I am very excited to see the launch of a progressive radio network. I have traveled many miles (visiting sites and organizing grassroots group) listening to Rush on the radio. It will be nice to have a counterbalance on the dial (although, I assume I will still tune into the blockhead channels, they fire me up which keeps me awake as I drive).
I am excited about the channel ( I hope they pay attention to ratings (RFK, JR. is no shock jock.)
Air America Radio, a progressive talk radio network, announced it will hit the airwaves on March 31st. "Air America Radio is launching in the top U.S. markets with leading talent that will provide compelling and entertaining programming on the radio, on satellite feeds, and on the web," said Mark Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of Air America Radio. “We aim to build an important new media franchise that delivers results.”
The network’s on-air personalities represent today’s top political and popular satirists, commentators and activists. Comedian, and best selling author Al Franken, who was recently taken to court when Bill O’Reilly and Fox News were seeking an injunction to halt distribution of "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right," and is known for fact-based, drug-free satire, will host a weekday show on the network called “The O’Franken Factor.”
“I’m so happy that Air America Radio will be on in three battleground states, New York, Illinois and California….no wait…those aren’t battleground states. What the hell are we doing?” said Franken.