Reagan’s new one-hour/day gig is a result of Rachel Maddow reducing her hours to do her primetime show on MSNBC.

Ron Reagan says joining Air America as the host of a nationally syndicated talk show is a good fit for him, and not just because his political leanings (“I’ve been on the left for as long as I can remember)” match the network’s.

At Air America, Reagan says, “it’s expected that people of my political persuasion are going to be up front about their political persuasion. I don’t have to edit myself at all, not that I was much given to that in the first place. … I’m not obliged to be neutral, which is tough for me anyway.”

Reagan’s one-hour show began Monday on Air America (the number of stations carrying it wasn’t available). He’s doing the show from the Seattle studios of KPTK-AM/1090, which airs it at 5 p.m. weekdays.

An aside — listen to the bleatings of Tim Graham, Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, reacting to Maddow being given her MSNBC show — those homorays are just going to reach out and convert him (h/t Andy):

“Not only is the damage already done, the damage continues. Not only are they keeping these people on during the night, they are adding this lesbian Air America Radio host, Rachel Maddow…”

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding