As expected, Clear Channel liberal talk WARF/1350 Akron "Radio Free Ohio" has officially announced that it's boarding the Big Eddie Train to its earlier time slot.
WARF will move along with Jones Radio's Ed Schultz, and start airing him in his new noon-3 PM time slot on December 11th - replacing Air America Radio's Al Franken.
The move also gives a long-awaited live afternoon drive clearance to Franken's AAR counterpart, Randi Rhodes...she'll air live 3-6 PM weekdays on "Radio Free Ohio".
The station also picks up AAR's Rachel Maddow for her new-ish live show from 6-8 PM, making the entire WARF lineup live from 6 AM until 8 PM weekdays...live via satellite, that is.
A station memo that flew out with the gusty winds from the Clear Channel World Domination HQ/Southern Command on Freedom Avenue notes that Franken - "as soon as Sunday" - is rumored to be announcing his run for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota.
It also hints at possible future lineup changes in the evening, which we presume would be triggered to whatever happens to Air America itself. AAR is, according to AllAccess, in last minute extended negotiations with a possible buyer...