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WMAL Statement Regarding Fred Grandy (CAIR Bags Another Conservative Talk Show Host)
WMAL.com ^ | March 2, 2011 | WMAL Management

Posted on 03/02/2011 8:06:02 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner

Fred Grandy has informed WMAL of his intention to resign from the station and its morning program, The Grandy Group. Veteran broadcast talent Bryan Nehman will continue to anchor the morning program and in the interim will be joined by several notable guest hosts and regular contributors. The station’s morning show will also continue to provide the latest news, traffic and weather reports to its audience.

WMAL remains committed to its goal of providing a forum for discussing a broad spectrum of issues while delivering compelling programming including Chris Plante, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cair; fredgrandy; grandy; talkradio; wmal
Some context:

Grandy In MAL Hot Water Over Islam Remarks - 3/2 - WMAL (630 AM) morning man Fred Grandy (right) made an announcement at the end of his Wednesday show saying that he could no longer discuss "radical Islam" topics on the air, a frequent focus of his show, especially when his wife, "Mrs. Fred," appears on Fridays. DCRTV hears that there's a "big meeting" this morning at the Citadel talker regarding Fred's future at the station. Could this be Fred's ploy to get himself yanked off the air? DCRTV has reported rumors that Fred wants to leave WMAL to run for Republican elected office in Iowa. He used to be a Congressman from that state. DCRTV had reported a rumbling in late 2010 that Fred wanted to leave WMAL by April 2011. More: A source confirms to DCRTV that Fred wants out of his WMAL contract, but that he has no plans to run again for public office. More as we hear it.....

Source: Grandy Gone From MAL - 3/2 - Breaking. A reliable source tells DCRTV that morning show host Fred Grandy (right) is no longer employed at WMAL (630 AM). DCRTV reported earlier today that Grandy wanted out of his contract with the Citadel-owned news talker, and that's apparently what he got in a meeting with WMAL Program Director Drew Hayes and Assistant Program Director Bill Hess after his Wednesday show. "There was all kind of yellin' and screamin' comin' from that room," we're told. "It was loud." More soon.....

Of course WMAL is the gutless station which fired Michael Graham in 2005 at the behest of CAIR for calling Islam a terrorist organization, and then fired Chris Plante last year for the same thing, replacing him with Joe Scarborough. Scarborough tanked so badly that the station's management had to rehire Chris and put him back into his old time slot.

After the station management told him and "Mrs. Fred" to "tone down" their discussions about Islam and terrorism, it looks like he told them to take their station and shove it.

WMAL Contact

1 posted on 03/02/2011 8:06:08 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; holdonnow; suspects; EDINVA

PING!


2 posted on 03/02/2011 8:07:30 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Of course WMAL is the gutless station which fired Michael Graham in 2005 at the behest of CAIR for calling Islam a terrorist organization...

I remember that. Graham made a BFD about saying how he didn't care how (un)PC his statement was - he was going to tell it like it was. He did, he got fired, then cried like a baby. He was a total phony.

3 posted on 03/02/2011 8:14:06 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

No one should ever be told to “tone down” the truth.


4 posted on 03/02/2011 8:18:22 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Fred Grandy?
Former Congressman from Iowa?
Former cast member of TV series, Love Boat?

I am not sure if this is the same guy, but I am darned sure some Freeper will tell me.

5 posted on 03/02/2011 8:20:27 PM PST by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: Tupelo

Yes, same guy.


6 posted on 03/02/2011 8:31:50 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Tupelo

Yep....he’s the same.


7 posted on 03/02/2011 8:33:28 PM PST by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: Tupelo

Indeed the same guy. He was my congrescritter when he was in office.


8 posted on 03/02/2011 8:34:49 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

No way Grandy could have said anything compared to Chris Plante’s daily depictions of Islam-o-fascists as insane murder monkeys from hell and other equally accurate portrayals. WMAL is getting on my last nerve. I turned em off and sent a scalding letter to the idiots running that station when they gave Plante his involuntary vacation last year. And I’ve been listening since I was a kid and Harden and Weaver were the morning team.


9 posted on 03/02/2011 8:44:06 PM PST by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That really sucks.


