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Hello, writers on Democratic Underground are saying that there is apparently more upheaval at Nova M radio. Here's the link:  This is only my opinion but it has been going around in the blogosphere that Randi Rhodes and the owner of Nova M radio are having a falling out. In addition, apparently one of the owners has put out a letter in the Democratic Underground that their partner is experiencing some kind of break down. Remember, Nova M has just let another General Manager ago, this apparently makes two more GMs after the departure of Mr. Manzo, Radio Host Jeff Farias, Sarge Herb Phelps and the CIO and the Sales Director.

This is not good news for NOVA M radio and maybe this could be bad karma for the way Jeff Farias and the other employees were treated at the station and network (my opinion).  Advertising budgets are already tight and many listeners have been boycotting alot of NOVA M radio's shows after the way radio host Jeff Farias was treated for staying loyal to the workers who had been at NOVA M radio. The soul seems to have left NOVA M radio when Jeff Farias was terminated along with other employees.  When NOVA M radio moved from its old headquarters to a new one in some sleek sky rise building, its soul went a wandering.

Jeff Farias, over at  seems to be carrying the soul of the old NOVA M radio with him.  If you can folks let's start trying to get Jeff Farias back on the air, even if we have to found a new station and network !  Right wing radio is now trying to cut off access in Washington D.C. to progressive radio even though Washington D.C. has a Democratically controlled Congress and a Democratic president!  Right Wing Monarchists Republicans would like nothing better than to cut off access to all progressive radio here in the Phoenix Metro Area!
Jeff Farias, We call to you now!  Please get the Progressive Voice back on the Air as NOVA M radio collapses due to poor management (my opinion) !

For those of you who wish to get an immediate group together and get a Progessive Station back on the Air in the Phoenix Metro Area please go to this website:, or the Friends of The Jeff Farias Show on Facebook
Thank you,
Leonard Clark on facebook in the Phoenix Network or 623-206-2039,
Persian Gulf/ Iraq Occupation III vet

Originally posted to thedamnliberal on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 02:45 PM PST.

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  •  Do you have anything to back up your (1+ / 0-)
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    allegations?  Any links or anything?

    •  These statements are opinions and are not allegat (0+ / 0-)

      As I have stated, this is my opinion and opinions are like *** h**** everybody's got one. Democratic underground has posts there. Furthermore, these are not allegations they are opinions. Unless of course you subscribe to the Communist Chinese model which gets people thrown in jail for their opinions.  

      •  Yeah, you read my mind... (0+ / 0-)

        I subscribe to the Chinese model.  (Not.)

        You could have left that sarcasm off.

        •  They Mis-led about Randi-Rhodes (1+ / 0-)
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          Oaktown Girl

          I apoligize. No offense but they mis-led us at 1190 for the whole week by telling that the announcer was in for Randi Rhodes

          •  What's become of Randi Rhodes? (0+ / 0-)

            I used to hear her via XM (no progressive radio where I am now, which sadly, is no longer Oakland).

            Homer: "Marge - I'm going to a hardcore gay club and I won't be back 'til three in the morning". Marge: "Have fun!"

            by Oaktown Girl on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 03:30:52 PM PST

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            •   Jeff Farias just said... (3+ / 0-)

              Jeff Farias, has just said he believes that Randi won't let them get her down and that in his opinion she is probably going down the dial in Florida.  He just said this on

              •  I hope she stay syndicated (0+ / 0-)

                Man, what a mess. I wish I had  millions of dollars, I'd buy both Air America and Nova M. and put an end to the madness.

                Homer: "Marge - I'm going to a hardcore gay club and I won't be back 'til three in the morning". Marge: "Have fun!"

                by Oaktown Girl on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 03:42:20 PM PST

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                •  Jeff Farias, has now reported the departureof Ran (2+ / 0-)
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                  Jeff Farias, is now reporting on his site: that Randi Rhodes departure has been posted on NOVA M radio's official site

                  •  What a shame (0+ / 0-)

                    after all the drama post-Air America and fans helping her to get on at Nova M. This is all very sad.

