joe Scarborough Show will offer thought-provoking commentary on the days leading issues and will feature many of the same A-list guests his television audience has come to expect.
Sadly, The Chris Plante Show has been cancelled. I will miss Chris (and Id guess that Im not alone.) He is passionate, smart, crafty, funny and unpredictable. I loved listening to Chris on the air and looked forward to our daily off-air strategy meetings (when Chris did the cable version of his show if you know what I mean. Mark my words, Chris and his extraordinarily talented producer Geoff Holtzman will re-surface soon, Im sure.
Im excited that Joe and Mika will join our line-up. Im thrilled that Grandy and Andy will keep us in stitches for 5 hours a day, but I will miss my friends Chris and Geoff.
Wow, I can see the plan by WMAL now. Balance their line up before the feds make them.
Chris Plante is excellent and I am sure as hell not going to listen to Joe and Mika. Isn’t Laura Ingraham on at the same time?
Joe & Mika: Absolutely the WORST talk show hosts I ever heard.
I’d rather listen to glass breaking.
Wow! Oh no......!
Don’t forget Michael Graham. I’m guessing I will be employing my other options. Hoping Plante ends up elsewhere soon. Also, Glenn Beck is available locally now at AM 1580.
yep, sorry about forgetting Michael Graham ... which I unfortunately hold a terrible view on — I liked that he was fired - but ONLY because it brought Chris Plante to WMAL. In paradise, both Graham and Plante would still be on WMAL :)
I really hope he gets a new gig like this too and with the similar format. But it’s highly unlikely. Michael Graham has a talk show but I think he was already a somewhat national figure. Chris Core and Austin Hill do not. And I don’t think Chris Plante is really a national figure.
Is it worse than Bill O'Reilly's show was?
Do you really think that the whole flippin world knows that WMAL is in D.C.? Perhaps in the future you could add something somewhere along the line to let us know where it is that you are worried about your local radio show.
WABC-AM has had Scarborough’s show for several months now. There’s not enough money in the universe to make me listen to it.
HEY what about John Batchelor!?
This stinks on ice!!!!!
I wish Batchelor’s show could be back on weeknights.
Dumping Chris Plante so we can hear the squawking of the #$&%@ Mika?
Nope, not going to be listing from 10-12 anymore.
Time to send negative feedback to the advertisers.
I went to Citadel Media/Broadcasting web site, top left (of course) corner “Air America Media”
Watch out, that’s how it’s going to happen, buy the network, cancel the local conservative talk hosts/hostesses and then go for the kill of the “big guys”
No reason for Congress to write laws, the market place will take care of it.
First, Michael Graham in August of 2005.
Then, Chris Core in February 2008.
Now in just over a year later, Chris Plant???
You guys fired Austin Hill not too long ago this year too?
Just what gives WMAL? I like Fred, Andy and Brian fine, but 5 hours????
What is it that everyone at the station is not talking about?
I love Rush, but I really loved Chris Plants insight on whats going on locally, Regionally and within that tiny speck of land mass, in halls of Congress.
Unreal! Chris Plante is a gem. One of the most talented and insightful conservative voices on the radio. How disappointing!
I will miss Chris, I don’t like Grandy and Andy and will not listen to that Scarborough guy, so I will be turning the dial hoping to find something worth listening to.
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