10 posted on 03/02/2011 9:13:13 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: Tupelo

same chap..


11 posted on 03/02/2011 9:43:24 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Thanks for the link, VR.
I sent the news manager an unsanitized statement of my opinion of them.
12 posted on 03/02/2011 10:05:16 PM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Borders, laws and language are what define us (USA) as a country. Let's guard them well.)
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To: RoadKingSE

Gopher gets kicked off WMAL Boat or Grandy gets CAIR Treatment!


13 posted on 03/02/2011 10:12:14 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: Forgotten Amendments
I remember that. Graham made a BFD about saying how he didn't care how (un)PC his statement was - he was going to tell it like it was. He did, he got fired, then cried like a baby. He was a total phony.

I remember, too. He was absolutely right not to care; it was before censorship came to the U.S. -- he was willing to take the heat (read: criticism) for his un-PC position, but never dreamed he'd be fired.

Wouldn't you cry like a baby if you got canned simply for stating your opinion? (Well, you might not now in 2011; but in 2005 it was still unthinkable to be canned for simply voicing an opinion when your job was to voice an opinion.)

I hear Graham has another radio show somewhere. I hope that's true.

14 posted on 03/02/2011 10:15:05 PM PST by kevao (I)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Holy crap. First Andy now Fred - my commutes gonna suck now.


15 posted on 03/02/2011 10:36:43 PM PST by 11th_VA (Obamacare will die a Death by a thousand votes !)
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To: kevao
He's got a gig in Beantown.
16 posted on 03/02/2011 10:54:36 PM PST by OddLane
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To: RoadKingSE

Mrs Fred is probably the issue. She’s a lot more hard core about Islamic terrorism than Fred is. My guess is that things boiled over last week when they had a guest on at Mrs. Fred’s request (forgot his name) who connected all the dots between CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood.


17 posted on 03/03/2011 2:49:04 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: kevao

Michael is up in Boston now.


18 posted on 03/03/2011 2:53:16 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
This is what I sent the General Manager of WMAL -

Good morning. I found out this morning that Fred Grandy has left the station. While I was not a big fan of his, I made it a point to tune in on Fridays to listen to him and Mrs. Fred.

First it was Michael Graham. Then Chris Plante though you later hired him back after being confronted with the dismal rating of Scarborough. Than it was Andy Parks. Now it is Fred Grandy and his wife.

If you think this will satisfy CAIR, you are sadly mistaken. All it will do is have your ratings tank again.

I drive in from Hungtingtown to Washington, DC each morning and tuned into WMAL while doing so. Now I will be tuning into WCBM 680 instead. They seem to have more courage than you do.

I will also inform your national hosts of my decision and I will also go on Free Republic and tell anyone who will listen about your gutless radio station. Have a good day.

Though I know this will probably do nothing, I believe this to be the right decision for me. After this, I will email Rush, Sean, and Mark, letting them know I will no longer listen to them on WMAL.

19 posted on 03/03/2011 3:36:32 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: theKid51; Apple Blossom

ping make a comment


20 posted on 03/03/2011 3:43:51 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: kburi; sofaman; BufordP; SE Mom; armymarinemom; HokieMom; MarineMom613; Tennessee Nana; ...

630 WMAL/Chris Plante Ping List


21 posted on 03/03/2011 3:51:38 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Just damn.

That kills my morning radio listening. I'd been hoping that the courageous "Mrs. Fred" would replace Nieman, who doesn't have the personality or brains to carry a 4 hour show. Hard to listen to a grown man giggle and openly stated he thought Nancy Pelosi "hot".

Too bad...aside from the syndicated programming, Grandy and Plante provided the only decent locally produced shows on WMAL.

22 posted on 03/03/2011 3:52:46 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

Try tuning into WCBM. They have a good morning program.


23 posted on 03/03/2011 4:02:26 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Veteran broadcast talent Bryan Nehman will continue to anchor the morning program and in the interim will be joined by several notable guest hosts and regular contributors.

"Veteran broadcast talent Bryan Nehman"...sorry, I can't wrap my head around the words "Veteran", "Talent", and "Bryan Nehman" - extreme cognitive dissonance!

