Photo from LTR
Over the last few days, I've posted a few items about the bizarre disappearance of Randi Rhodes from her eponymous radio show. It isn't the first time that Rhodes has gone missing from it either. She had some health problems, she had a (misreported) accident, and she had a very public fall-out with Air America Radio. With each of these events, there has been an unusual air of mystery, at least initially.
Each time, Rhodes' listeners have populated her message board (or others, when hers was unavailable) with speculation, well wishes, and ultimately anger. For more than a week, there have been conflicting stories, crazy theories, and almost nothing from Randi Rhodes herself. Her current employer, NovaM Radio, has this statement up on their website:
"To all of Randi's listeners;
You are all correct - I have not had the option to disclose what has been happening between Randi and Nova M... You see, it's in her contract that she has total control, but, after Wednesday night, I want you all to know that Nova M has done everything we can to get her back on the air. All this is her choice; if she wants to tell you all what the issue is, then I hope she does, but I can't according to her contract rules. But I can tell you this I have wanted her back on the air. She's an amazing talent and needs to be heard. Thank you all for all of your support. Randi now has to make her decisions as to what she must do with her career...
Still cryptic, if a little more informative. And the typing skills of Ms. Drobny are a little lacking, making me wonder if this is a bogus post by a hacker or something. See? I'm speculating too! But I will miss Randi if she doesn't come back. Today's radio market is inhospitable to liberal talkers--not due to demand, but because of the suppliers--so her future doesn't look too bright if her current show is snuffed out. For what it's worth, her picture and other show information are still up at Nova M. For now.
Source: Nova M Radio
Then, there is this, which sounds much more optimistic. . .
John Scott: What the hell is going on with Randi?