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August 21, 2006

Air America off WDOD 1310 AM Chattanooga?

In October 2005, Chattanooga, Tennessee's WDOD 1310 AM summarily deprived Earl Fruedenberg of his morning show (he'd been working there since 1965) and replaced him with Al Franken and company.

Now, despite being unable to find anything about this elsewhere and despite that station still being listed as an AAR affiliate, it appears that WDOD has dropped Air America. From a letter to the editor:

We believe that this decision is a serious blow to democratic access to freedom of information and our ability to access alternative viewpoints. This decision also reveals a serious right wing bias in local media and undermines Chattanooga's reputation as a cosmopolitan city. Clearly, the decision was not motivated by listener desire, but rather by transparent political ideology. (Think Corker vs. Ford)

Doesn't anyone else besides that writer care about this? If Air America falls in Tennessee, does it make a whimper?

If you would like to add Air America programming to your station, please call 212-871-8100. Please.



Posted in Meta at August 21, 2006 09:43 PM

Comments

Air America is gone in Chattanooga... and it ain't NEVER comin' back!

Hit the road, liberals. Seattle is nice this time of year.

Posted by: dom at August 22, 2006 04:43 PM

It also lists WDEV 550 in Waterbury VT (listed as "Montpelier") as an AAR affiliate even though they have never been one and probably won't become one. At one time lib talker Thom Hartmann may have worked there, though.

Posted by: raccoonradio at August 23, 2006 01:46 AM


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








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