Friday, July 28, 2006

Palm Springs, CA's new liberal talker: AM1340 KPTR

From All Access:

Adult Standards KWXY-A-F/PALM SPRINGS splits the simulcast with the takeover of the AM side by new owners RR BROADCASTING. The AM station is going Talk on AUGUST 7 as "PROGRESSIVE TALK AM 1340, KPTR," using JONES' STEPHANIE MILLER and ED SCHULTZ, FOX' ALAN COLMES, and AIR AMERICA RADIO's AL FRANKEN and RANDI RHODES. The FM continues with the Standards format.

RR Broadcasting owns a few other stations in town, including the area's two talk stations, 920 and 1450. Now they have a left-leaning counterpart to the two.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Air America Radio Expands Weekend Lineup

Air America Radio will expand its weekend line-up of progressive talk starting this Saturday (7/22) with "The Time Is Now," hosted by the Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr.

"The Time is Now" will air Saturdays from 4-5 PM EDT and will feature the Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr. as he discusses current news with personalities from the world of art, politics, activism and faith.

The debut show will feature a conversation with White House press corps veteran, Helen Thomas. The following Saturday, Forbes will sit down with Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


Air America gets an affiliate in Sheridan, WY - sort of

According to a post on Radio Info, KYTI-FM (93.7) in Sheridan, WY will be airing Air America programming on one of their HD subchannels.

There's one hitch, though. This is an HD subchannel, meaning that in order to receive AAR programming, one must purchase a special receiver. There aren't that many HD receivers out there, and the ones that are on the market are still fairly expensive. Of course, as new technology establishes itself, prices do tend to come down. For those near Sheridan with an HD capable receiver, tune in to 93.7FM, subchannel 3 to hear Air America Radio.

For those outside Sheridan, WY, this HD experiment could lead to AAR programming surfacing on HD in other markets.

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