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Alert the (Bill) Press: Nova-M goes under (Air America founder suicide attempt; Rhodes off the air)
Radio Equalizer ^ | Fed 17, 2009 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/17/2009 5:06:32 PM PST by tlb

Libtalk network Nova M Radio has been shut down, according to the attorney for Randi Rhodes, Robert V Gaulin of New York. … Moments ago, Gaulin sent this letter to your Radio Equalizer:

Randi Rhodes’ on-air home for less than a year will shut its doors. In an email message of February 17th from counsel for Nova M Radio, Inc. to Randi’s entertainment attorney, Robert V. Gaulin, the company is said to have been advised to file for bankruptcy protection next week. All payroll deposits were reversed on Tuesday, leaving Nova’s employees unpaid for the past two weeks.

On Sunday, Nova received a letter from Mr. Gaulin asserting that the contract with Ms. Rhodes was terminated due to material breaches and other reasons. Ms. Rhodes had not broadcast for over a week prior to this time, a situation which was diplomatically referred to as a “problem” that was solely within Nova’s control to solve. A few days earlier, Sheldon Drobny, founder of Nova M, and a co-founder of Air America Radio, attempted suicide and is hospitalized in Chicago.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: airamerica; drobny; liberaltalkradio; novam; randi; rhodes
The mystery of why Rhodes was off the air the last week is solved. The paychecks stopped.
1 posted on 02/17/2009 5:06:32 PM PST by tlb
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To: tlb

I’ve always had a hard time with the name “Air America” don’t those liberal idiots realize it’s the CIA’s air force?


2 posted on 02/17/2009 5:08:16 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Who's the more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?")
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To: tlb

Rhodes flagship WJNO in West Palm Beach has temporarily substituted Sean Hannity’s program in the afternoon slot due to the absence of her program.


3 posted on 02/17/2009 5:08:44 PM PST by tlb
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To: tlb

Oh what a shame.


4 posted on 02/17/2009 5:09:09 PM PST by bergmeid (HolyO is self-destructing. Fast. VERY fast.)
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To: tlb
I guess liberals feel the same about paying their mouthpieces as they feel about paying their taxes.
5 posted on 02/17/2009 5:09:41 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: tlb
Rhodes flagship WJNO in West Palm Beach has temporarily substituted Sean Hannity’s program in the afternoon slot due to the absence of her program.

LMrepublicanAO!!!

6 posted on 02/17/2009 5:12:54 PM PST by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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Not to worry. The messiah is en route with bailout funds to ensure that an objective viewpoint, which the market overwhelmingly rejects, will continue to be broadcast.
7 posted on 02/17/2009 5:13:51 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: tlb

Bush’s fault....


8 posted on 02/17/2009 5:13:56 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (This Ain't No Party.....This Ain't No Disco...This Ain't No Foolin' Around...)
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To: tlb
The Victory goes to CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO. This is sure to bring increasingly strident imprications from the Lafties to impose "fairness doctrine."

Well, I can see the NYT under fairness doctrine?

They do NOT want to go there.

9 posted on 02/17/2009 5:14:05 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: tlb

Air America founder tries suicide? Hope it is successful


10 posted on 02/17/2009 5:15:16 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: tlb
Rhodes flagship WJNO in West Palm Beach has temporarily substituted Sean Hannity’s program in the afternoon slot due to the absence of her program.

Poetic Justice?

11 posted on 02/17/2009 5:21:15 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: tlb

This is too, too funny. Everyone should watch the YouTube exchange between the very pretty and smart Megyn Kelly and and the looney Bill Press. A link is within the article...priceless.


12 posted on 02/17/2009 5:23:06 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: tlb

How the hell could anyone tell she was off? Does anyone listen to her show?


13 posted on 02/17/2009 5:23:55 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: tlb

Where is Stabenow’s cheatin’ husband? The Liberals must force conservative talk radio to be silent in the pursuit of failure.

The Leftist playbook is always the same, trade the functioning for the disfunctional...the profitable for the bankrupt and the moral for the immoral.

Every program, every city and every Democratic position always punishes the taxpayer, the innovator and the thrifty...using taxpayer funds to “mop-up” for those who never really contribute, ethically or financially.


