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WMALís Ham Abruptly Signs Off
FISHBOWLDC ^ | 3/6/12 | Betsy Rothstein

Posted on 03/06/2012 6:05:36 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks

So this is fishy.

WMAL’s Mary Katharine Ham has dropped off the airwaves. According to a letter she posted on her personal blog dated today, she’s elated not to have to wake up so obscenely early. She delicately explains why she and the station are parting ways:

“If you’re a regular listener, you may have noticed I wasn’t on the radio this morning on 105.9 FM WMAL, where I’m wont to be from 5-9 a.m. Alas, I won’t be there anymore, which means I didn’t have to get up at 3 a.m. today (Yay!), but also that I will miss the WMAL crew and my buddies Bryan and Brian who will carry on the morning show without me.

“The folks at the company had a vision for a different, independent role for me at the station, but we just weren’t able to come to an agreement that would make it work, so I’m off to do my other jobs. I’m constantly thankful I have the freedom to make decisions like that, and realize it’s a tremendous blessing to have such options.”

Ham will be on a plethora of Fox News programs this week including on The O’Reilly Factor tonight as well as Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld.


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KEYWORDS: foxnews; marykatharineham; talkradio; wmal
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"The Mall" is the new name of the show? Who comes up with these goofy names?

Good Luck MKH!

1 posted on 03/06/2012 6:05:37 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

WMAL PINGS!


2 posted on 03/06/2012 6:06:43 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Never heard of her. Never heard of WMAL.

Was she a conservative, a liberal, a comedian?


3 posted on 03/06/2012 6:08:14 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: JohnnyZ

Didn’t you have a crush on her?


4 posted on 03/06/2012 6:10:06 AM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: cuban leaf; SilvieWaldorfMD

She’s a conservative woman. She appears on the O’Reilly factor opposite Juan Williams. Thirtyish attractive woman, she was once honoured by PMSNBC by Keith Overbite as being the worst person of the day.

She took a lot days off in the past 90 days, I guess she just couldn’t get used to getting up at 0330 everyday.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 6:11:51 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: cuban leaf

http://townhall.com/columnists/marykatharineham/

Conservative. Pretty good, all things considered.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 6:12:02 AM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

7 posted on 03/06/2012 6:13:06 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: cuban leaf

8 posted on 03/06/2012 6:14:58 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Perdogg

My daughters and i ran into her and her husband at the Buzz Bakery in Alexandria one Sunday AM. she is very sweet. I follow her on Twitter also.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 6:15:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Perdogg; cuban leaf

She’s been a routine panelist of late on Fox News’ “Special Report”.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 6:19:24 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

WMAL has a history of “easing” hosts out if there’s too much controversy. Michael Graham was a host a few years ago and when CAIR demanded he be fired, WMAL obliged. They have no back bone. They’re conservative, but only if it doesn’t cause a riff.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 6:21:00 AM PST by albie
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To: Clint N. Suhks

>> So this is fishy. <<

I doubt it. Looks to me like a routine contract dispute. Her agent probably tried to get WMAL to pay her more, and he probably threatened to walk out of the negotiations. The station then called the agent’s bluff, and so he walked. Happens all the time in business, not just in radio. But not to worry, because with her tremendous talent, MKH will do just fine.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 6:24:07 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: albie

Chris Plante who is on now makes Michael Graham look like piker.

http://www.wmal.com/article.asp?id=632848


13 posted on 03/06/2012 6:24:31 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: xsmommy; SilvieWaldorfMD

I actually enjoyed listening to her on the radio for a while. The problem i have with WMAL in the morning is that there is only about 23 minutes worth a radio show per 60 minutes of air time.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 6:25:27 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Tax-chick

Didn’t/doesn’t she also post at The Corner? I think that’s where I see her.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 6:26:14 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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I love the line-up an WMAL but I’m getting tired of the way they treat the talent.
They fired Graham, Core, Grandy and fired Chris Plante a few times. I wish they would figure out what the hell they want to do and do it. The morning drive has been a clusterfluke for a while.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 6:29:25 AM PST by newnhdad (Soylent green is people..)
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To: Hawthorn

I believe you are exactly correct. She’s going to be fine, look for her on Fox News I suspect.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 6:29:39 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Lauren BaRecall

That rings a bell. I see “Corner” items only when they’re linked from FR.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 6:29:40 AM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Clearly, dumping TV has its drawbacks. But very few.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 6:30:25 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Perdogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kJTIbZM9Zo

Enjoy!


20 posted on 03/06/2012 6:31:20 AM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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