As fans are wondering what the heck is going on with Sam Seder's morning show on Air America Radio, BlatherWatch is reporting that Seder has indeed been given his walking papers, and will conclude his show next Friday. Seder also confirmed the end of his weekday show. He is likely take a Sunday afternoon gig with the network.
Allegedly, the network already has a replacement lined up, expected to be signed by early next week.
According to BlatherWatch, Mark Green told the staff Thursday that the person hadn't been locked in, but should be by Monday or Tuesday.
"We think," he said brightly to the troubled assemblage, "you'll love the replacement."
It is also reported that COO Scott Elberg has been giving Seder the Office Space Milton treatment as of late, going so far as to slash his budget and salary by 40% in recent months. No word on whether any red staplers are involved.
It sounds as if they want to go in a lighter direction for a replacement, to better compete against the Miller juggernaut. The network's initial offering in the time slot, Unfiltered, never caught on, and Jerry Springer was basically a cheap, available option, since it was really just a Clear Channel show that was brought to Air America to help syndicate.
So, sometime next week, we should know who will take over Seder's slot. Many listeners are speculating that Mark Green himself will take the slot, but I just don't see it happening. Look for an established radio person to take over.
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