Eric’s been having trouble logging into SEB to post the news and VernR was kind enough to send me some info on this so I’m doing the honor of introducing you to Air America Radio. Combining a liberal outlook with a sense of humor, Air America describes itself as follows:
Air America Radio is a collaborative effort that brings together a group of experienced radio entrepreneurs with a talented team of creative artists. We are a new voice in talk radio: a smart voice with a sense of humor. It brings to the marketplace an unserved need. We give voice to what millions of Americans are thinking, but can’t hear on radio. Until now!
The business team is joined by such well known personalities as…
Saturday Night Live alum Al Franken joined the network early in 2004 and brings “team Franken” with him, (several of whom collaborated with Franken on his best selling book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them). Franken showcases his very original and witty political satire on Air America Radio. Other hosts include Janeane Garofolo (The Larry Sanders Show), Randi Rhodes, whose top-rated program in south Florida gained a reputation for no-nonsense talk radio that consistently beat Rush Limbaugh in ratings, and Lizz Winstead, The Daily Show co-creator long recognized for her social satire and political acumen. Rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy also contributes to the daily line up.
Radio professionals, print and TV journalists, Internet professionals, entrepreneurs, commentators, political satirists, publicists,… have joined forces under the Air America Radio banner to launch this exceptional radio network. Stay tuned.
Air America can be found on:
New York – WLIB 1190 AM
Los Angeles – KBLA 1580 AM
Chicago – WNTD 950 AM
Portland, OR- KPOJ 1620 AM
Inland Empire, CA- KCAA 1050 AM
XM Satellite Radio – Channel 167
San Francisco- To Be Announced
San Jose – To Be Announced
Or you can listen to it live via the Internet through Real Player (blech!). Hopefully they’ll add support for Windows Media Player 9 like NPR did.