Air America Drops Riley, Adds Walker, Fires Four
August 1, 2007 at 3:54 PM (PT)
AIR AMERICA RADIO weekend show "CLOUT! WITH RICHARD GREENE" moves to weeknights 8-10p ET starting SEPTEMBER 4. GREENE is a Democratic Party strategist and author. CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KTLK-A/LOS ANGELES weekender BREE WALKER will launch a new weeknight show 10p-midnight ET for the network. The shows replace "THE AIR AMERICANS WITH MARK RILEY" effective SEPTEMBER 4.
As part of the move, four more staff members out of the existing 48 are being fired. "We are continuing to cut costs and consolidate functions as we dramatically reduce our expenses and move toward profitability," said Pres. MARK GREEN. "I'm especially grateful to MARK RILEY, who has been an exemplary and loyal Air American since the very start of the network three years ago. From MARK and his producer RON DODD to the four staff members, all are consummate professionals who have done their jobs exceedingly well. AIR AMERICA's commitment to continuously lower costs does not reflect at all on their skills and contributions."