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Randi Rhodes

Randi Joyce Robertson(better known by her stage name Randi Rhodes) is an American progressive-political commentator(Journalist), activist and talks radio host. Known for hosting of The Randi Rhodes Show live streamed having been previously broadcast nationally on Air America Radio, Nova M Radio, and Premiere Radio Networks.

Randi Rhodes Biography

Early Life

Age, Nationality & Family

Randi Rhodes is born on January 28, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York, currently at 60 years old. She is an American native who grew up in the Brooklyn and Queens boroughs of New York.

She(brought up in a Jewish household) does not discuss her religious views publicly very often. Her father, Norman, was a mechanical engineer and World War II ex-soldier. Her mother Loretta, worked in a dress shop. Rhodes had one sister, Ellen, with whom she grew up together. She died of breast cancer. Ellen had a daughter, Jessica, whom Rhodes and her husband Jim have raised. Her parents separate when she is 15 years, eventually leading to her and her father relocating to Marina Del Rey, California.

Her married name is Randi Robertson. Rhodes is a stage name adopted to sanctify Ozzy Osbourne’s guitar professional Randy Rhoads, whom she defines as “a consummate professional ... but he always trained. I mean, he practiced eight hours a day. He lived to be the best.”


Husband & Children

Rhodes marries Jim Robertson(the independent television producer, and cameraman) In 1994.  The couple has then been together for years since their marriage. In April 2004, they divorce, eventually becoming to be friends. Rhodes took the name Robertson when she married, but continued to use her professionally known name on the air.

Military experience

Rhodes served in the United States Air Force and worked stateside at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey as an aircraft mechanic. She achieved the rank of Airman first class (E-3).

She labored two years in the Air Force and one year in the reserves. Rhodes went through basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. From there she went to Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas and was being tutored as a flight engineer.

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Firstly, became an aircraft mechanic. She transfers to what would be her constant station in New Jersey. She then decides to withdraw from the active-duty Air Force through the Palace Chase program and was nobly liberated after three years of service (two active duty and one reserve) at the age of 21.

In the 1980 presidential election, Rhodes voted for Republican nominee Ronald Reagan, explaining: “I was young and stupid and sick of the gas lines“, but never voted Republican again.

Randi Rhodes Career

Beginning of Career

Rhodes’ radio career started in Seminole, Texas at a country music station. Her subsequent job was in a larger market, Mobile, Alabama. While in Mobile, she was matched briefly with a male DJ (also called Randy) for the “Randy and Randi” morning show. This was her first encounter with informal dialogue other than reading suggestion cards between records. She used this experience as a springboard to larger markets.


In the late 1980s, she was chosen out of that medium market directly to New York City by WAPP “The Apple”, controlled at the time by Doubleday Broadcasting. notwithstanding working for WAPP, she took the name “Randi Rhodes,” having earlier used “Randi St. John”.


While teaming with host Perry Stone at Milwaukee‘s WQFM, Rhodes was suspended in 1987 when their program offended the gay community and led several businesses to cancel ads.


In late September 1992, Rhodes started on WIOD in Miami, serving the 8P-11P night shift. The Miami Herald reported her as “a chain-smoking bottle blond, … part Joan Rivers, part shock jock Howard Stern and part Saturday Night Live’s ‘Coffee Talk’ lady. Nevertheless frequently, she’s her rude, crude, loud, brazen, gleeful self.”

Air America Radio (2004–2008)

In 2004, Rhodes entered Air America Radio, inducing The Randi Rhodes Show to a national audience for the initial time. Rhodes’ show on Air America compiled principally of speech and listener calls, with a short comedic section at the start of the show’s second and third hours. Only seldom did she do interviews. The show is punctuated with musical intervals, including the show’s informal theme song, Pain by Stereomud. On Fridays, Rhodes initiated the show with the song “Bounce Your Boobies” by Rusty Warren. With her unique Brooklyn-Queens accent, she would take calls crossing the political spectrum, aggressively elevating her views.

In 2007, Rhodes acknowledgment by the radio industry’s well-known periodical, Talkers Magazine as Woman of the Year.


