Brownie doing a heckuva a job on air


Remember Michael Brown, that former FEMA director President George W. Bush nicknamed Brownie and praised for responding quickly to Hurricane Katrina? Ever wondered what he thinks of Washington now?

Well, now you can know, as Brown has just received his own talk show on KOA, Denver’s highest-rated radio station. Brown will pontificate on politics from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights on the AM station.

Kris Olinger, director of AM programming for Clear Channel Denver, told Denver Westword, a blog, that Brown was the best choice for the station. Brown’s experience in the Bush administration is also a “definite positive,” Olinger said.

He has great insight into what happened in New Orleans and how government works. He takes responsibility where he needs to, but he’s also pretty candid about other things that went wrong. I think people get the inside story from him.”

Brown told the blog that he knows most people associate him with Hurricane Katrina, but he hopes they’ll give him a chance to prove himself.

There are always a percentage of people with preconceived notions, good or bad, and I feel like the radio audience is the same way. The subject comes up occasionally, and people will ask me questions. But people can ask me anything and I’ll tell them about it. When it comes to that experience, I have nothing to hide.”

You can check out Brown’s broadcasts here.


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  1. While Bush initially denied it, a video came out later that shows Bush lied and that “Brownie” and others clearly warned Bush about the definite potential for the levees failing. For this part, Michael Brown was right on.

    Paul Harris
    Author, “Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina”

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