Former Air America Head Speaks to K-57/Guam
October 19, 2005 at 12:49 PM (PT)
Embattled former AIR AMERICA RADIO topper EVAN MONTVEL-COHEN has given an interview to host JON ANDERSON of SORENSEN PACIFIC BROADCASTING Talk KGUM-A (K-57)/AGANA, GUAM in which he talks about the formation and subsequent troubles at the liberal talk network and his role in the GLORIA WISE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB loan scandal.
About the scandal, MONTVEL-COHEN asserted that "I indeed, alone, without the knowledge of anybody but the person who saw the deposit slip, borrowed the money... I was a fundraiser for them (the club), they were a substantial organization... and I asked the Executive Director (CHARLES ROSEN) for a loan." He says he was unaware that at that time, there had been a 19 month investigation of ROSEN and the club's finances, and added that the loan was for AIR AMERICA and not for himself personally.
In the interview, MONTVEL-COHEN, who said he was "going up a few weight classes" by going from limited GUAM radio experience to launching a national network, described the HBO documentary "LEFT OF THE DIAL" that depicted the early days of the network as chaotic as leaving "a lot" out (he notes that it was edited to show him in a particular light but "I made my bed").
The interview is available for download and radio use at www.k57.com. Stations can download and use the interview for free; MONTVEL-COHEN's former AAR partner REX SORENSEN is a co-owner of K-57, but the station and K-57 President ANDERSON are not related to and were not part of AIR AMERICA RADIO.