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Sam Seder is a fixture at Air America Radio, having had several different shows on the network, shuttled around the schedule. He's a terrifically entertaining host, passionate, informed, and really fired up most of the time. He makes mincemeat of many of the conservative callers that phone in to his show(s).
But Air America, never strong in the great decisions department, have stepped all over the guy. They dumped one of his shows for the unlistenable Lionel, and pushed him into a once-a-week only show on the weekend (when nobody is listening). They let him sub for their other hosts, and then crapped all over him again. He was even downgraded to webmaster.
I had a front-row seat for Sam's discovery (via the terrifically entertaining SammyCam) that AAR was not giving him the (recently departed) Randi Rhodes slot in the lineup. He found out through The Huffington Post, rather than from his bosses. He hit the roof. AAR is becoming increasingly irrelevant in the liberal talk radio market, and I for one will not shed a tear for its demise. Rachel Maddow and Thom Hartmann will land on their feet, and the rest of the good hosts have already left.
That's the number of live installments of Seder on Sunday that have aired so far on Air America Radio. And it may be the total number as well, since Sam Seder's 52 week contract for the show has now expired. The next two weeks will consist of previously recorded shows, but after that, it's anyone's guess. Seder has become the second on-air talent at Air America in the past six weeks to leave the air due to an expired contract, following Randi Rhodes, who jumped to Nova M Radio in April. . .
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