Talk Radio Station Would Rather Air Informercials Than Air America


By Neal Comment

0403schultz.jpgLeft-wing NY talk station AM 1600 WWRL has reordered their schedule, knocking a number of Air America programs off the air… to make way, in one case, for infomercials.

Morning show host Lionel was taken off the air entirely to make room for health-related infomercials. Air America’s Clout is being moved to the overnight shift and Thom Hartmann has been dropped. Meanwhile, the Rev. Al Sharpton‘s syndicated show will now be aired on tape delay at 8pm.

But the big news is the hire of cult progressive radio host Ed Schultz (pictured), a populist in the Jim Hightower mode with a massive audience in the Midwest, South and Plains states. Schultz has been in New York this week doing promotion for the show.

Two Air America programs remain on WWRL: Randi Rhodes and Rachel Maddow. And the culling begins…

(Image via KFGO)