The upheavals in the local talk radio market schedule are by no means over. The latest news that still has tongues wagging is not the demise of the Chris Kroc show (didn't see that one coming), but rather last Saturday's announcement that the Northern Alliance Radio Network is expanding to four (yes four!) hours. Starting this Saturday we'll be kicking off the festivities at 11am (set your alarm clock Atomizer). As Mitch Berg has mentioned earlier, this means that you get to enjoy 33% more NARN for the same low price. You asked for more NARN and now we're giving it to you. Well you might not have, but you're getting it anyway.
Tomorrow's show will include at interview with Stephen Hayes at 12pm. You may have heard of Mr. Hayes. He wrote a book called The Connection : How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America that was published in 2004. More recently, his blockbuster article in The Weekly Standard on captured documents providing evidence of Saddam's Terror Training Camps has landed him on Fox's Hannity and Colmes and was the focus of the lead editorial in today's Wall Street Journal:
It is almost an article of religious faith among opponents of the Iraq War that Iraq became a terrorist destination only after the U.S. toppled Saddam Hussein. But what if that's false, and documents from Saddam's own regime show that his government trained thousands of Islamic terrorists at camps inside Iraq before the war?
Sounds like news to us, and that's exactly what is reported this week by Stephen Hayes in The Weekly Standard magazine. Yet the rest of the press has ignored the story, and for that matter the Bush Administration has also been dumb. The explanation for the latter may be that Mr. Hayes also scores the Administration for failing to do more to translate and analyze the trove of documents it's collected from the Saddam era.
The Northern Alliance Radio Network can be heard on Saturdays from 11am-3pm central time on AM1280 The Patriot. Listen live on the net here.