Saturday, March 04, 2006

Air America Can’t Even Make It On WLIB?

Thanks to the fantastic reporting of the Radio Equalizer, we have been able to learn about the financial troubles and irregularities of liberal radio outfit Air America Radio. It now seems that they are up against the realities of supply and demand in the New York City radio market. They may lose their New York City outlet, the aptly named WLIB at 12:00 AM, April 1. April Fools indeed.

Most of the media has ignored the financial shenanigans pulled by Air America as they try to stay on the air; some have even been continuing their glowing pieces on the radio company. Despite what appears to be attempts to scam a New York City children’s charity, the stars of Air America continue to receive what some have called unjustified salaries. One of those on-air personalities, Al Franken, rumored to be on a salary of over $2 million annually, has also been rumored to be contemplating a run for the US Senate in his home state of Minnesota. This largely unreported Air America story could be the undoing of any attempt by Mr. Franken to successfully run for a Senate seat. Could he win in a “safe” congressional district? Sure. Could he win in a diverse state? Doubtful.

In addition to Brian Maloney of the Radio Equalizer, the indefatigable Michelle Malkin has also done yeoman’s work on the Air America story. If you are interested in the story I urge that you to both check out the Radio Equalizer and use his link to Amazon if you happen to be going to that site. He is doing the work that professionals won’t do and he needs to be remunerated for it.


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