14 posted on 02/17/2009 5:26:57 PM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: pissant

I could always phone the Liberal icon’s clinic, Kevorkian, to make sure the deal is closed.


15 posted on 02/17/2009 5:27:53 PM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: tlb

“When you can’t succeed on your own, take steps to ensure the failure of the successful” - Barrack Hussein Obama (on the necessity of the Fairness Doctrine)


16 posted on 02/17/2009 5:33:00 PM PST by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: wac3rd
The Leftist playbook is always the same, trade the functioning for the disfunctional...the profitable for the bankrupt and the moral for the immoral.

It's called "spreading the misery"...

17 posted on 02/17/2009 5:41:21 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Does anyone listen to her show?

I try to catch her on bad RAT days. It's usually very little information and a whole lot of complaining - every single day.

18 posted on 02/17/2009 5:50:27 PM PST by Libloather (February is Liberal, Leftist, Marxist Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather

Poor man. It is so unfair that conservative talk radio dominates the airwaves and won’t let liberal talk radio gain a foothold. Its a cryin shame I tell ya! Somebody needs to do something. C’omeon Zero, give em a few bil.


19 posted on 02/17/2009 5:53:56 PM PST by gost2
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To: tlb
Maybe, if they hurry, they can blame it on the end of analog TV.

If leftist suckers fell for Obambi, they should easily fall for that one.

20 posted on 02/17/2009 5:54:52 PM PST by muir_redwoods (I finally agree; the President is an Ass)
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To: tlb

So I’m traveling in sw florida this week for work and on sunday afternoon I was driving thru the everglades desperate for any radio to listen to and landed on a local air america station . At every commercial break there would be one or two ads...then three or four minutes of music...all unsold ad time. Most of the ads they did run were for progressive insurance...obviously ad buys based on progressive’s lefty ceo’s politics, not based on a business decision...I as probably one of about ten people listening (the other nine called in to talk about how wonderful the obamassiah is...)


21 posted on 02/17/2009 7:27:07 PM PST by LizzyD
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To: tlb

The libs at LiberalTalkRadio.blogspot.com are pooh-poohing Brian’s report...


>>3. Rumors are swirling right now that Nova M has folded. Proving that he’s in a world of his own, the Tranquilizer [their nickname for Brian M.’s Radio Equalizer blog] is claiming that Rhodes’ lawyer sent him a letter claiming that Nova M didn’t make payroll and is about to fold, that Mike Malloy’s show has been cancelled and that the network’s co-founder, Sheldon Drobny, is in the hospital after an apparent ‘suicide attempt.’ Suicide??? Basically, Brian Maloney has topped himself on the crass-o-meter.
Sheldon’s wife, Anita, confirmed that her husband was in the hospital, but it was a ‘nervous breakdown’. So, like anything regarding either Nova M, Randi Rhodes or, heck, most liberal talk radio in general, there are a lot of mixed signals here...

>>4. So, if Nova M is totally and completely kaput and the Malloy show has been outright cancelled, then that’s news to Mike and Kathy Malloy. The show should go on as scheduled tonight.

>>5. Radio & Records, a more reliable source for industry news than right-wing blogs run by crazy people(sic), cites Nova M’s general manager, Eric Reinert, who said that Nova M is no longer an entity and that a new company called On Second Thought LLC has been formed and is moving forward. Reinart also confirmed that Rhodes is officially out. The new network will continue to offer Mike Malloy, Phoenix host Mike Newcomb and a new show from Nancy Skinner, who had been filling in for Rhodes.

6. Oh, and that lawsuit brought against Nova M by former CEO John Manzo? Reinart wouldn’t comment on that. The 16-page complaint alleges, among other things, that the syndicator breached Manzo’s contract, failed to pay state and federal taxes on his behalf, defamed his character and cast him in a false light.


22 posted on 02/18/2009 12:34:00 AM PST by raccoonradio
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LOL. What a freeking disaster. Which describes anything and everythihg the commies put their hands on.


23 posted on 02/18/2009 12:40:36 AM PST by Post5203 (Democrats have become so low, they need a step ladder to kiss a snake's ass.)
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