Skip to comments.Chris Plante canceled from WMAL radio
Posted on 04/03/2009 6:25:47 PM PDT by Perdogg
Beginning Monday morning, 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.
Also beginning Monday, were 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.
This sucks! Plante was great! Scarborough is a RINO on his BEST day.
Color me unimpressed.
What a bummer! I wonder what this is all about...I listen to Chris on WMAL through the internet...was the only reason I listend to that radio station...too bad...where can I find him elsewhere?
WMAL, I guess this is “fair”.
I wish Fred would come back home to Iowa and give running for Governor another shot.
I think WMAL is preparing for the return of the “Fairness doctrine”. Freedom 570am now has Ed Schultz from 12-3pm.
Color me positioning yourself to appear fair and balance.
That is exactly what they’re doing. I like Andy and Grandy, I liked Austin Hill when he was on for Chris Plante. I wish they would have hired him instead of Joe and the horrible, shrew of a woman.
Already posted —
Very bad move. I have little tolerance for the RINO Grandy. They have lost a listener until Rush comes on. Give me more LEVIN! He is the best.
They could dump Sliwa in the late evening slot, it wouldn’t bother me none.
What a disaster. This is terrible. I loved Michael Graham and they cancelled him in that time slot; I liked Chris Core despite his wishy-washiness; I loved Chris Plante. And I do not really see how Grandy and Andy can keep it up without becoming exhausted, particularly considering Grandy’s delicate health. I am very fond of both of them but they’re going to burn out.
Program managers generally are idiots.
what’s wrong with Grandy?
First Michael Graham, now Chris Plante. I’ve been a WMAL listener since the days of Harden and Weaver in the morning. I got your Joe Scarborough right here. I can tune to Baltimore stations to get Rush and Sean. Buh bye WMAL.
I second that. I turn off WMAL at 9 p.m. I'll miss Chris Plante's wit, wisdom and intelligence. Grandy and Andy are okay, but don't have the bite and insight that Plante offers.
I think WMAL is trying to position itself for the renewal of the Fairness Doctrine.
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