- Sheldon Drobny
Sheldon Drobny is an American
accountantand successful investor, best known for forming the company that later became Air America Radio.
Sheldon Drobny is Chairman Emeritus of Paradigm Group II, LLC, an
investmentfirm that serves as managing partner of Paradigm Millennium Fund, LP, which entities together are a principal and largest shareholderof the Company.
Drobny is also a director of numerous portfolio companies of Paradigm Group II, LLC and was formerly a partner in the firm of Adler Drobny Fischer, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. Drobny is a member of the
NASDand the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois C.P.A Society and several other professional associations. Drobny is also a former IRS agent. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Roosevelt University, 1967.
Air America Radio
Drobny began to pursue the start of a liberal radio network sometime in late 2002 or early 2003. He and his wife, Anita, sold the forerunner of
Air America Radioto a group headed by Evan Montvel Cohen.
Drobny and his wife, Anita, had conceived the idea of starting a progressive talk radio network to compete with conservative talk radio. Drobny credits President
Bill Clintonand Vice President Al Gorein helping Air America Radio get started. Drobny claims Gore introduced him to Al Franken, helping AAR secure Franken as talent. [http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/8/22/93806.shtml]
In mid 2003, the Drobnys met Cohen through a meeting arranged by
David Goodfriend, a former Clinton aide and Beloit Collegeclassmate of Cohen. Cohen and his partner purchased the rights to start up the new radio network. After Cohen and his partners at Progress Media, LLC ran out of operating capital, Drobny and other investors moved in through Piquant LLC and purchased the assets of the radio network.
In 2006, after failing to reacquire control of Air America Radio, Sheldon and Anita Drobny founded
Nova M Radioas a competitor to Air America Radioin producing and syndicating progressive talk radio programs. Nova M Radiocurrently distributes programs hosted by former Air America Radiopersonalities, Mike Malloyand Randi Rhodes.
Fourth Estate Society
Drobny is now also involved in the
Fourth Estate Society, which has the stated goal of revitalizing the tradition of independent journalismin the United States.
* [http://www.makethemaccountable.com/drobny/030216_AmericanJewsIsraelAndIraq.htm "AMERICAN JEWS, ISRAEL, AND IRAQ" article by Drobny]
* [http://makethemaccountable.com/drobny/030131_NelsonMandelaSpeaks.htm "NELSON MANDELA SPEAKS" article by Drobny]
* [http://www.dailygut.com/?i=669 "Daily Gut Award" won by Drobny]
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