November 19, 2010

Air America Radio Year in Review 2010

Every few months I remember that this site is still around. Accordingly, and based on the Air America Radio Year in Review 2007, here's the moment you've all been waiting for, the Air America Radio Year in Review 2010: January * They went bankrupt and went off the air. P.S. Mark your calendars! Join us... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:18 PM

April 21, 2010

Reactionary evil-doers buy Obama 1260: WWRC, formerly Air America

Comrades: the reactionary forces of evil-doing have now gone too far. Not only were they responsible for causing the bankruptcy of Air America, but even WWRC in Washington DC - formerly an Air America Radio station known as "Obama 1260" - has been bought by the ultra-conservative Salem Communications (press release link). The station will... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 04:15 PM

March 26, 2010

Air America auctioning off assets, *including their mailing list*

Are you on Air America Radio's mailing list? If so, you might need to prepare for an avalanche of "special offers": AAR's Chapter 7 bankruptcy auction includes their mailing list. The auction catalogue is here and the site that broke the news is here. According to AAR's terms: The Air America site has a newsletter... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 03:24 PM

January 21, 2010

Air America Radio goes bankrupt, goes off the air

Effective immediately, Air America Radio will be shutting down operations and filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. According to a statement that takes up the front page of their website: It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 04:19 PM

November 17, 2009

Titanic 3: Air America launches cruise prize for lucky blogger

A few years ago, Air America conducted a chartered cruise for their listeners; it was called off after the third day when a drunken Randi Rhodes led the more further-left among the passengers to mutiny. She was eventually subdued but, because the incident occurred inside Guyanan waters she was able to get off with just... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:56 PM

November 07, 2009

Air America "Beta": HuffPost without the funny accent

Sometime when I wasn't constantly monitoring them, Air America Radio created a snazzy new website (airamerica.com) which, according to the title graphic, is "Beta". (Of course, that might be the final title, since most of their ideas have a beta if not an alpha feel to them). Be that as it may, it's basically just... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:36 AM

June 15, 2009

Air America sells out, now part of 9/11 coverup!

Where's Janeane Garofalo when you need her? Earlier this month, Air America's "Break Room Live" - their exciting new show shot in some form of cafeteria or whatever you call it of some kind - interviewed Richard Ben-Veniste about the 9/11 Commission's report. The person on the left with the beard - Marc Maron -... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:48 AM

March 24, 2009

WLBY Ann Arbor dumps Air America Radio

WLBY Ann Arbor - previous home to fine "liberal" programming featuring Air America, Stephanie Miller, and Ed Schultz has now gone over to the dark side and is supporting the Oppressor as it's now Business Talk 1290 AM. While I've never been to Michigan, I have it on good authority that Ann Arbor is a... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:26 AM

February 02, 2009

Obama 1260 fails; only DC progressive station; Lionel?

Even the great Lionel could not save Obama 1260, as the only "progressive" station in the Washington DC area is shutting down (link). Formerly yclept WWRC, the station was renamed after the Leader but even that couldn't save it from a ratings disaster. Those ratings collapsed to a level so low it couldn't be measured.... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 07:59 AM

December 21, 2008

Jon Sinton argues against Fairness Doctrine without admitting that FD will come back in disguise

Air America Radio founding president Jon Sinton takes to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to reassure Rush Limbaugh and other talkers with "Limbaugh Is Right on the Fairness Doctrine/Liberals don't need equal-time rules to compete" (link). Unfortunately, what he fails to note is that only a few people are pushing for the Fairness... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:43 PM

August 18, 2008

Air America covering DNC, RNC conventions

Various comrades from Air America Radio will be covering both the Democratic and Republican conventions (link). For a foretaste, "the irreverent Lionel" will be reporting from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Chairman Mark (Green) has thoughts: "In this historic political year, Air America will be bringing our unique brand of opinion radio to both conventions, keeping the Democrats... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 01:52 PM

July 29, 2008

Air America part of online radio network

From this: Clear Channel Radio and Katz Media Group formed a new online radio network that will feature content from leading AM, FM and Internet stations in the country. Katz Online Network will carry audio streams from radio stations owned by some of the largest broadcasters, including Clear Channel Radio, Cumulus, Cox Radio and Salem... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 01:09 PM

June 02, 2008

Air America NovaM Radio affiliate differential now at 20 and dropping

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... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:39 PM

April 24, 2008

Air America, MSNBC collaborate on Race for the White House (David Gregory)

Two nobodies are joining forces: Air America Radio's Rachel Maddow will now be turning over the first hour of her show to a simulcast with the MSNBC program Race for the White House hosted by David Gregory. I'm going to let a commenter on that post say it for me: Air America and MSNBC have... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:39 AM

April 02, 2008

Fmr AAR exec Tom Athans stopped in prostitution sting (Senator Debbie Stabenow)

What is it about Democratic politicians and those linked to them, anyway? Has Howard Dean completely broken the intern system or something? I ask because in February, Tom Athans - the husband of Senator Debbie Stabenow (a Democrat) and also a co-founder of Democracy Radio and a former Air America Radio executive - was caught... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:10 AM

April 01, 2008

Air America Radio redesigns website, to become web-only

Our sources inside Air America Radio are reporting shocking news: Air America Radio will soon exit the over-the-air radio business and become a web-only presence. They'll concentrate on streaming audio, video, and text posts, as the Young Turks did just a couple of months ago. Additional income will be obtained through merchandising (such as tote... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 03:08 PM

February 21, 2008

Air America has another new owner; Stephen Green flees sinking ship

Billionaire New York City real estate investor Stephen Green - current owner of Air America Radio and brother to current AAR president Mark Green - will be stepping down as chair of the AAR board in March to be replaced by former AAR investor Charlie Kireker. Green invested $4.25 million and AAR subsequently lost... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:59 AM

December 27, 2007

Air America Radio Year in Review 2007

Nothing really interesting happened on Air America Radio during 2007. So, I'll just go through the motions: January They went off in Columbus, Ohio. Jackie Guerra left the air. Al Franken announced he was leaving, surrounded by a swarm of "will he run?" puff pieces in the MSM. February They went off in Duluth. Al... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 03:15 PM

December 09, 2007

Air America Radio can't even make it in Eugene Oregon

This is just sad: Oregon Public Broadcasting announced on Tuesday that it will buy KOPT from Churchill Media. The AM station offers Air America’s lineup of liberal talk shows... ...Talk radio host Ed Schultz, whose nationally syndicated show airs on many stations that also carry Air America, had been trying to put together a group... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:11 PM

WVKO 1580 AM Columbus: latest progressive talk lemming

WVKO 1580 AM in Columbus, Ohio (wvko1580.com) will on Monday become the latest station to try to find an audience for "progressive" talk. It's run as a one-man operation by one Gary Richards, who's only leasing the station after it fell into bankruptcy. Their schedule includes Air America Radio shows like Randi Rhodes, Rachel Maddow,... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:07 PM

November 15, 2007

There will be honeysuckles in the garden

[19, 238] I hasten to remind everyone that the garden, despite the advanced days in the year, is still looking quite fine. We expect next Spring and Summer to be banner seasons, with not just vegetables such as corn and squash, but honeysuckles, roses, and petunias a-plenty. Do not despair, for the faithful tillers of... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:05 PM

November 09, 2007

KLSD San Diego: bye-bye Air America, hello XTRA Sports!

Progressives throughout the nation are, at this very moment, thinking to themselves, "If only Hillary Clinton were president right now, she'd seize the assets of Clear Channel and turn them over to the people and make sure that they continued airing Air America Radio on San Diego's KLSD 1360 AM." Unfortunately for them, Part 2... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:45 AM

October 24, 2007

Air America moving away from extreme liberalism

Via a comment by "dump", we learn that Air America Radio says it's going to be taking a more moderate stance and will be moving away from extreme liberalism. I'm not familiar with all the terms liberals use, but I believe that that means that Maoism is out, with the more moderate Trotskyism coming back... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 03:21 PM

Air America off in Austin KOKE 1600 AM (hasta la vista!)

If you can't even make it in Austin, Texas - the closest that fine state comes to an infection of "liberalism" - you can't make it anywhere. Except, of course, perhaps Portland. As of Monday, Air America Radio is off the air in Austin due to an ownership change at KOKE 1600 AM. They've switched... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:17 PM

September 27, 2007

Air America: free air time for presidential candidates

In the first half of October, Air America Radio will be offering free air time - up to a block of an hour - during Richard Greene's evening 'Clout' program to the Democratic presidential candidates. And, they're offering the same deal in the second half of October to the Republicans: They will be playing radio... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 08:16 PM

September 04, 2007

Air America off on WSMB / WWTQ Memphis

It's becoming an almost daily occurence as stations leave the Air America Radio fold, and the latest is Memphis' WSMB 680 AM (formerly WWTQ). Feel free to show their page to any "liberals" you meet; they'll enjoy the Fox graphic. Meanwhile, their previous page is like a blast from the past, featuring Al Franken and... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:15 AM

August 24, 2007

KLSD San Diego: no more Air America Radio?

Oh, the horror: San Diego's KLSD 1360 AM may soon knuckle under to Rethuglican pressure and get rid of Air America Radio programming, converting to sports talk or something else. The station's website says: YES, there are rumors flying about KLSD changing format. And while various options are under consideration, we also want the progressive... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:37 PM

August 05, 2007

AAR, Garofalo, Franken, Malloy Fame-o-Meter

Every week from now on, I'll be charting the relative fame/activity level of various current and former Air America hosts and personalities in order to keep you aprised of who's hot and who's not. Here's this week's chart, together with an unrelated-to-AAR control subject: Bonus note: Democrats will be happy to hear that I created... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 08:11 PM

June 22, 2007

Center for American Progress conservative talk co-author linked to Bill Press, Ed Schultz, Jones Radio

Studies from the Center for American Progress cannot be trusted. The link contains an example of one of their studies that used a methodology so flawed it's pathetically funny. The latest example comes in "The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio". All denials to the contrary, it's little more than a veiled attempt to go... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:38 PM

June 18, 2007

Air America news department: revamped! Shoelace production: up 42%!

Air America has completely revamped its news division. While false stories in the reactionary press claim that the division has been eliminated as a cost-cutting move, these stories are simply enemy propaganda. In fact, the news department is still going strong, it has now just been reassigned, with now-former staffers Wayne Gillman, Bill Crowley, Mike... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:21 AM

May 17, 2007

Air America 2.0 relaunches May 21; "I'm an Air American!"

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... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 01:24 PM

April 17, 2007

Media Matters/ David Brock "got" Imus?

Some Rethuglican Hate Speaker named Cliff Kincaid offers How Hillary's Hit Man Got Imus. This was an especially disturbing read for me, because I know everything in there is wrong. In fact, I've forwarded it to my comrades in the Hate Monitors Network for their commentary and dialectical analysis, and hopefully those comrades will be... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 04:35 PM

March 29, 2007

Partay down with Stephanie Miller and Sheldon Drobny (Phoenix, April 15)

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! April 15th, April 15th, Tax Day, Tax Day! KPHX! KPHX! Join Sheldon Drobny, Stephanie Miller, Mike Malloy, Bill Press, and Thom Hartmann in Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Scottsdale! Nova M, Nova MMMMmmmm! Sheldon! Stephanie! Thom! Mike! Bill! Live music! Drinks! Lots and lots of drinks! Liberals! Join Sheldon at the Birkenstock refurbishing booth! Stephanie... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:55 PM

March 27, 2007

March 31: Air America Third Anniversary Celebration and Respectful Protest

I just spotted this event on upcoming.org. It looks like a group of Air America Radio fans is going to be holding a "celebration of Air America Radio's Third Anniversary" on Saturday, March 31 outside the headquarters of KTLK-AM in Burbank, California. Does anyone know anything about this? It sounds interesting, so if anyone has... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:30 AM

March 19, 2007

Air America PD thinks AAR might be "already giving people exactly what they want"

David Bernstein is the new Program Director of Air America Radio, and in a wide-ranging and nearly content-free interview, he had this to say: "I'm familiar with Air America the way I'm familiar with most other radio, because I listen... But as a product, it's too early to say if we're going in the right... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:37 PM

March 13, 2007

Gloria Wise execs escape prison, pay fine

Two former executives of the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club - the group from which Air America Radio got one of its first "loans" - yesterday avoided being sentenced to prison and instead paid what for them are probably small fines, the NYT says. Charles Rosen, former executive director, will pay $38,575 in restitution,... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:16 PM

Desperate Mark Green cries: hold a presidential debate here!

