Persistent and much beloved commenter "1" inquires:
I just noticed Nova M has a lot more stations, you might want to start trashing them too.
And, indeed he/she/it is right: novamradio.com/live/affiliate_list.php shows around 40 stations, including in vital markets such as Anchorage, Coos Bay (Oregon), and Eureka (California). The latter is a very attractive area of the state which unfortunately is also where the hippies went after that whole Peace 'n' Love thing didn't work out. (Out of 40 graduates from Garberville High School last year, 23 were named "Sunshine", with the remaining having the given name "Bud".)
Meanwhile, the once mighty (in their minds) Air America Radio is now down to 60 stations, some of which might still actually be broadcasting part of their schedule.
Thus, the differential is down to 20, and I expect it to drop further.
Of course, just because something is listed as an affiliate doesn't mean much; in the case of NovaM that means as little as the station broadcasting Randi Rhodes and/or Mike Malloy and not necessarily their other superstars.
Posted in Meta at June 2, 2008 10:39 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.