Skip to comments.Air America Radio closing, filing for bankruptcy
Posted on 01/22/2010 9:26:33 AM PST by The Anti-One
LOS ANGELES Air America Radio, a radio network that was launched in 2004 as a liberal alternative to Rush Limbaugh and other conservative commentators, on Thursday shut down abruptly due to financial woes.
The network once boasted hosts such as Al Franken and Rachel Maddow, but struggled from the outset, including multiple management shake-ups, a bankruptcy in 2006 and sale for $4.25 million the following year.
Air America ceased airing new programs Thursday afternoon and said it will soon file to be liquidated under Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It began broadcasting reruns of programs and would end those as well Monday night.
"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," the company said in a statement on its Web site.
The New York-based network said its "painstaking search for new investors" came close to succeeding even this week, "but ultimately fell short."
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On another note. Please forgive me if this has already been posted. I did a search and didn't find it.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus
Maybe Senator Al Franken can rush through a bill to support them as necessary propaganda a la NPR.
They couldn’t cut it.
No credible hosts or hostess.
No dignity ...just look at those who were involved
But you can and should take a moment to enjoy what has went well this week.
The only reason NPR is still on the air with its current hosts/format is because it is taxpayer funded.
.......... Augured in 1/21/10 ..........
Business ventures come and go. Usually they do not provide what the customer wants.
Customers are smart sometimes, contrary to liberal beliefs.
Somebody want to place a test call?
Absolutely don’t get complacent. THEY ARE GOING TO PUSH 0BAMACARE THROUGH THIS WEEKEND! Call the Congressional switchboard this Friday! Swamp them with your faxes and phone calls and emails.
The Landing of Err America.
Geez, what a surprise...especially since America is so solidly left...just ask the MSM...
I know that no one saw jailtime but did they ever pay BACK the childrens’ charity they stole money from to stay on the air?
Yup has been posted but that’s ok
In a 2005 interview with the Boston Globe Jon Sinton of Air America predicted ‘in five yrs we’ll be on 600 stations’.
No, in five yrs they are gone.
Sweet: They had been on Clear Channel’s AM 1200 in Boston for 2 yrs but switched to Spanish. Someone had to buy time to put prog talk on in Boston (it’s on, but no ratings). As for AM
1200 the power increase/tower move they’d waited for back then finally happened, and by April talk will be back:
CC realizes they need to make money. Sorry libtalk fans
It’s the message, STUPID.
-(the bought time for libtalk is on another, weaker station)-
You always do things the hard way. I hear that Voice of America has not advanced pro-American views on foreign shores for some time. Might as well add the Air Americants to the staff of VOA.
“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.”
Who won the pool?
Since the Dems no longer benefit from Frankens 60th vote, maybe they could take him snipe hunting or sumthin and just leave him in the woods somewhere.
I’ve little doubt he’s despised by the elites in the Senate beyond his dutiful votes.
What will Clear Channel do now, where where will they play all the PSA’s they did on the station in Detroit.
Yeah, right, that's why Limbaugh, Hannity, Tom Sullivan, Laura Ingram, and all of Fox are closing. Oh, wait. . . .
OMG it’s like Groundhog Day. I swear, we’ll be seeing this same headline again in less than a year. DIE, already!
ROFL, only if you fail to recognize biased journalism is not wanted by the free market.
Dr. Jeffrey Pelt: Andrei, you've lost another
submarine Radio Network?
Rule 32: Enjoy the Little Things
Rule 32: Never interrupt Gibbs during an interrogation :o)
Sorry, the tears just won’t come. They should have listened to the dogs a long time ago...if they don’t eat it, they don’t like it.
I’ve always wondered that. If America was so “progressive, liberal”, etc., then why are so many talk show hosts conservative?
They failed in the radio marketplace of ideas.
I don’t know if anybody agrees 100% with Rush, Hannity, etc. , but they take liberal callers and talk about issues in depth.
The few times I heard Air America, they screeched about Bush “WORST — PRESIDENT — EVER” and were spouting bumper sticker slogans like that. I think Air America had a lack of intellectual depth to their programs and hosts. They didn’t discuss the issues in a good way. It was mostly bumper sticker pablum.
If you look up that tail number, it was a four person fatality. Very Very sad.
Don’t forget that short little sawed-off lesbian with the glasses and two first names. Janeanne, the comedienne who wasn’t ever funny.
If a tree falls in the forest...
The bad news is that they will try to push for the Fairness Doctrine
In the cogent words of Jo Dee Messina:
“Nope, Sorry; My Give-A-Damn’s busted!”
If they switch from Air America to something else, those PSAs will be replaced by ads. Don’t worry, the PSAs will get aired. Even on successful stations (like conservative talk ones) there are ad buy lulls, like right now, and you’ll hear more PSAs..after the big Christmas buy, advertisers back off a little bit.
On Air America the advertisers didn’t show up at all
What the One didn’t give them a bailout? everyone else that supported him got one!
is that the barako bomber we’ve been hearing so much about?
“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,” the company said in a statement on
its Web site.
The UberLiberals bow to the no-nonsense marketplace.
I’m suprised that Obama and Co. didn’t engineer a taxpayer-funded bailout.
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