In a desperate bid to get some publicity - any publicity at all - new Air America Radio brother-of-owner Mark Green has thrown down the velvet gauntlet to the Republican contenders for president: hold a debate on Air America! ...it would allow Republicans to differentiate themselves from Democrats – embracing a debate hosted by a... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:26 AM

March 06, 2007

Air America's Mark Green: "unmitigated disaster that's Iraq" helps Democrats

The brother of Air America's new owner, Mark Green, sent me an email earlier today announcing that the Revolution Had Come: the day when the Green Brothers "formally purchased and took over Air America Radio". Only at the end did I read "Originally Released on The Huffington Post (March 6, 2007)"; apparently he posted it... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:14 PM

March 04, 2007

KTLK soviet announces Air America purge

The Los Angeles Times continues their hard-news reporting with the news that KTLK AM 1150's soviet ("advisory council") is purging various Air America shows from their lineup. Here's the new version: Stephanie Miller: 6-9am Thom Hartmann: 9am-noon Randi Rhodes: noon - 3pm (live) Marc Germain: 3-7pm (live and local!) Ed Schultz: 7-10pm Rachel Maddow: 10pm-12am... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:09 PM | Comments (0)

February 23, 2007

Air America bailout: worth nothing? (a rebuttal)

[The following post is from "biff", a frequent contributor to the blog at democrats.org, who also posts under other names at DailyKos and other sites. This site distances itself from his remarks, but as part of our plea agreement is required to carry it.] Well, it looks like Lyin' Balloney is up to his old... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:58 AM | Comments (9)

February 16, 2007

Bankrupt Air America has a new owner

Break out the Night Train, because Air America Radio has been sold! U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain has approved the $4.25 million sale to Stephen Green: ...[The approval] essentially transfers all the assets of Piquant LLC, parent company of the New York-based Air America, to a group including new and current investors. It gives a... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:39 PM | Comments (1)

February 07, 2007

Clear Channel conspiracy against Air America... revealed!

Has Clear Channel been conspiring to cancel Air America and libtalk in general from the airwaves? The shocking truth can now be revealed in this post. It worked like this. CC put AAR on the weakest stations in their markets, then sold packages of advertising for all their other stations in the market except for... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 08:57 PM | Comments (2)

Air America's winning bid: $4.25 million

The results of the eBay auction to sell failed and bankrupt radio network Air America are in, and the winning bidder is slgreen2005, which is reportedly the nick of real estate developer Stephen L. Green. He is reportedly scrambling to put enough money in his PayPal account to pay for the sale, which was conducted... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:49 AM | Comments (1)

February 01, 2007

Air America exits KQDS 1490 AM (Duluth)

I used to think "Duluth" was just a punchline or something, but apparently it's a real city in "Minnesota", a state somewhere north of Canada. Anyway, they appear to have dropped liberal talk, including not only some Air America shows but Big Ed Schultz as well. They're still listed as an AAR affiliate, but that... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 08:51 PM | Comments (2)

Fun: the $35 prank for Air America listeners you know

Kids! Adults! Want to play a fun, harmless prank on your favorite Air America listener? (Of course, there's about a .000001% chance that anyone you know is an Air America listener, but read on just in case). What if you could spend just $35... and make that listener think Air America had gone off the... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 08:39 PM | Comments (4)

Cliff Schecter beats the right-wing noise machine!

Terrific news from deep inside the trenches, as Comrade Cliff Schecter informs us that he's beat the right-wing noise machine: We don't have FoxNews. We don't have Rush Limbaugh... But we have something almost as powerful, if recent events tell an accurate story. We have synergy. Coordination. Call it what you will. He goes on... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 04:09 AM | Comments (0)

January 29, 2007

Air America bought by Stephen Green?

The latest twist and turn in the Air America saga is that they're going to be bought out and taken out of bankruptcy not by the French family (thank you Drudge and WSJ, no really, thank you), but by New York real estate baron Stephen L. Green. He's the brother of long-time NYC politico Mark... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:26 AM | Comments (7)

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... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:38 PM | Comments (4)

January 16, 2007

"Media Reform", Dennis Kucinich and the Fairness Doctrine

The National Conference for Media Reform was held last weekend in Memphis and as previously discussed featured a constellation of stars from the far left side of the sky. Even Air America broadcast live from the event. A surprise attendee was Dennis Kucinich, who announced that he's focusing his efforts on the FCC and an... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:15 AM | Comments (0)

January 11, 2007

Bright spot: gospel doing worse than Air America!

Raise a glass of organic champagne and celebrate, because: ...the gospel format at WLIB (1190 AM)... is down from the previous Air America format. Trivia question: is this the first piece of good news Air America has ever had?... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:01 AM | Comments (0)

January 08, 2007

Media Reform Conference in Memphis Jan 13 and 14

Bill Moyers and a veritable constellation of lefties will be conducting their annual cry-in/whine-o-fest/Media Reform Conference in Memphis this weekend. Their full schedule is here, and here's a map of the conference center. This site has a list of the speakers. In addition to two current and one former FCC commissioners, here are a few... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:43 AM | Comments (0)

January 05, 2007

WTPG/WYTS protest to be held

On Monday, a group of ardent Air America Radio fans will protest Clear Channel's decision to remove AAR programming from Columbus, Ohio's WTPG (AM 1230). That station has since switched its call letters to WYTS and on the same day as the march it will begin offering sports, consumer shows, Laura Ingraham, and... Michael Savage.... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:09 PM | Comments (1)

December 26, 2006

Which Air America stations are still broadcasting AAR? (Part 1)

Air America's list of stations is quite entertaining for those of us who follow their various antics. For instance, WDOD in Chattanooga, TN stopped broadcasting AAR in August, but it's still on the list. It would be interesting to see which other stations are in a similar position. Initially I thought about building a Google... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:07 PM | Comments (11)

December 21, 2006

Air America Madison Mic 92.1 FM stays on air!

A massive victory for all 200 listeners to Air America's Madison Wisconsin outlet The Mic 92.1 WXXM FM loomed today, as under Congressional and U.N. pressure the GOP-controlled Clear Channel will keep AAR programming on the air and will not replace it with 24/7 cow, corn, and feed programming as previously reported, sources say. This... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:21 PM | Comments (3)

December 20, 2006

Terry Kelly doubles down on Air America Radio

Air America Radio investor Terry Kelly of Madison, Wisconsin - already on the hook for at least $460,000 in loans to AAR - is doubling-down, chasing good money after bad, and engaging in other activities related to signing a letter of intent to buy AAR out of bankruptcy, sources say. The investor group he leads... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 01:36 PM | Comments (1)

December 09, 2006

Bill Hess / WWRC, WaPo: enemies of Air America Radio

Bill Hess, operations manager of Clear Channel's WWRC (AM 1260) and WTNT (AM 570) is an enemy of Air America and liberalism in general, as is the Washington Post. Do not trust anything you hear or read from either source henceforth. Marc Fisher of the WaPo offers the incredibly biased article "Air America, in the... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:13 PM | Comments (2)

December 07, 2006

Quad Cities (IL, IA): Christian programming replaces Air America

"Liberals" throughout the U.S. responded with sadness, horror, and an even greater sense of dread as the news was released that yet another Air America Radio station had converted from secular progressivism to... a Christian format! This time it's WKBF (AM 1270) out of the "Quad Cities", which are Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa and... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 01:08 PM | Comments (0)

WKOX, WXKS: Vaya con Darwin, Air America

WKOX (1200 AM) and WXKS (1430 AM) out of Boston are saying, "Vaya con Dios, Darwin, Sheehan, Zinn, Chomsky, a tree, or whatever" to Air America Radio as well as the Jones Radio Network, as those Clear Channel-owned sister stations are switching to a Spanish format. Not only that, they're considering boosting the wattage of... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 01:02 PM | Comments (2)

December 01, 2006

Air America bankruptcy hearing today...

Will Air America recover from recently going bankrupt? Will they be bought out? Or, will George Soros liberal investors decide to spend their money on a new yacht or something? Will they be forced into Chapter 7 bankruptcy and all their assets frozen and sold off to pay off creditors such as Mike Piazza? Developing...... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:10 PM | Comments (1)

WCPT "Chicago": Springer out, Miller in, Franken going...

According to our sources, starting on December 11, Air America Radio's "Chicago" outlet WCPT (AM 850) will be changing their schedule around to be less AAR-y and more Jones Radio Network-y. Bill Press: sign-on to 8am Stephanie Miller: 8am to 11am (NEW!) Ed Schultz: 11am to 2pm Al Franken: 2pm to 5pm (new time, tape... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:03 PM | Comments (1)

November 27, 2006

Air America to be bought out or go away soon

Sadly, it looks like a critical point for Air America is coming soon, as due to the legalistic requirements of their bankruptcy filing they must find a buyer soon. All of this occurs against the backdrop of the current time of the year. Even with this unseasonably warm weather, Foliage Season is over save for... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 06:58 AM | Comments (3)

November 15, 2006

Comrades question Air America off in Madison (WXXM the Mic)

Comrades, sotrudniki, and Air America supporters have risen in righteous anger over Air America Radio being taken off WXXM in Madison Wisconsin in order to be replaced with sports talk from Fox Sports. In a sharply worded Letter to the Editor of The Onion The Capital Times, AAR supporter Rosanne Ehrlich wonders "if others, as... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:38 PM | Comments (0)

November 13, 2006

Air America off in Madison, New Orleans, Huntington, Binghampton...

Like a circus leaving town on an early morning train, Air America Radio is being taken off the air in Madison, Wisconsin and New Orleans, Louisiana. In Madison - the beuddered version of Berkeley - WXXM (92.1 FM) aka "The Mic" is replacing them with all sports... from Fox! That station is owned by... Clear... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 06:10 AM | Comments (4)

November 09, 2006

Air America blacklist; "offensive programming"?

As previously discussed, mysterious forces have encouraged around one hundred very large advertisers to avoid advertising on Air America Radio. Tin-foil hat wearers claim this is a "blacklist" and is part of a "conspiracy", despite Jim's Bunch disclaiming all responsibility (XE83-371P). Now, the MSM - in the person of the free Pasadena Weekly - has... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 07:17 AM | Comments (0)

November 08, 2006

Details on Air America's role in the Big Democratic Win

... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:07 PM | Comments (4)

November 04, 2006

Air America Radio smear reporter detained (George Allen)

As if taking a "loan" from a Boys & Girls Club wasn't bad enough, Air America Radio has apparently been trying to reach a new low by employing sleazy "liberal" blogger Mike Stark as a "reporter". Stark is the person who tried to ask Virginia senatorial candidate George Allen a despicable question earlier in the... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 07:47 PM | Comments (4)

November 01, 2006

"Air America hopeful of finding buyer"

From the AP: Air America Radio is talking to several parties about a possible sale and is hopeful of reaching a deal before Thanksgiving, a lawyer for the liberal talk radio network told a bankruptcy hearing Tuesday... ...Under the agreement finalized Tuesday, the company needs to have a deal in place with a buyer and... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 05:30 AM | Comments (3)

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 at 12:45 PM | Comments (1)

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 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 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 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 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 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 at 01:58 PM | Comments (0)

October 16, 2006

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 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 >>>

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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 >>>

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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 >>>

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October 06, 2006

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 >>>

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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 >>>

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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 >>>

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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 >>>

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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 >>>

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September 28, 2006

Gloria Wise scandal over! (except for criminal investigation)

Air America Radio was started with a "loan" of $875,000 from a city-financed Bronx charity, the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club. Since that money was supposed to be spent on, you know, Boys and Girls in the Bronx and not to keep Al Franken in hair gel, an investigation by New York City soon... Keep reading >>>

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September 23, 2006

Air America loses Dallas-Fort Worth station (KXEB)

If you're a progressive researcher, red flashing lights will go on in your brain and a siren will go off as you read one key word in the following and not just for the usual reasons: It appears that Air America, the liberal talk-radio network, won't be on the air much longer in Dallas-Fort Worth.... Keep reading >>>

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September 22, 2006

Marconi radio awards: biased against Air America?

Every year, the National Association of Broadcasters gives out the Marconi Radio Awards to "recognize excellence in radio". If that's so, then why are none of the 21 winners in any way associated with Air America? Have George Bush or his minions gotten to the NAB, forcing them to ignore America's only real progressive alternative... Keep reading >>>

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September 18, 2006

Will Fairness Doctrine save Air America?

