I thought Air America 2.0 had already been launched, but apparently history has been changed once again, and the official launch of the new and improved network will be on May 21, sources say. The owner's brother, Mark Green, says:
"The completely redesigned web site will give Air America listeners another platform to participate in the progressive movement through an interactive blog where they can read and give commentary on topical issues of the day."
As part of the redebut, Paul Newman will be featured in an ad campaign with the incredibly inventive tag line "I'm an Air American!"
But, wait, there's questionable campaigning as well, with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards scheduled to be interviewed. Mayor Mike Bloomberg was interviewed today by Green, his former rival. Other "celebrities" stopping by include Robert Redford and Gloria Steinem.
New hosts include barely-famous celebrities Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Arianna Huffington and Bob Kerrey.
They've also named a "chief blogger", one Nancy Scola who currently can be found at nancyscola.com (Alexa traffic rank: 2,777,629). A quick search of her site reveals her to be a progressive, but, sad to say, not of the rabid Amanda Marcotte variety.
Posted in Meta at May 17, 2007 01:24 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.