Touted as the Left’s answer to Rush Limbaugh (HAH!), Air America, after having survived two bankruptcies, several owners, and rapid turnover of left wing hosts, has finally been laid to rest. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Air America was the elephant graveyard for a variety of leftwing scumbags such as Al Franken, Rachel Maddow, Randi Rhodes, Janine Garofalo, Mile Malloy, and most recently, Ed Shultz, Montel Williams, and Ron Reagan, Jr.
Air America, the progressive talk radio network, said Thursday that it would cease broadcasting immediately, bowing to what it called a “very difficult economic environment.”
“It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business,” the chair of Air America Media, Charlie Kireker, said in a memorandum.
His statement was published on AirAmerica.com.
The news did not a total surprise to staffers. The company, which has more than 100 affiliates, has suffered from financial troubles since it was founded in 2004. The company first filed for bankruptcy protection in 2006, but managed to stay on the air at that time.
Starting at 6 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, listeners will hear encore programming until Jan. 25, “at which time Air America programming will end,” Mr. Kireker said. NY TIMES
This is the kind of programming that Air America featured: MIKE MALLOY
The downside of this is that now Obama and his Commie Communications Czar, Mark Lloyd will be pushing harder than ever for a Fairness Doctrine or a backdoor localism policy that will demand that big conservtive radio stations pay fines/taxes (as much as 100% some say) that will go into financing local/liberal stations.