The Vinnie Show With Vinnie Politan
Ladies and Gentleman:
I am writing as a spokesperson for the 110ers.com website and Message Board. "The Vinnie Show" aired on Sirius Channel 110 until December 21, 2007. Then, without warning, Vinnie Politan announced, during his Christmas program, that his show was canceled. I don't think stock holders of Sirius realize how many people that decision affected. Truck drivers from all over the US, millions of them, listened to "The Vinnie Show" every day! I am not a truck driver. I am an Minnesota housewife. People like me, in every walk of life, loved the Vinnie Show. To show you how loyal a fan base Vinnie has, I invite all who read this to come to our website and read the posts regarding Vinnie and his entire crew. What an innovative idea...to blend law and humor with a touch of "family". Vinnie was the nicest on air personality I have ever listened to! Have you ever listened to his show? He made life long friends with all his listeners.
I understand Howard Stern's personality and the fan base he has and the reasons for it. I am not condeming the show at all. I have listened to Howard on occassion. It appears from the Forums here that one can only post about his show. That is understandable given his world wide fame. Perhaps only numbers are important to Sirius. But know this! There are millions of listeners who appreciated the excellent programming that once was on Channel 110. We loved the trial coverage, Forensic Files and most of all "The Vinnie Show"!
But for me and millions of others, we are left hanging. We depended on "The Vinnie Show" to keep us up to date on trial events and to educate us in matters of law. It is hard to believe, that Vinnie Politan, the on-air anchor of the now TruTv Bloom & Politan and the radio talk show host of "The Vinnie Show" are one in the same! I commend the program director and creator of such a fine idea! I am posting here to anyone who will listen that the 110ers DEMAND Vinnie's return to the Sirius air ways! It matters not which channel you place him on, just give him the same format, the same crew and let that man made you millions! PLEASE RETURN VINNIE TO SIRIUS RADIO!
I cannot speak for all of the millions of listeners, I can only convey what the majority of Vinnie's listeners who are members of the 110ers.com website and Message Board are saying. But I know I speak for the masses when I say we all have in common the love of good decent and informative entertainment and the warm "family" feeling Vinnie Politan gave his listeners. He is sadly missed.
If any of you listen to your listeners, then give them the programming they pay for. RETURN VINNIE POLITAN TO SIRIUS!
Please go to the website at 110ers.com
Please read the posts and post there and ask what the members think of Vinnie! Please post there and tell us how to get Vinnie Politan back on Sirius!
We will not go without a fight!
The Vinnie Show with Vinnie Politan
Hello Mr. LaRocca:
I am just a humble listener. I do not know the particulars of the arrangements made between Sirius and Court TV.
Channel 110 was the Court TV channel. On it, Sirius broadcasted live trial coverage and other law-related shows. They also had a morning talk show, "The Vinnie Show", hosted by Vinnie Politan. Vinnie is currently co-anchor with Lisa Bloom on TRUTV (formerly Court TV) in the mornings. He is an attorney, an anchor and a radio jock. The little I know of him personally I have learned over the internet. I have displayed his picture.
I just want to mention that the format for the Vinnie Show was new, fresh and entertaining. This man is genuine. I am sure when the show began no one really knew what kind of audience Vinnie would attract. I purchased my Sirius radio expressly for the Court TV channel. I am a former paralegal and enjoy trial coverage. When I first tuned in and heard The Vinnie Show, I thought it was innovative. What a great idea! Start your day with a happy guy talking about serious legal events and putting them into terms that the average lay person could understand. And to top that off, this man was FUNNY. Listeners could call in during the program and ask legal questions or just say "hello". He was that kind of guy. I still could recognize the regular callers if I heard their voices today. It got so that some of these callers became "characters" to the listener. I would actually find myself wondering what this caller would have commented had he or she called in at that moment! There was one caller in particular that everyone became close to and cared about. The caller's name is Justin. The listeners never asked but we all knew that Justin had a disability. We learned he did not have a computer but he could manage on the telephone. There scarcely was a day without Justin's call. We learned that a slow speaking person was not an illiterate person. Vinnie was always nice and respectful to Justin. I just can't imagine how the cancellation of the show affected Justin. I wonder about him yet today. Vinnie hosted the show without profanity or off color jokes. But, you know, you really don't need those things to have a good show. On our website, 110ers.com, we have an audio player. The webmaster, known to us as "The Siteguy", made a recording of Vinnie's last show for posterity. If you like, and I hope you will, go to the site and register. Once you register, click on the audio player and listen to some of the memorable moments of the show. Also, visit the photo album containing pictures of Vinnie and some of his guests. We are a family torn apart by Sirius and Court TV. Perhaps this post sounds a bit immature for someone my age but I feel that strongly about the talent and the talent of his crew which we all came to know on a first name basis. How many other shows can a listener tell you who the producer is and who the sound engineer is? Vinnie introduced us to everyone and every one got a chance to speak and say hello. It was terrific! I have displayed Vinnie's picture and pictures do not lie. The smile is genuine and so is the man behind it. Whatever pitfalls Court TV, now TRUTV, has is none of my business or anyone elses. I'm appealing to anyone I can get through to for Vinnie Politan. Any channel on Sirius would be blessed with his talents and that of his crew. I have lived on this earth a mere 57 years and I have little good things to say about the direction of entertainment today. But, for me, Vinnie Politan, his crew, his producer and all involved are to be commended for their originality, warmth and professionalism. Together, they produced a most wonderful show that any channel would be proud of. I give the Vinnie Show 3 thumbs up! Please help us to get Vinnie Politan back on the Sirius airwaves.
The American truckers are this country's life blood. I know that Sirius has a channel for truckers. But, I also know that the truckers switched the channel to 110 in the morning for the Vinnie Show and we're talking about millions of truckers in all 48 states! How is that for a fan base? These men and women should have a voice, we all should have a voice and I am prepared to be that voice! If what you have read seems too good to be true, I beg to differ! I say to those of you with power, "You can make a difference!" All of us baby boomers can make a difference! Why grovel to the youth when the money is in the baby boomer's pockets? All too soon we will out number them. We are searching right now for our "resting place". Sirius radio could be that resting place as television ceases to entertain our intellect! Why must the only channels currently offered by Sirius least offensive to me be political rubbish? Can the boomers not have warm, friendly and informative broadcasting from Sirius? If so, why is the Vinnie Show not on the Sirius airwaves? Speak to those you may know in higher places and tell them the 110ers are still alive and well and waiting for Vinnie's return. Just how long we'll wait is uncertain. I can only speak for myself. Vinnie Politan may not be a "shock jock", but don't you think one "shock jock" is enough? I speak for all the 110ers that were within the sound of Vinnie's voice. Make this man reappear on Sirius radio and watch him make you rich!