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May 31, 2005

Clear Channel's secret plan for Air America

OPCEN has given me the go-ahead to describe what Clear Channel ("CC") is planning regarding Air America Radio. According to #7, the cat's already out of the sack regarding this operation, so there's no harm and only upside to disclosing the truth. Yes, of course, CC is basically an arm of the VRWC. Yes, it's... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Satire at 11:41 AM | Comments (1)

May 30, 2005

Video of Randi Rhodes at Congress media bias panel

The long wait is finally over, and you can see Randi Rhodes and David Brock (of the Soros-funded Media Matters) testifying before the Congressional media bias panel which was held last week. The videos of Randi are linked to in this post, and those of Brock are linked from here. But, wait, there's more! Videos... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 09:58 PM | Comments (2)

May 27, 2005

The only question is what year she lost it

The title is my answer to a 1000+ posts DUmmy's question "Is Randi Losing it?" The popular opinion appears to be Rhodes has some rough edges, but lay off. However, the DUmmies aren't so kind to lovable and cuddly reformed conservative Ed Schultz. In his case, several posters use the "A-word". One poster even says... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 07:30 PM | Comments (2)

Janeane Garofalo got a breast reduction?

Say what now? By accident I ran across a kinda snarky celebrity bio site, which has this quote from America's trying-too-hard sweetheart: "I was a 36C or D, and at 5'1", I knew that being a small person with big boobs standing in front of an audience was not going to be easy. It would... Keep reading >>>

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May 26, 2005

Chuck D is back on Air America. World rejoices.

ChuckD's new show starts Sunday May 29th evening, Billboard reports. Called "On The Real," it will probably not feature an appearance by former Unfiltered co-star Lizz Winstead. It will, however, feature an appearance by Jamie Foxx. According to writer/producer Gia Garel, we can expect: "music, comedy and verbal sparring highlighting the impact of current, global,... Keep reading >>>

Posted in ChuckD at 04:57 PM | Comments (2)

May 25, 2005

Al Franken meets Bryan Buchan in Phoenix

On his recent trip through the hinterlands, Al Franken was lucky enough to meet Bryan Buchan during a live broadcast from Phoenix' KXXT 1010 AM. Buchan has pictures here. Warning: these pictures are very, very scary. While they're technically better than the previous set of pictures featured here (that time from rain-soaked Seattle), these pictures... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 09:54 PM | Comments (1)

AAR congressional media bias panel: the gift that keeps on giving

GOPUSA apparently attended or listened to the recent media bias forum, and reports: "[Al Franken says the] the right-wing media [is a] coordinated propaganda machine capable of causing symptoms closely resembling mental illness... In his opening statement, Franken named "the Fox News Channel, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, the Washington Times and, of course,... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:58 AM | Comments (1)

May 24, 2005

Air America congress media bias forum open thread

Please post your comments about the media bias panel featuring Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, David Brock, Walter Duranty, and others in this thread. I've listened to a few minutes so far and I'm having trouble coming up with a correct analogy. I'm going to go with "listening to paint dry" for now. Hopefully Randi will... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:57 AM | Comments (3)

May 23, 2005

Air America WLIB ratings continue flat momentum

In other words, they're stuck at 1.2. According to the Billboard Radio Monitor: Inner City progressive talk WLIB switched into its current format with the Spring 2004 survey. Over the last year, the AM has maintained a four-book, 1.3 share average. After an initial 1.3 in Spring 2004 and a 1.4 in Summer, the Air... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 07:45 PM | Comments (2)

Lizz Winstead sues Air America for back pay

Founder of the Daily Show, former co-host with Chuck D of Unfiltered, and former Air America Radio executive Lizz Winstead is suing Piquant LLC, the owners of AAR. She claims they owe her almost $300,000: severance pay, four months: $83,333 unused vacation time: $14,423 her work on the show: $200,000 She also says she never... Keep reading >>>

Posted in AlsoRans at 07:25 PM | Comments (0)

Breaking: Congress Media Bias Forum cancelled?

The media bias forum featuring Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, David Brock, Walter Duranty, a BBC reporter, and others might have been cancelled, DUmmies report. There's apparently a rule against radio broadcasts from the Capitol, and VRWC forces might have prevented the panel from being held. An alternative suggestion for my Democratic friends: hold it at... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:15 PM | Comments (0)

Stephanie Miller of KTLK to embarrass self May 25

The California Teacher's Association is conducting large anti-Schwarzenegger rallies on Wednesday May 25 in both downtown Los Angeles and Sacramento. Details here. Syndicated siren Stephanie Miller - KTLK's morning host - is not only doing a commercial for this big event, she's going to be in downtown Los Angeles showing solidarity with her comrades. To... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:22 AM | Comments (0)

May 22, 2005

Janeane Garofalo hates the right

I seem to have missed the screed "I hate the right: they're a bunch of stupid stupids" from BoreAmerica favorite Janeane Garofalo. It appears to be from November of last year, and herewith a partial fisk: I hate the right because they're all about thwarting people's potential. They hinder imagination and the ability to move... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Janeane at 11:24 AM | Comments (0)