                    Homer: "Marge - I'm going to a hardcore gay club and I won't be back 'til three in the morning". Marge: "Have fun!"

                    by Oaktown Girl on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 04:00:11 PM PST

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                  •  That's not correct. Here's what's at NovaM (2+ / 0-)
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                    site currently about Randi:

                    To all of Randi's listeners;

                    You are all correct - I have not had the option to disclose what has been happening between Randi and Nova M...

                    You see, it's in her contract that she has total control, but, after Wednesday night, I want you all to know that Nova M has done everything we can to get her back on the air.

                    All this is her choice; if she wants to tell you all what the issue is, then  I hope she does, but I can't according to her contract rules.

                    But I can tell you this I have wanted her back on the air. She's an  amazing talent and needs to be heard.

                    Thank you all for all of your support.

                    Randi now has to make her decisions as to what she must do with her career...

                    Anita Drobny

                    Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

                    by doinaheckuvanutjob on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 04:32:10 PM PST

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                    •  Oh yeah, just like Jeff Farias supposedly quit ! (0+ / 0-)

                      What's not correct?  Your using this statement by the owners or whomever from NOVAM radio to say unequivocally that Randi Rhodes is just quitting?
                      We've heard that crap before when the so-called progressives at NOVAM radio said that Jeff quit knowing damn well that he quit!  If you don't believe it just listen to the end of jeff's internet radio show at: !

                      •  You're being unfactual and spreading rumors (0+ / 0-)

                        and the fact you can't get that is stupendously deafeningly dreary. I don't care what some dude in the comments section said (your top source) or Jeff Farias without backup evidence. This kind of rumor hysteria you posted is not journalism, but it is hyperventaliting silliness. Don't pretend it's anything but your opinion based on rumors. I posted the fact of what NovaM officially said on their site. You LIED about what was there and now you try to play games with my post. Rational people would welcome my factual contribution, you instead yell louder incoherent hyesteria and denounce my post. Quite funny, but real comedians are funnier. Quit while you're ahead dude, it's embarassing.

                        Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

                        by doinaheckuvanutjob on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 07:58:18 PM PST

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                        •  Go get a life, We'll get a new Prog Network! (0+ / 0-)

                          Hey Dips***, it is on the main page of NOVAM's web page so stop being a cry baby and wake up and smell the coffee, NOVAM is going out the way Karma dictates that it should go out, so go back to your dreary life in Ft. Wayne Indiana and stop crying.  THere will hopefully be a real progressive network to take the place of the Mis-lead, mis-managed NOVAM where they treat their employees like sh**.  So, if you don't like what I'm saying, move to Communist China where they censor the Internet.  If you don't like what I'm writing get a life, who knows maybe you could actually do something postive stop working for NOVAM which you probably are affiliated with in some way.
                          I'm sorry that you can't handle the truth. You and your conservative friends never could handle the truth, all you could do was "go tell the teacher".  Like I said if you don't like my opinions, get over it this is still America and not AMERIKA !

                          •  Hilarious. You can't provide a link for the (0+ / 0-)

                            stuff that goes into your fillings from the airwaves.

                            If what you say is true, diary it WITH LINKS that prove it true, and I'll tip you and recommend the diary. I care passionately for progressive radio, lifelong Democrat and progressive by the way. Your insults are hilarious, but silly-- all anyone is asking for is for you to link proof, as per daily kos site requirements, to your statements. Stop being mental and provide factual proofs.

                            Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

                            by doinaheckuvanutjob on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 03:21:14 PM PST

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    •  Posting at site: NOV (0+ / 0-)

      Apparently, now there this is a posting on the NOV M site in which Randi has left NOVA M and of course their trying to blame it on Randi !

      •  No, provide a link. You have no links. (0+ / 0-)

        My link above to NovaM says they are still asking her to stay.

        Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

        by doinaheckuvanutjob on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 04:32:49 PM PST

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        •  Did I stutter? (0+ / 0-)

          Did I stutter?  It's on the OFFICIAL 1190 site that Randi Rhodes is no longer with NOVAM radio !
          Get Used to It they screwed over Jeff Farias, Bily and Kim and now it's called friggen KARMA !  YOU know... Kind of what the stinking conservatives are getting visited upon them right now!

