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October 31, 2006

Air America Radio advertiser blacklist?

Media Matters for America - a George Soros-funded group that occasionally gets things very wrong and which has deleted several non-abusive, fact-filled comments I left there - has released a supposed [JPEG file] "blacklist" of advertisers who do not want their commercials played on Air America Radio. The main company that requested that is Hewlett... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:45 PM | Comments (1)

October 30, 2006

Happy Halloween from Mike Malloy and Sheldon Drobny!

He's baaaaaaaaaaaaaack! This site will be offering limited live-blogging of Mike Malloy's return to the radio waves, assuming that I can get their streaming to work. UPDATE: After just a few minutes of listening, Malloy has already unearthed some gems, like: [These Republicans] are all predators... they will grab your [list of family members] and... Keep reading >>>

Posted in MikeWho at 05:42 PM | Comments (0)

When will Air America shut down?

Take the poll: UPDATE: Hola amigos! Que tal? Blogpoll seems to be having some problemas because that's not the poll I made, but let's roll with it! Pretend the first choice is November 8, the second is November 9, the third is "never", and the fourth is a mystery choice.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Satire at 04:29 PM | Comments (0)

Mike Malloy interview

What if you were sitting in a Hollywood donut shop at 3am when you asked a fellow customer to pass the sugar and they replied: "Yes. We should get this country back in the hands of people who do not HATE America-- Republicans, conservatives, right-wingers, these religious, greedy people who hate this country. They want... Keep reading >>>

Posted in MikeWho at 11:31 AM | Comments (0)

Springer show "horrid", did "a lot of damage"

WPUL-AM 1590 (Daytona Beach, Florida) switched from gospel to "liberal" a year ago, but not the "Air America" brand of "liberal". Rather, they have a constellation of Jones Radio hosts as well as others: Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Al Sharpton, The Tawana Brawley Show, Big Dumb Ed Schultz, etc. (A parenthetical note: yes, that Al... Keep reading >>>

Posted in PureClass at 05:36 AM | Comments (0)

October 27, 2006

Air America: a campaign finance workaround?

Now comes this John Lott/Bradley Smith column entitled "Special treatment for Air America". It makes a rather curious claim that all AARologists should immediately spot: When is a campaign donation not a campaign donation? Apparently if you spend the money to run a radio program instead of paying for campaign ads that run on that... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 04:57 PM | Comments (0)

October 25, 2006

Air America not in big White House tent

Given their history, is it any surprise that Air America wasn't invited to the Big Tent On The White House Lawn from which a couple dozen radio hosts broadcast the other day? Says Rachel Maddow: "Nobody from Air America was invited... We've been calling and they didn't return our calls." She reached a WH staffer... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 07:10 PM | Comments (1)

Air America silences Green Party voices

While the Green Party doesn't receive many votes, all Democrats must acknowledge the influence that party's positions has on the Democratic Party. To many Dems, they are that party's conscience, the ideological rudder in the sea of liberalism. Thus, it's quite disturbing to say the least to read the news that the Green Party candidate... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 01:02 PM | Comments (1)

October 20, 2006

"Credible alternative to Air America" begins (Talk USA Radio)

Mr. Debbie Stabenow aka Tom Athans - previously the head of Democracy Radio (spawnplace of Ed Schultz and Stephanie Miller) - is starting a "credible alternative to Air America" called Talk USA Radio. After shuttering DR, he became an executive vice president with AAR. Just in case you missed it the first or second time,... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 01:16 PM | Comments (0)

October 18, 2006

Zogby backtracks; Horn flacks; Drobny attacks

It's a "Zig-Zogby", as pollster John Zogby has sent special people (but not us) an email clarifying that his new show ("Pulse of the Nation") on the "Nova M Radio Network" will be a "nonpartisan discussion". He stresses that his company is "independent" and is "not tied to the Democrats or the Republicans". And, the... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 08:32 PM | Comments (0)

October 17, 2006

Nova M Radio Network issues statement

Sheldon Drobny's new radio network has issued completely voluntary statement. It includes this "quip" from Mike Malloy, their top star: "Yikes! That was close. To not be on the air during perhaps the most critical election in modern U-S history would have been a real bummer. But, we're back and here it is: The Nova... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 01:58 PM | Comments (0)

October 16, 2006

Drobny, Malloy, Zogby, Trippi launch own "network"

Former Air America Radio co-founder Sheldon Drobny has since bought a couple stations that carry that network, and he recently tried and failed to buy AAR before it went into bankruptcy. Leaving those failures in the past, Shelly has now decided to start his own network to syndicate "progressive" yakkers, starting with former AAR host... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Sheldon Drobny at 11:27 AM | Comments (3)

Air America's real enemy identified!