From Jay Ambrose: ...The Fairness Doctrine went into effect in 1949 as a regulation of the Federal Communications Commission. It essentially said that stations had to provide opportunities for other sides to be heard if someone said something politically controversial on air. The consequence was a quietude strikingly at variance with this democracy of ours...... Keep reading >>>

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September 17, 2006

TP: Capt. Kirk foils Zantar scheme with AAR question

ThinkProgress is currently reporting that Captain Kirk of the Federation has foiled Zantar's latest scheme for world domination by asking the Klingon's megacomputer this question: What is the current Air America schedule and how many different permutations are there of that schedule now and in the near future? Needless to say, after working for a... Keep reading >>>

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September 15, 2006

Air America: no bankruptcy (today)

Air America will not declare bankruptcy today: A representative for Air America Radio confirmed this afternoon to Radio Ink that Air America Radio will not be declaring bankruptcy and explained that the layoffs at the network had to do with the move of Air America from former flagship WLIB to WWRL in New York. A... Keep reading >>>

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September 14, 2006

Will Air America file for bankruptcy or not?

It looks like the cat has left the barn, with RE offering nothing more than an "educated guess" that an internal faction that is attempting to gain (or regain) control of the network "leaked" this "news" to a major liberal blog site (knowing it would be taken seriously there) so as to immediately depress Air... Keep reading >>>

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What might the post Air America landscape look like?

After the apocalypse, aka the selling of Air America's Aeron chairs on eBay, what might the "liberal" radio landscape look like? Perhaps something like the current (as of a few hours ago) lineup at Seattle's KPTK. All times Pacific: 3-6 AM: The Young Turks 6-9 AM: Stephanie Miller 9-12 PM: Thom Hartmann 12-3 PM: Ed... Keep reading >>>

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September 13, 2006

Air America Radio goes bankrupt

[10/13/06 UPDATE: Air America is now officially bankrupt.] Air America Radio will file for bankruptcy on Friday, sources say: ...Sources say five Air America employees were laid off yesterday and were told there would be no severance without capital infusion or bankruptcy. Also, Air America has ended its relationship with host Jerry Springer... Radio giant... Keep reading >>>

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September 11, 2006

"Changing the Media Changing America Forum"

Is there anything more life-affirming, awe-inspiring, educational, informative, and just downright good than watching a group of "progressives" sitting around opining on affairs of the day, specifically voter enfranchisement? Yes, there is: if they're doing it in Seattle and if the video is awash in warm, earthy tones. Via "Kian", we proudly offer this video... Keep reading >>>

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September 05, 2006

Air America-oriented "liberal" "humor"

Is there anything funnier than "liberal" "humor"? Wait, let me rephrase that: Is there any higher form of comedy than "liberal" "humor"? The answer, of course, is no. While "liberal" "humor" may not generate the guffaws of, say, Jerry Lewis pratfalls, what helps it rise above all other forms of comedy is that it educates... Keep reading >>>

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August 23, 2006

Air America Radio loses Chattanooga affiliate WDOD

Our speculation was correct and it's official: Air America Radio has lost their affiliate in Chattanooga Tennessee. The decision to drop Air America talk show programming grew out of the format's failure to attract adequate advertiser support, [Danny Howard, director of programming and operations for WDEF and WDOD] said. The fact that Air America is... Keep reading >>>

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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... Keep reading >>>

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Goodbye Al Franken, hello Shirley Caesar and Hezekiah Walker

There's about a 99.9944% chance most Air America fans have never heard of Shirley Caesar, Hezekiah Walker, Kirk Franklin or Yolanda Adams before. But, come Sept. 1, those and other gospel artists will be featured on WLIB, New York City's newest 24/7 all gospel all the time station. That station was formerly AAR's flagship, but... Keep reading >>>

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August 20, 2006

Who said these insane Air America quotes?

The article here (via this) offers some quotes gleaned from two 90 minute Air America Radio shows. While, admittedly, I don't listen to AAR all that much for someone whose mandate is monitoring it, I believe I can match up the quote to who said it. 1) "The entire Bush crime family should be executed."... Keep reading >>>

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August 04, 2006

Post embarassing Franken/Rhodes/Malloy quotes here

It looks like I'm out of town for a few days, so please leave a comment with embarassing recent quotes from Air America's personalities. UPDATE: Since people do obviously visit this site and comment on entries, and since an hour can't go by without an AAR personality saying something embarassing, I am forced to assume... Keep reading >>>

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August 03, 2006

Air America Radio New York City: WWRL 1600

This site extends a hearty congratulations to Air America Radio on the announced launch of their new sinking New York City flagship, WWRL 1600 AM. AAR is being transported via lifeboats from their previous sinking flagship, WLIB, and will be starting on the new station September 1. Those who've followed AAR will have a twinge... Keep reading >>>

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August 02, 2006

"Liberals" to have voice in Palm Springs area

Finally, "liberals" will have a voice in the Palm Springs valley area in California. On August 7, "RR Broadcasting" will launch KPTR "Progressive Talk AM 1340", which will feature luminaries such as Stephanie Miller, Ed Shultz, Randi Rhodes, Alan Colmes and Al Franken (shown right in a file photo).... Keep reading >>>

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July 27, 2006

XM Satellite Radio losing money, subscribers

The nitty gritty is here: XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. reported a wider loss for its second quarter Thursday as it absorbed charges for restructuring its debt. The company again lowered its estimates for full-year subscriber counts... The company said it now expects to end the year with a customer base between 7.7 million and... Keep reading >>>

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July 17, 2006

AAR fans discuss AAR in strictest confidence

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a special place that "liberals" could go to in order to discuss all the failings of Air America, without having to worry about AAR anti-fans finding out about it? Well, here's that very special place: ...Half the ads I have heard on the several different AAR stations I've... Keep reading >>>

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Air America to get cash infusion from Soros' buddies?

The article "A New Alliance Of Democrats Spreads Funding" reports on the secretive "Democracy Alliance", a coalition of nearly a hundred stretch limousine "liberals" who are donating millions in order to create their own "liberal" infrastructure. See, the VRWC is too awesomely powerful, and having virtually every TV network, TV station and newspaper in their... Keep reading >>>

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July 16, 2006

Air America infomercials: $250 for an hour on KOMY

You can apparently replace an hour of the Majority Report (featuring Sam Seder and the now-mostly-exited Janeane Garofalo) with your own infomercial for just $250 on KOMY 1340FM in Santa Cruz/Salinas/Monterey Bay: Many of the pre-Air America shows on KOMY were reported pay-for-play, and the weekends and noon hour also are paid programs, advertising things... Keep reading >>>

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July 10, 2006

"Lefty KQKE is still struggling"

KQKE (960 AM) ("The Quake") is Air America's Hayward/Union City/Vast-Empty-Areas-Off-The-880 offering, and as reported here their ratings are still struggling after two years. Now certainly, if they can't make it anywhere they won't even be able to make it in the San Francisco Bay Area, but in any case one clue to their plight might... Keep reading >>>

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July 09, 2006

Air America loses 45,000 watts in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports on a sports talk station in their city that's 50,000 watts and can reach the East coast and Florida, WCKY 1530 AM. After 14 paragraphs describing how ecstatic the personalities are to be on a megastation, the Enquirer offers one, final paragraph: Shows previously aired on 1530, such as "Springer on... Keep reading >>>

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June 15, 2006

Bernie Sanders: "why isn't half of talk radio progressive?"

"Independent" (read: socialist) Congressperson Bernie Sanders had something to say at the Take Back America confab: "If we were sitting here six or seven years ago," the term "talk radio" would have meant "Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ollie North and all the right-wing nuts who would have occupied 98 or 99 percent of the space... Keep reading >>>

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May 16, 2006

Air America is not leaving Atlanta

No, they're just "pondering [their] options". Joe Weber - apparently of the bread Webers - bought Air America's current home, AM 1690. And, he is reportedly moving another station he owns (AM 1160) to the 1690 station. And, he's "negotiating with Air America to lease airtime on 1160. Atlanta-based Air America President Jon Sinton said... Keep reading >>>

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May 12, 2006

Doctor/clown Patch Adams, Dolores Huerta, Randi Rhodes to speak at Code Pink rally

Starting on May 13 at 3pm and ending 24 hours later, a group of far-left loons will gather in front of the White House and demand that we pull out of Iraq. The event is organized by Susan "Medea" Benjamin's Code Pink for Peace and: Actress Susan Sarandon, Gold Star mother Cindy Sheehan, Reverend Yearwood... Keep reading >>>

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May 11, 2006

Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, and the John Birch Society?

Will Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, Jerry Springer, Mike Malloy, and Janeane "Clear" Garofalo join with the John Birch Society and Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum to oppose president Bush? Will those who believe in black helicopters join with those who dream of piloting them? Would those who oppose World Government join with those "liberals" who are... Keep reading >>>

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Bubba, Wesley Clark, Susan McDougal to rub off on your hands

From a press release: The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) will hold its 29th Annual Convention June 15-17 in Little Rock, Arkansas... The main evening social events will be held at the Clinton Presidential Library, the Arkansas Art Center and the Historic Arkansas Museum. A keynote by President William J. Clinton at a luncheon scheduled... Keep reading >>>

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May 07, 2006

Air America Milwaukee

Blogdom is abuzz with speculation that the Milwaukee area might get its very own Air America station. We're told we should continuously monitor airamericamilwaukee.com for the big news. Rather than doing that, how about some fun speculation of our own? 1. Which state is Milwaukee in? Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin? 2. Like lotto numbers, what... Keep reading >>>

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April 28, 2006

Bill Clinton to bless Sheldon Drobny's KXDE Little Rock

Arianna Huffington and/or her censoring web minions have finally gotten radio loony Sheldon Drobny to stop using ALL CAPS in the titles of his posts at her site: "Drobnys Nova M Radio Starts Broadcasting Air America In Little Rock". Next step: Introduction to Punctuation. Air America radio will begin broadcasting in Central Arkansas on Monday... Keep reading >>>

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April 26, 2006

Drudge's outright lies about WLIB listenership

Internet gossip columnist Matt Drudge - if you can believe anything he writes - has the details on the Arbitron Winter Book: Among all listeners 12+, it was a race to the bottom for AIR AMERICA and WLIB as mid-days went from a 1.6 share during winter 2005 to a 1.0 share winter 2006. During... Keep reading >>>

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April 24, 2006

Has WHLD sold out the public trust?

WHLD is Air America Radio's newest outlet in Buffalo (New York), and they accept ads from highly questionable groups. Instead of, for instance, ads from Sprouts (the co-op on 3rd) or the Whole Earth Gardening and Grow Lights Center on 5th or Bud's Birkenstock on 7th or Vern's Volvos on Frostbitten Way, they accept... pro-casino... Keep reading >>>

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April 05, 2006

Danny Goldberg leaving Air America Radio

At least according to this. P.S. Extra special bonus note to AAR insiders: this site pays cash for tips. That goes for the housekeepers, groundskeepers, greenskeepers, and upstairs maids of AAR insiders too. Se habla espanol.... Keep reading >>>

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David Brock, Al Franken, AAR demand "fair shake"

WASHINGTON, April 5 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Today, Media Matters for America will host an all-star panel discussion on progressive voices and the media. The forum, held in conjunction with Air America Radio's second anniversary, will address questions about balance in news coverage and what consumers of news can do to ensure accurate and reliable... Keep reading >>>

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March 30, 2006

Air America personality reimbursing airtime as campaign expenditure

OK, the title's a bit unwieldy, but guess what! A candidate for office who also has a show on Air America Radio has taken the brave step of reimbursing the network for what amounts to be a political ad during that person's show. And - of course - it's not Al Franken. It's someone named... Keep reading >>>

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March 29, 2006

Air America back in Phoenix on KPHX-AM (1480)

Air America Radio is back in Phoenix, now screeching forth from KPHX-AM (1480). It's a leased arrangement with the managing company owned by Mike Newcomb and... AAR co-founder Sheldon Drobny. AAR was originally on KXXT, but VRWC PROPLAN #7324-AIN took care of that. The attempt to sell pixels appears to have failed. CEN-AZ-OP: OPCEN 8X3,... Keep reading >>>

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March 17, 2006

AARologists confused over latest AAR statement

Confusion reigns in the world of AARology, as top AARologists - like their Kremlin-watching forebearers - are trying to parse the latest statement from Air America Radio. WLIB New York will continue to be the New York home of Air America Radio, under an agreement announced by Air America and Inner City Broadcasting. The companies... Keep reading >>>

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March 13, 2006

Air America's OK!

If you read a The Nation article that starts out with this, what impression would you be under? If you read the New York Sun or the New York Post, you might be under the impression that WLIB, Air America Radio's New York City affiliate, is going under. Wouldn't you expect some facts to follow?... Keep reading >>>

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March 10, 2006

Not all Air America listeners are terrorists!

