Monday, August 29, 2005

AAR to go 24/7 in Burlington, VT

Next Monday (Sept. 6), WVAA (1390 Burlington) will pick up the Air America talk and WTWK calls currently being heard on the daytime-only 1070 signal from Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Both stations broadcast at 5000 watts, but 1070 is a daytime-only, while 1390 is a 24/7 signal. 1070 was a Plattsburgh signal that was a bit weak in Burlington, while 1390 is a Burlington station that fades a little bit in Plattsburgh.

No word yet on 1070's new format, as the classic country programming previously on 1390 will move to 93.7 FM.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Two stations added to listings

WRVC (930 AM) is located in Huntington, WV. They broadcast local programming in the morning, and air Al Franken, Ed Schultz and the Air America feed after 7pm and on weekends. It is not yet listed as an affiliate on the Air America website.

And, of course, not everyone likes it. I wonder if this idiot complained about hate speech when President Clinton was in the White House? I'm sure you're answer is the same as mine.

And a reader passed along this link. The station is WRFN (98.9FM) in Nashville, TN. WRFN is a low-power, non-commercial FM station just outside of Nashville. They carry Pacifica programming, as well as Thom Hartmann's show in the morning.

So if you're ever in Huntington or Nashville, check 'em out.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

San Antonio finally gets an Air America affiliate


KTXX/Karnes City flips from CHR to Air America 103.1, San Antone. The suburban San Antonio outlet is now the 70th Air America affiliate.

About the station:

KTXX-FM 103.1 MHz
Karnes City, Texas

Station Owner:
Palm Broadcasting Company
Austin, TX 78701

Area of Coverage: View Coverage Map
Effective Radiated Power: 34,000 Watts

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Bush whacked by The Stones?

Image courtesy of Crooks and Liars
(Thanks to Crooks and Liars for the image)

The Rolling Stones accuse US President GEORGE W BUSH of being "full of sh*t" on their new album.

The track ’Sweet Neo Con’, one of the tracks on the forthcoming ’A Bigger Bang’, was already known to be fiercely anti-Bush.

However, frontman Mick Jagger's disdain for the American leader has now been confirmed, with Rolling Stones singer revealing some of the lyrics in an interview with Newsweek.

But the singer has revealed that guitarist Keith Richards, who lives in the US, is a bit worried about the direct nature of the words.

An extract from ’Sweet Neo Con’ features the following lines: "You call yourself a Christian, I call you u a hypocrite/You call yourself a patriot, well I think you're full of sh*t."

Jagger said of the track: “It is direct. Keith said: ‘It's not really metaphorical.’



A song on the new Rolling Stones album 'A Bigger Bang' is very critical of the Bush administration's policies in the war against terrorism.

The lyrics to the song 'Sweet Neo Con' include the verse:

'You call yourself a Christian, I call you a hypocrite/You call yourself a patriot, well I think you’re full of ...'
'It’s liberty for all, democracy’s our style/Unless you are against us, then it’s prison without trial.'

Stones lead singer Mick Jagger says the song is not a personal attack on Bush, just a statement against many of his policies.

'It is certainly very critical of certain policies of the (Bush) administration, but so what! Lots of people are critical,' Jagger said.

Jagger told the TV show 'Extra' that 'It's not aimed, personally aimed, at President Bush,' he said. 'It wouldn't be called Sweet Neo Con if it was.'


Hopefully this will be the last word on this issue

The story regarding former Air America CEO Evan Cohen and the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club has been floating around the RW blogs and RW media sources for a couple weeks or so. Never mind Karl Rove. Forget Halliburton. Bush's rapidly sinking approval numbers? Irrelevant. His endless vacations? Means nothing.

Interesting to note that they'll try to burn anyone to the left of them at the stake for 'taking money from children', but disregard the fact that their party has been doing just that this whole decade. Of course, they'll never admit it.

But heaven forbid Air America's former CEO (who, by the way, is a former GOP operative) gets caught up in some sort of suspected funds misplacement controversy!

If this is all they've got for scandal, they're in for a rough four years.

I hesitated to post anything about it here, seeing as it was merely neocon blogger nonsense. But this will (hopefully) be the first and last mention of this on this site. The following is a statement from Air America, which can be found here:


If the allegations of mismanagement and corruption at Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club are true, it is absolutely disgraceful.

As reported in the Wall Street Journal and the HBO Documentary, Left of the Dial‚ the company that the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club officials gave money to, Progress Media, has been defunct since May 2004. That company was run at the time by Evan Cohen who has not had any involvement in Air America Radio since May 2004.

