No doubt many people who listen to Air America Radio via their various webstreams are frustrated, as they often seem to be non-functioning as of late.
Is it due to the new ownership? Too many listeners maxing out the bandwidth? Did they forget to pay the bill? Is it Karl Rove's fault? I highly doubt any of those are the reason, but what it all comes down to is, the streams just ain't working sometimes.
Keep in mind that it is still possible to listen to Air America on the web, even with all the streaming issues. Looking at the top of the left-hand side of the page, you may notice a rather large list of shows and streaming links. Looks something like this:
Sam Seder 9A-12P
So, what is all this mumbojumbo? Well, the name (in this case the one belonging to Mr. Seder) is a link to his site, the times he's live on the air (in eastern time, to minimize confusion for all) and a whole bunch of cute little icons. These are not just icons, however. They are clickable links. And by clicking these, you will pull up either a real live stream or a page with stream links. The Air America shows listed all have the official feed links, for Windows Media Player, Real Player and Winamp/iTunes. But what if they're down? Well, I just added an outside link to the Air America shows. The second is a direct link to an embedded RealPlayer webstream from WWRL/New York, which is certainly better than pulling up that dreaded RealPlayer, right? The second icon denotes a direct link to the Windows Media stream for WWRL (though it may open up in another media player, such as Winamp, depending on your own computer's settings). These streams operate independently of Air America. And you can hear all of the network's shows live on that station, excluding The Young Turks. For their show, I'll add a link for WURP/Pittsburgh's mp3 stream. You can also listen to TYT live on other stations, including WXXM/Madison.
I plan on adding a few more links for other station streams. In the meantime, you can also check the various affiliates further down the page. Many of them stream live.
UPDATE: Sunshine informed me in comments that WWRL is also having streaming issues. Gee, must suck to be so popular, huh? Anyways, I added a few more live links (including some of the more stable CBS and Clear Channel webstreams), which you can check out to your left. Here are a few:
Sam Seder: KEUN Lafayette, LA, WPYR Baton Rouge (recommended stable stream!!!)
Randi Rhodes: WCPT Chicago, KTLK Los Angeles, KPHX Phoenix, Nova M Radio
Rachel Maddow: KPTK Seattle
Jon Elliot: KLSD San Diego
You'll also notice a new addition - weekend streaming links of various live shows. Enjoy!
Update 3/12 - Most of the inquiries received here have been from Seder fans. I discovered a new stream carrying him live - WPYR in Baton Rouge. It's a Clear Channel station, meaning that the stream is excellent. Highly recommended, and probably more stable than WWRL and KEUN. Here's the direct stream link.
Update 3/20: Air America has changed streaming hosts. Click here for new streaming links.