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14 September 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2005
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006
Air America Radio is a full-service radio network and program syndication service in the United States. The network started programming on March 31, 2004, and features discussion and information programs with hosts reflecting liberal, left-wing, or progressive points of view. The network specializes in presentations and monologues by on-air personalities, guest interviews, calls by listeners, and news reports.
Air America was conceived as a for-profit operation in response to the perception by many liberals that conservative dominance of talk radio--particularly Rush Limbaugh's popularity--gave the Republicans an electoral advantage over the Democrats because it helped the Republicans turn out their political base.
Originally posted by jsobecky
All I ever got from Air America was whining about how bad Bush is. I tuned it out very early in it's lifetime, and whenever I would occasionally check back in to see if they had improved, I heard no difference in their programming. I am not surprised they went under.
Originally posted by Majic
I had a similar experience.
I find programs like Limbaugh's and Hannity's to be quite amusing, and while I don't listen to radio much (I pretty much gave it up with TV), if I want to hear conservative spin delivered in a relatively entertaining manner, I know they will deliver.
They make me laugh.
On the other hand, I found Air America very hard to listen to for any significant period of time. It just didn't appeal to me.
It's not that I didn't want to hear liberal spin delivered in a relatively entertaining manner, because I most certainly would love that as a counterpoint to the right-wing talking heads.
Rather -- and in spite of the fact that I've been a big fan of Al Franken as a comedian for about 30 years now -- the programs just weren't engaging.