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The Curse of Randi Rhodes: Nova M's Successor "On Second Thought" Padlocked in Phoenix
Phoenixnewtimes.com ^ | 2 March, 2009 | Stephen Lemons

Posted on 03/03/2009 12:14:29 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult

I'd been tipped off that KNUV 1190 AM, formerly the flagship station of the liberal Nova M radio network, and briefly, the home of Nova M's successor network, On Second Thought, had been padlocked. So I had to see for myself, as On Second Thought's driving force, Mike Newcomb, was apparently doing his afternoon show today as usual. At least, that's the way it sounded to someone who's not a regular listener of Newcomb's show.

But as you can see from the photo above, 1190 AM's offices are indeed chained up. The security guard for the building told me that the padlocking occurred today. When I asked why, he shrugged and said, "Something to do with the rent."

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: liberal; liberaltalkradio; novam; rhodes; talkradio
Just an update to a story that went cold a couple of weeks ago. A good example of what happens when leftists run things. Radio first, the entire nation next.
1 posted on 03/03/2009 12:14:29 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

How do whiny, emotional jerks manage to stay in business for any length of time, who would want to listen to it?

My cousin, bless him, is a raging leftist, and even he won’t listen to the stuff. He listens to Rush and Levin and spends the day screaming at the radio.


2 posted on 03/03/2009 12:20:17 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Wow, I haven’t thought of Randi Rhodes since she made some comment about McCain being a friend of the Vietcong.


3 posted on 03/03/2009 12:22:24 AM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Oh, the humanity...


4 posted on 03/03/2009 12:22:32 AM PST by TruthHound (A Republican who acts conservative will whip the snot out of Democrat who acts liberal EVERY TIME!)
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To: raccoonradio; PJ-Comix

Pings to those who follow this subject. It appears Rhodes has to keep mum on this so she doesn’t violate her contract or endanger a future case. The her getting picked up by Dial Global was just lefty wishful thinking and nothing else. The Nova M/On Second Thought website has nothing new since Feb 18.


5 posted on 03/03/2009 12:23:20 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Hilarious stuff.


6 posted on 03/03/2009 12:30:23 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

In my search for more info on this I came across a bit that states Jerry Springer is returning to the radio. Are negative ratings possible?


7 posted on 03/03/2009 12:36:04 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

In my search for more info on this I came across a bit that states Jerry Springer is returning to the radio. Are negative ratings possible?


8 posted on 03/03/2009 12:36:04 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Bump for morning laughter


9 posted on 03/03/2009 12:41:46 AM PST by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Radio first, the entire nation next.

Exactly. Can anyone point me to a govt run business that actually makes money on its own? USPS? Amtrak?

10 posted on 03/03/2009 12:42:43 AM PST by Post5203 (0bama is the Jim Jones of the new century.)
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To: Post5203
I've never even worked in radio but this whole story has had me enthralled from the start. I could fill up several pages on this but it boils down to niche market shows that may work in a few cities being taken nationwide with predictable results. I still wonder how much Soros sunk into this entire mess. I hope it was more than the couple of million that we know about.

Libs scream about what went wrong. One claim they make is a lack of on air talent, but every leftist who could talk for more than five minutes has had a show at one time or another. People didn't care to listen as it was boring.

11 posted on 03/03/2009 12:58:12 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Post5203

**? USPS? Amtrak?**

Fanny Mae, Freddy Mac


12 posted on 03/03/2009 1:34:54 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (WE THE PEOPLE Demand TALK RADIO to be our 1st Amendment MEDIA WATCHDOG!!!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Here in Ithaca, NY ...FREEPER CODENAME “City of EVIL” is one area where the LIberal radio seems to be doing well, (but then this county voted NADER).
after the hasty retreat of Bill O’Reilly, our “Rightwing talk station” got 2 of the 3 hours LIVE of THE GREAT ONE, Mark Levin.. so there’s hope for us, yet.


13 posted on 03/03/2009 1:37:43 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (WE THE PEOPLE Demand TALK RADIO to be our 1st Amendment MEDIA WATCHDOG!!!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

**Are negative ratings possible?**

OF course .. have you seen MSLSD errr ..MSNBC lately... I think their entire ratings base are the employees in the same building.


14 posted on 03/03/2009 1:39:01 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (WE THE PEOPLE Demand TALK RADIO to be our 1st Amendment MEDIA WATCHDOG!!!)
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To: txnativegop
My cousin, bless him, is a raging leftist, and even he won’t listen to the stuff. He listens to Rush and Levin and spends the day screaming at the radio.

