March 7, 2006


WORST CASE REALITY: Air America Appears To Lose Flagship Station (Brian Maloney, 3/03/06, The Radio Equalizer)

While Air America Radio's loss of two affiliates in Phoenix and Missoula, Montana is generating news this week, the company itself probably hasn't been able to give either city a second thought.

Why? In a development sure to rip the heart right out of the liberal radio network's already ailing body, it appears extremely likely their leased New York City flagship station WLIB-AM will soon abandon Air America programming.

Even worse, litigation looks probable over the station's lease.

While the network's last day on WLIB isn't known for certain, an internal source providing backing documentation points to the end of March.

Liberal ideas are having a tough time in the free market, huh?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 7, 2006 2:37 PM

If only it were in a free market. Air America is competing for listeners with a huge, long standing gov't subsided network. A network that's unrated by Arbitron el al, because they don't sell advertising. Air America couldn't even measure what it was up against..

It was a vanity project. It featured people who knew they could never move up in the NPR hierarchy above their spot on the local community college station. And when they go back, they'll at least have an audience again.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at March 7, 2006 4:08 PM

What a humiliation. Lefty radio fails in New York City.

Posted by: Luciferous at March 7, 2006 5:46 PM

Of course, this is all OUR fault somehow. Be sure of it.

Posted by: John Resnick at March 7, 2006 8:35 PM

fairness doctrine.

Posted by: Sandy P. at March 7, 2006 9:21 PM

Just remember that every dollar of rich lefty cash wasted on this joke of a radio station is one less dollar available for Democratic candidates.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at March 7, 2006 10:04 PM

[moonbat chip {on}]
Rove's evil fingerprints are all over this//Bush lied and somehow caused this//Cheney and DeLay do too...somehow. It's a vast right wing plot to silence the voices of those who would sound the alarm about the nazification of America.
[moonbat chip {off}]

Posted by: Dave W at March 7, 2006 10:52 PM

They don't need the radio stations now. They have Al Gore's cable network! :D

Posted by: kevin whited at March 8, 2006 12:30 PM