And as for "several notable guests" and "contributors": let's see...considering the fact that Bryan "Nancy Pelosi is HOT!" Nehman will be the sole host, I'll wager he'll invite such "notable guests" as Joe Scarborough, Congressman Jim Moran, Marion Barry, and Natalie Maines...

24 posted on 03/03/2011 4:35:02 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: 7thson
Thanks for the tip. Reception is iffy where I am but I see from their web site that web broadcasts are available.

http://www.wcbm.com/

Always enjoyed Tom Marr as a sub.

25 posted on 03/03/2011 4:37:55 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

WMAL - Wahabbi Muslim Airwave Loyalists


26 posted on 03/03/2011 4:40:35 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

This is the canary in the coal mine. We as a people, and the management at WMAL, are just sitting back and letting CAIR dictate policy.

IF (big damned if) we had a real DOJ, they would be investigating CAIR; its leadership would be in the dock, then behind bars. But, oh, no ... we do NOT have a meaningful DOJ. Worse, we are pretty much a nation of PC cowards now.


27 posted on 03/03/2011 4:42:51 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
This is the work of Citadel chief Farid Suleman. He had longtime KSFO morning host Lee Rodgers fired for the same reason a few years ago.

-PJ

28 posted on 03/03/2011 4:51:29 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (In a democracy, you negotiate from the floor of the legislature, not from hideouts and bullhorns.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
This is the work of Citadel chief Farid Suleman. He had longtime KSFO morning host Lee Rodgers fired for the same reason a few years ago.

Has Lee found work since KSFO? I miss his morning program.

29 posted on 03/03/2011 4:55:50 AM PST by The Theophilus (Pray for Obama (Psalms 109:8))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; ...

DC PING


30 posted on 03/03/2011 5:40:35 AM PST by kburi
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To: 7thson

I sent an e-mail to the WMAL general manager as well. I hope he gets inundated with calls and e-mails.


31 posted on 03/03/2011 6:00:39 AM PST by sneakers
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Is Citadel the syndicator for Rush/Levin, and others who are on WMAL in DC? OR, has Citadel merely negotiated with their syndicators for rights to those shows in the DC Metro area?

It seems that Citadel has a habit of trying to shut down or fire any who dare go after radical Islam. Not that it would happen, but it would be interesting to see the “big guns” of talk radio tell Citadel/WMAL, that they will not negotiate with any syndicator or station that shuts down free speech.

Just yesterday our SCOTUS opined that however offensive the language, the Westboro Baptist Church had a right to protest at funerals of slain soldiers. Why is Citadel/WMAL immune from its on air personnel making comments that to some (CAIR) might be offensive? Are they saying that Westboro (Phelps Phamily) have more rights than, say, Fred Grandy? Or Michael Graham?

The SCOTUS opinion said that the Phelps/Westboro protests were legitimate because they covered topics of public import. Is Citadel/WMAL saying that radical Islam isn’t a matter of public import?

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32 posted on 03/03/2011 6:26:30 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: COBOL2Java

“Veteran broadcast talent Bryan Nehman”...

They keep him because they pay him less.


33 posted on 03/03/2011 6:36:32 AM PST by PLMerite (Thanks for fixing the clock.)
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To: COBOL2Java

“WMAL - Wahabbi Muslim Airwave Loyalists”

That’s HYSTERICAL!!


34 posted on 03/03/2011 7:40:52 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: The Theophilus
He blogs.

-PJ

35 posted on 03/03/2011 7:56:57 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (In a democracy, you negotiate from the floor of the legislature, not from hideouts and bullhorns.)
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To: The Theophilus
He blogs.

-PJ

36 posted on 03/03/2011 7:57:09 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (In a democracy, you negotiate from the floor of the legislature, not from hideouts and bullhorns.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; calcowgirl; cindy-true-supporter; concretebob; ...
What am I gonna listen to now in the morning? I can't stand Nehman!

36½ posted on 03/03/2011 3:58:50 PM EST by Jerry Seinfeld (Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.)

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; calcowgirl; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; Doctor Raoul; ...
ping!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


37 posted on 03/03/2011 1:04:28 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
WMAL remains committed to its goal of providing a forum for discussing a broad spectrum of issues...

BS.

