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January 21, 2007

Air America bailed out by French family of Westchester...

Breaking hard... Developing... Must credit Bore America...

UPDATING: This breaking story - first announced here - is burning up the wires, as new details emerge... French family owns New York TV station WRNN... consortium involved, will buy Piquant LLC, owners of Air America... if deal collapses, AAR might be forced into immediate liquidation... But:

If the acquisition does go through, it could lead to several programming changes at the liberal talk-radio network. Richard French, son of WRNN owner Dick French, will likely get his own show in prime time on Air America. Richard French, formerly a New York State Democratic Party official, already has a nightly show on WRNN, "Richard French Live," where he has hosted guests including Sen. Hillary Clinton (D., N.Y.). Richard French couldn't be reached to comment. Currently Air America runs a political show hosted by David Bender at 8 p.m. EST and an environmental show hosted by Betsy Rosenberg at 9 p.m... [Marc Maron] says Air America executives have been in touch with him to discuss a possible show, pending the signed deal with the Frenches.

UPDATE: Frigging WSJ via Drudge: Air America bought by Stephen Green?



Posted in Meta at January 21, 2007 09:38 PM

Comments

Must be nice to have that kind of money to just throw away. Maybe if I start a radio station, and I become a lie-spewing, liberal rag, I might be able to make Randi money.

I refuse to piss on a tree though.

Posted by: Bernie at January 23, 2007 05:29 PM

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2007/January/26/local/stories/03local.htm

AAR gone from Santa Cruz.

The left-leaning radio network, aimed at taking on Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk shows, debuted on Central Coast airwaves in July 2005, but local advertisers never bought in, station owner Michael Zwerling said.

"We didn't sell a single ad in a year and a half," Zwerling said Thursday. "I thought liberal radio would work as a viable advertising business in the most liberal town in America. I was wrong"

Posted by: raccoonradio at January 26, 2007 11:07 AM

another loss for AAR? Scott Fybush's NorthEast
Radio Watch says that rumor has WAVZ 1300 New
Haven CT (birthplace of Dubya) to sports.
Not confirmed otherwise.

Posted by: raccoonradio at January 29, 2007 07:18 AM

It won't be the French family, it's NY Real
Estate guy Stephen Green...And Al Franken is
leaving


star tribune/AP story

Posted by: raccoonradio at January 29, 2007 10:44 AM


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








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