          •  You are incoherent-- Where's your link? (0+ / 0-)

            It's on you, your responsibility as the diarist in the FAQ to provide factual backing and links to your claims. FAIL.

            I tried searching for "1190". Lame. Which 1190? I'm not going looking for a needle in a google haystack to do your homework. Post links in your diary, or you are violating the FAQ. Since this diary is insignificant, you won't get banned, but if the topic were more serious, the admins could kick you out of here faster that you can say stutter.

            Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

            by doinaheckuvanutjob on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 08:02:54 PM PST

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            •  Go to the NOVA M website DipSh**! (0+ / 0-)

              Wow, your going to spout the party line.  Don't worry you've already been proven wrong, Randi Rhodes is no longer with NOVAM.  So, you and your NOVAM thug friends can go to hell.  Maybe, just maybe if you want to educate yourselves you could got to or Mr. KinKaid's excellent progressive internet radio or hey...just listen to:  Please stop crying and covering up your affiliated with NOVAM, it doesn't become you.
              Oh well, you've been given the citation: the official NOVAM site where it states that Randi Rhodes is no longer with the station.  
              So sue me for having an opinion I'm worth about $50,000 confederate dollars, take a number, or again... just move to Communist China where they censor the Internet instead being like the so called conservative cry babies who don't want to accept change, change is here whether you like it or not!  Your Novam radio won't have good progressive radio to crap on anymore, very soon,
              Wah, Wah, Wah

            •  Stop Crying about someone's opinions! (0+ / 0-)

              Just like a right winger, trying to censor somebody for having an opinion, but then what could you expect from somebody who hides behind their computer and hides their identity! By the way, my name is Leonard Clark, proud son of Roy Clark, Native Arizonan, Persian Gulf/Iraq Occupation III Vet.  I live in Phoenix, my web address is: my phone number is: 623-206-2039, so what's your identity... Well, I thought so.  Just like a right winger to talk the big talk and not back it up with who you really are.  I stand by my opinions, I fought for the right to have an opinion, even for someone like you who tries to censor freedom of speech !
              Leonard Clark
              Persian Gulf/ Iraq Occupation III Vet
              George Bush, Rush Limbaugh and anyone else who tries to stifle opinion can go to hell !

              •  You should get some help man or just chill out (0+ / 0-)

                and rent a funny movie or relax with your pets or your sweetie.

                Seriously. You're yelling incoherently at some stranger on the net.

                We're both progressives. You're ok with me, I don't sweat stuff like this and when the thread is over I don't hold grudges, I later tip folks I argue with when I see a new comment that is worthy of a tip & I respect them after the disagreement with only very rare exceptions if they are always a jerk to everyone all the time which is rare, and you seem to be good people so I'm sure you're ok with me. All I asked for is links, if you don't know how to link I'd be happy to show you the logistics of how it's done, because what I've seen is you're talking trash that ain't proven. You keep referring to jeff faria's show that isn't broadcast in northern california where I live so I could care less about him. I don't work for Nova, I'm just some progressive guy in northern CA and my profession is not radio. Over the years I have been in groups working against apartheid, nuclear waste, environmental pollution and deforestation, and volunteered for many a Democratic politicians' campaigns. I'm sure we've been on the same side of many battles for damn liberal causes, and I respect your service and whatever you had to go through sacrificing to do it.

                I wish the best for you, even if you can't link and back up what you're claiming. Have an awesome week, and peace to you; I'm sure we'll be in agreement on some other issue around here and troll rate some Republican fool together. Have a great week.

                Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

                by doinaheckuvanutjob on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 03:36:26 PM PST

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              •  Thanks! (0+ / 0-)

                I appreciate it. Now I know what you're basing all of this on-- that's how daily kos is supposed to work. The article in the PNT is short on fact/detail and so we'll see what happens at Nova. I'll keep my mind open about it and wait for all the facts to come in, but yeah Nova's looking not so good at the moment.

                Thanks again for the link.

                Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

                by doinaheckuvanutjob on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 09:48:48 PM PST

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    •  Crap's happening and you will soon see ! (0+ / 0-)

      There is a posting on 1190's site talking about the departure of Randi Rhodes and on Democratic Underground.

    •  Here's your link, now wtf you got to say? (0+ / 0-)

      Here's your link:

      Or go to the Phoenix New Times, now the WTF you got to say?
      By the way, my name is Leonard Clark, son of Roy Clark, I am a damn liberal and Persian Gulf/Iraq Occupation III vet, my phone number is: 623-206-2039

    •  Email Statement purportedly From Randi Rhodes (0+ / 0-)

      The plot thickens. From Green960's blog:

      Nova M Radio has not yet corrected the problem that has kept me off the air despite my strong desire and readiness to broadcast my show. Respecting the employer-employee relationship that has existed between Nova M and me, and expecting the solution to be quickly achieved, details of the disabling event were withheld in good faith. But I can tell you this much: You should not beleive any statement implicating me as being in any way responsible for the disruption in the Randi Rhodes Show. There is no truth to any such message. In fact, I did everything in my power to help Nova M make it possible for me to return.

      In light of the most recent developments, my show will be seeking a new home. I would ask for your continued patience and indulgence in respecting my rights during this time. Your unwavering support is cherished. Thank you.

      Randi Rhodes

  •  Is this why Randi hasn't been on all week? (1+ / 0-)
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    " I'm putting my country first by supporting barack obama" - Bill Maher

    by sillycilla on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 02:50:21 PM PST

  •  No One Is Saying (0+ / 0-)

    They are calling it "technical difficulties".

    She will return or she won't. Not much you can do about it.

  •  It wouldn't surprise me (1+ / 0-)
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    At some point, supporters of Randi have to step up and get her to calm the fuck down about everything.  

    She is running out of bridges to burn.  

    She's not my favorite host, but that's a matter of personal taste. I favor less bombast than some progressive radio listeners.  Ditto with Mike Malloy.  

    I like hosts like Hartmann.  He swerves into the hyperbole every now and then, and he has a slightly annoying way of spinning many things.  

    "It means I'm going to get a hot dog."

    by otto on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 03:20:55 PM PST

  •  Jeff Farias is one of the Good Guys (2+ / 0-)
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    Shaking the Tree, gloryoski

    That's all I know....

  •  Me thinks Nova-M has to be real nice to Mike now. (1+ / 0-)
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    As he's the only thing that's keeping them afloat now after Randi and Jeff's 'departures'.  Still I see any chance of Nova M becoming a major player fading fast.  I also see Internet radio picking up steam and (my opinion only) becoming a major force within 5-10 years due to a lot of folks disaffected with on air radio (not just talk but music also).  Meaning expect some serious attacks on net neutrality as it now threatens the MSM's power base-especially among generation M (Millennials) who grew up on the internet.

    But that's just me.

  •  WTF is going on? (0+ / 0-)

    This is disturbing.  I loved the Jeff Farias show.  He was so level headed, and smart, and his musical talent as well as taste was primo.  I was very sad when I'd learned he was off the air.

    And now Randi.  I don't understand what is going on!  

    The Drobny's were pioneers in AAR too; that station goes bunk financially and is struggling to survive.  Then the Drobny's form NovaM out here in AZ, and now this drama?

    I know Randi can be opinionated and stuff, but really, is she the one at fault here?  When Jeff Farias is so easy-going and mellow and gets the boot prior to Randi?  Or is it the Drobny's?

    Shelly Drobny is a venture captalist....could he be doing these progressive radio networks just so they fail and smear the progressive side?  I'd hate to think that is the case, but I'm beginning to wonder...Shelly and Anita Drobny had a weekend show on NovaM and they always seemed so progressive themselves...but now I'm not so sure.

    All I know is that I will be so, so lost without my progressive talk radio in my car! I've not been without it for the last few years (except for that little blip when 1010am went Christian talk).

    I sure wish all the players would recognize the greater good and work things out.  Their egos, etc are far less important than getting the message out to us listeners.

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