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

38 posted on 03/03/2011 3:00:28 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: BufordP

I have to admit that I thought of myself first...It will be a long summer without radio in the morning. Maybe I can get something on the computer.

Let me know what you find!


39 posted on 03/03/2011 4:06:30 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY

I’d only catch about 10 minutes of Grandy’s show before I’d head into work. You’ll have to ask Silvie.


40 posted on 03/03/2011 4:32:13 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: RoadKingSE
I, too, have listened since the H&W morning show and fondly remember Trumble & Core in the afternoon. Remember roving bands of wild naugas? I remember the endless puns and jokes in the AM. I remember Weaver (in ref to the ballet) asking "why don't they just get taller dancers?"

All in the past; I am done with WMAL. If I can't trust them I'll lump them in with CNNMSNBCCBS...

Another sad day for the whole area.

41 posted on 03/03/2011 5:48:19 PM PST by Thom Pain (November 2, 2010, Step ONE. Repeal 17th, Step TWO. 11/6/2012, Step THREE)
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To: Thom Pain

From the As Belinda Keaton said in Night Shift, “Get up, have a cup of coffee, check to see who WMAL’s fired for telling the truth about islam,” or something like that Department

Jeff Boden President - General Manager WMAL

Well Jeff!

I’m not happy.

I’ve had it with WMAL and will listen to Michael Graham in Boston or KSFO until Fred and Mrs. Fred Grandy return. America expects radio stations to be committed to free speech and the Truth. We expect WMAL to grow a backbone and stand up to CAIR and the other radicals.

I bet your mother is not proud that under your direction WMAL Becomes America’s First Shariah-Compliant Radio Station — No Criticism of Radical Islam (“Pit-dwelling, blood-soaked, sharp-toothed, murder monkeys and troglodytes from Hell”) and No Women.


42 posted on 03/04/2011 10:13:44 AM PST by JohnGeary
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Free Speech Defeat: Fred Grandy Show Cancelled for Speaking About Islam

More sharia (Islamic law): this is enforcement of blasphemy laws, do not insult Islam. How much more of our freedoms are we going to allow them to seize?

James Lafferty wrote:

WMAL management has caved to CAIR once again! Fred Grandy is off-the-air because he told the truth about jihadists working within America to destroy our government and subjugate all Americans to Islam.

Stand by for further Atlas action on this.

VAST

The Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force

Former Congressman Fred Grandy is no longer on WMAL Radio in Washington, DC because he and his wife told the truth about the threat which Shariah and Radical Islam pose to America. Fred Grandy and “Mrs. Fred” interviewed former FBI agents, experts on Shariah law and activists who are fighting radical Islamists in their communities. They told the truth about radical jihadists and their plans to gut the Constitution and destroy America.

On March 2, 2011, WMAL’s management told Grandy he needed to “tone down” any stories on radical Islam. They also told him his wife, an outspoken critic of Islamist infiltration, could not be included in future programs. Fred Grandy refused to accept those conditions and that was his last day on WMAL radio.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator in the federal Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial, has complained about Grandy’s outspoken criticism of their organization and other radical groups.

WMAL has a record of yielding to CAIR demands. On two previous occasions, the station removed talk show hosts who had been targeted by CAIR.

Fred Grandy, the First Amendment and the Truth need your voice.

Monday (March 7) and Tuesday (March 8) are “Call Out WMAL Days.” From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each of those days, please call WMAL at (202) 895-2350 and (202) 686-3100 and tell them you will not listen to their station until Fred and Mrs. Fred Grandy return. America expects radio stations to be committed to free speech and the Truth. We expect WMAL to grow a backbone and stand up to CAIR and the other radicals. Call early and often.

Then at 10 a.m. Wednesday, we will meet at WMAL’s studios, 4400 Jenifer St. NW, Washington, DC 20015 with signs to demonstrate our support for Fred Grandy and his wife and their courageous stand against radical Islam.

WMAL Becomes America’s First Shariah-Compliant Radio Station —

No Criticism of Radical Islam and No Women.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/03/free-speech-defeat-frank-grandy-show-cancelled-for-speaking-about-islam.html


43 posted on 03/04/2011 10:13:49 AM PST by JohnGeary
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