Air America's last desperate attempt to squeeze the last remaining shekels out of their last remaining listeners appears to be having a bit of a problem. Earlier this month they started a "premium" podcasting service, and the screenshot to the right is from their support forum.
The podcast pricing starts at $2 for a "day pass" and quickly mounts to $7 for a month of just one show or $11 for a month of all the shows they put out that way. You get a break if you choose a longer term; there's no word on whether they've gotten a bond in case they aren't around for another six months.
Two additional funny things to note:
Air America Associates have special discount options available that will be detailed in a special email sent to them.
Recall that their "Associates" donate to AAR and receive tote bags in return. I'm just surprised that they aren't charging them more since they've already proven to be suckers.
As for the reason why they're charging:
Podcasting is expensive, and we are a business.
That will certainly come as a surprise to those who think in more "public ownership" terms.
Posted in Meta at February 15, 2006 10:21 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.