From this: A San Diego County woman is suing her former employer, accusing her manager of firing her on the spot when she saw the woman's car had a bumper sticker advertising a progressive talk radio station. The suit also alleges that, after seeing the sticker, the employer commented that the woman could be a... Keep reading >>>

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March 07, 2006

Vote: Air America's new "New York City" home

The NY Post provides a slight bit of further confirmation that Air America Radio is on the brink of losing their sinking NYC flagship WLIB. They point out that all the available stations that could host AAR are in fringe areas and don't reach all parts of the city. Rather than looking back, I want... Keep reading >>>

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March 06, 2006

SaveAirAmericaPhoenix.com wants to sell you pixels

I don't know whether to laugh or laugh really, really hard, but there's a new website called SaveAirAmericaPhoenix.com which appears to be trying to bring back Air America Phoenix. They claim that if they get $500,000 they can be back on the air in less than a month. They're doing it by selling pixels, a... Keep reading >>>

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March 03, 2006

Air America Radio loses WLIB?

Is Air America Radio about to lose their sinking flagship, New York City's WLIB? That's what Brian Maloney says. Apparently Randy Michaels - former Clear Channel exec, owner of Ed Schultz, and the man responsible for Rush Limbaugh - is trying to buy Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, from whom AAR leases WLIB. ICBC might be... Keep reading >>>

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Comrade Krantz: Air America leaping from strength to strength!

Comrade Gary Krantz of Air America Radio has responded to running dog bourgeois critics of network here. As even American reactionaries can plainly see, AAR is strong! AAR is strong like Russian bear! Speaking before Duma, the Comrade remarked: "As of today, our booked and pending business for 2006 represents 83% of the entire revenue... Keep reading >>>

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March 02, 2006

Air America Santa Cruz still can't sell air time

In Santa Cruz? Yes, in Santa Cruz. In a situation that's been going on for months, AAR's affiliate in that most liberal town is unable to find advertisers: [KOMY owner Michael Zwerling's] task with selling not just KOMY’s afternoon slot, but any time at all on the station has proven difficult—so far KOMY hasn't been... Keep reading >>>

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Could Al Sharpton bring back Air America Phoenix?

Air America Phoenix is now off the air, and you can read the parting message from their General Manager here. Commentary here and here. The question now is how to bring Air America programming back to Phoenix. I have an idea: a reality TV/radio show like Big Brother, except it would be called "Peace House".... Keep reading >>>

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February 15, 2006

Air America Radio podcasts not going smoothly

Air America's last desperate attempt to squeeze the last remaining shekels out of their last remaining listeners appears to be having a bit of a problem. Earlier this month they started a "premium" podcasting service, and the screenshot to the right is from their support forum. The podcast pricing starts at $2 for a... Keep reading >>>

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February 08, 2006

Buffalo to get diverse, spirited dialog

Air America Radio is coming to Buffalo, New York. In fact, that fine frozen city is going to get two "liberal" yakkers: a "moderate" version on WWKB featuring Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz and others, as well as a more shrieking version of "liberalism" on WHLD. The latter, of course, will feature Air America... Keep reading >>>

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February 06, 2006

Air America Radio sponsoring Pope-bashing "comic"

Kate Clinton (no relation to Bubba) is a famous lesbian comic who apparently bashes the Pope in her act: "I've had to learn a whole new pope," laughed Clinton during an interview from her home in New York. "Anyway, it's the same-old, same-old, but this guy wears red shoes -- little red pumps. And then... Keep reading >>>

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January 31, 2006

Air America's Groundhog Day / State of the Union joke

Air America Radio is famous for something! Namely, this "joke": This year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address occur on the same day. As Air America Radio pointed out, "It is an ironic juxtaposition of events: one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence... Keep reading >>>

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January 17, 2006

Air America Radio and radical extremists

AAR's new vice president of news is one Felipe Luciano, a "black Puerto Rican" who has "worked at WNBC/Ch. 4, WCBS/Ch. 2 and Fox News. He's hosted radio shows at WRVR, WLIB and WWRL". And: He's been equally busy outside the media. In the '60s, he was a founder of the Young Lords party and... Keep reading >>>

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January 15, 2006

Air America to stay on KXXT until they find a good home

KXXT-AM 1010 is AAR's home in Phoenix, and that station was recently sold to Communicom Broadcasting, a group of Xians. Now, according to this: [KXXT's general manager Bob Christy] says Communicom will change the station's format; however, it has graciously agreed to keep Air America programs on the air until it finds a new home.... Keep reading >>>

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January 04, 2006

Air America Nashville?

A group of "liberals" wants to bring Air America Nashville. However, there's a new NPR outlet there, and another "liberal" show just started. Now, to some of us, that might imply that the market is saturated with "liberalism". But, to others, that means a market opportunity.... Keep reading >>>

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January 03, 2006

KXXT: Air America doing a reverse Phoenix

Rumor has it that KXXT, Air America's outlet in Phoenix, has been sold to a Christian broadcaster. Therefore, that station will almost immediately be conducting a long-overdue exorcism and Randi, Al, Janeane, Mike, and the rest of the gang will be going off the dry, hot air. But, compared to some of their other programming,... Keep reading >>>

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Air America gets props on year end lists

Air America fans rejoice, as their favorite radio network has received year-end reknown from sources far and wide. "The 25 Dumbest Media Quotes of 2005" has not one, but two AAR entries: 21) "This President is never gonna do the right thing. I think somewhere deep down inside him he takes a lot of joy... Keep reading >>>

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December 30, 2005

Air America to feel right at home at XM Satellite Radio

Debbie Schlussel informs us that XM Radio is infested with the "Orthodox Liberal-Left". While she doesn't mention Air America, not that XM and AAR are now life partners. Debbie - who once personally responded to a comment I left on her blog and therefore who I can call by her first name - tells us... Keep reading >>>

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December 28, 2005

Air America's new Premium podcast service

AAR is going to start having a "premium" version of its podcast in January, sources reveal. Whether they will have a premium and a free version, or whether they'll do away with the free version is not known. The person who listens to their pod cast now could not be reached for comment at post... Keep reading >>>

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December 27, 2005

Best Air America Radio commercial?

Have you ever listened to Air America? If so, what's the "best" commercial you've ever heard? I think I read a post from someone who knew someone who read another post from someone who listened to AAR once, and they said they heard Cash Call commercials, you know, the ones where Gary Coleman promises you... Keep reading >>>

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December 20, 2005

Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club being evicted

The NY Post reports that the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club - the organization from which Air America Radio received a "startup loan" of $875,000 and which has (apparently) been paid back months and months later - is being evicted from Co-op City in the Bronx: "There was a time when they provided services... Keep reading >>>

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November 29, 2005

MSM: New Air America morning lineup; more BoreAmerica ideas copied

The MSM reports that Air America radio has a new morning lineup, something we reported yesterday. Billboard informs us that the new lineup will actually be starting on Jan 3, and not next month. And, they say that the two new shows will be called "Air America Mornings". "Air America Mornings"? Hey, I guess "Coffee... Keep reading >>>

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November 20, 2005

Today's "Is there a connection?"

Someone named Ron Jackson Suresha writes a letter to the editor of New London CT's "The Day". It reads like it was written by their PR department, but it wasn't. As it turns out, he's the author of, among other works, "Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions".... Keep reading >>>

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November 19, 2005

Air America to settle Multicultural Radio Broadcasting lawsuit

Multicultural recently sued AAR relating to the very first AAR scandal, way back when they were pulled from their Chicago and Los Angeles affiliates because they didn't pay their leases. Now, that lawsuit has been settled. Do you remember those lazy, hazy days of the first scandal? AAR leased time on two of MRB's stations,... Keep reading >>>

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November 15, 2005

Today's New York Times / Air America Radio scandal

Remember the NYT article "They Look Nothing Like Rush Limbaugh", featured here in the post "New York Times finds new way to promote Air America"? As it turns out, the idea for that article appears to have come from an AAR PR flack named Jamie Horn, who pitched the NYT on the concept. Details here.... Keep reading >>>

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Alan Skorski on Joseph Farah Show November 15

The author of Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears And Deceives will be on the Joseph Farah Show Tuesday sometime between 3pm and 6pm Eastern. You can stream it here.... Keep reading >>>

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November 13, 2005

New York Times finds new way to promote Air America

The NYT has found a new way to promote AAR, the New York Times reports in Susan Brenna's "They Look Nothing Like Rush Limbaugh". The "they" are Randi Rhodes and Rachel Maddow (who's "sunny"), and they're contrasted and compared in the article. (Note: In order to read the article, you need to first sign in... Keep reading >>>

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November 12, 2005

Air America Radio: anti-Finn, anti-Polka, anti-Senior, anti-American

Air America's latest outlet is WELY 1450 AM in Ely/Hibbing Minnesota. Let's take a look at some of the programming AAR will be replacing with Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, and all the rest. WELY calls itself "End of the Road Radio", and it will indeed be the end of the road for some of their... Keep reading >>>

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November 10, 2005

Democracy Radio unilaterally shut down

As previously discussed, the head of Democracy Radio, Mr. Debbie Stabenow aka Tom Athans, has joined Air America as their head of distribution. (Of course, that might just be cover for his real job: raising money). As the first link discloses, Athans is shuttering DR. Apparently they had just two major shows: Ed Schultz and... Keep reading >>>

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November 01, 2005

AAR has syndication division; husband of Debbie Stabenow to head

Tom Athans is the husband of Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). He also co-founded Democracy Radio and developed both the Ed Schultz Show and the Stephanie Miller show. Now, he's joined Air America Radio as their executive VP and the head of their syndication division. Yeah, I don't care either. But, feel free to speculate on... Keep reading >>>

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October 27, 2005

Neal Boortz gets his Air America tote bag

Bad boy radio host Neal Boortz donated $100 to Air America Radio's Associates program, and received his very own tote bag. Note the slogan. Now, where do you think they got that from? We love our country the first Socialist country in the world. We love its great plains, forests, and mountains, its lakes... Keep reading >>>

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October 25, 2005

There is no "campaign against Air America"

Eric Alterman - who stayed at the St. Regis Resort in Aspen earlier this year - now offers us a wee slice of paranoia in "The Campaign Against Air America". First, he offers excerpts from attempts to get the truth about the network's financial position and ratings. However, those stretch back several months. It's not... Keep reading >>>

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October 20, 2005

Air America's WWRC ratings: off the charts!

The fourteenth and final paragraph of this article largely about Howard Stern informs us: Air America, the liberal talk network carried on WWRC-AM (1260) [out of Rockville MD], went from bad to nonexistent. After WWRC recorded a mere fraction of a rating point in the spring [in the Washington DC market] with syndicated shows from... Keep reading >>>

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October 19, 2005

Air America Radio accepts ads from Communist-linked group

What sort of "patriotic" "liberals" would accept ads from a group with open, self-admitted, unabashed ties to the Revolutionary Communist Party? Why, Air America Radio of course. Pause, and let that sink in. The radio network featuring Jerry Springer (former mayor, future something or other), Mike Malloy, Al Franken (who wants to be a U.S.... Keep reading >>>

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October 15, 2005

Air America's war on septuagenarians

As you'll recall, Air America Radio's sinking flagship WLIB was originally the voice of the Caribbean community in NYC, until it was abruptly silenced. Then, they replaced Our Earl on WDOD. Now, in yet another blow to humanity, they're replacing Big Band music on KCTC in Sacramento, and the local septuagenarians are up in arms:... Keep reading >>>

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October 10, 2005

Will DirecTV broadcast Air America?

As previously discussed, XM Satellite Radio is now the official source for AAR. Late last month, XM struck a deal with DirecTV, another satellite company that broadcasts televisionally: DirecTV is the nation's leading satellite service with more than 14 million customers. Starting on Nov. 15, they will receive 72 of XM's music and talk channels,... Keep reading >>>

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October 09, 2005

Knight-Ridder: talk radio undergoing a shift

That's what they say, not me: There are signs that the Republicans could be losing some of their overwhelming edge, however. Ratings for Limbaugh and Hannity slipped this spring in some markets. Liberals such as Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller and Al Franken are carving out their own radio niche. And Democrats argue that they have... Keep reading >>>

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October 08, 2005

157 Air America listeners located!

The DUmmies ask, "How do you feel about Air America Radio?" 133 say "It's great. I listen a lot", while 24 chime in with "It's good." On the other side, 18 have no or a negative opinion. A DUmmie offers the comment, "I like AAR just because I'm glad our side finally has a voice!"... Keep reading >>>

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October 07, 2005

Experts: Air America finances questioned

Dimitri Vassilaros, as I've said before, is a complete idiot when it comes to biking, but he has at least been looking into Air America's financial condition. From "Stylin', but empty, totes": ..."[AAR] held fundraisers in Washington, in senators' living rooms," said radio consultant Holland Cooke, news/talk specialist at McVay Media of Cleveland. The radio... Keep reading >>>

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October 06, 2005

The WDOD - Air America debate continues

Earlier this week, WDOD AM 1310 Chattanooga switched from adult standards to Air America Radio. According to Danny Howard, Director of Programming and Operations: "Our programming will feature a refreshing, spirited alternative to the overabundance of ultra conservative programs within the market." They've got Bill Press, followed by an hour of local morning programming, followed... Keep reading >>>

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September 30, 2005

Air America Sacramento: moving from KSAC to KCTC?

