"Young Turks" On Air America Schedule For Mornings
September 12, 2006 at 7:02 AM (PT)
The new lineup at AIR AMERICA RADIO has been sent to affiliates, and it includes the long-rumored addition of SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO and syndicated talkers "THE YOUNG TURKS"- CENK UYGUR, BEN MANKIEWICZ, and JILL PIKE- for 6-9a ET, replacing the current two-part morning show with MARK RILEY and RACHEL MADDOW.
RILEY will continue to do 5-6a and MADDOW moves to 6-8p as previously tipped on ALL ACCESS, while SAM SEDER moves into the 9a-Noon slot presently occupied by JERRY SPRINGER's CLEAR CHANNEL show. 8-9p will include a weekday version of the AAR weekend show "POLITICALLY DIRECT WITH DAVID BENDER," 9-10p will air a weekday version of the weekend "ECOTALK WITH BETSY ROSENBERG," and 10p-Midnight remains open in the wake of MIKE MALLOY's recent firing, with PETER WERBE continuing to fill in. AL FRANKEN remains in the Noon-3p slot and RANDI RHODES, as previously announced, is cutting back an hour to 3-6p.
And AAR will be paying for a few fewer hours of clearance on CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KTLK-A/LOS ANGELES, which will carry MADDOW 6-8p but is dropping the 8-10p hours from AAR presently occupied by SEDER and has picked up WOR RADIO NETWORK's LIONEL for 10p, moving local host CARY HARRISON to 8-10p.