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You, sir, the host and voice of 'Lieberman Live,' are casting a tall shadow and redefining talk radio with your quick wit, informed opinion, lively format and great guests. You're already widely known, recognized, respected and feared (by some) as a hard-hitting, truth-telling media blogger. Now you're establishing a commanding presence in talk radio, notwithstanding a few technical glitches. Hey... this is live radio, for heaven's sake! Last night's show was your best yet. Looking forward to tonight's program. Kudos for an impressive guest lineup in the first hour. What's on tap for the second and third hours tonight on 'Lieberman Live?' Please give us a teaser.
Frankly, 3:09, this is over the top.
Enjoyed last night's program immensely. It's a real treat as you offer a format and take on things that makes you stand out from all the other talk show hosts in syndication. And you're a Bay Area denizen--like Michael Krasny--an added plus. Your formula is simple: highly informative, engaging banter with interesting guests, intelligent monologue, and just the right pace. Will be listening tonight.
Yo...Rich, Unfortunately, I missed your last hour last night. When will Saturday night's hourly podcasts be available online at http://www.1340komy.com/?
What questions have you lined up for your guests tonight? Well ...?Thirty minutes for each guest will go by quickly. I'm hoping you've outlined the topics and questions you're going to bring up in order to make the most effective use of time and keep the audience engaged. No Larry-King-like lame softballs, please. Be creative and don't shy away from tough and controversial questions. Keep your questions succinct and state them clearly. No lengthy, convoluted build-ups are necessary and they are time wasters. Don't talk over your guests!Please don't ask Krasny or Colmes if they receive naked pictures from their female fans in the mail. What do you have in mind for the 2nd and 3rd hours?All will go well tonight. Showtime is just a few hours away.
Michael Krasny: You've got to ask him about KGO. Let's see if he'll talk. Does he have any hard feelings about getting canned there? What does he think of Cume-u-less's management decision to end the news talk format and abruptly fire the KGO "all-stars" almost one year ago to the day followed by a steady nosedive in the ratings. What's his take on things? He's got to have an opinion--and an informed one at that. If he does talk, it will make for interesting radio.
Rich, are you writing these anonymous, self-congratulatory compliments?
6:46 PM: With all due respect, don't you think that's a cheap shot? Come on now. Get real. Give Rich a listen tonight. It's a full dose of prescription strength talk radio, which is exactly what the doctor ordered. Counting down ... T minus 49 minutes and counting to air time.
Chilling as I prepare to lay down on my ultra-plush Sleeptrain mattress and listen to three hours of Rich Lieberman live tonight. Another night of riveting radio.
Rich: Why not ask Michael Krasny about his departure from KGO? Geez. Come on!
Krasny likening KGO today [KGone] to the Titantic. "It's ratings are going down, down, down."
Don't ya fall asleep listenin'!
I'm halfway into the show and making a pot of coffee. I don't want to miss any of it.
A word to the wise from an old Chinese proverb: A tiger doesn't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.
Rich: We can hear Alan Colmes 3 hours a night, 15 hours a week on KNEW 910. If we want to know his political views we can tune-in. Most of us know him as Sean Hannity's former sidekick on Fox TV, when they shared the limelight as Hannity and Colmes.What's the point of interviewing him about politics when we can listen to his show? Everyone knows he's an unapologetic, dyed-in-the wool "progressive." Is it just to plug his show, which KOMY will be picking up soon?I was hoping you would ask personal questions and get his take on the talk radio format.
You're hitting a home run at 20 minutes into the first hour tonight (Sunday) with Alan Colmes. Good job, Rich!
Who's the man sitting in the air chair at KOMY 1340 on Saturday and Sunday nights with a booming voice, a maven of the airwaves whose new program "Lieberman Live" is offering something unique and refreshingly different in the humdrum medium of talk radio?A glib, well informed, well connected Bay Area media blogging mogul with a long resume in broadcast media.Just how far can Rich go?It's a gamble, of course, as many have tried and failed to carve a niche in this increasingly crowded segment of radio. I'm sure Rich wants, more than anything else to be taken seriously.The intensity of Rich's delivery sends a numbing current through the airwaves, as his words parlay into one compelling soliloquy after another.
