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May 13, 2004

Air America to consolidate, regroup, switch to broadcasting over CB radio

OK, the last one I made up.

In addition to closing their L.A. sales office, they've also closed the one in Chitown:

Air America has shut its sales offices in Los Angeles and Chicago and is recasting its business plan, the network's president said on Wednesday as troubles beset the liberal talk show network...

Since it started, Chairman Evan Cohen, Vice Chairman Rex Sorensen and Head of Programing David Logan have left while co-founder Mark Walsh has stepped down as chief executive to take a smaller role in the organization...

Sinton said Air America was in "high-level affiliate discussions in Chicago and Los Angeles" and other cities.

Sinton said the company had moved away from its original business model, which was to lease and totally control the radio stations in which its programing ran.

Rather, Sinton said Air America has found success with traditional affiliate relationships, under which it provides about 20 hours of programing per day in many cases in exchange for the ability to sell a certain number of minutes per hour of advertising.

In other words, AA is brokered.

Posted in Meta at May 13, 2004 11:38 AM


I think I just lost my favorite comedy channel. AA is running tape. No wonder they wouldn't answer the phone yesterday. Does anybody know whose basement they are meeting in or broadcasting from?

Posted by: enjoys_comedy at May 13, 2004 03:43 PM

Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.


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