Two Stalwarts of Liberal Talk Radio Join Morning Lineup at Cable Network (No, It’s Not MSNBC)

Mar 5, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Two radio talk shows from the left side of the political spectrum will be simulcast on cable.

The two personalities are Bill Press and Stephanie Miller. Both of their morning radio shows are coming to the Current cable channel this spring, Current has announced.

Says the announcement, Press’ radio show will be live from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. ET, followed by Miller’s show from 9 a.m.-noon ET "every weekday starting early this spring." No exact start date was announced.

On Current the Press show will be known as “Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show,” and Miller’s program wil be "Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show.”

The shows will continue to be broadcast in the radio studos they now use. The only addition will be cameras from Current.

Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore, who is a co-founder of Current and the chairman of Current TV, said in a statement, "I’ve followed Stephanie and Bill for years. They provide the kind of smart, insightful news analysis that our viewers want to hear. Bill brings a vital perspective directly from the heart of the Beltway, and Stephanie’s fresh take on politics and news has a decidedly outsider flair. We’re really looking forward to bringing their voices to our viewers.”

The announcement said of Press that he "began his career as a political insider and media commentator on KABC-TV and KCOP-TV, both in Los Angeles. Over the years, he has received numerous awards for his work, including four Emmys and a Golden Mike Award. The former co-host of MSNBC’s ‘Buchanan and Press,’ CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ and ‘The Spin Room,’ Press has built a national reputation on thought-provoking and humorous insights from the left side of the political aisle."

Of Miller the announcement said that her radio show "is distributed on America’s largest radio network, Dial-Global, and heard on satellite radio via SiriusXM, and has become the top show in Progressive Talk. Stephanie was named Talk Radio’s Woman of the Year by Talkers Magazine and her Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour (the No. 1 comedy tour in the country) continues to break box office records and remains the first political comedy album to reach No. 1 on the comedy charts for iTunes, Amazon and Billboard."

The new shows join Current’s lineup of political commentary and analysis programs, which include “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur” and “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm."

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