Sacramento is the capital of California, and it's where all those weird laws you hear about are birthed. Now, in order to keep up with the socialists in the Cali legislature, it looks like there might soon be two - count 'em, two - "liberal" stations there. Currently, Air America Radio appears on KSAC 1240... Keep reading >>>

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September 29, 2005

WHAT's down? Air America canceled in Philly

WHAT AM 1340 in Philadelphia is stopping their broadcasts of Air America Radio's Al Franken and Randi Rhodes tomorrow. Those are the only two AAR shows they broadcast; Philly is spared, for instance, Mike Malloy. As previously discussed, WHAT's ratings didn't even make the charts. The main reason appears to be that those two "liberals"... Keep reading >>>

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September 28, 2005

An Open Letter to Air America CEO Danny Goldberg

AAR's CEO Goldberg has a blog post at - where else! - the Huff Post. Entitled "Right Wing Media Gets Desperate", he attempts to answer some of the false, reactionary claims made by VRWC blogs such as this one. He informs us that the Air America Radio Associates Program is just like the ones offered... Keep reading >>>

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Air America Radio finds some suckers

The DUmmie thread "I just donated $50 to Air America Radio" has to feature at least a few shills: I hope our donations help them to expand to more cities and upgrade to stronger transmitters. Wouldn't it be nice to find out that they were asking for donations for that (possibly fraudulent) purpose? Has anyone... Keep reading >>>

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September 26, 2005

Air America offers the far left solution to Katrina

Air America Radio is sponsoring Katrina's Wake: the US Government & the Common Good on September 27th at CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. Details here. If any BoreAmericans could attend and report that would be great. Apparently after having their failed policies exposed to the world, now "liberals" want to try to figure... Keep reading >>>

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September 21, 2005

Air America Radio pleading for donations

Air America Radio has introduced a new "Associates Program". Now, if you're thinking it's like Amazon's program of the same name, it's completely opposite that. Rather than earning money by sending listeners to AAR, they're trying to get their listeners to give them money: There is no minimum amount required to become an Air America... Keep reading >>>

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America boots Gloria Wise

The fallout from the Air American scandal continues as the national Boys & Girls Clubs organization has booted the Gloria Wise branch from their ranks. Details to NYPost subscribers.... Keep reading >>>

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Air America Radio's George Galloway connection

Can anyone post a wrapup of George Galloway's appearances on or links to Air America? For instance, from the let-them-fight dep't, comes "The Slime Artist". That's an article written by Galloway, referring to Greg Palast. It has this introduction: Editor’s note: I invited George Galloway to appear on a show I was guest-hosting Tuesday night... Keep reading >>>

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September 20, 2005

WCPT AM 850 "Chicago" to hire local talkers?

This article says that (it's actually 50 miles to the northwest of that city) has hired a part-time operations manager from WGN. For a known-only-to-insiders reason, they state: [Lorna] Gladstone's hiring could signal the addition of local elements into the program mix.... Keep reading >>>

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Fmr. Air America exec "sickened" by loan; "fraudulent conveyance"

The NY Sun has obtained a copy of a deposition given by former Air America Radio executive David Goodfriend as part of the suit by creditors against that network. Goodfriend was also an official in the Clinton White House. The plaintiff's lawyer has confirmed that the deposition is accurate. Mr. Goodfriend said in the deposition... Keep reading >>>

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September 19, 2005

Air America contributor seems a bit... extremist

One of Air America's latest contributors seems a tiny wee bit extremist, although I might certainly be wrong. Rosa Clemente contributes to ChuckD's On the Real show. From her bio: [She] is a 31 year old, Bronx born, Westchester county raised, Hip Hop journalist, activist and community organizer. As a Black Puerto Rican she is... Keep reading >>>

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September 15, 2005

Fmr. AAR VP was director of Gloria Wise B and G Club; site now sanctuary

The Air America Radio scandal has deepened, widened, and gotten downright comical as it now turns out that their recently-resigned vice president of finance, Sinohe Terrero, had been the finance director of the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx from 2000-2002, working under Evan Cohen. Whew! So, it appears that despite the... Keep reading >>>

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September 13, 2005

Advertise to "liberals" in Santa Cruz... real, real cheap.

Since becoming an Air America affiliate, Santa Cruz' KOMY 1430 AM has hit a minor snag in the road to spreading the truth: no one wants to buy ads. ...It's so slow, station owner Michael Zwerling went on the air recently with an ad of his own threatening the future of progressive shows on KOMY.... Keep reading >>>

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September 12, 2005

WLBY Ann Arbor ratings plummet after switch to Air America Radio

The article "Programming changes reflected in radio ratings" contains the following sad, sad news: ...Not so successful was the station now known as WLBY (1290-AM, formerly oldies station WHNE), which switched formats to "Air America" liberal talk only to experience a drop in listenership. OK, so that's not really "news" so much as "expected." [Rob... Keep reading >>>

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September 10, 2005

WHJJ's Air America experiment essentially over

WHJJ is a Providence, Rhode Island radio station that was searching for new programming after John DePetro left last year for WRKO in Boston. Oddly enough, they decided to follow down the same losing road as other stations: WHJJ decided to go with a syndicated lineup from liberal talk network Air America. Ratings immediately dropped,... Keep reading >>>

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September 08, 2005

AAR broadcasters divided into three camps

For a peek behind the unhinged Air America Radio listener curtain, the three taxonomies of AAR hosts has been described here: 1) There are quite a few broadcasters at AAR that seem to follow the tired old logic of "Let's try to be non-partisan;" "Let's not get judgmental"... The right-wing is PURE, UNADULATERATED FASCISM, and... Keep reading >>>

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September 05, 2005

Air America: Life after WLIB

As previously discussed, WLIB's NYC ratings are even lower than when they were a Caribbean station. Millions of reasons for a Carib station says: The millions of people expected on Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway for today's West Indian Day Parade is the best possible evidence, said long-time radio host Bob (Spiceman) Frederick, that the city needs... Keep reading >>>

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September 01, 2005

Air America producer: Conservatives helped make Katrina worse, have blood on their hands

The Left is not only trying to profit off Katrina, they seem to have invented a new game, trying to outdo one another in a race to make the sleaziest, most despicable attempt at profiteering. The current leader is Dan Pashman, "Senior Producer, Morning Sedition, Air America Radio", who offers us "Conservatives Helped This Happen":... Keep reading >>>

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Air America Radio's Evan Cohen: found!

Former AAR CEO Evan Cohen has been located... in Los Angeles! "It's amusing," Cohen said on his cell phone. "Everyone says I'm missing. But here I am." Despite the unimportance of this scandal, investigators from Radar Online managed to located the elusive former Guamian: The real Evan Cohen has also been much sought after by... Keep reading >>>

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August 31, 2005

RevGate: Air America Phoenix co-host arrested

Barbara Yost of the Arizona Republic gives a gigantic wet one to Air America Phoenix host and city council candidate Jarrett B. Maupin II in "Up & running". As previously discussed, The Reverend Al Sharpton, Jarrett B. Maupin II, and his father were allegedly speeding south of Dallas. JBM Senior was arrested. The article says... Keep reading >>>

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August 30, 2005

"Great Liberal Hope" crashing, burning?

"Accuracy in Media" wonders why the MSM has been largely mum on the doings at AAR: A scandal involving the liberal Air America radio network has been brewing right under the noses of the mainstream media, and they've barely taken notice. Perhaps they're afraid that their "Great Liberal Hope" on the air may be crashing... Keep reading >>>

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August 29, 2005

Fortune doesn't seem to buy Air America's ownership change

The Fortune Magazine article "Air America's Long, Odd Summer" discusses the scandal, and it contains many of the points that you're probably already familiar with: ...It was a bizarre story, but the new management's public response is proving to be even stranger. Following word of the investigations (Eliot Spitzer's state gumshoes have since joined in),... Keep reading >>>

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August 28, 2005

AAR listeners: Move to Portland now!

The post "Air America ratings still in the toilet" has a roundup of AAR's latest ratings fiascos, including these: In Washington, D.C., WWRC fell to a 0.3 rating and is in last place in the market. In Boston, the two AAR stations take up the last two spots in the ratings chart with ratings of... Keep reading >>>

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August 27, 2005

Air America now "the Joseph Goebbels network"

Bill O'Reilly on AAR: ...look, those are clowns! Those are jugglers! Those are bear-baiters. There are people in the Middle Ages who would be going town to town wearing two-toned hats with bells on them, with all due respect. They don't know anything. I mean, it's just insane. I mean, if you're listening to that... Keep reading >>>

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Camp Casey now black hole of "liberalism"

RawStory can now reveal: Laura Flanders of Air America Radio and Brad Friedman of Raw Story Radio's The BRAD SHOW have announced plans to simulcast their programs together this Saturday Night, Live from Crawford, TX. The BRAD SHOW has broadcast 26 hours of live, daily coverage of events at Camp Casey, including performances by Joan... Keep reading >>>

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August 26, 2005

Help find Evan Montvel Cohen!

The NY Sun reports that "[Air America Radio's] Former Chairman Is Missing": The former chairman of Air America Radio, Evan Montvel Cohen - who former colleagues said engineered transfers of more than $800,000 to the liberal radio network from a boys and girls club in the Bronx - is missing, according to a lawyer who... Keep reading >>>

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August 22, 2005

The Clinton - Gore - Air America network discovered

According to Air America Radio founder Sheldon Drobny, both Al Gore and Bill "Bubba" Clinton got personally involved in helping raise funds to start AAR: "They helped us... How they helped us was to make introductions to a lot of good people... Especially Al Gore, who introduced me to Al Franken... [Franken] was my dream... Keep reading >>>

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August 19, 2005

Lawyer: Air America in trouble

Remember back last year when "Radio Free America" sold its assets to the current owners of Air America, Piquant LLC? Multicultural Broadcasting - owners of AAR's original Chicago and L.A. stations - was involved and sued Piquant LLC. Our VRWC legal team* has reviewed the complaint, and comments: The complaint alleges that the directors and... Keep reading >>>

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August 18, 2005

NYT: Air America scandal fell through cracks; no liberal bias here

The New York Times ombudsman has ordered that the following completely voluntary confession be promulgated to the bourgeois reactionary forces: Readers of The Times were poorly served by the paper's slowness to cover official investigations into questionable financial transactions involving Air America, the liberal radio network. The Times's first article on the investigations finally appeared... Keep reading >>>

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August 17, 2005

AAR to rock Beeville, Texas. Just not San Antonio.

Air America Radio is no doubt proud to announce their 70th affiliate, KTXX out of Karnes City, Texas. Where? Well, for a clue to that we turn to the station's title: "103.1, San Antone". Only problem: the station is 50 miles from that city, and is predicted to be in the "fringe" listening area for... Keep reading >>>

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Raleigh News & Observer on the scandal

The Executive editor of that newspaper released the following statementon August 9: Here's a brief response I've sent a couple of email correspondents who accuse The N&O of liberal bias for not publishing a story on financial questions they have heard about involving Air America, the national radio network heard in the Triangle on WCHL-AM... Keep reading >>>

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August 16, 2005

Was Nick Coleman censored by KTNF AM 950?

