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June 03, 2005

Al Franken ratings beating Caribbean Chat on WLIB

National Review recently published "The Drudgery Report", which falsely claimed that Air America was getting lower ratings during the Al Franken Show on NYC's WLIB than they had gotten back when that station broadcast Caribbean music and news.

Thankfully for truthseekers everywhere, Jaime Horn of Air America Radio was able to get a correction of this inaccuracy. As it turns out, Franken and Air America got 39,300 more listeners in Winter 2005 compared to Winter 2004, when WLIB was the previous format.

In other news, there are still about 8 million people in New York City, approximately 7.8 million of whom were not listening to AAR during Franken's show.

Posted in StuartSmalley at June 3, 2005 04:47 PM


Air America has nothing to crow about. While Al Franken's show on WLIB may be defeating its Caribbean predecessor (which isn't really something a truly successful station would make a big deal about anyway), WLIB's overall 12-plus ratings are DOWN from that of its previous format. The station had a 1.3 share in Winter 2004, but has only a 1.2 share now with Air America programming.

So ... maybe Franken has more listeners than his co-workers, but WLIB is still 24th in the New York market. Woohoo, break out the champage!

Posted by: TheEditor at June 3, 2005 09:24 PM

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


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