May 21, 2005

Glenn Beck and "liberal" hypocrisy

Remember the "funny" bit on Air America where they "joked" about assassinating Bush? At the time, I said: I believe nothing will happen concerning this for at least two reasons: it will be determined that there is no credible threat, and only "liberals" can do the sustained outrage bit... As it turns out, I was... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:31 PM | Comments (0)

May 20, 2005

Sources: Al Franken buys Minneapolis condo

Sources say Al Franken has bought a condo near downtown Minneapolis. Sources also say: ...Two factors -- the reach of the Air America network and the rest of the senatorial field -- will have a big effect on whether Franken jumps into the race. "Those are the other aspects of the calculus," he said. "It'll... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 12:18 PM | Comments (0)

Randi Rhodes at Congress Media Bias panel

Randi Rhodes is going to Washington! She'll be at the Congressional media bias panel on Tuesday May 24. Others attending include Al Franken and David Brock. They'll probably be discussing how to make the media more balanced. The event - dubbed "Karl Rove's Big Day of Discrediting" by VRWC insiders - will be discussed... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 09:17 AM | Comments (0)

May 19, 2005

Al Franken lied?

Say it ain't so, but Richard Bennett says it is so in "Al Franken's Tuesday lies". That's this last Tuesday; previous and future Tuesdays are left as an exercise. He also raises a good point. Perhaps the FEC should look into whether Al Franken appearing on Air America Radio constitutes a campaign contribution.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 01:15 PM | Comments (1)

Air America: converting truckers to "liberalism"?

This is too funny to confirm: Getting progressive voices on the radio has been known to change voting behavior. For example, I remember reading an article in US News and World Report that long distance truck drivers would get satellite radios to avoid changing stations as they drive cross country. When they had to opportunity... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:39 PM | Comments (1)

Media bias forum features Franken, David Brock, BBC, Wonkette...

The noxious "liberal" site Raw Story has to be pulling our leg. In "House Dems to hold forum on media bias Tuesday with Franken, Brock, others" they inform us that John Conyers (D-Outer Space) is conducting a forum on the 24th to discuss media bias. Co-sponsors include: "Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:26 AM | Comments (0)

May 18, 2005

Randi on Hannity, Boxer, and Larry Flynt

I've got other things to do, so I guess I'll have to miss Randi Rhodes' big interview with America's favorite pr0nographer, Larry Flynt. Apparently he's going to discuss allegations that John Bolton engaged in group sex. As to what bearing that has on his possible role with the U.N., well, I guess lucky listeners will... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 12:27 PM | Comments (3)

May 17, 2005

Shades of red reflecting in the blue tin foil

The Denver Post reports on Al Franken's conservative friend and on-air foil Mark Luther in "Shade of red on blue radio: Franken's foil is his friend".... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 05:27 PM | Comments (0)

Is Karl Rove behind Air America?

More and more liberals are coming to the same conclusion I reached over a year ago: Karl Rove secretly created Air America as a way to both silence the voices of true liberalism, and as a way to discredit the Democratic Party. A couple random comments from the Kossacks: ...There are no PROTESTS. and g*dd#mn... Keep reading >>>

Posted in General at 05:17 PM | Comments (0)

Seattle still cleaning up after Franken visit

"RAH15" has some really bad photographs of Al Franken's visit to the Seattle Air America outlet KPTK 1090 AM. (The staff at BoreAmerica would like to stress that these are not actually really bad photographs. Rather, they are educational. Who knew that the back of someone's head looked like that when taken with a really... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 11:33 AM | Comments (0)

Air America Charleston WLTQ-AM ratings: off the charts!

The ratings for WLTQ-AM, Air America's outlet in Charleston SC are - literally - off the charts. As in, they do not appear on the charts. Apparently Clear Channel switched their stations around in December of last year. Even I'm confused, so here's a table: Before Dec. 2004: WSSC-AM broadcast right talk After Dec. 2004:... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:18 AM | Comments (0)

May 16, 2005

Laura Flanders: surrender now!

Laura Flanders, host of her own show on weekend nights, recently penned the screed "Democracy, What Democracy? Troops Out Now": ...let's be clear: lots of British Labour voters chose Lib-Dem candidates this election because Liberal Democrats, unlike Labour, are the only political party that opposed the invasion of Iraq. Why does the war take a... Keep reading >>>

Posted in AlsoRans at 08:14 PM | Comments (1)

May 15, 2005

Taking on Air America's bourgeoise patriarchal hegemony for the people!

Our counter-reactionary sources have drawn our attention to this article that was published at the Portland IMC. In "Commercialized Progressive Talk Radio Shows Its True Colors", comrade Jen Amos educates: ...I can no longer listen to three hours of the most entertaining, progressive radio. The new CEO of Air America thought it best to replace... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Reviews at 02:16 PM | Comments (0)

May 14, 2005

Mike Malloy has the truth about 9/11?

