Montel Williams Joins Air America
March 11, 2009 at 10:54 AM (PT)
Veteran TV talk show host MONTEL WILLIAMS is joining AIR AMERICA MEDIA for a new 9a-noon ET radio show, starting APRIL 6th. WILLIAMS will replace LIONEL in the time slot; the network says that it is developing a new project for LIONEL.
"MONTEL is a multi-media star and a familiar name to millions of people across the country," said CEO BENNETT ZIER. "The addition of MONTEL to our talent lineup is an important step for the continued growth of AIR AMERICA, as we look to distribute MONTEL's show across AMERICA."
"We’re extremely pleased to be able to add such a talented, passionate voice to our programming lineup," added SVP of Programming BILL HESS. "This program will give MONTEL an outlet to do what he does best – reach people with his probing questions and insatiable quest for knowledge."
"After being on television for more than 17 years, I’m looking forward to engaging in lively conversations and interacting with the American public," said WILLIAMS. "AIR AMERICA is providing me with the perfect environment to do this every day from NEW YORK CITY, as well as reporting from cities around the world as a travelling correspondent."