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July 31, 2005

"Air America still recovering from disastrous beginnings"

As part of my goal to keep Air America on the radio - and thus keep this site on the web - the current scandal is forcing me to take drastic action. I've contacted the NYT, LAT, WaPo, and other MSM outlets and started shopping around a way to nip this issue in the bud.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Satire at 11:50 AM | Comments (4)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 10:47 AM | Comments (1)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 10:51 AM | Comments (0)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 10:35 AM | Comments (0)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 10:04 PM | Comments (4)

Air America falls off charts in Philly

The Philadelphia Inquirer explains: Here, it doesn't even register a pulse. The flagship show, hosted by author and former Saturday Night Live comic Al Franken, airs from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays on WHAT (1340 AM). Both WHAT and the show have fallen off the charts, according to radio-rating service Arbitron, meaning there were too... 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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:00 PM | Comments (1)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 04:01 PM | Comments (3)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 03:55 PM | Comments (0)

July 25, 2005

Randi wows 'em in NYC

The AfterDowningStreet blog reports on Randi's big appearance at their NYC event: Air America's Randi Rhodes received the biggest cheers and a number of "We love you, Randis" from the mixed age, multicultural audience... Did they conduct an ethnographic study, or was it just a quick melanin check? In between jokes that cracked up the... 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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 07:47 AM | Comments (0)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 06:29 PM | Comments (1)

July 22, 2005

Brit: "Air America is truly terrible, amateurish and sometimes downright embarrassing"

British person Andrew Stephen of the New Statesman lives near the White House but is barely able to tune in to the local Air America affiliate. Overcoming that hurdle (perhaps via one of their podcasts or on the internet or something) he tuned in recently, and he informs us that he's come to "a sad... Keep reading >>>

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July 21, 2005

Rush Limbaugh in Los Angeles: Triple Franken's audience

The latest in a long string of press releases from El Rushbo is "Rush Limbaugh Rules Los Angeles and Chicago", which includes: The Rush Limbaugh Show, heard Monday through Friday on KFI-AM in Los Angeles from 9 a.m. - noon scored, among Persons 12+, a 4.4 share with 100,100 listeners tuning in, on average, every... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 01:40 PM | Comments (0)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:12 AM | Comments (1)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:29 PM | Comments (10)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 03:23 PM | Comments (9)

July 17, 2005

Randi Rhodes to Keep Left Busy, Entertained at House Party

John Conyers (D-Space) and friends will be holding house parties on July 23, 2005 to speak out about the Downing Street Memo and Plamegate. And, I support these parties. The reason is simple: they'll keep our "liberals" friends occupied with safe and semi-sane activities, and as we know that's the best way to keep lefties... Keep reading >>>

Posted in RandiRhodes at 12:58 PM | Comments (2)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 03:19 PM | Comments (2)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 10:05 PM | Comments (2)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 10:00 PM | Comments (1)

Rachel Maddow: "Color consciousness is important"

Ah, "liberal" identity politics! Where would they be without race baiting, "reverse" racism, and the belief in racial memory? Here's a transcript featuring Rachel Maddow of Air America Radio on the Tucker Carlson show: MADDOW: They happen to have all been white guys. It is better for the country to think that we have a... Keep reading >>>

Posted in AlsoRans at 09:56 AM | Comments (3)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 05:46 AM | Comments (0)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 02:39 PM | Comments (0)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:41 AM | Comments (0)

July 12, 2005

Ed Schultz beating Rush Limbaugh in Miami?

Those wacky "liberals" are at it again, trying to talk up Air America Radio and using their loony statistics to try to show something that doesn't exist. Raw Story - the left's answer to the Weekly World News - says that: The Ed Schultz show actually passed Limbaugh among the 25-54 age range in the... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Ed Schultz at 11:26 AM | Comments (0)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:17 AM | Comments (1)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:35 PM | Comments (1)

I expected fawning, but this is hyperfawning

No one expects much from celebrity reporters, and what little is expected is that they'll fawn all over their subjects. But, Ken Tucker takes it a mite too far in a behind-the-puff article entitled "Reporter's Notebook: Inside An Al Franken Interview". Either that, or BBRM managed to find someone who has absolutely no concept of... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 10:30 AM | Comments (0)

July 10, 2005

"Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears And Deceives"

There's a new book all about Al Franken coming out in October: Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears And Deceives. If you want to get an idea of what it will feature, the author has a blog. But, note that you can order it through Amazon now before Soros-funded groups start trying... Keep reading >>>

Posted in at 12:27 PM | Comments (1)

July 09, 2005

Janeane Garofalo never left a guest post on my blog

Here I've got a whole category just about her, but for some reason she appears to have left a guest post here. "Garofaloized"? I don't know whether that's really written by her, but it does sound like it could be her.... Keep reading >>>

Posted in Janeane at 02:30 PM | Comments (1)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 02:22 PM | Comments (0)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 11:29 AM | Comments (4)

July 06, 2005

Paging Mike Malloy!

I only listen to Mikey sporadically for entertainment purposes, so I don't know if he's frothed all over this story: "Bush Crime Family Conspiracy". I would like to make it perfectly clear to any other VRWC members that I'm only providing that link for entertainment purposes and in the hope that Mike Malloy could discredit... Keep reading >>>

Posted in MikeWho at 11:52 PM | Comments (0)

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 >>>

Posted in Meta at 12:11 PM | Comments (2)

July 02, 2005

Al Franken beating robotic voice reading snippets

Terrific news for Air America and the Al Franken Show! Investors Business Daily reports that Al's show is the second most downloaded podcast from Apple's service, right behind iTunes' own show. Of course, they also report that right behind Al is "Inside Mac Radio", which is no doubt right up there with the Rush Limbaugh... Keep reading >>>

Posted in StuartSmalley at 02:20 PM | Comments (7)

July 01, 2005

Jerry Springer and schizophrenia

Time to check in with Jerry Springer. Since there didn't appear to be anything of interest at springerontheradio.com, I decided to check out jerryspringer.com, a site that I'd never visited before. Frankly, I wasn't expecting little more than a doorway page, but all I found there was two links: one to his TV site,... Keep reading >>>

Posted in PureClass at 05:56 AM | Comments (0)

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