Via Drudge, Air Amer…
Via Drudge, Air America is hitting on hard times. And it’s not even a month old.

Liberal talk radio must find new Los Angeles, Chicago stations
Tue Apr 20 2004 19:14:50 ET

It was on, then it was off, then it was on again, and now it will be off again.

Al Franken and the gang at Air America Radio, the recently launched liberal talk-radio network that became embroiled last week in a financial dispute with the owner of its Chicago and Los Angeles stations, will broadcast over WNTD-950 AM in Chicago for the last time on April 30, the CHICAGO TRIBUNE is reporting in fresh runs.


TRIB reporter John Cook: “The network also said it will remain off the air for the time being in Los Angeles, where it was yanked off its station there, KBLA-1580, last week by owner Multicultural News Radio. “The announcement settles an acrimonious legal and public relations battle between Air America and Multicultural. It also means that Air America must seek new homes in the nation’s second and third-largest markets less than three weeks into its short life.”

Certainly this can’t be good for ratings. Then again, it’s been said many times before that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. On the third hand, getting about one third of your network unplugged in some of the biggest markets in the country so soon doesn’t allow you to build up a dedicated listenership. The 2 year prediction still looks good.

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