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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-05 12:30 PM
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56. He should never take a week off?
I don't understand why Air America does not use guest hosts though. A comedy show like Stern's can get away with a "Best of." Political and sports shows have to be fresh.
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  -Al Franken is AWOL earthside  Jul-25-05 11:20 AM   #0 
  - Excellent point.  iconoclastNYC   Jul-25-05 11:21 AM   #1 
  - I think they should have Maddeux fill in  iconoclastNYC   Jul-25-05 11:22 AM   #3 
  - Rachel needs to sleep sometime  JHB   Jul-25-05 11:46 AM   #32 
  - And she's also working on the Tucker Carlson MSNBC show.  NYCGirl   Jul-25-05 11:47 AM   #35 
     - Not for long  warrens   Jul-25-05 12:49 PM   #68 
        - Link for Tucker being history??? n/m  Rosco T.   Jul-25-05 03:38 PM   #81 
  - I'm a huge Rachel fan also  pirhana   Jul-25-05 03:34 PM   #77 
  - funny you should say that...  MattNC   Jul-25-05 11:23 AM   #5 
     - It's not a "trust" issue  Horse with no Name   Jul-25-05 11:37 AM   #21 
     - Randi Rhodes is too rude, an Ann Coulter of the left...n/t  shelley806   Jul-25-05 11:59 AM   #45 
        - That comparison is rediculous.  K-W   Jul-25-05 12:01 PM   #47 
           - Point well taken...not a liar, but rude IMO....n/t  shelley806   Jul-25-05 12:37 PM   #61 
           - Randi is the best!! She calls "bullshit" what it is..."Bullshit!"  driver8   Jul-25-05 04:14 PM   #86 
  - it's that way all week n/t  MattNC   Jul-25-05 11:21 AM   #2 
  - AA seems to always be playing best of shows. Their talent does not work  SouthernDem2004   Jul-25-05 11:23 AM   #4 
  - Me, too. Constant reruns and the addition of  Skidmore   Jul-25-05 11:25 AM   #7 
  - Great point  Horse with no Name   Jul-25-05 11:24 AM   #6 
  - What's Air America?  dhinojosa   Jul-25-05 11:27 AM   #8 
  - God forbid that mad should schedule a vacation  Freddie Stubbs   Jul-25-05 11:28 AM   #9 
  - he just took one about two weeks ago n/t  MattNC   Jul-25-05 11:29 AM   #11 
     - Jeanene is another one who is never there.  devinsgram   Jul-25-05 12:26 PM   #53 
  - Go to the Air America website and click on Find Stations...  higher class   Jul-25-05 11:29 AM   #10 
  - Oh please. . .  wndycty   Jul-25-05 11:31 AM   #12 
  - "since when did you become a programe director"  K-W   Jul-25-05 11:39 AM   #23 
  - Total agreement.  IMModerate   Jul-25-05 11:52 AM   #41 
     - time off is necessary for all...but those "best of" shows are like  driver8   Jul-25-05 04:17 PM   #87 
  - Is Fitzgerald doing radio now too?  LittleClarkie   Jul-25-05 03:42 PM   #83 
  - It is summer. Radio listenership (and TV viewership too) is way down.  NYCGirl   Jul-25-05 11:32 AM   #13 
  - All the more reason to put on sub hosts.  K-W   Jul-25-05 11:40 AM   #24 
     - Except that I listen to the Al Franken Show to hear Al Franken. NT  NYCGirl   Jul-25-05 11:41 AM   #25 
     - So youd rather hear week old content from Al,  K-W   Jul-25-05 11:44 AM   #28 
        - As I said upstream, I listen to the Al Franken Show to hear Al Franken.  NYCGirl   Jul-25-05 11:45 AM   #29 
           - I cant imagine many listeners would agree.  K-W   Jul-25-05 11:48 AM   #36 
           - Then tune to something else for a while, or listen to music or whatever.  NYCGirl   Jul-25-05 11:50 AM   #38 
              - Why dont YOU tune to something else.  K-W   Jul-25-05 11:51 AM   #40 
                 - Well, I'm listening to it because that's what AAR is playing...  NYCGirl   Jul-25-05 11:53 AM   #42 
                 - It seems like a pretty amazing waste of airtime to me.  K-W   Jul-25-05 11:58 AM   #44 
                    - I agree with you KW  HootieMcBoob   Jul-25-05 03:24 PM   #75 
                 - Reality is that these the best of.. are leading to  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-25-05 11:54 AM   #43 
                    - Indeed, experienced talk radio people know better than to do reruns. nt  K-W   Jul-25-05 12:00 PM   #46 
           - I thought Conason was great  xxqqqzme   Jul-25-05 12:06 PM   #48 
              - I agree, but he's not as funny as Al.  NYCGirl   Jul-25-05 12:38 PM   #62 
              - One of the best Conason moments was when Al's limpball  IndyOp   Jul-25-05 03:14 PM   #72 
     - They need to give Guy James a shot.  Catshrink   Jul-25-05 12:26 PM   #51 
  - I have not listened to franken in months  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-25-05 11:32 AM   #14 
  - Huuh?  NYCGirl   Jul-25-05 11:34 AM   #16 
  - Actually I don't watch TV either  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-25-05 11:41 AM   #26 