The current owners of Air America Radio have no obligation to Progress Media's business activities. We are very disturbed that Air America Radio's good name could be associated with a reduction in services for young people, which is why we agreed months ago to fully compensate the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club as a result of this transaction.

We at Air America Radio strongly believe in the mission of Boys and Girls Clubs to provide a safe and nurturing place for young people to learn and grow. As a result, we recently allowed the same club, Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club, to use our name in a fundraising effort for a summer camp for children in their community.

The funding for Camp Air America was raised and collected entirely by the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club, and Air America promoted the camp on air and urged support for it. A link on our web site sent those interested in contributing to the camp to the Gloria Wise web site. Regrettably, the camp did not survive the closure of the Gloria Wise organization. We have offered any individuals who contributed to the camp as a result of Air America's promotion the option of a refund paid for by Air America Radio and the Club offered the alternative option of having their donation redirected to Kip's Bay Boys and Girls Club.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

KSZL/Barstow picks up Air America

The lowdown:

KSZL-AM 1230 kHz
Barstow, California
Station Owner: Dos Costas Communications Corporation

Status Licensed Class C AM Station
Area of Coverage View Coverage Map
Hours of Operation Unlimited
Antenna Mode Non-Directional - 1 Pattern
Transmitter Power 1000 Watts

Liberal talk comes to Cajun Country

KEUN-AM/1490 in Eunice, LA (outside Lafayette) is the newest affiliate of Air America Radio.

The signal is a bit weak, and barely reaches Lafayette (it's intended market). Here's more about it from Radio Locator:

Audio Feed: none

Station Owner:Tri-Parish Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Station Address:P. O. BOX 1049, Eunice, LA 70535

KEUN-AM Technical Info:

Status Licensed Class C AM Station
Area of Coverage View Coverage Map
Hours of Operation Unlimited
Antenna Mode Non-Directional - 1 Pattern
Transmitter Power 1000 Watts
Number of Towers 1
Transmitter Location 30° 28' 17" N, 92° 24' 51" W

Monday, August 08, 2005

ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings Dies at 67

Peter Jennings, the suave, Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades, died Sunday. He was 67.

Jennings, who announced in April that he had lung cancer, died at his New York home, ABC News President David Westin said late Sunday.

"Peter has been our colleague, our friend, and our leader in so many ways. None of us will be the same without him," Westin said.

With Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, Jennings was part of a triumvirate that dominated network news for more than two decades, through the birth of cable news and the Internet. His smooth delivery and years of international reporting experience made him particularly popular among urban dwellers.

Jennings dominated the ratings from the late 1980s to the mid-'90s, when Brokaw surpassed him. He remained a Canadian until 2003, when he became a U.S. citizen, saying it had nothing to do with his politics — he did it for his family.

"He was a warm and loving and surprisingly sentimental man," said Ted Koppel, a longtime friend and fellow anchor.


Thursday, August 04, 2005

KKNS-FM/Missoula, MT is now on the air

The last of Mount Sentinel Broadcasting's Missoula radio stations is on the air, completing the trilogy of new FM stations that serve the valley.

KKNS-FM at 105.9 is largely filled with liberal programming, including shows from the Air America network.

That network's headliner is comedian, author and liberal critic Franken, whose "Al Franken Show" airs live from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Missoula.

Other voices on the new station, billed as "K-N-S," include Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes and Alan Colmes. Weekend voices include Clark Howard, Tom Leykis and Jerry Springer.

(NOTE: Bill Press will also be on the station, likely in mornings)

The station's news director, Lesley Lotto, joins reporters Mark Thorsell and Norm Garrett for what Mount Sentinel Broadcasting management calls Montana's largest full-time commercial radio news staff.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

KTHO/South Lake Tahoe switches formats, drops AAR (what little they air of it)

As far as I could tell, the only AAR show they aired was Al Franken, and that was on overnights. I can't verify, since they have no website. KTHO is a low-powered station in a very small market. Not a strong affiliate by any means.

Hold the phone. KTHO-AM 590 returned Monday to its musical roots of Barbara Streisand and Petula Clark - but with a new twist.

Air America is out, and local news is in. The South Lake Tahoe radio station plans to beef up its news offering by hiring a reporter to hit the streets, gathering community news. News director Larry Kay hired Jeff Grice of KRKC in King City to come on board Aug. 15.

The station previously aired political and sports talk shows. It will continue to broadcast Oakland A's baseball games.


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