Monday, August 01, 2005

Air America in Deep Trouble, Debt, Sh*t

AAR's Ratings Shrink while Loan Scandal Grows

What did they know and when did they know it? Check the links under my profile for updated AAR scandal information.

See my take on the HBO Air America documentary "Left of the Dial" originally airing in April of this year.


Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

This comment placed here for the same purpose that a bartender puts a couple of his own dollars in the tip jar at the beginning of his shift. Comments beget comments.

8/01/2005 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Ray B. said...

They are a bit much but they seem to be catching on:

8/02/2005 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Read further and you'll find that many of those stations can barely broadcast beyond 5 miles.

It's official, the flagship station WLIB now has less ratings than the Carribean format station that preceded it.

Why would advertisers pay for what NPR gives away for free everyday?

8/02/2005 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Ray b. said...

NPR is fine -- there is some damn good reporting and reporters on NPR. You'll hear stories on NPR that you'll no where else -- fine objective reporting on parts of the world that cable and network TV news don't even know exits...

Yes, Air America is on some cheapass stations (way more AM stations than I thought -- If they really want to make a difference they need to be on FM). But it is surviving and its lasting a lot longer than what conservatives had predicted.

8/03/2005 08:49:00 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

I am a former member of NPR.

There are many things I like about it. Their coverage of some topics is best on the dial -- hands down. Car Talk, Fresh Air, radio expeditions, etc...

Last year, though, it's like their left lean became a left tilt - esp. during the Presidential campaign. Their favoritism was more strident than ever.

I called them this year during their fund drive to let them know why I wasn't renewing my membership.

Maybe I'll listen again regularly, but with XM, the iPod, and regular radio, they've got to appeal to a wider audience in my opinion.

8/03/2005 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Bob Hope, dead comic said...

"they've got to appeal to a wider audience in my opinion." --

You're right. They need to play more Hendrix!

8/09/2005 08:55:00 AM  

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