KTNF is Air America Minnesota, and Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Nick Coleman participated in their morning drive show from January until early July. Then, he apparently took a vacation, which soon turned into a "vacation". Now the truth can be told, via this email received from the pundit himself: I essentially quit AM950 * refusing... Keep reading >>>

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NYT's first coverage of Air America scandal ends in a correction

The struggling propagandists in New York City just can't buy a break. First it takes them two weeks to finally cover the Air America scandal, which generates this correction: A New York Times story on Page A9 Saturday misquoted comments made on the air by Al Franken, the host of an Air America radio program.... Keep reading >>>

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August 14, 2005

AP on the Air America scandal

On Saturday the AP released a stock blurb on the scandal. If you've been following this scandal and you've read, for instance, the NYT report there's nothing new. The official title, under which it appears in a few dozen papers, appears to be "N.Y. community center loan investigated". The story has 15 paragraphs and seven... Keep reading >>>

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August 11, 2005

NYT: "Bronx Boys Club's Finances Investigated"

That tired grey old liberal lady down the block finally gets around to the Air America scandal over two weeks after it first broke: The state attorney general's office and the city's Department of Investigation are looking into whether a boys and girls club serving poor children and ailing elderly people in the Bronx had... Keep reading >>>

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August 04, 2005

Arizona Republic covers AAR scandal?

Is the pro-illegal immigration rag known as the Arizona Republic part of the MSM? Well, no, even if they are a fairly well-known newspaper. But, the column from Doug MacEachern appears to be the first time something close to the MSM has touched this issue: "A scandal below the radar". After giving a rundown of... Keep reading >>>

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August 03, 2005

Our Earl leaves WDOD!?!?

Previously we discussed the letters that Chattanooga TN's WDOD had received from angry listeners after it leaked out that they were considering switching from big band music to... Air America. WDOD's mainstay host is one Earl Fruedenberg, who joined the station when he left high school in 1965... From the last link came this quote:... Keep reading >>>

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August 02, 2005

Air America sinks in Lake Tahoe

As pointed out in comments, one of Air America's outlets seems to have gone missing. A few days ago their banner said they had 67 stations; today it says 66. A quick comparison of the current page with the cache shows the station that's been deleted: South Lake Tahoe, NV - KTHO-AM 590 AM. Probably... Keep reading >>>

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August 01, 2005

Get the AAR Scandal News Ticker!

Display the AAR Scandal News Ticker on your site and get the latest news on the breaking scandal. See the ticker in action on the right side of this site's front page. You can participate and get your posts about this issue linked in that news box. Just ping this URL: http://boreamerica.com/wp/wp-trackback.php?p=5 Displaying this news... Keep reading >>>

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July 31, 2005

Gloria Wise scandal update: did AAR pay it back or not?

The infamous "second press release" from Air America Radio contained this: ...we agreed months ago to fully compensate the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club as a result of this transaction... On Friday Fox News had a blurb about the alleged misconduct which had this: An Air America spokesman says, "We're committed to paying this... Keep reading >>>

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July 30, 2005

The Camp Air America Experience

On Thursday, AAR issued the press release discussed here. Part of it discussed a camp run by Gloria Wise: Regrettably, the camp did not survive the closure of the Gloria Wise organization. Now, NewsMax can reveal: Not according to the Gloria Wise web site, which, as of Saturday afternoon, was not only still in business... Keep reading >>>

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Get the Air America Scandal counter!

So far it's been over three days since the Air America scandal broke, and not a peep from the NYT, the WaPo, or the LAT about the network they used to pay so much attention to. Perhaps they're busily investigating this issue as I type... In expectation of that day, feel free to add the... Keep reading >>>

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July 28, 2005

Air America Radio scandal gets MSM attention; press release issued

In the editorial "Robin Hood and Air America", the WashTimes asks: Did Al Franken's liberal radio network Air America divert city money for the elderly and inner-city children to itself? That's the question people should be asking this week after the revelation that the New York Department of Investigation is looking into whether hundreds of... Keep reading >>>

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July 27, 2005

Air America Radio: Built on the backs of the poor?

Reportedly Evan Cohen - AAR's co-founder and original chairman - convinced the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club and Pathways for Youth Boys and Girls Club (based in the Bronx) to loan AAR $500,000 that they'd received in NYC grants. Whether the loan was ever paid back remains unclear. Those organizations recently had their funding... Keep reading >>>

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July 26, 2005

"Air America Not Welcome In Chattanooga"

Fred Hardwell holds down the fort in this letter to Tennessee's Chattanoogan newspaper: We all have to hope that the decision by WDOD to change to liberal talk radio is not final. The music played by WDOD was made by artists who did not feel it necessary to curse or encourage drug use or violence... Keep reading >>>

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AAR has a White House correspondent?

From this comes the following blurb: According to BTC News blogger Eric Brewer , who was in the briefing room yesterday, that question was courtesy of a new arrival: "Paul Sanford, a lawyer from Aptos, California, who has just been accredited as a White House reporter for Air America Radio." There isn't more information at... Keep reading >>>

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July 24, 2005

A blogger reviews AAR; Eugene purged of reactionaries

"Good news on the AAR Front in Eugene" describes the righteous battle to keep Air America's Eugene (Oregon) outlet free of reactionary voices. Bring a notepad so you can keep track of who's who in that unimportant market. And, someone named Tom Carter has a review of Air America: What I've heard has been disappointing... Keep reading >>>

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July 23, 2005

All 12 KTLK listeners turn out for Impeach Bush protest

Previously I described John Conyers' plan to conduct Impeach Bush / Downing Street Memo protests across the land. Randi Rhodes is at the event in New York City. Meanwhile, the protest in Hollywood, California got around a dozen participants. I didn't ask, but since they didn't have radios with them I'm going to assume that... Keep reading >>>

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July 21, 2005

Monterey County is in for a treat

One of Air America's newest outlets is KRXA 540 in the Monterey area. It looks like the locals are going to work at making it as successful as it can be. An example can be found in this from the Monterey County Weekly. It includes this quote from manager and host Peter B. Collins: "There's... Keep reading >>>

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July 20, 2005

Four words Bobby: Chattanooga, WDOD, Air America?

WDOD 1310 AM is Chattanooga, Tennessee's oldest radio station but their big band format is in trouble, the local paper reports, and they're considering picking up Air America Radio as one possibility to boost their ratings. At this point in time I'm reminded of a popular definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and... Keep reading >>>

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July 19, 2005

Air America Radio ratings Spring '05: off the charts!

Once again, AAR's ratings are off the charts - literally. The ratings for Spring '05 are out, and at first glance they aren't pretty. For the Riverside-San Bernardino/Inland Empire market in California, Air America's KCAA outlet is not even on the chart. This isn't the first time that's happened; whether it's ever been ranked remains... Keep reading >>>

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July 15, 2005

Air America demographic defined

As previously discussed, AAR is coming to Missoula, MT. This occasions a local to tell us: With over sixty percent of Missoulians voting Democrat in the last election, smoke shops on every corner and several "gay friendly" bars and restaurants - promoters thought we'd be a most excellent target market. Italics in original; bolding added.... Keep reading >>>

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July 14, 2005

Official: Al Franken and Michael Savage don't mix

As previously reported: Santa Cruz is getting their own Air America station. Now, comes the report "Owner to fill KSCO, KOMY airwaves with opposing political views" with some rather interesting tidbits about the switchover. Here's the owner: "We seemed to be on the right track, but when the network learned that we carry Michael Savage... Keep reading >>>

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AAR to rock Carmel Valley with KRXA AM 540

I have absolutely no idea where Carmel Valley is, but I guess it's somewhere near Carmel, which is on the sea about 100 miles south of Frisco. I'd imagine during some parts of the day there are more sheep than people available to listen. But, anyway, nowheresville is about to get their own Air America... Keep reading >>>

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Air America now buying ideas from MoveOn.org

If you got an email entitled "A Traitor in the White House" and containing the following, who do you think it would be from? [We need] your help to get a traitor out of the White House. For two years, we've known that someone in the White House undermined America by maliciously leaking the identity... Keep reading >>>

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July 13, 2005

How "liberals" can grab even more of the media

The Komrades at Kos have a thread entitled "UPDATE: Air America in Bush Country - How it was done", all about the grassroots effort by the "Baton Rouge 6" to bring AAR to Louisiana. Have these people no shame? Can't they let the center or the right have access to at least one format of... Keep reading >>>

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Santa Cruz to get Air America Radio, big time

KOMY AM 1340 in Santa Cruz will start broadcasting Air America on Monday, July 18. That station currently broadcasts Rush, Michael Savage, and other conservative talkes. Their sister station KSCO AM 1080 does the same. KSCO will continue to broadcast conservatives, and the only AAR programming KOMY will broadcast is Al Franken and Randi Rhodes.... Keep reading >>>

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July 12, 2005

Air America: bye bye Sirius, hello XM!

XM Satellite Radio is now the exclusive "satoutlet" and "satprovider" as well as "satsource" for Air America. In further absolutely breathtaking news, Al Franken and his cohorts will occasionally broadcast before a live audience at XM's DC studios. This prompted Air America Radio CEO Danny Goldberg to promulgate the following entirely voluntary statement: "We are... Keep reading >>>

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July 11, 2005

L'Air America venir a Baton Rouge

Bonjour et bon tonne! Nous sommes informe que l'Air America Radio est venant a la Baton Rouge (Red Stick) en Louisiana! Alerte! Anglais a la avance! Alerte! Vicki Lancaster, a Baton Rouge statistician, said her group of private citizens months ago started a petition campaign to bring Louisiana left-leaning radio programs like those Air America... Keep reading >>>

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July 09, 2005

Beware Kossacks bearing charts

The "liberals" over at DailyKos are trying to prove that Air America Radio's ratings are better than reality indicates. Their leader explains his promotion of this entry: From the diaries. Interesting stuff -- kos With an imprimatur from someone who once said, "Screw 'em" and then tried to cover it up, you know there must... Keep reading >>>

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July 08, 2005

WARF 1350 AM Akron lineup congeals

Breaking news from Akron, Ohio... As previously discussed, WJMP dumped Air America Radio. That left the field open for the new WARF 1350 AM, which has quickly picked up AAR's premier shows: Al Franken and Randi Rhodes. Filling out the time slots are Stephanie Miller, Big Ed Schultz, Bill Press, and The Lionel Show. One... Keep reading >>>

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July 05, 2005

Air America Radio coming to Montana

In order to accomodate all of the "liberals" from other states who have polluted Big Sky country with their presence, two local radio companies (Spanish Peaks and Mount Sentinel) will be starting an AAR affiliate this month. I really have no joke or other comment, most likely out of extreme disinterest. UPDATE: The Montana AAR... Keep reading >>>

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June 26, 2005

WJMP Akron dumps Air America Radio?

Just two months ago, WJMP 1520 AM in Akron/Kent Ohio became an Air America affiliate. On July 5th, they'll be dumping AAR and going to the Jim Rome/Fox Sports format. Hey, just because it's 1000 Watt and daytime only doesn't mean they're dumb. There's no official confirmation, and I can't find a site for WJMP... Keep reading >>>

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June 23, 2005

Air America Philly ratings: WHAT happened?

WHAT 1340 AM is Air America Radio's outlet in Philadelphia. This says they only broadcast Al Franken and Randi Rhodes, but I don't know if that's up to date. Philly is not as "liberal" a city as NYC, but it's certainly quite liberal, so one might expect local lefties to tune in in droves. However,... Keep reading >>>

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June 22, 2005

O'Reilly: incarcerate the clowns at Air America Radio

Media Matters alerts us (Soros-funded) to this alleged transcript of Bill O'Reilly's June 20th radio show: O'REILLY: And when he [Durbin] went out there, his intent was to whip up the American public against the Bush detainee policy. That's what his intent was. His intent wasn't to undermine the war effort, because he never even... Keep reading >>>

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June 10, 2005

Who advertises on Air America Radio?

A listener compiled a list from WLIB here: ...Mobil 1 extended performance automobile oil; webconferencing with GoToMeeting... Phaser2 police radar disabler... Amdro ant blocker keeps ants out; Doctor's Nightguard helps you stop grinding your teeth; Fancy Feast gourmet cat food; [for the cat ladies --LW]... DemocraticMatch.com dating service...... Keep reading >>>

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June 07, 2005

Reclusive millionaire behind WCPT AM 850 (Air America Chicago)

A reclusive Chicago millionaire, Fred Eychaner, is the owner of Air America's "Chicago" outlet, WCPT AM 850. (It's actually 50 miles outside Chitown, but what the hey). The Tribune has a profile here. Unlike other reclusive millionaires, he apparently doesn't save his urine in jars. However, he is described as extremely frugal, including driving a... Keep reading >>>

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June 06, 2005

Discovering the Air America network

All this time I've been linking to discoverthenetwork.com and I never knew they had a page all about Air America Radio. That page is out of date, but it includes some interesting things I didn't know, such as it being Lizz Winstead's idea to install training wheels on each show in the form of a... Keep reading >>>

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May 27, 2005

Janeane Garofalo got a breast reduction?