Is the real enemy of Air America not The Conspiracy - aka the VRWC or "Jim's Bunch" (X9-OP) - nor their creditors, but centrist, "third way" Democrats like "strategist" Laura Schwartz? The latter dares call herself a Democrat while not just dissing Air America, but supporting Rush Limbaugh, Taylor Marsh reports. Why, there's even video... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 05:59 AM | Comments (0)

October 13, 2006

Air America Radio goes bankrupt (for real this time)

It's official, and Air America Radio has finally declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. They have assets of around $4 million and liabilities of around $20 million. The list of people they owe runs over 20 pages. It is unclear at this time whether members of AAR's "Associates" program bear any fiscal liability in this matter. One... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:34 PM | Comments (1)

Get out your Kleenex: $100 million plan includes Air America

You're going to need your Kleenex and not for crying as you read this splotch of effluvia from WebTV subscriber and HuffPost contributor (which is worse?) Brent Budowsky: "November Proposal: A $100 Million Democracy Venture Fund To Change America". I couldn't quite figure it out without the accompaning PowerPoint slides, but it apparently involves raising... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 09:37 AM | Comments (1)

Finally! An "Al Franken: God Spoke" review you can trust

As three, maybe four of you may have heard, there's a new documentary out called "Al Franken: God Spoke". While I don't usually recommend trusting much to be read in the Weekly Standard, I'm going to consider this Louis Wittig review the Gold Standard: ...[The directors' cinema verite technique] works great when there's story, and... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 05:30 AM | Comments (0)

Katherine Lanpher: still an isolated Midwestern outsider in the Big City

When last we met up with Al Franken's former sidekick Katherine Lanpher in February, the NYT was doing a "country mouse comes to the Big City and isn't that cute" piece on her. At the time she was writing a book and the NYT discussed her Midwesterness and, for instance, how she observed a smashing... Keep reading >>>

Posted in AlsoRans at 12:17 AM | Comments (0)

October 11, 2006

Swiffering Janeane Garofalo spins; liberal radio can work!

Any article from an NYC-based site that starts out "While Swiffering her city apartment, Janeane Garofalo takes a moment to chat with Metro..." immediately grabs my attention and holds it long enough to read Janine offering a pro-Air America talking point more often associated with Al Franken: "...Air America was the fastest growing talk radio... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Janeane at 11:39 AM | Comments (3)

October 09, 2006

Mystery building in Secaucus only has Air America repeater

The Hudson Reporter reports: A whitewashed building sits on Radio Avenue in the north end of Secaucus, surrounded by low-lying wetlands and a series of high-spiraling white and orange antennas. Its juxtaposition next to single-family homes is startling, and the building itself remains a mystery to residents because it provides not a single sign... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 05:07 AM | Comments (2)

October 06, 2006

Do you have a personal disappearance plan?

Discussing the recent "Torture Bill/"Detainee Trial Bill"/"Military Commissions Act of 2006" and keying off the article "In Case I Disappear" by "scholar" (her characterization) William Rivers Pitt, Randi Rhodes suggests that everyone creates a "disappearance plan" in case they're sent to Gitmo or even worse places. From the audio here: Make known what you would... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 03:19 PM | Comments (0)

Charles Rosen charged in Gloria Wise scandal

Via this we're directed to this report informing us that Charles Rosen - previously called "the Lenin of the North Bronx" and a former executive with the Gloria Wise Community Center - was charged with offenses including misappropriating $1.2 million from the Center. The Center ran the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club, which "loaned"... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 07:44 AM | Comments (0)

Jeff Gannon: "Randi Rhodes Has No Manners"

Jeff Gannon, aka James Guckert, was scheduled to appear on Randi Rhodes' show yesterday. However, in his quest to only leave an impression and not marks, he pulled out of the appearance at the last second because of the way that she was promoting it. From an email message personally sent to me by Randi:... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 02:24 AM | Comments (1)

October 04, 2006

Air America Dallas support group located

One of the items on my to-do list is to try to start a support group for Air America listeners. In contrast to the one I planned, the one for those who are sad about AAR losing their Dallas outlet is not a joke (or at least intentionally so). They also link to this photo... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:23 AM | Comments (0)

Air America losing Santa Cruz station (KOMY)

Next month, Air America Radio's outlet in Santa Cruz California - KOMY - will be dropping AAR. Santa Cruz? Isn't that like, you know, a more bucolic version of Berkeley? Beijing by the Bay? The reason for this has been brewing for a long time: owner Michael Zwerling says he isn't making any money because... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:16 AM | Comments (0)

October 02, 2006

Funds to save Air America Radio almost in mail

In December 2004, a group of millionaires and billionaires - led by George Soros - met in Scottsdale Arizona to start the "Phoenix Group", which has since disbursed tens of millions of dollars to a variety of "progressive causes". However, one of the most "progressive" of causes has not yet seen a dime: ...At the... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 07:51 PM | Comments (0)

Air America The Playbook

Various Air America Radio All-Stars have a new book out called "Air America - The Playbook: What a Bunch of Left Wing Media Types have to Teach you about a World Gone Right", and if, for instance, you do not find the "Campus Progress" post here completely incoherent, buy the book. Just like AAR... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Meta at 10:11 AM | Comments (0)


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