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Air America Radio - The Progressive Talk Radio Network

Air America Radio began in late March, 2004. It's purpose was to provide an alternative to the generous amount of conservative-leaning talk radio available. Air America announced it would cease operations on January 21, 2010. This is where stories about Air America Radio are archived.

Progressive Radio Network Ends Years of Financial Struggle and Elusiv…
Air America Media disclosed today the company will cease live programming immediately and soon file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Air America Radio Announces Ratings Gains For Rhodes and Franken
The Fall Arbitron ratings are rolling in and radio stations are touting their successes. In New York City, Randi Rhodes and Al Franken from Air America Radio have successfully bolstered their listening audiences in key demographics and time periods. Read more.

Air America Radio to Offer New Morning Lineup Starting January 2
Air America Radio has changed its morning line-up. Beginning Monday, Jan. 2, the new morning format, “Air America Mornings,” will be broadcast weekdays from 5-9am EST and include Mark Riley and Rachel Maddow. Read more.

Air America Radio: Panhandling For Survival?
Is there a cash flow problem? Visit the Air America Radio website and you'll notice it's asking for donations from listeners. The liberal network wants listeners to become "Air America Associates" and the benefits include bumper stickers, tote bags and even getting your name mentioned on the air. Read more...

Air America Radio Returns to the Chicago Radio Market Via U-Turn at Crystal Lake
Chicago once again received an alternative to conservative talk radio yesterday when WCPT-AM began offering a lineup of progressive talk including 'Springer on the Radio' and 'The Al Franken Show' from Air America Radio. Read more.

Air America Radio Joins With XM Satellite to Enhance Progressive Programming
XM Satellite Radio has announced a new long-term agreement with Air America Radio, the national progressive entertainment talk radio network, home to Al Franken, Randi Rhodes and Janeane Garofalo. As part of this agreement XM will be the official satellite radio network for Air America Radio. Full Story

Air America Radio Scores Some Initial Success
In New York City during April, Air America Radio beat WABC-AM 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the time slot where Rush Limbaugh is heard. The new liberal network scored high with both 25-54 and 18-34-year-olds. Will this success continue? Read more.

More Air America Top Execs Bail
Board members at Air America Radio continue to play "musical chairs" as two more top executives resign and move on. Details.

Round Two: More Email On Air America Radio
I continue to receive email in response to both my original opinion/analysis article on Air America Radio and to the first "volley" of email messages sent. Here are some excerpts.

Shakeup At Air America Radio: CEO and Program Director Out
Barely a month old and Air America Radio, the new liberal network, has undergone a shakeup. The CEO has stepped down and the Program Director is on "administrative leave". Details.

Air America Radio Opinion Piece Stirs Up Listeners
A recent opinion / analysis piece I wrote about the new liberal network, Air America Radio, has brought some amusing, contradictory and downright hateful email into my inbox. Allow me to share it with you now.

Air America Radio Needs Zoloft
Air America Radio, the liberal answer created to counter conservative talk radio, is too angry and resentful and quite honestly, not much fun to listen to. Read more.

Liberal Radio Is Rushing Ahead!
A Liberal Radio network is in the works and by 2004, you may have the choice of listening to programming with a decidedly non-conservative viewpoint. Read more.

Air America Radio Network To Provide Liberal Point Of View
Air America Radio, the new upstart being touted as the "liberal network", debuts on Wednesday, March 31. Led by Al Franken, it is hoping to counter-balance conservative talkers like like Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage and G. Gordon Liddy. Here's more info plus the daily lineup.

Liberals To Get Own Network: Air America Radio To Launch March 31st
Air America Radio, the liberal network intended to counter the current state of conservative-heavy talk radio, plans to launch March 31st, 2004. Featured personalities will include Al Franken, Janeane Garafalo and others. Full Story.

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