MSNBC will try out liberal talk host Stephanie Miller this week in the old IMUS time slot. Stephanie is a comedian turned popular talk host on KPTK. Website - Stephanie Miller
Competition for Imus's chair is intense with people calling in old favors and backroom lobbying reaching sometimes nasty levels. Smerconish tried out last week (in a story first mentioned here but not credited anywhere, gee big shock there) but for him it's going to be an uphill battle. Word from MSNBC has it that Michael's the constant focus on the *me* aspect hurt him with those working on the show.
And the drama continues.