Thursday afternoon, FishbowlLA got an anonymous tip, claiming that Rhodes is wasting no time rebounding from her split with Air America:
Not sure if you care about this at all but here some info on the Rhodes situation...
She's going to be signing a deal with Nova M Radio in the next few hours for about the same money Air America was paying her. She will broadcast Monday afternoon on all Clear Channel affiliates and several other stations. The folks at Air America don't miss her one bit, in fact she's widely hated among everyone who has actually met her. She has moved from New York City to West Palm Beach, FL and she will broadcast from the WJNO studios.
If you have any need to use that or pass it along, go right ahead. Please withhold my name and info.And now it's official. Nova M Radio is reporting on their site that former Air America Radio afternoon host Randi Rhodes has signed with the upstart network, and will resume her show next Monday. Airtime will remain the same, 3-6P ET.
Nova M CEO John Manzo says, “I just can’t stop smiling - Randi is simply the biggest and the best. Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy under one roof – talk about TALENT!”
Randi Rhodes adds, “With Manzo at helm of Nova M, I am truly going to work for the best of the best. He is radio elite…and I am too (laughs)
On board so far to carry the show are Clear Channel affiliates such as the previously announced KKGN in San Francisco, WINZ in Miami, KTLK in Los Angeles, KPOJ in Portland, KKZN in Denver and others. The Nova M deal also adds the network's KPHX in Phoenix back into the fold. CBS-owned KPTK in Seattle will also carry her show. More will be re-added.
Rhodes also appeared on "Larry King Live" Thursday night. And Rhodes' website no longer redirects to Air America, but now temporarily to Nova M Radio.
Meanwhile, Huffington Post reports that Air America will embark on the post-Randi era next Monday, with celebrity fill-ins. First up is actor/comedian Richard Belzer, holding down the slot next week. Belzer is perhaps best known for his role on the TV series "Law & Order:SVU," where he plays Det. John Munch. Other future fill-ins may include Rosie O'Donnell, Fran Drescher and Phil Donahue. In addition, Rhodes has been scrubbed from the schedule on Air America's site, with a vague "New Show Soon" graphic in the lineup.