Say what now? By accident I ran across a kinda snarky celebrity bio site, which has this quote from America's trying-too-hard sweetheart: "I was a 36C or D, and at 5'1", I knew that being a small person with big boobs standing in front of an audience was not going to be easy. It would... Keep reading >>>

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May 25, 2005

AAR congressional media bias panel: the gift that keeps on giving

GOPUSA apparently attended or listened to the recent media bias forum, and reports: "[Al Franken says the] the right-wing media [is a] coordinated propaganda machine capable of causing symptoms closely resembling mental illness... In his opening statement, Franken named "the Fox News Channel, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, the Washington Times and, of course,... Keep reading >>>

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May 24, 2005

Air America congress media bias forum open thread

Please post your comments about the media bias panel featuring Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, David Brock, Walter Duranty, and others in this thread. I've listened to a few minutes so far and I'm having trouble coming up with a correct analogy. I'm going to go with "listening to paint dry" for now. Hopefully Randi will... Keep reading >>>

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May 23, 2005

Air America WLIB ratings continue flat momentum

In other words, they're stuck at 1.2. According to the Billboard Radio Monitor: Inner City progressive talk WLIB switched into its current format with the Spring 2004 survey. Over the last year, the AM has maintained a four-book, 1.3 share average. After an initial 1.3 in Spring 2004 and a 1.4 in Summer, the Air... Keep reading >>>

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Breaking: Congress Media Bias Forum cancelled?

The media bias forum featuring Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, David Brock, Walter Duranty, a BBC reporter, and others might have been cancelled, DUmmies report. There's apparently a rule against radio broadcasts from the Capitol, and VRWC forces might have prevented the panel from being held. An alternative suggestion for my Democratic friends: hold it at... Keep reading >>>

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Stephanie Miller of KTLK to embarrass self May 25

The California Teacher's Association is conducting large anti-Schwarzenegger rallies on Wednesday May 25 in both downtown Los Angeles and Sacramento. Details here. Syndicated siren Stephanie Miller - KTLK's morning host - is not only doing a commercial for this big event, she's going to be in downtown Los Angeles showing solidarity with her comrades. To... Keep reading >>>

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May 21, 2005

Glenn Beck and "liberal" hypocrisy

Remember the "funny" bit on Air America where they "joked" about assassinating Bush? At the time, I said: I believe nothing will happen concerning this for at least two reasons: it will be determined that there is no credible threat, and only "liberals" can do the sustained outrage bit... As it turns out, I was... Keep reading >>>

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May 19, 2005

Air America: converting truckers to "liberalism"?

This is too funny to confirm: Getting progressive voices on the radio has been known to change voting behavior. For example, I remember reading an article in US News and World Report that long distance truck drivers would get satellite radios to avoid changing stations as they drive cross country. When they had to opportunity... Keep reading >>>

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Media bias forum features Franken, David Brock, BBC, Wonkette...

The noxious "liberal" site Raw Story has to be pulling our leg. In "House Dems to hold forum on media bias Tuesday with Franken, Brock, others" they inform us that John Conyers (D-Outer Space) is conducting a forum on the 24th to discuss media bias. Co-sponsors include: "Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee... Keep reading >>>

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May 17, 2005

Air America Charleston WLTQ-AM ratings: off the charts!

The ratings for WLTQ-AM, Air America's outlet in Charleston SC are - literally - off the charts. As in, they do not appear on the charts. Apparently Clear Channel switched their stations around in December of last year. Even I'm confused, so here's a table: Before Dec. 2004: WSSC-AM broadcast right talk After Dec. 2004:... Keep reading >>>

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May 13, 2005

KSAC 1240 AM's ratings: from #21 to #24

Congratulations are in order, as Air America's Sacramento outlet, KSAC, has only fallen from #21 (1.6 share in Fall and Summer 2004) to #24 (1.2 share in Winter 2005). This is despite California's capital playing host to what is perhaps the most "liberal" set of legislators outside the 1954 Politburo. Now, on the bright side,... Keep reading >>>

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May 11, 2005

WWTQ 680 AM Memphis' web site now available

Stop the presses. It's basically an empty template right now: WWTQ. However, they have their own blog. The latter seems to be run by one Leon Gray, who also will be commenting on the air at "[v]arious Times through the day". I'm going to hazard a guess that means: "we don't have paid commercials, and... Keep reading >>>

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May 09, 2005

Air America's KKZN Denver ratings better than before

KKZN 760 AM in Denver used to be a sports station, and during the 2004 Winter Arbitron ratings it didn't register. However, now that it's an Air America affiliate, it got a 1.6 share during Winter 2005, the same as the previous period. Details here. This is well behind a country and a few Spanish... Keep reading >>>

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May 08, 2005

Air America Milwaukee could get at least 1879 listeners

Milwaukee County WI has almost a million people (and falling). Out of those, a whopping 1879 have signed the petition to bring Air America to Milwaukee. The petition appears to have been available for a while. A newer petition is now trying to get more than twice that number of new signatories by May 31.... Keep reading >>>

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May 06, 2005

AAR invades Columbia, SC on WOIC

Air America is now available in Columbia, South Carolina on WOIC. That station used to broadcast ESPN, which is being moved to another station. Both stations are owned by Inner City Broadcasting, the same company that owns AAR's sinking flagship in NYC, WLIB. Report here. They appear to be broadcasting the full AAR lineup, except... Keep reading >>>

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May 03, 2005

Air America coming back to Chicago?

Apparently WCPT 850 AM will soon begin broadcasting Air America in Chicago. AAR was, of course, on in Chicago when they first started. And, after they were booted Evan Cohen even said that they'd be back. This time around it's with a new station, so they just might make it. Now, the problem they'll have... Keep reading >>>

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Air America's WKRP (ratings) in Cincinnati

The ratings at WCKY - Air America's outlet in Cincinnati - are lower than they were a year ago. At the time, WCKY was an oldies station. Total listeners for Winter 2005: WCKY ranked 19th with a 1.0 share. Last year, they got 1.3. Jerry Springer did slightly better than the other AAR shows. According... Keep reading >>>

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April 27, 2005

Air America ratings: beating conservatives in San Diego!

Congratulations to Air America, as they're beating conservative talk in San Diego! For example of how the reactionary bourgeois forces attempt to hide this fact, see the nifty table in the post "Liberal Radio Flopping in San Diego". The post's very title is a running dog lie, as AAR is not flopping! Yes, it has... Keep reading >>>

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April 26, 2005

Putting Air America's Winter 2005 ratings into their proper perspective

I enjoy writing this blog, and the last thing I want is for Air America to go under. So, I'd like to present the bright spots in AAR's latest ratings. Both Brian Maloney and Byron York ("Air America’s Year of Decline") seem to be taking a great deal of glee in putting forth misleading information... Keep reading >>>

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April 25, 2005

Does your radio empire need a write-off?

If you're considering becoming an Air America affiliate, Billboard has a FAQ here. While everything sounds good, there is one discordant fact: Jerry Springer and Al Franken will visit your market. They present two shining examples of AAR ratings success: KPOJ in Portland and WINZ in Miami. For those who understand radio ratings, here's some... Keep reading >>>

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Air America lands on "Redundant"

Pat Sajak discusses AAR in "Dead Air (America)". According to him, the problem with Air America is simple: the market is saturated. Who needs AAR when you can get the same viewpoint from the MSM?... Keep reading >>>

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April 23, 2005

Danny Goldberg strikes back at the L.A. Times reactionaries

The Los Angeles Enquirer-Cageliner-Times prints an epistle ("Radio's Air America Is Finding an Audience") from Air America's CEO, Danny Goldberg concerning the recent L.A. Times piece "Why the Liberals Can't Keep Air America From Spiraling In". Apparently that article is "petulant and inaccurate" and "there is a large and growing audience for liberal talk." The... Keep reading >>>

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April 21, 2005

Air America beholden to special interests?

Say it ain't so, but David Kirby, author of Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), says that Air America canceled an appearance he had on their network: "NPR and the Public Broadcasting System get a lot of money from drug companies," Kirby told Corporate... Keep reading >>>

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April 19, 2005

Air America: Lance Armstrong retiring due to pressure from Big Oil

I can't substantiate this report, but it's too good to substantiate anyway: ...today [Air America] really outdid themselves by saying that Lance Armstrong is being forced into retirement by "Big Oil", as they don’t appreciate the positive spin he's put on BIKING! The exact station and host involved was not given, but, then again, it... Keep reading >>>

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Why advertise on Air America Minnesota?

Because, by advertising on Air America Minnesota, you'll get in on the ground floor of the liberal sensation that's rocking the nation! And, you'll join all the other fine advertisers on the Fastest Growing Radio Station in the Twin Cities! Hurry, before all the good spots are gone! Here are the other fine advertisers on... Keep reading >>>

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April 14, 2005

Liberal hypocrisy at Air America?

From the Counterpunch article "Ethnic Cleansing at Air America": When liberal Air America Radio Network yanked hip-hop legend Chuck D, a member of Public Enemy, off the air on April Fool's Day and replaced him with Jerry Springer, they made fools out of Black Democrats, especially those in the hip-hop community who believed Air America... Keep reading >>>

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April 12, 2005

AAR, XM, AOL, STFU

XM is now the exclusive satellite radio network for Air America. From the press release: XM Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: XMSR), the nation's leading satellite radio provider with more than 3.77 million subscribers, has announced a new long-term agreement with Air America Radio, the national progressive entertainment talk radio network home to Al Franken, Randi Rhodes... Keep reading >>>

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April 11, 2005

More "Left of the Dial" reviews

LogicalMeme reports: ...It stands to reason that if you put together a bunch of latte-sipping, bleeding hearts into an office building and ask them to form an efficiently operated business, chaos will ensue... Ann Althouse raves: Last night, I watched that new HBO documentary about Air America called "Left of the Dial." That is, I... Keep reading >>>

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KXXT's recipe for Air America success

KXXT is an Air America affiliate in Phoenix, and they seem to have found the perfect recipe for success as an AAR affiliate: keep the AAR name, and ditch the AAR shows. Their website is certainly one of the worst I've ever seen, complete with scrolling banners and the like. And, it doesn't seem to... Keep reading >>>

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April 09, 2005

Air America ratings controversy

Is Air America surging ahead and bringing liberalism to corners near and far? Or, are their ratings flat and could Clear Channel have reasons other than ratings for trying out the new format? Industry observer Brian Maloney reports: Despite a huge effort by radio syndicators and online supporters to make liberal talk radio appear successful,... Keep reading >>>

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April 07, 2005

KTLK AM 1150 developing local talkers

Uh oh: ...Well, it seems as though the local lib outlet has picked up the concept quicker that a fourteen year old boy picks up the puberty, as Progressive Talk KTLK AM 1150 begins to fertilize their homegrown eggs by giving birth to their own local talent. While the introduction of a local weekend lineup... Keep reading >>>

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April 04, 2005

"Al Franken is really like a genius"

The titular quote is from Danny Goldberg, the new CEO of Air America. Nikki Finke (who identifies herself as "a regular unpaid contributor on Air America shows") interviewed him for the L.A. Weekly (which makes the L.A. Times look like the Washington Times) in "Goldberg Flies Air America": ...Gone are the monologues and monotones of... Keep reading >>>

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April 02, 2005

Air America's target listener

I believe this is set as the home page of every marketeer working at Air America. The starry night background might perhaps be forgiven if it didn't contain things like this: We went to Cincinnati to be volunteers and poll monitors for the non-partisan group, People for the American Way, for this 2004 Election day...... Keep reading >>>

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March 31, 2005

Reviewing "Left of the Dial"

Unfortunately, we don't get cable TV here at BoreAmerica HQ, so we were unable to watch the HBO documentary "Left of the Dial". However, several DUmmies provide reviews here, and more links will be added as they become available. UPDATE: See More "Left of the Dial" reviews.... Keep reading >>>

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Progressive talk is making progress!

From the Boston Globe's "Message received. A year after the launch of the Air America radio network, progressive talk is making progress": It's morning drive time in Boston, and talk-show host Stephanie Miller is blasting away, criticizing the forces pushing to have Terri Schiavo's feeding tube restored, mocking Fox News Channel pundit Bill O'Reilly, and... Keep reading >>>

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Happy Birthday to Air America!

Both BoreAmerica.com and AirAmerica are one year old today. On behalf of this site, I'd like to thank Air America for the priceless entertainment they've provided us over the past year, and wish them many more. Feel free to leave your birthday wishes in the comments.... Keep reading >>>

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March 23, 2005

Member #17 used to sell tickets?

