Thursday, April 26, 2007

Peter B. Collins makes leap into charts

I had not heard Peter B. Collins till he got a slot on Nova M Radio. He has an excellent voice, a great conversational style and handles his callers with a immense dignity.

Before I could rate him, he lost his slot on Nova M, reason unknown to me.

I dropped him a line and he pointed me to his regular spot. I have been listening to him, although at a most inconvenient time here in Finland. He comes in after Randi Rhodes after 1 am and before Mike Malloy, who appears on here at 4 am.

I usually tune out of Randi at 12 midnight (as she is usually repeating herself incessantly by then) to tune in to the station which airs Peter B. Collins. So I have to listen to an hour of Ed Schulz. This is because I go to bed on the 1st floor with my headphones on and the computer in the cellar is tuned in to the station carrying Peter B. Collins. I then have to get up at 4 am to tune in to Mike Malloy.

At 7 am, I tune over to KGO to listen to the last hour of Gene Burns so as to listen to Bernie Ward, and following him Ray Taliferro. I listen to Bernie only when he has topics of international interest, which these days is becoming few and far between.

With these new schedules, my ratings have undergone some major changes.

Mike Malloy and Peter Werbe, who is now co-hosted by his former producer, Juline Jordan, still hold the top 2 spots. Peter B. Collins has moved in the third spot, and is followed by the hilarious Ray Talifeero.

Stephanie Miller has matured considerably and holds the 5th position. Her strong showing can be seen in that she has been asked to host a MSNBC show.

Bernie Ward, Robert F. Kennedy and Mike Papantonio, and Thom Hartmann follow in my ratings. Guy James, Nate Clay, Laura Flanders and The Young Turks hold the next spots.

These are followed by David Bender, Rachel Maddow, Betsy Rosenberg, Ed Schulz, Randi Rhodes and John Rothmann.

Ratings for the week ended 21st April 2007:

  1. Mike Malloy Show ***** 5 shows a week

  2. Nightcall hosted by Peter Werbe and Juline Jordan ***** 1 show a week

  3. Peter B. Collins ***** 5 shows a week

  4. Ray Taliferro ***** 5 shows a week

  5. The Stephanie Miller Show ***** 5 shows a week -

  6. Bernie Ward ***** 4 shows a week

  7. Ring of Fire (Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike Papantonio) ***** 1 show a week

  8. Thom Hartmann **** 5 shows a week

  9. The Guy James Show **** 3 shows a week

  10. Nate Clay **** 1 show a week

  11. Laura Flanders **** 2 shows a week

  12. The Young Turks (Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz and Jill Pike) **** 5 shows a week

  13. Politically Direct (David Bender) **** 5 shows a week

  14. Rachel Maddow Show *** 5 shows a week

  15. Ecotalk (Betsy Rosenberg) *** 5 shows a week

  16. Ed Schultz** 5 shows a week

  17. The Randi Rhodes Show hosted Randi Rhodes ** 5 shows a week

  18. John Rothmann * 2 shows a week

Under new ownership, Air America Radio is making some big programme changes, so expect a turn up in these ratings during the next few weeks.


Blogger Joanie said...

Hei hei,Jacob...
But John Rothman lower than Ed Schultz?? How can that be? I like Rothman a LOT..he knows history and does some really good interviews (Alexandra Pelosi and Senator Ed Brooke recently)....whereas Ed Schultz seems to be just guessing all of the time.
Joanie, in the Finnish section of Massachusetts


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