The New Air America?
Here's a report that Nova M Radio
, which owns the Air America Phoenix outlet, is expanding its operations.Nova M Radio, Inc. based in Phoenix, Arizona officially announced the formation of its new progressive talk radio network. Debuting on the network will be the long awaited return to the airwaves of America’s original “truth-seeker” Mike Malloy. The Mike Malloy Show will initially broadcast live, from 9PM -12 Midnight (EST) beginning October 30,2006 on Nova M Radio affiliate 1480-AM KPHX Phoenix.
Malloy is indeed a truth "seeker"; let us know when he finds some. He's actually one of the more entertaining former Air America stalwarts, if only because he's so completely unhinged. About a year ago, he decided to read the entire text of Orwell's 1984 over the air.
But wait, there's more!Also joining our team will be internationally renowned pollster John Zogby, President and CEO of Zogby International. John will be co-hosting a weekly one hour show, “The Pulse of the Nation” where John polls particular hot button issues from politics and pop culture to the War in Iraq and stem cell research. Each program will include expert guests and audience participation. At the end of each show John will reveal the secret results of the poll and each listener will then know whether or not they have their finger on “The Pulse of the Nation”! Zogby proclaimed "This is very exciting. I will have the chance to share some of the latest polling on what Americans are really thinking about their lives, their needs, the views of government and politics, and how they think things need to be fixed. I know listeners are going to be fascinated by hearing what their peers are thinking".
I guess that the notion that Zogby is an independent pollster with no personal interest in the subjects of his polling will finally die a merciful death. It's ironic that one of Zogby's early boosters was none other than Rush Limbaugh.
The most interesting thing about this whole endeavor is that, at least judging by the Phoenix station, the new network will be targeting an even thinner slice of the electorate than Air America. AAPhx has been pushing 9-11 Denial fairly heavily in the last few months, which puts them out beyond the Left in cuckoo land. Sheldon Drobny, the money partner, has been pushing 9-11 Denial from his soapbox over at the HuffPo. Dr Mike Newcomb, the brains of the operation, initially expressed skepticism about the "9-11 was an inside job" nonsense, but has apparently come on board thanks to the influence of his producer, Jeff Farias, who's a confirmed 9-11 nutter.