Member #17 has a report on the upcoming HBO documentary on Air America ("Left of the Dial") here: ...The main character, Evan Cohen, founding chairman and main investor, is depicted as a complete fraud. The documentary shows Cohen arriving in the middle of night at AIR AMERICA offices to sign over the company and disappear... Keep reading >>>

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March 11, 2005

Low-wattage radio gets a low-wattage station

Air America is coming to Dallas and Austin. KOKE 1600 AM in Austin will start their broadcasts on Monday March 14, and KXEB 910 AM in Dallas (owned by Border Media Partners) will start the liberalism flowing on March 21. They're already on in Corpus Christi. Austin, well, they should fit right in. However, in... Keep reading >>>

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March 01, 2005

Second City, third string radio

"'Progressive talk' could be on its way": Liberals rejoice: Chicago finally could be getting a "progressive talk" radio station showcasing such prominent voices as Jerry Springer, Al Franken and Ed Schultz. Nothing is official yet, but the bosses of an AM station in the market are shooting to launch the format by March 31 --... Keep reading >>>

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"Radio Hypocrisy"

FrontPageMag takes Lizz Winsted and Rachel Maddow to task for failing to disclose the ties between the Democratic Party and a petition they supported: "Radio Hypocrisy". The article describes the funding the organization that sponsored the petition receives and enumerates all the things Lizz and Rachel didn't tell their listeners.... Keep reading >>>

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February 12, 2005

Anyone want to go in on a limousine?

Majority Report Comes to Aspen Janeane Garofolo and Sam Sedar of Majority Report and Air America Radio are blogging from Aspen and the HBO US Arts Comedy Festival over at ThinkProgress. Eric Alterman is there too... Like other good lefties, Eric Alterman is staying in his tent 5 miles outside of town. Just kidding!... Keep reading >>>

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February 07, 2005

Air America back in Los Angeles

Yes, indeed. They've got a new station: Clear Channel's KTLK 1150AM Los Angeles. Here's the line-up: The Morning Sedition: 5AM-9AM Al Franken: 9AM-noon Ed Schultz: noon-3PM Randi Rhodes: 3PM-7PM Janeane Garofalo: 7PM-10PM Al Franken is broadcasting live from Hollywood's Magic Castle; if that continues throughout the week I might try to disguise myself as a... Keep reading >>>

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February 04, 2005

"Analysis: Progressive talk radio grows"

UPI's Hollywood correspondent: Talk radio, for years regarded as something of a home field for conservative politics in America, is making more room for liberal politics with a rapid expansion of the progressive-talk format... Details about BoreAmerica's rating "coups" in second-tier markets follows.... Keep reading >>>

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January 20, 2005

"Radio's Bush-Bashing Air America Is Back in Fighting Form"

From the WSJ: Today's inauguration of President George W. Bush may depress many Democrats, who had hoped to take back the White House this year. But at Air America, the upstart liberal radio network, there's at least some cause for celebration. Coinciding with the presidential ceremonies, Air America will launch its brash Bush-bashing talk-radio format... Keep reading >>>

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January 17, 2005

Good Morning Brattleboro!

BRATTLEBORO -- After years of airing conservative radio talk shows, program directors at a local AM station have decided to spin the dial towards the left. Starting next week, listeners tuning into WKVT-AM 1490 will hear an all-new lineup of daytime programming taken from Air America Radio, a progressive talk network. "This is basically going... Keep reading >>>

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December 16, 2004

"Liberal radio joins the bray"

The times they are a-changin': ...Yet talk radio in the liberal Puget Sound region, as in most of the country, is dominated by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, John Carlson, Michael Medved and other conservatives. That could be changing, however, as New York-based left-leaning Air America, heard here since late October on KPTK-AM (1090), is finally... Keep reading >>>

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"Air America Secures $13 Million"

NewsMax reads the press releases so you don't have to: Air America Radio (AAR) today announced new long-term contract extensions for its highly rated radio personalities Al Franken and Randi Rhodes, and new affiliate clearances in a number of top markets across the country. The network is now heard in 11 of the top 20... Keep reading >>>

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"RealNetworks chief signs on to Air America"

WASHINGTON (CBS.MW) -- Rob Glaser, the founder and chief executive officer of RealNetworks Inc., has been elected chairman of Air America Radio...... Keep reading >>>

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"Liberal voices to hit Charleston AM airwaves"

I think this is from South Carolina: Liberal talk radio debuts in Charleston today when Clear Channel Radio launches WSSP Progressive Talk Radio 730-AM... The Al Franken Show airs on WSSP from noon to 3 p.m., the same time slot as Rush Limbaugh on conservative talk station WSC 94.3-FM... Conservative talk radio, including Limbaugh and... Keep reading >>>

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September 25, 2004

Air America now just 400 miles from America's #2 market

From the S.F. Chronical: Comedian Al Franken is bringing his ambitious attempt to create a liberal talk radio network to the Bay Area's airwaves starting Tuesday. Air America, which got off to a rocky beginning after its start in April, will take over the slot now occupied by KABL on 960 AM. The new [Clear... Keep reading >>>

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July 21, 2004

Air America adds another jewel to its crown

Believe it or not, Air America has a new affiliate. But, that's not the biggest surprise. The affiliate is a new station in Miami, WINZ-940 AM. The big surprise is... it's a ClearChannel station.... Keep reading >>>

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July 01, 2004

"Air America's hosts are armed to the teeth..."

With "hard, up-to-the-second facts," that is! Or, so sayeth a Guardianista named Paul Carr: Last month, the Boston affiliate of America's Fox TV network ran a news item about a new craze sweeping cyber space... ...as Fox's breathless reporter put it, "to catalogue the details of their lives on web pages created for them, by... Keep reading >>>

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June 22, 2004

An Air America roundup

Here are some links to a few articles about AA's recent problems. (Via this. Glenn "Instapundit" Reynolds has yet to weigh in)... Keep reading >>>

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June 21, 2004

"Air America: The Corporate Law Aspects"

Professor Bainbridge has more on AA's latest financial problems. He thinks a securities fraud lawsuit might be in AA's future. (Link via Glenn "Instapundit" Reynolds)... Keep reading >>>

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May 31, 2004

"Office Politics Give Liberal Radio a Rocky Start"

Under the banner of It's-Not-News-Until-the-NYT-Says-It-Is, comes the report 'Office Politics Give Liberal Radio a Rocky Start'. It says in part: In a sign that the privately held company's financial woes have not fully abated, Al Franken, the network's best-known star, said in an interview last week that he had agreed not to draw a salary,... Keep reading >>>

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May 24, 2004

"Air America woes worry advertisers; Business issues, not politics, hamper startup"

Advertising Age has a roundup of Air America's problems locating advertisers, and it includes this funny bit: General Motors Corp. might provide a clue. Spots for the company were running on Air America in the New York market, unbeknownst to GM, said Ryndee Carney, manager-marketing communications. According to Ms. Carney, the company had bought time... Keep reading >>>

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May 19, 2004

Air America: Almost had Colorado outlet; concept called "interesting"

From this radio busines report: Colorado almost had a radio outlet for Air America, the struggling politically liberal network. And it was almost in Colorado Springs, not exactly a hotbed of liberalism. KBCZ-AM (1300), part of a five-station cluster owned by Citadel Broadcasting, signed on for the network but then backed away when Air America... Keep reading >>>

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May 14, 2004

"A bumpy takeoff for Air America liberal radio network"

Reading this article almost makes me want to move to New York and get a job at Air America. Any job will do, I just want to help them build the society of tomorrow. I may have more to say about my "fantasy" of moving to New York later, but for now, let's all read... Keep reading >>>

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[Chicagoland] couple may acquire Air America

From the Chicago Tribune: The Highland Park couple that founded the precursor to Air America Radio before selling most of it to a group of investors are in negotiations to gain control of the troubled liberal talk network, sources said Thursday. Sources familiar with the negotiations said Sheldon and Anita Drobny want to buy--with the... Keep reading >>>

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May 13, 2004

Air America to consolidate, regroup, switch to broadcasting over CB radio

OK, the last one I made up. In addition to closing their L.A. sales office, they've also closed the one in Chitown: Air America has shut its sales offices in Los Angeles and Chicago and is recasting its business plan, the network's president said on Wednesday as troubles beset the liberal talk show network... Since... Keep reading >>>

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May 12, 2004

"Liberal radio is airing bad jokes and worst taste"

From this: The United States "is on the slippery slope to theocratic fascism." "The Catholic Church has been secretly encouraging oral sex for years." Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld "ought to be tortured." President Bush should be taken out and shot. Those are a few nutso nuggets from the hosts of Air America Radio, which calls... Keep reading >>>

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Air America closes Los Angeles office

Details here. They don't have a station in the #2 market in the U.S., so why bother paying for office space? It makes sense!... Keep reading >>>

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May 06, 2004

Air America "on the air to stay"

The future is looking bright for Air America, and it's on the air to stay. That's despite minor bumps in the road like today's announcement that "co-founder and chairman Evan Cohen resigned Thursday, as did vice-chairman and investor Rex Sorensen." It's just a bump in the road to a glorious future. (Via Brother Matt)... Keep reading >>>

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May 02, 2004

Mark Walsh's strident swan song

Former CEO of AA Mark Walsh appeared on C-SPAN a few weeks ago. So far all I've been able to find is this page and the raw video. The page just contains a few pics and a short description. I guess C-SPAN doesn't do transcripts.... Keep reading >>>

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April 27, 2004

The shakeup which didn't happen didn't happen earlier this month

The AP reports (alternate link): Mark Walsh... said Tuesday that he gave up his CEO title earlier this month... the company also had put its programming director, David Logan, on administrative leave earlier this month. He declined to comment on the reasons for Logan's departure, and Logan also declined to comment... In early April, everything... Keep reading >>>

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A retouching moment in Air America history

Get out your airbrushes and prep history for a rewrite. The Chicago Tribune reports that AA's CEO has left and their vice president for operations and programming has been replaced ('2 top Air America execs leave choppy network'). (Via LAObserved) UPDATE: Our staff is feverishly working on obtaining the Mark Walsh comments that might have... Keep reading >>>

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April 21, 2004

AirAmerica is brokered!

Paul Weyrich goes into the details of AirAmerica's dirty little secret in 'A Bad Signal From Liberal Radio': ...Rush Limbaugh is on more than 600 radio stations, many of them the most powerful in the nation. He doesn't pay to get on. Essentially radio stations pay him for airing the show. They take his program... Keep reading >>>

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April 20, 2004

Shoelace production up 47% this quarter! New victories expected in Los Angeles, Chicago!

David Goodfriend, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Air America Radio, has ordered that the following should be promulgated: Air America Radio is pleased to announce that it has settled its dispute with MultiCultural Radio Broadcasting with regard to WNTD AM in Chicago. As part of the settlement, Air America Radio will remain on... Keep reading >>>

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April 15, 2004

Air America coming back to Chicago; Los Angeles up in the air

Evan Cohen, Chairman of Air America Radio has ordered that the following statement should be promulgated: "Air America Radio expects to be back on the air in Chicago starting tomorrow. Next stop, Los Angeles. The New York State Supreme Court agreed with Air America Radio and granted our restraining order against MultiCultural Broadcasting, forcing them... Keep reading >>>

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April 14, 2004

"Aren't you supposed to be monitoring Air America?"

Yes, that is our stated job. However, when I turned on 1580 AM in L.A. and I heard a religious show en Espanol, I thought it was part of Air America's attempt to reach out to those stifled Minority Voices. Little did I know that, as Evan Cohen, Chairman of Air America Radio tells us:... Keep reading >>>

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April 10, 2004

Air America: stifling even more Voices of Color

They displaced a Korean station in L.A. and a black station in NYC. Now, even more Minority Voices of Color will be silenced: the new radio network would air on two stations that currently offer Asian-language programming -- San Francisco's KVTO-AM 1400 and San Jose's KVVN-AM 1430. The Air American programming will be broadcast in... Keep reading >>>

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April 07, 2004

The O'Franken Factor Blog

In addition to the Majority Report blog, there's one for the O'Franken Factor. Both blogs allow comments.... Keep reading >>>

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April 05, 2004

Majority Report's blog still linking to DailyKos...

Second item on their 'Daily Blog Reading' list.... Keep reading >>>

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April 01, 2004

"The station was in many ways a Black activist outlet"

Well, the fact that NYC's former Afrocentric station is now broadcasting Al Franken is for the greater good. Nevertheless, the Sac Observer (that's their name, OK?) laments the change.... Keep reading >>>

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March 31, 2004

Air America has a blog

It's called The Majority Report and, at least for now, it has comments.... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:34 PM | Comments (1)


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