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Posted on 08/10/2006 4:45:34 PM PDT by new yorker 77
NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The liberal radio network Air America is moving to a weaker AM signal in New York due to down ratings and shaky finances, the New York Post reported.
The talk radio network failed to renew its two-year lease with the owners of WLIB (1190 AM), forcing left-wingers such as Al Franken to broadcast from WWRL (1600 AM) -- which has a weaker signal -- beginning Sept. 1, the newspaper said.
"Air America" executives had previously run into trouble at WLIB after the station's owners -- Pierre Sutton and his father, former Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton -- discovered the network's financial situation.
Negative publicity involving loans from a Bronx charity to Air America when the network was starting up, helped make the relationship between the two sides more precarious, the newspaper said.
WLIB may be leased next month to Clear Channel's Randy Michaels, who has reportedly shown interest in originating a talk-show network from the station.
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How about losing altitude everywhere.
Air America is kinda like the Dixie Chicks.
If Freepers didn't talk about them, no one would be talking about them.
I am shocked I tell you!
They canceled Air America in Atlanta without me ever realizing it was on the air...
Liars, phonies, charlatans, commies, democrats, gun-grabbers, baby-killers, liberals, subscribers to the NY Times, watchers of PBS...cry me an effin river.
Echo, echo, echo, echoooooo.....Just-Kidding, of course.
Did not even know they were still on the air.
Suttons:Please send the 1190 AM 24/7 50,000 watt license back to WOWO in Fort Wayne, Indiana.You're getting it all dirty.
Time for John Kerry to step up to the plate and pour his personal fortune into it....LOL
Wasn't that the station that advocated killing President Bush?
I see how well that worked out for them. Maybe Randi Rhodes can do what Howard did for ratings, have on lesbians.
>>Time for John Kerry to step up to the plate and pour his personal fortune into it....LOL<<
I think he has to ask his wife's permission.
That's like saying that Paris Hilton is losing virtue.
and her checkbook. ;-)
They're being downgraded to a weaker transmitter? What are they using to broadcast now, the CB radio in Al Franken's truck?
Aren't they dead YET? Every week we see an article telling us that they're dying in the ratings and yet, still, they survive. *Rolleyes*
What will it take? A silver bullet? A wooden stake? George Soros running out of money? ;)
I gave it a year. Was off by two.
I heard Jeanne Garafolo bailed recently. Like rats leaving a sinking ship.
you mean his wifes personal fortune.
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