     - I don't understand you reasoning to give up completely  NYCGirl   Jul-25-05 11:43 AM   #27 
        - I have yet to hear one repeat with Hartmann, except for christmas  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-25-05 11:45 AM   #30 
  - I turned it off. They should ask Joe Conason to guest host.  Eric J in MN   Jul-25-05 06:35 PM   #91 
  - Agreed. Franken, Rhodes, Garofalo = Bad work ethics.  Beelzebud   Jul-25-05 11:34 AM   #15 
  - I don't see those shows as NEWS shows...  NYCGirl   Jul-25-05 11:35 AM   #17 
  - Franken is there for the most part - he did take a week vacation  jean   Jul-25-05 11:37 AM   #22 
  - Franken, Garofalo have real careers already, probably need the time to...  greyhound1966   Jul-25-05 03:13 PM   #71 
  - Tom Hartmann  corker   Jul-25-05 11:35 AM   #18 
  - Yes, indeed. Hartmann when others are on vacation.  seafan   Jul-25-05 12:22 PM   #50 
  - agreed - we need guest hosts  NewJeffCT   Jul-25-05 11:36 AM   #19 
  - Didn't they just come back from vacation?  Connie_Corleone   Jul-25-05 11:36 AM   #20 
  - hey, yeah... lets kill off the only "liberal media" we have..  annabanana   Jul-25-05 11:45 AM   #31 
  - This is an AAR problem  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-25-05 11:46 AM   #34 
  - Guy James ~ Guy James ~ Guy James  Catshrink   Jul-25-05 12:29 PM   #55 
  - Running repeats instead of having guest hosts is going to kill it. Not us  Beelzebud   Jul-25-05 11:48 AM   #37 
  - Correct, that is what is donig the damage, not us  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-25-05 11:50 AM   #39 
  - Suggesting an alternative programming decision isn't exactly  Pacifist Patriot   Jul-25-05 03:37 PM   #79 
  - I found an alternative, AAR with Subs. EOM  K-W   Jul-25-05 03:37 PM   #80 
  - The hosts of AAR take almost as much vacation as *  newportdadde   Jul-25-05 11:46 AM   #33 
  - I decided to listen to Ray Talafierro's archive from 1AM this morning  eleny   Jul-25-05 12:06 PM   #49 
  - Yep Ray is great  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-25-05 12:26 PM   #52 
  - Love AAR, But Have To Side W/ Those Agitating For Subs.  cryingshame   Jul-25-05 12:29 PM   #54 
  - He should never take a week off?  theboss   Jul-25-05 12:30 PM   #56 
  - He took a week off the week before last! Thats why he needs a sub!  Beelzebud   Jul-25-05 12:30 PM   #57 
  - Johnny Wendell is on live in place of Al this week in Los Angeles  realFedUp   Jul-25-05 12:32 PM   #58 
  - I despise Johnny Wendell  tishaLA   Jul-25-05 12:36 PM   #60 
     - must really hate him.  realFedUp   Jul-25-05 12:39 PM   #63 
        - I don't mind that he's "heated"  tishaLA   Jul-25-05 01:09 PM   #69 
           - I guess I have a different POV of him  realFedUp   Jul-25-05 02:03 PM   #70 
  - Art Bell  earthside   Jul-25-05 12:34 PM   #59 
  - True, Art Bell had 500 affiliates, but after the back problems  Beelzebud   Jul-25-05 12:39 PM   #64 
  - Yuo raised the issue with eddie  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-25-05 12:41 PM   #65 
  - And if Al is going to run for office....  eleny   Jul-25-05 12:45 PM   #66 
  - Al off on monday  womanofthehills   Jul-25-05 03:18 PM   #74 
  - yeah, how about Al giving some of the struggling writers out there...  greyhound1966   Jul-25-05 03:16 PM   #73 
  - Well I just sent AAR this  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-25-05 12:46 PM   #67 
  - LA Station KTLK Has GREAT Local Show Johnny Wendell This Week  K8-EEE   Jul-25-05 03:29 PM   #76 
  - They could put Ski and Skinner or Guy James as a fill in, what  B Calm   Jul-25-05 03:35 PM   #78 
  - I HATE "Best of" shows on AAR.  Miss Chybil   Jul-25-05 03:39 PM   #82 
  - They should work out a deal with Werbe or Hartmann.  bvar22   Jul-25-05 03:45 PM   #84 
  - AAR is becoming increasingly "Listen Radio" instead of "Talk Radio"...  calipendence   Jul-25-05 03:53 PM   #85 
  - Al had a 2 week vacation (i think it was 2 weeks) over the 4th of July.  neverforget   Jul-25-05 04:30 PM   #88 
  - I agree, I turn off the radio when I hear "best of"  dotcosm   Jul-25-05 06:28 PM   #89 
  - I was also disappointed that today was a "best of Al" day  Vox_Reason   Jul-25-05 06:33 PM   #90 
  - I loved hearing that smackdown again!  AndreaCG   Jul-25-05 07:16 PM   #92 
  - This thread is cracking me up.  byronius   Jul-25-05 07:17 PM   #93 
  - I can give you an "Amen"  Mabus   Jul-25-05 08:10 PM   #94 
  - I was thinking the same thing today.  The Gunslinger   Jul-25-05 08:46 PM   #95 
  - I agree, how about Oliphant, Conason etc. do 1 or 2 hours  thespiritualzebra   Jul-25-05 11:11 PM   #96 

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