The end of this story hasn't been told; but Marc Maron gave his side to BlatherWatch tonight. "They [Air America] made me an offer. Initially it was unclear what time slot I would fill."
Maron says he considered the offer.
His joy, no doubt was dampened when he learned that the new owners' plans for him were for Sam's 9-ta noon time slot.
He says they were going to switch out Seder into the evening.
Maron says, "Sam did not know this." And after thinking about it, he told Seder.
"I turned down the offer for a number of reasons. One of the reasons I turned it down was my respect for and my relationship with Sam."
He says, that as far as he knows, "Sam has not been fired."
This doesn't sound like such stable ground for Sam- we'll be waiting to hear what comes next.
(AAR never seems to stop delivering flaming bags of mellerdramer to the media... a piece of advice for the brave, new/old network: don't be fucking with our Rachel...)
Another regular show must have sounded pretty good to Marc Maron- especially with new AAR management.
This from his Wikipedia entry:
Maron co-hosted the progressive talk radio network Air America Radio's three-hour AM radio show Morning Sedition with Mark Riley. It became well known that his contract would not be renewed as of December 1, 2005 due to problems with then Air America executive Danny Goldberg. Goldberg reportedly did not "get" or agree with the comedy Maron and other writers (Jim Earl and Kent Jones) brought to the morning-drive time show.
... His last show and the previous incarnation of Morning Sedition was on December 16, 2005.
On February 28, 2006, Maron began hosting an evening radio program for KTLK Progressive Talk 1150AM in Los Angeles called The Marc Maron Show from 10:00PM PST until midnight PST. The program was never nationally syndicated by Air America despite reported contractual clauses promising so.
On July 5, 2006, it was announced that The Marc Maron Show's final show would air Friday July 14, 2006. ...
Marc Maron guest hosted Air America Radio's Springer on the Radio on November 6th, 2006 and The Sam Seder Show on December 1st, 2006. Maron also guest hosted The Sam Seder Show for the entire week of December 18th-22nd, 2006. He has a regular guest appearance on the Sam Seder show on the 3rd hour on Fridays.