Thursday, August 31, 2006

Mike Malloy is off-the-air, America

Air America fired Mike Malloy today without any warning or reason (other than to be told it was for "financial reasons"). I thought they were supposed to be nice and reasonable people. How about a little explanation, folks?

Some are speculating, including Stephen Pearcy writing on indybay.org, that Malloy was fired for criticizing Israel.

Here's some more about Mike on Wiki, but it's Wiki, so who knows if it's all true or just truthiness.


Kathy Malloy, Mike's wife and his show's producer, has also posted a message on this site (no, not djmoves, THIS site) and promises more info, so stay tuned...

Friday, August 25, 2006

"Lefties" Moves to the Right

The Air America folks that you listen to in New York City are moving to the right...


OF YOUR RADIO DIAL, when they move from WLIB (1190 AM) to WWRL (1600 AM).

LOL, I crack myself up sometimes, but here's what's happening...

Looking for Air America, including Al Franken and company? Turn your dial to the right and stop at 1600 (or 16 or 160 depending on what type of radio you have).

If 1190 comes in better, and you don't mind gospel music, then stay tuned in right there.

Don't ask me what is currently on 1600 a.m. in New York, as none of the articles I skimmed to learn of this event mentioned it. By the way, this all happens starting September 1st, and supposedly 1600 carries a weaker signal than 1190 so you might not be able to hear Air America anymore in some parts of the city or surrounding communities (NJ and CT).

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Country Music Movin' Away from LA

Mister (or Ms.) country music fan, you got screwed by some suits making decisions with their heads up their you-know-whats when Country 93.9 KZLA abruptly turned off the country switch this morning, and totally flipped formats to a pop music station. They are now known as Movin 93.9, "The Mix That Makes You Move."

You know where the friggin mix is going to make you move, don't you? Just a few notches up the dial to K-FROG at 95.1 FM.

Of course, you are welcome to stay tuned in and listen to Top-40 huckster Rick Dees every morning instead of Peter Tilden and sexy sidekick Ashley Paige, but he's not going to be counting down YOUR favorite songs, is he?

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In related news, DJMOVES would like to send a heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Rick Dees for getting back into the game with his first full-time radio gig since being replaced by American Idol-Boy Ryan Seacrest-Out two years ago. Welcome back to the air, Rick - it's good to see you back on your feet.

In the company press release, Rick Dees stated that the new station gets him excited like he's never been before: "...the new Movin 93.9 gets me excited like I've never been before!"

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Skafish Fillet

The Chicago Shuffle continues, as Bobby Skafish is fired from his afternoon shift on 93 XRT after spending nearly 20 years with the station.

Taking over for Skafish will be Frank E Lee; Jason Thomas was hired to take over Frank's evening duties.

For more on this and other Chi-town shenanigans, check out Robert Feder's column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Fired DJ Fires Back with Phat Lawsuit

Star of the Star & Buc Wild Morning Show, who recently had his charges dropped after making on-air threats to his competitor's daughter, has filed a $55 MILLION lawsuit against a New York City Councilman who called Star a pedophile.

In related news, Star's mom has sued another Miss Jones of Star's rival station Hot 97 for $11 MILLION for calling her (Star's mom) names while in mid-rant about Star.

Will negotiations lead to Star returning to the air? What happened to Buc Wild and the rest of the cast? Does anybody care anymore about this crew?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Still sleeping in, but at least he has a job

Scotty Bud Melvin just wrote to me, and I'm sure he won't mind if I share the news:
Just wanted to let you know I'm back on the radio in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I remember you had a blurb when I was unceremoniously canned last fall. Well, I'm back on Kalamazoo's Real Rock Station, 92.3 WZUU. This station kicks ass. I will be handling the 2-6 pm shift.

I'll be havin' fun, playing some great music, and hopefully telling it like it is, as Kalamazoo's Voice of Reason for 20 years. Thanks.

Scotty "Bud" Melvin, http://www.scottybud.com


It's good to see one of our peeps back on the air. Looks like KDawg is going to have to turn in his satellite radio.