Tom Athans is the husband of Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). He also co-founded Democracy Radio and developed both the Ed Schultz Show and the Stephanie Miller show. Now, he's joined Air America Radio as their executive VP and the head of their syndication division.
Yeah, I don't care either. But, feel free to speculate on their upcoming syndicated content in the comments.
Posted in Meta at November 1, 2005 02:15 PM
Did he get that job through a temp agency?
Posted by: Scott at November 1, 2005 09:16 PM
Makes sense since the only shows anyone listens to on AAR are Miller and Schultz, which are owned by Democracy Radio...
Posted by: Randi Sucks at November 2, 2005 04:17 PM
Don't forget Randi Rhodes and Al Franken. Oh by the way, Al Franken is beating Rush Limbaugh in Portland and San Francisco, lol. The air waves are slowly being gobbled up by the liberals...watch out BushBots, the truth is coming to a radio air wave near you!
Posted by: Jeremy at November 3, 2005 03:57 PM
Oooh boy, every bong-gurgling anarchist in Portland is listening to AAR. I'm impressed. Meanwhile, the major cities are somewhere between z-e-r-o and o-n-e. Washington DC's AAR affiliate has ratings that are John Blutarski's grade point average: ZERO POINT ZERO.
Posted by: Scott at November 3, 2005 05:54 PM
Take a look at the ratings granola boy, the only time AAR's ratings improve is when then put someone elses talent on!! Be it Schutz, Miller, or replace the morning shows with local talent instead of AAR's crap fest. Google each of AAR's affiliates then take a look a the program schedule. You'll notice that most affiliate only carry one or two AAR shows. They can't afford to carry any more dead weight.
Posted by: Randi Sucks at November 3, 2005 06:33 PM
Ratings Gap Between Rush Limbaugh and Liberal Talkers Looms Large
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Arbitron Summer 2005 ratings survey for New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, Mr. Rush Limbaugh beat liberal talkers in the ratings game. In New York, Mr. Limbaugh's Persons 12+ audience is more than three times larger than Mr. Franken's audience. Heard Monday through Friday on WABC-AM from noon-3 p.m., The Rush Limbaugh Show scored, among Persons 12+, a 4.8 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 159,400 listeners. Mr. Al Franken, who airs at the same time on WLIB-AM, has a Persons 12+ share of 1.4 with an average quarter-hour audience of 47,800 listeners. Mr. Jerry Springer also airs on WLIB-AM and has a Person 12+ share of 1.0 with an average quarter-hour audience of 30,100.
Here's the rest of the article, you can read when you head clears up from all the dope...
Posted by: Randi Sucks at November 3, 2005 06:37 PM
Your right Jeremy the airwave are getting eaten up by liberals. No one is listening!!!! Dallas is .5! So what if the ratings are high were is ok to be a communist, they suck every where else! No one whats to buy ad time so they sell ad to those pinko commies World Can't Wait.
Posted by: gregd at November 6, 2005 06:22 AM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.