Skip to comments.A bumpy takeoff for Air America liberal radio network (Lib Spin - I hope)
Posted on 05/14/2004 6:08:17 PM PDT by wjersey
NEW YORK -- Last week, Al Franken and Katherine Lanpher basked in the warm spring sun outside the Park Avenue skyscraper that serves as hub to the Air America radio network. Their distinctive laughs bounced off the courtyard wall as the pair relaxed after their 3-hour show.
"The O'Franken Factor" had been good that day. Good guests. Good energy. Things were looking up.
Fifteen minutes later they went upstairs for a staff meeting, where they learned that two of the network's top executives had resigned, the second management shake-up in as many weeks. The good news was that their paychecks, delayed for 24 hours, would now be distributed.
"There was a glitch," Franken acknowledged later. "There was a little gallows humor, then everyone was sort of anxious to get back to work."
Air America's erstwhile 'Minnesota Mafia'Keith BedfordSpecial To The Star TribuneThings are kind of weird at Air America these days. No one disputes that the network, now in its seventh week, has had a rocky lift-off and continues to be buffeted by financial and managerial turbulence. It has lost key stations in two of its top three markets, Chicago and Los Angeles, and this week closed its sales offices there and laid off staff.
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when the Red Star Tribune adminst things are bad at Scare America, then you know theyre done
May Air America die a thousand flaming deaths for taking away my music on Saturday.
Someone attached electrodes to their tender parts?
All other successful broadcast enterprises have achieved their success over the airwaves, not dial up telephone lines. Who are these people trying to kid?
So, delayed paychecks and they're scraping to get even that. The writer has a rather peculiar grasp of "good news."
was anybody listening
Hmm, wonder who they could be?
They Lost H.P and G.M,Who Had Been Under Contract To The Previous Owners,I Suspect Wahlgreens and Kay Jewelers Will do The Same
After All,How Much Of An Economic Force Is A Pack Of Hygenically Challenged Bark-Eating Hippies.
This'll Ruin Breakfast For Ya.
Air America reminds me of professional wrestling. The people that play the "bad guys". You hear them yelling and saying things that are just so absurd. You expect them to stop at some point and say "hey, it's just an act!". But they don't.
The main reason Air America will eventually go belly up is that they are just not any fun. There is nothing positive about them. All they do is moan and groan and gripe and bitch. They remind me of the Mr. Wilson character on Dennis the Menace.
""The O'Franken Factor" had been good that day"
I know those words, but that sentence doesn't make any sense.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that AA deducted health insurance premiums from the paycheck of Chicago staffers but were never enrolled in a health insurance plan, although AA promised coverage. AA President, Jon Sinton said that if the insurance has lapsed, it will be restored.
Lapsed? They were never enrolled! These people are buffoons.
Your idealistic campaign to bring enlightenment to the benighted slobs of Radio America is a failure. You are sinking daily into an ever deeper quagmire. You need to internationalize your radio network before it's too late. Call it Air France, and get out now, while you still can.
Wow! 80,000 listeners! That has to be the best use of Thirty Million Dollars in the history of money.
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