Skip to comments.The Demise of Air America
Posted on 01/23/2010 12:18:56 PM PST by AJKauf
Leading them off on the non-hit parade was Al Franken, who the management assumed would come with a built-in audience. Franken had serious name recognition from his days on Saturday Night Live, and while most regular readers of this space will likely disagree, he was on occasion a funny guy. But one thing he was not was a radio guy. Following Al they had Janeane Garofalo, who had been a mostly underground success as a stand-up comic in the bigger urban areas. She loved to talk about politics, but she had a screeching, nails-on-blackboard voice and a tendency to fly off into incomprehensible obscenities any time she attempted to discuss George W. Bush. This certainly held some mostly unintentional humorous value, but it didnt make for very good radio....
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The collapse of Air America mirrors the collapse of the support for Obama. The mutual factor in the collapse of both is that both pretty much only served one function which was to make catty remarks about George Bush and Dick Cheney. They were able to stretch their skills for an additional year after Bush has been out of office, but at this point when Barry or Air America launches into their Bush/Rove/Rumsfeld etc. as Satan diatribes it just comes off as comical considering that Bush has probably just been sitting at home barbecuing for the last year.
What the broadcasters of Air America don’t know about is Obama is a sock puppet of the globalist elite.
Is it still on anywhere? I don’t have time to read the rest
Some of the comments were too funny...check out this one from “Poor Citizen”:
Bush and most of his folks were thrown out of office and the corruption was finally slowed down or stopped as most of the Bush administration were jailed or decided to resign. Then OBAMA was elected and the worst of the right was thrown out of office in 08 Hence, air america fulfilled its purpose and the money and investment dried up. Its the natural flow of things. The opposite of the party in power usually rules the airwaves as the disgruntled listen for some quiet solace while wallowing in their party.s inherint failure(s). As for one of their best? Franken is now in the Sentate and its a loss, because he was really funny as a comedian but has vowed to be more serious as an elected official. Shame on him. We could all use some laughter these days dont you agree? Jan 23, 2010 - 8:23 am
The funniest thing about moonbats is they literally have no capacity for introspection. The kool-aid stains their brains...
I’m pretty sure AA never turned a profit one single month of its entire existance. Investment money kept it going the entire time.
Trash ends up in a dumpster. As it should.
The most amazing part of this news it that AAR had creditors.
The reason left wing radio fails is because if the left wants to hear its views, all it has to do is turn on CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR or read NYT, WaPo, LA Times, Newsweek, Time... There was absolutely no need for Air America.
Air America failed for a number of reasons. First, they attempted to be the liberal version of Limbaugh. Rush made his reputation and built his audience as the voice of those that didnt hear their opinions anywhere else in the media. He consistently broke news that was under reported elsewhere on the largely liberal television networks and in the major newspapers. Most of the news on AA was old and already out there. Second, the ugly truth is that many liberals just dont care to be as informed as they should be, regardless of topic. Music, television, and entertainment in general holds their interest far more than following a bad piece of legislation through congress ever would. Third, and probably most damning, was that the demographics that appealed to advertisers were almost non-existent. Add to that the anti business message that the AA hosts spewed most days did nothing to endear them to major advertisers. Big companies will throw a few advertising dollars to small, lower rated radio stations if they feel that they can reach potential customers (like low powered urban radio and small market stations), but who wants to give money to an outlet that just got done accusing you of greed, racism, polluting, theft, etc. Air America died because it deserved to.
The people that listen to conservative talk radio are generally working. I know I listen while I work. I dont listen to the radio on the weekends, or at night—meaning when I have access to better entertainment, my wife, or doing something with my kids.
Think about it...most of the time you would listen in your car on the way to work, or during the work day.
If you were not working, you would be able to watch TV all day. Hence, there is no practical audience for liberal talk radio.
You got that exactly right. - Tom
...Now That’s Funny!!