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Last Wednesday--I think it was Wednesday--I was listening to KTLK on my computer, expecting to hear The Randi Rhodes Show. Instead, it was replaced with "The Best of Randi." The next day, the show was fresh, but a different woman--Nancy Skinner--was "sitting in" at apparently short notice. She's been there every day since.
Fans of the show are having a dickens of a time trying to figure out what's going on. The issue has been called a "technical" one, but the technicalities are likely money and/or contract related. The aggravating part is that there has been little word from Randi, NovaM, or the radio stations about exactly what is going on. Meanwhile, the Randi Rhodes website continues to update its front page, the show still uses its familiar scripted bits, and music bumpers, and most importantly, it is still called The Randi Rhodes Show.
Like all of the fans who are going batshit on her message board, the mystery has fueled my easy to trigger speculation gene, and has even had me reaching for my tinfoil hat. Did Randi get bumped because of what she said about Rush Limbaugh? Is her network out of money? Maybe she really is missing? Unfortunately, even with a Google Alert set, there has been almost no news about it. Go to Google, type in "Randi Rhodes", and tell it to search for the last day. Nothing.
But I did find this with a blog search. Who knows if it is accurate, but it is all I could find.
Whenever Randi Rhodes can put her ass in the seat…
More information is emerging about the technicalities of the word “technical” that are being used by Anita Drobny and Nova-M radio as an excuse for Rhodes absence from her nationally syndicated show. “It is not an NSF issue,” said a source familiar with the situation at WJNO, where Rhodes originates her show via ISDN connection to the greater Phoenix Nova-M facilities where it is satellite uplinked to affiliated stations. . .
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