Liberal talker Randi Rhodes syndicated by Premiere Networks since 2009, will part ways with the company as of December 31st. Although Premiere made the split official in a press release today, Rhodes had hinted on the air for the past few weeks that her time with the syndicator was coming to a close.
“The only way you’ll be able to find me in a little while is if you have my personal phone number,” said Rhodes on her Oct. 18 show.
Rhodes entered into syndication in 2003 after stints at WIOD-A Miami and WJNO-A West Palm Beach and was part of the original Air America Radio lineup. She joined Premiere in 2009 after the demise of Air America and a brief stint at Nova M Radio.
Nicole Sandler who is a regular guest host for Rhodes , will fill in on the show from Dec. 16-31, which would make December 13 Rhodes’ last day on air.
Affiliates were alerted today that the network and Rhodes have in fact re-upped through the end of 2014. Premiere spokesperson Rachel Nelson told NTS MediaOnline Today, “I can confirm Premiere Networks will continue to produce and distribute The Randi Rhodes Show.”