LOL! The mental imagine is cracking me up. Maybe deep inside there's a conservative inside him waiting to break out. Some people thrive and can only relate through a combative relationship...

15 posted on 03/03/2009 2:11:40 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: txnativegop

“How do whiny, emotional jerks manage to stay in business for any length of time, who would want to listen to it?”

This is exactly why they need The Fairness Doctrine II and I’m sure this will be held up as an example.

It wouldn’t surprise me if t his was a put-up.


16 posted on 03/03/2009 2:23:21 AM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

But . . . but it’s not fair. Obama should order the chains be removed so that they can go back on the air. I’m sure we can come up with some bailout money for that.


17 posted on 03/03/2009 2:26:26 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult; All

If you people really want a laugh, go to the actual article and read the pathetic suck up ‘comment’ from some cretin calling themselves ‘Ozy’, sounds like they copy and pasted the former broadcast prospectus for 1190 AM, praising those leftist losers who are now locked out of their own offices, lol - 10 to 1 ‘Ozy’ is one of the former 1190 AM staff trying desperately to put the best spin on a humiliating situation.


18 posted on 03/03/2009 2:46:56 AM PST by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: Post5203

The US Mint! :-)


19 posted on 03/03/2009 2:53:53 AM PST by Renkluaf
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Libs scream about what went wrong. One claim they make is a lack of on air talent, but every leftist who could talk for more than five minutes has had a show at one time or another. People didn't care to listen as it was boring.

That, and Americans get tired of being berated as the authors of all of the world's ills. There's never anything positive about us, or uplifting, or encouraging. If we want to listen to that, we can just call our ex's, and get the personalized version.

21 posted on 03/03/2009 3:19:00 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Riley; Hillarys Gate Cult

I’ve heard 30 second snatches of their commentary, before I could get the radio tuned properly, and they say brilliant things like “This is the end of capitalism, no doubt about it” with joy in their tone. Who wants to hear that?


22 posted on 03/03/2009 4:19:09 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Fairness Doctrine isn't about "Fairness" - it's about Doctrine.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Libs scream about what went wrong.

Reminds me of their constant apologia for communism. "We didn't try it right, it needs another chance, it was never really run properly."

23 posted on 03/03/2009 4:23:43 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
the home of Nova M's successor network, On Second Thought, had been padlocked.

I suppose it's too much to hope for that Randi Roach was inside at the time...

24 posted on 03/03/2009 4:28:45 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Post5203
Can anyone point me to a govt run business that actually makes money on its own? USPS? Amtrak?

When the house and senate were running their own dining rooms for their own members and staff, they couldn't even break even or meet payroll on a regular basis, having to vote "emergency funds" to make up the difference.

Many years ago, I remember seeing a "60 Minutes" episode where an expose was done on how the government had taken over the "Mustang Ranch," a legal brothel in NV. The owner had been convicted of a number of crimes, and the brothel was taken over by the government. It didn't last very long. They managed to run the brothel in such a way that it was losing money.

To put it bluntly, the government couldn't even make a profit in the world's oldest profession, selling sex.

These are the goons who are going to save the economy...

Mark

25 posted on 03/03/2009 4:47:28 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Reminds me of their constant apologia for communism. "We didn't try it right, it needs another chance, it was never really run properly."

This is a part of the hubris and psychosis that one needs to be a leftist. They're "True Believers." It's not the policies or philosophy that's wrong, it's just that the people who have tried to implement those policies just weren't the right people. Interestingly enough, it's always the current crop of leftists who are the "right people" who will "finally make it all work."

Mark

26 posted on 03/03/2009 4:51:57 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL; cardinal4

Randi Rhodes used to have a 3-hour time slot on WJNO 1290 in West Palm Beach after Rush’s show. Now she’s gone, and Sean Hannity is in that time slot.


27 posted on 03/03/2009 6:14:31 AM PST by Ax (Whatever happened to the "Run 'n' Shoot" offense?)
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To: Ax

IIRC Palm Beach was supposed to be where she started and most libs inferred that at worst she would always be on the air at least from that station.


28 posted on 03/03/2009 12:40:31 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

She was pretty popular with all the progressive bed-wetters in Palm Beach County. I accidentally stopped by WJNO a week or so ago, expecting to have my teeth set on edge by a fellow former airman (Randi was in the USAF), and imagine my joy when I stumbled on to Sean.


29 posted on 03/03/2009 6:46:33 PM PST by Ax (Whatever happened to the "Run 'n' Shoot" offense?)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Another example of subprime radio.

Don't let 'em force subprime radio on our Republic.

30 posted on 03/03/2009 8:11:32 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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