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 stations, and it's also behind conservative outlets.
At first you might think this is good news, but, lacking the precise numbers I'm going to hazard a guess that the ratings success is not due to the Air America format or hosts. Rather, I think it's because KKZN also broadcasts Phil Hendrie. Bobbie Dooley, Jay Santos, and especially Dean Wheeler might sound like they could be Air America hosts, but they are in fact not. Don't you be taken in like I was.
Posted in Meta at May 9, 2005 09:25 AM
Good for you for staying on top of err america. I try to listen to them once in a while just to see what they are talking about. All I find is the same ol junk, Florida 2000 and Ohio. Everytime I see an interview with Franken or Richard dreyfus I wonder who the heck wants to listen to those jerks for hours. Dreyfus couldn't even stay focused on the Michael Medved show. Was he higher than a kite that day?
Isn't it true they lost $8 million the first year?
Posted by: chardonnay at May 9, 2005 01:44 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.