Reports of mugging

In October 2007, rumors of Rhodes having been mugged in New York were stoked by Air America host Jon Elliott, who had said she was attacked at 39th and Park Avenue while walking her dog, on October 14. Elliott also said Rhodes lost several teeth and considered the attack could have been part of a right-wing conspiracy.

On October 17, the New York Daily News reported Rhodes never filed a police report, nor did she claim to be the victim of a mugging. Rhodes’ attorney confirmed Rhodes was injured in a fall while walking her dog and said Rhodes wasn’t sure how it had happened. Elliott issued an apology for his on-air comments.

Departure from Air America

Air America suspended Rhodes from the network on April 3, 2008, after an event in San Francisco for the Air America branch KKGN. While doing a stand-up comedy act, Rhodes said on March 22, 2008:

“Geraldine Ferraro turned out to be the David Duke in drag … What a whore Geraldine Ferraro is! She’s such a fucking whore! I wanna see her have to stand beside her husband at one of those mandatory ‘I have sinned against you; I’m a whore’ kind of a press conference. Mr. Ferraro should have to stand next to his whore of a wife … Hillary is a big fucking whore, too. You know why she’s a big fucking whore? Because her deal is always, ‘Read the fine print, asshole!'”

When a video of the event was made unrestricted the following week, Air America suspended her for “inappropriate comments”. The event was billed as “An Evening with Randi Rhodes” and elevated on KKGN’s website. Geraldine Ferraro called for Rhodes’ employment to be terminated when the personal attacks directed towards her and Clinton began circulating through the media.

Rhodes claimed that Air America breached its contract with her, and questioned the network’s commitment to free speech.

Larry King Live

On April 10, 2008, Rhodes went on Larry King Live to explain her suspension from the network. Later that evening, she managed an interview on The Mike Malloy Show in which Rhodes went into more comprehensive detail concerning the suspension. Air America had lately been sold. The new owner read her current contract and wanted to change two details: Rhodes’ right to terminate at any time, and a clause that said Air America could not terminate Rhodes for any reason without paying her. Rhodes declined to amend the contract, which she said took “seven months to negotiate with the previous owners.”

Air America suspended her until litigation could be reached concerning the contract which was still in place and had a supplementary year to run. In the interim, Air America management decided to administer market research to assess her value to the company. According to Rhodes, it was Air America that issued the press release that called notice to the video of her performance in San Francisco simply as a way to measure her audience’s loyalty and her value to the network.

She also claimed Air America soon asked her to restore to the air, with an offer of more money but still holding to the condition that she had to amend her agreement “in order to get her mic back”. Rhodes declined and left Air America because of the check over the new contract.

Nova M Radio (2008–2009)

On April 10, 2008, Nova M Radio announces Rhodes would join its radio network, which also syndicated The Mike Malloy Show. During the show’s first Nova M broadcast on April 14, 2008, Rhodes goes into detail concerning the events surrounding her suspension. She reports what happened as “a great radio story and I’ve heard some great radio stories in my day.” The Randi Rhodes show returns to the airwaves on April 21, 2008, on 23 member stations, related to Air America’s 60 affiliates. As of May 5, 2008, the show was heard on 28 stations, including XM 167.

Premiere Radio Networks (2009–2014)

On April 23, 2009, Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, declares the extension of Randi Rhodes to their syndicated register with her show returning to airways across the country on May 11, 2009. Her eponymous program, The Randi Rhodes Show, broadcasted live Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm Eastern Time. Her show concluded on May 16, 2014.

Dark Horse Broadcasting (2016–present)

In 2016, Randi Rhodes initiates a Kickstarter campaign to return The Randi Rhodes Show receiving 1,951 pledges in the amount of $152,063. The show starts live streaming publicly on July 5, 2016, four days after it is streamed privately to supporters of the Kickstarter campaign.

The Randi Rhodes Show

It is a talk radio show in the host, Randi Rhodes. The show combined her progressive political commentary with listener participation and live interviews. It broadcasts on Air America RadioNova M Radio, and Premiere Radio Networks. The show concludes on May 16, 2014.

Randi Rhodes Net Worth

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