Meghan McCain gets shown the door

Feb 2nd, 2017

Countess spotted this before I did. Maybe I can add her to the staff as a hard news reporter. If I teach her how to use Google News, this could become a “go to” radio news site

So Meghan signed on with Premiere Radio, Clear Channel’s talk radio subsidiary. It was clear from the first hour, she had no interest other than providing free nationwide advertising to promote her father’s political agenda. She had replaced the forgettable America Now with Andy Dean.

When Andy Dean left, a lot of radio stations switched to carry Joe Pags.

She was let go immediately and Brian Suits is filling in temporarily. The permanent host is Buck Sexton, a member of the next generation that needs to be in place when Rush retires. Countess has made some observations and maybe can fill in some of the background.

The show seems very much in flux – JerseyDevil’s observation suggests to me that Premiere wants to retain a trademark on “America Now” without actively using it. The old web site is dead.

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  1. Fred Stiening
    Feb 3rd, 2017 at 06:37

    Stations carrying Sexton have been moved to a new show rather than just changing host name

    http://streamingradioguide.com/radio-show.php?showid=9745

  2. briand75
    Feb 3rd, 2017 at 06:57

    John McCain – I won’t (hopefully) ever know what it was like to survive in an NVA prison for 5 years. That was then and this is now. Someone should explain to Meghan that her father is a doddering old fool who is a legend in his own mind. Any likeness to relevance or intellect in John is purely coincidental. Buck represents the new breed of host – confident and communicative. He isn’t pure ideologue either. I enjoy his realist approach.

    • Fred Stiening
      Feb 3rd, 2017 at 16:14

      Maybe I’ll start retesting the stations tonight to see which will carry the show. It looks like the iheart O&Os are the only ones who were carrying McCain. Most independents switched to Joe Pags, who is infinitely more interesting than Meghan

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