Monday, June 19, 2006

"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity." Christopher Morley

Who is Brian Maloney?

Last week that was a question waiting on my voicemail, the subject question of more than a few emails. People were talking, Brian's writing on the state of talk radio had been distributed by Inside Radio. "Never heard of the guy" seemed to be the collective opinion. This morning we are told, via Inside Radio, that he is a blogger, fill-in talk host on WRKO and now a columnist for IR. In today's The Mike Kinosian Inteview, here, it says "In terms of traffic and links from other sites, is generally, according to Maloney, among the country’s Top 300 blogs..." Top 300? Wow - how did I miss this guy! Never been a fan of blog lists but, ok, there is probably a list of political bloggers out there that ranks him in their Top 300. Reality check: Alexa says his 3 month avg rank is 176,434 and his 1 week avg rank is 252,101 (data here). To be fair that ranking is of all websites not just blogs so on to Technorati. He is the 3,085 ranked blogger so maybe Inside Radio lost another zero in the final editing. Again, to be fair that's all blogs tracked by Technorati (data here); Brian could be one of the Top 300 blogs in some list and I'm certain that he'll share that source in one of his upcoming columns. I'll share my take on his state of talk radio piece in a later post.