Rich - The Rich Lieberman Program is ... Outrageous ... Raucous ... Endearing ... It delivers right out the gate. Thumbs up and five stars.This is riveting, must listen to talk radio.
Lieberman Live: It's my only reason to stay home on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Getting an earful from "LL" tonight. No complaints. :)
Excellent Q&A segment with the erudite Michael Krasny, host of KQED-FM's "Forum." Tonight's show is top drawer. Keep it up, Rich!
Love your show tonight!
How much are Michael and Kay Zwerling paying you to ramp up their audience and pump up their ratings? Whatever it is, they should double it. No! Triple it!
Nothing. Not a dime.
Yippee... From around the world, across the nation and up your street ... It's Lieberman Live (set to the music theme from The Green Hornet). And now, Rich Lieberman.
Actually, Rich's intro music is from the late 1950s crime detective series, "Peter Gunn," composed and conducted by the late great Henry Mancini. It's fitting for the stylishly cool host of Lieberman Live: the one and only Rich Lieberman.
Try "Peter Gunn". Not "The Green Hornet".
Rich: Argh. Keep your questions short! Stop trying to show off with lengthy lead ins to your questions that are half-baked, rambling, editorializing and all over the place as a result. Save it for your monologue. It doesn't enhance your stature and credibility. Quite the contrary. Let your guests talk. Can you do that? Let the sports writer from the Santa Rosa PD talk. Shut up!
Whoa! You're a little too tightly wound. Lighten up. It's Rich's show. He's the talent here. Let him do his show his way. If you don't like it, tune into something else."Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can cause permanent damage."
Good interviewing is an art form and Rich needs a few pointers. Not that he's doing a bad job, but there's room for improvement. For starters, don't ask a question in 5 or 6 long sentences. The lengthy build-ups you tend to employ in asking questions have no place other than self-aggrandizement and feeding your own ego. Any good question should take one or two sentences. Don't talk over your guests.
You're terrific as a blogger. As a radio talk show host? Eh... not so much. Mazeltov.
Omg Rich!!! Please stop interrupting your guests! Listen back to your tapes and you'll hear that almost every time you interrupt, the guest never gets back to their original story or point. A conversation -isn't- talking and waiting to talk. If you are going to be successful you must learn the skill of listening.
You've got commercial sponsors tonight. Life must be good.
Don't let it get to your head. Callers are always the stars on talk radio. Just sayin.'
I respectfully disagree. The host is the star of the show, with the gravitational pull, the center of the radio talk show universe.It doesn't matter who listens to Rich's show and why they're listening. Nope. Not at all.It doesn't take callers to make for a great show, as Rich has shown in his first four programs.Rich does the show for an audience of one: himself. And with good reason.If Rich were to focus on what we the audience wants and make the callers the stars, taking the spotlight off himself, he'd be nothing but a hack. We don't need more pandering from mindless ratings-driven media whores.Why, then, do we listen to Lieberman? It's simple. It's because Rich talks about the things and people that matter most to him, including great guests, and he's never at a loss for words. Hopefully, his audience (you and me) are curious enough about what's on Rich's mind that we want to listen. The essence of Lieberman Live: Rich being Rich and doing what comes naturally.
What's with the sports talk? Am I listening to KNBR?
Phil Hendrie is on KOMY Sunday nights?
Something to listen at - just a tip :-)The self-proclaimed Dick Cavett of the airwaves.
Stop tooting your own horn so much. With so much self-serving hype, you have created high expectations for your new radio talk show that may be hard to live up to. Just be yourself. I'm a fan.
Hey, 10:02, lighten up! Rich would be foolish not to promote his show. He may be setting "high expectations" but that's what would we expect from a consummate professional. Why settle for the mediocrity that is so prevalent in talk radio? Rich gets high marks, and his show will get better.
Are you succeeding in stealing away listeners from your time slot rivals Karel and Dr. Bill Wattenburg? You might just enable the mother and son Zwerling broadcast media empire to turn a profit.
Peter Gunn theme music? Love it!
Rich Lieberman Live is becoming a twice weekly ritual for me.
Another great show, Rich.
Mega dittos! :)
"I don't need notes." He's so good.
Yeah. I heard Rich say "I don't need notes" several times last night, as if to emphasize the point that he's really good. Is it a creative excuse for a lack of prep?Rich, to his credit, borrowing a technique honed by Larry King, has an uncanny way of making an asset out of his lack of preparation for guest interviews and topical monologues.You know what? What I like about Rich's approach is that he approaches the guest in much the same way that we the audience would, being similarly unprepared, if given the opportunity. There's no pretentiousness there.Rich isn't afraid to look dumb by asking dumb questions--and he's doesn't. Relying on his creativity and spontaneity is a format that works.
You set a high bar for yourself. More important, you deliver. You're able to get guests that others can't and you ask the questions that others don't. Sunday night's Rich Lieberman Show was entertaining and informative. 'Nuff said.
Would love to hear you interview Newstalk 910's weekday drive news talk personality Gil Gross and KSFO's Melanie Morgan.
Everything we love and hate about talk radio. That's Rich Lieberman Live. It works. It started out good and it just keeps getting better.
Lieberman Live: How talk radio ought to be. Yeah, that's right.The basic formula is the same as with every other talk show: a phone, a microphone, a radio transmitter, and live audio web streaming. What distinguishes Lieberman from all others is the voice and the mind behind the microphone and the guests. He works with no notes. He interviews interesting guests. Lieberman Live isn't a slick production by any stretch, but largely improvisational. What makes Lieberman Live a three-hour extravaganza worth listening to is the virility of the host and the spontaneity he provides in stark contrast to the routine, repetitious and utterly predictable programming of your typical radio talk show.
I thoroughly enjoyed last night's show. Your show is refreshingly different.
Shock jock Howard Stern once said in a Rolling Stone interview, "I just bullshit my way through life." That's the formula that makes your talk radio show work. It's why I'll keep tuning in.
Yeah, but Rich is no Howard Stern. Not even close. Stern, in the day, had talent. Rich is still discovering where his his, rightfully so. You can bullshit your way through life but not the people who drag with you. They won't put up with your bullshit for long.
Who gives a damn about Stern? He is like a baseball free agent who took the big money never to be heard from again. Sure, he made hundreds of millions but became anonymous in the process. Stern is so 1995, please stop soiling this blog bringing up that hair extension wearing bum.
What I like most about Rich: He really believes his sh*t don't stink. He loves radio. He asks good questions. I'd like your show to be aired weeknights in the 7-10 slot. Soon I expect you'll be picked up on more stations. KKSF should carry you. *Hint, hint.*
Rich, I think your interview skills improved a lot since your debut last week. As others mentioned you still have a Karel-like tendency to ask longer than needed questions that seem to reflect your need to show off how much you know. Also, at times you interrupt as the guest is giving an answer. Although his subject matter is UFOs I think George Noory is an excellent interviewer you could emulate. Finally, I enjoyed your third hour but wish you could've stayed on course telling us stories about your family without repeating that you work without notes and what type of show you are aiming to have...also a tip, don't give out the number and then say: I DON'T NEED CALLERS!!
Hopefully, you consider all the feedback above and perhaps have a notecard in front of you each and every time you do a show saying 1. short questions..one or two sentences 2. don't try to impress people 3. don't talk over guests. I think you have the potential to get this right which would be wonderful for we the listeners. Good job.
Rich, Don't ever cop out or sell out. Go where your talent leads you. Interview interesting guests that are edgy and have passion for what they do (like you). Good guests and good questions is your meat and potatoes.