Air America Ceases Operations

Air America:


[size=4]Air America Ceases Operations

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 of this afternoon, and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business.

The very difficult economic environment has had a significant impact on Air America's business. This past year has seen a "perfect storm" in the media industry generally. National and local advertising revenues have fallen drastically, causing many media companies nationwide to fold or seek bankruptcy protection. From large to small, recent bankruptcies like Citadel Broadcasting and closures like that of the industry's long-time trade publication Radio and Records have signaled that these are very difficult and rapidly changing times.

When Air America Radio launched in April, 2004 with already-known personalities like Al Franken and then-unknown future stars like Rachel Maddow, it was the only full-time progressive voice in the mainstream broadcast media world. At a critical time in our nation's history — when dissent on issues such as the Iraq war were often denounced as "un-American" — Air America and its talented team helped millions of Americans remember the importance of compelling discussion about the most pivotal events and decisions of our generation. :confused: :rolleyes:]

Gee, maybe Congress can help them out -- a tax on "right-wing" radio & TV hosts to get them back on their feet or a licence fee on TVs like in the UK.

I guess very few people were tuned in and/or listening.


No way are you going to make it bashing America and that’s mainly what they did. People would call in and the host would call them names and hang up on them.

Al Franken was interviewing Bernard Goldberg about one of his new books then he just starts calling Goldberg an idiot a bunch of times.

I try to listen to both sides but this station had no talent at all I knew it go under.

One of the reasons I have Satellite radio so I can listen to all sides, America Left, America Right, POTUS Politics, but Air America Good Riddance :clapping:

Channel Guide to Sirius:

I was curious and tuned in once. All I heard was a solid thirty minutes of Al Franken and some female going, "George Bush is stupid!"

Yeah. That'll draw 'em in.

It was like watching some shows on Animal Plant. Fun and disturbing at the same time.:D

Several times a year I made an attempt to listen. Maybe 10 min. was the longest due to the crass and vulgar language.

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