One of his listeners reports: Mike Malloy... was ranting about Bush and Ridge and the terror colors and Bush's poll numbers, etc... well, he just starts going off, challenging Right-wingers to deal with the orchestration going on and before I know it, he's saying something about the people who orchestrated 9/11 and then he says... Keep reading >>>

Posted in MikeWho at 01:52 PM | Comments (0)

May 13, 2005

KSAC 1240 AM's ratings: from #21 to #24

Congratulations are in order, as Air America's Sacramento outlet, KSAC, has only fallen from #21 (1.6 share in Fall and Summer 2004) to #24 (1.2 share in Winter 2005). This is despite California's capital playing host to what is perhaps the most "liberal" set of legislators outside the 1954 Politburo. Now, on the bright side,... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 09:51 AM | Comments (0)

May 11, 2005

Randi Rhodes gets rave reviews

I certainly think Randi Rhodes is entertaining. The DUmmies agree with me, albeit for different reasons. Herewith selected comments from "Is Randi Rhodes Entertaining?": - Each one Franken, Schultz, Rhodes, etc., have something different to offer. Each one is extremely well informed and quite capable of dealing with the radical con-caller. I have learned something... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 05:26 PM | Comments (4)

WWTQ 680 AM Memphis' web site now available

Stop the presses. It's basically an empty template right now: WWTQ. However, they have their own blog. The latter seems to be run by one Leon Gray, who also will be commenting on the air at "[v]arious Times through the day". I'm going to hazard a guess that means: "we don't have paid commercials, and... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:10 AM | Comments (7)

May 10, 2005

Al Franken visits KPTK in Seattle, jokes

As part of their attempt to challenge Urdu Chat and other more popular radio formats, Air America sends Al Franken and Jerry Springer to the hamlets throughout this great land as a way to pump up the faithful. Yesterday Stuart and Co. broadcast live from KPTK 1090 AM in Seattle, and three people who went... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 09:29 AM | Comments (1)

May 09, 2005

Air America's KKZN Denver ratings better than before

KKZN 760 AM in Denver used to be a sports station, and during the 2004 Winter Arbitron ratings it didn't register. However, now that it's an Air America affiliate, it got a 1.6 share during Winter 2005, the same as the previous period. Details here. This is well behind a country and a few Spanish... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 09:25 AM | Comments (1)

May 08, 2005

Air America Milwaukee could get at least 1879 listeners

Milwaukee County WI has almost a million people (and falling). Out of those, a whopping 1879 have signed the petition to bring Air America to Milwaukee. The petition appears to have been available for a while. A newer petition is now trying to get more than twice that number of new signatories by May 31.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 08:38 PM | Comments (2)

May 07, 2005

Blogger Verdict: Citizen Verdict sucks

There's a new film out featuring Jerry Springer entitled "Citizen Verdict". Summary here. They've even got their own site for the movie, complete with a form into which you can enter your email address for some reason. The plot actually mimics an idea I had many years ago, in which an audience could act as... Keep reading >>>

Posted in PureClass at 01:31 PM | Comments (0)

May 06, 2005

AAR invades Columbia, SC on WOIC

Air America is now available in Columbia, South Carolina on WOIC. That station used to broadcast ESPN, which is being moved to another station. Both stations are owned by Inner City Broadcasting, the same company that owns AAR's sinking flagship in NYC, WLIB. Report here. They appear to be broadcasting the full AAR lineup, except... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:13 PM | Comments (1)

May 05, 2005

An hour of Robert Reich a day keeps the audience away

The mostly-fluff article "More stations are climbing aboard Air America" has a statement from Al Franken that is probably the most hilarious thing he's ever said. Not that there's much competition for that, but this statement is truly a competitor for Funniest Joke of All Time. You can probably already figure it out, but here... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 12:48 PM | Comments (2)

May 04, 2005

The march of the pregnant transsexual bigamists

Today's Jerry Springer Show featured a look back at Kent State, thirty-five years later: Jerry will talk personally about that event and wonder why today's generation doesn't put the pressure of the streets on today's leaders. In conjunction, Springer is currently running a poll asking, "Are massive street demonstrations in America a thing of the... Keep reading >>>

Posted in PureClass at 09:45 PM | Comments (0)

May 03, 2005

Al Franken wows them in Austin!

A few weeks ago, "Kazim" paid a visit to a live broadcast of the Stuart Smalley Show in Austin, TX. Kazim started lining up for the broadcast at 8AM. By 10AM the theater was only 2/3 full. Apparently (this is just my supposition here) this was caused by the VRWC bosses making sure that their... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 08:45 PM | Comments (2)

Air America coming back to Chicago?

Apparently WCPT 850 AM will soon begin broadcasting Air America in Chicago. AAR was, of course, on in Chicago when they first started. And, after they were booted Evan Cohen even said that they'd be back. This time around it's with a new station, so they just might make it. Now, the problem they'll have... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 01:57 PM | Comments (5)

Air America's WKRP (ratings) in Cincinnati

The ratings at WCKY - Air America's outlet in Cincinnati - are lower than they were a year ago. At the time, WCKY was an oldies station. Total listeners for Winter 2005: WCKY ranked 19th with a 1.0 share. Last year, they got 1.3. Jerry Springer did slightly better than the other AAR shows. According... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:58 AM | Comments (0)


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