Liberal Radio Network To File Bankruptcy

You have to give the Drobny’s an E for effort. They were also co-founders of Air America Radio, which has also gone bankrupt and changed hands a few times since then. From the Wall Street Journal . . .

Nova M Radio Inc., a competitor to troubled radio network Air America, is filing for bankruptcy liquidation, according to the company’s co-founder, amid mounting disarray in the small world of liberal talk radio.

Anita and Sheldon Drobny, a married couple from Chicago, founded Nova M in 2006 and have been funding the business partly out of their own pockets. Compounding their troubles: Nova M’s highest-profile host, Randi Rhodes, vanished from the airwaves earlier this month. Mrs. Drobny also said that her husband is currently hospitalized for problems stemming from the stress of dealing with the network, which has 34 affiliates.

From the Radio Equalizer . . .

In a troubling development for Sheldon Drobny’s fledgling NovaM libtalk network, flagship station KXDE / Little Rock has dumped his “progressive” format and switched to sports, according to talk radio reporter Perry Simon.

Rush Has Zero Impact, Part 2

Following up on an opinion piece in the Pensacola News Journal by Air America Radio host Mike Papantonio, the Lunch Counter post Rush Has Zero Impact was essentially, a copy of the comment I made on the PNJ’s website where the talk show host’s column first appeared.

Curiously enough, that same comment does not pass moderation on the Huffington Post, where the same article appeared today.

No, I’m not complaining. Just observing the thin skin of the Air America Radio people on Baylen Street. Actually, it is the Fairness Doctrine in action, as they would like it. Liberals in action are so amusing.

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White House, Fundamentals Sound

My how things change when you leave politics out of it.

During the fall campaign, Obama relentlessly criticized his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, for declaring, “The fundamentals of our economy are strong.” Obama’s team painted the veteran senator as out of touch and failing to grasp the challenges facing the country.

But on Sunday, that optimistic message came from economic adviser Christina Romer. When asked during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” if the fundamentals of the economy were sound, she replied: “Of course they are sound.”

Never mind Obama. How’s the media going to take this 180?

 AP link:  White House says economy is sound despite ‘mess’