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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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To: Perdogg

yeah i have XM and cannot handle WMAL bc of the commercials. she is very cute, i feel like i’ve seen her grow up. She spoke at YAF when my daughter attended the conference about 3-4 years ago now. She and her husband just got married this past summer. I don’t think she’s quite 30 yet, i want to say she’s maybe 27-28, but that’s just a guess.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 6:32:49 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Clint N. Suhks

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

...I never said Graham was any good. On the contrary. He’s a great writer and a so so talk host. But he said some truths about CAIR and pffft.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 6:33:13 AM PST by albie
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To: albie

Who owns WMAL?

My guess is it’s a budget cut by the parent radio group.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 6:39:18 AM PST by King Hawk
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To: USS Alaska

That’s Robin Meade, not MKH.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 6:39:18 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: cuban leaf

A very bright, very pretty, conservative able to debate and win against all the liberals on Fox News Channel.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 6:41:51 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: newnhdad

WMAL carries Rush. I wonder if there is more to follow.


26 posted on 03/06/2012 6:44:34 AM PST by Truth29
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To: albie

I used to listen to Michael Graham when he was on WTNT before he was on WMAL. I even called his show.

My point was Chris Plante is much more controversial about the “troglodytes”, as he calls the CAIR types, than Michael ever was. WMAL has had a change of heart since they knee JERKed Michael off the air.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 6:45:58 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: cuban leaf
Never heard of her

Then you should have, and you will. She is one of the bright young lights of Conservative media. And not to mention kinda cute.
28 posted on 03/06/2012 6:47:58 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Clint N. Suhks
I like her. I'd say she is a Conservative leaning Moderate.
She needs to butch up. O’Reilly interrupts her and talks over her all the time. She needs to put BOR in his place once in a while. She needs to be more assertive.
29 posted on 03/06/2012 6:48:08 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: xsmommy; mickie; flaglady47; Bizzy Bugz
Southern belle Mary Katharine Ham was born in Montgomery, Alabama on April 5, 1980....making her 32 years old.

She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia.

Good for her.....one doesn't have much of a life when you have to get up at 3 AM to go to work....especially when you have the option of other employment gigs that keep the grits and butter on the table.

She does a nice job on the Factor.....when the Bloviator doesn't overtalk her or step all over her lines.

Leni

30 posted on 03/06/2012 6:49:19 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Hawthorn
The station then called the agent’s bluff, and so he walked.

Then it wasn't a bluff, after all.
31 posted on 03/06/2012 6:51:54 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: USS Alaska

A pleasant mistake Alaska! A gorgeous Ohio gal, for sure!!


32 posted on 03/06/2012 6:53:25 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I don’t do TV. Haven’t for 15 years now. That’s probably why I never heard of her.

I have now, though.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 6:55:00 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: faucetman

I quit watching the pervert Bill O’Really when he lied on air about FreeRepublic being racist.

He sure does surround himself with attractive conservative women like Katherine, Megyn and Laura. eww...


34 posted on 03/06/2012 6:55:16 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Perdogg
she was once honoured by PMSNBC by Keith Overbite as being the worst person of the day.

Reason enough to love her!

35 posted on 03/06/2012 7:08:32 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: USS Alaska; PapaBear3625

Mmmmmmm....Ham.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 7:17:00 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: MinuteGal

well then, she’s lucky not to look her age ; )


37 posted on 03/06/2012 7:21:00 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Dr. Sivana

They should have had Obama in the negotiations. He told Republicans last year “don’t call my bluff” during debt ceiling negotiations, and put the fear of God into the GOP.

And recently, Obama said he doesn’t bluff, as talk of what to do about Iran had happened.

You want tough negotiating, Obama’s your man.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 7:55:47 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: USS Alaska

My my my........


39 posted on 03/06/2012 8:41:10 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Dr. Sivana
>> Then it wasn't a bluff, after all. <<

Well yeah, you're correct in one sense:

Ex post, we can say it wasn't a bluff. But -- and here's the critical component -- WMAL wouldn't have knownAs I have always understood the term, and as most dictionaries seem to define it, "calling a bluff" means to make somebody prove if he is serious about a threat -- WHETHER OR NOT the threat is real.

In other words, you "call the bluff" precisely to find out if the other side is bluffing or not.

Or, ex post doesn't equate to ex facto, as we used to say in my logic class. Or was it my Latin class? Can't really recall!

40 posted on 03/06/2012 9:19:46 AM PST by Hawthorn
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