Chuck D. will host his own talk radio show that
will be featured on upstart radio network Air America Radio.
The network will launch on various radio stations
in four different markets across the United States on March 31.
Chuck D. will appear on "Unfiltered"
which will be broadcast during the midmorning, from 9:00am-12:00pm. "Unfiltered"
will showcase conversation about the political and cultural state of the union.
Chuck is joined by co-hosts Lizz Winstead and
In addition to Chuck D.’s show, the new network
has signed up comedian Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo.
Franken will host "The O Franken Factor,"
a play on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox television show, "The O’Reilly Factor."
Franken was recently taken to court when Bill
OReilly and Fox News sought an injunction to halt distribution of "Lies
and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right."
Fox claimed they owned trademark rights to the
phrase "Fair and Balanced."
Garofolo will host "The Majority Report"
which runs from 8:00pm-11:00pm aimed at introducing younger voices and opinions
to the world of politics, art and entertainment.
"Air America Radio is launching in the top
U.S. markets with leading talent that will provide compelling and entertaining
programming on the radio, on satellite feeds, and on the web," Mark Walsh,
Chief Executive Officer of Air America Radio said. We aim to build an
important new media franchise that delivers results.