radio network and syndicator appealing
aka liberals. When
founded in 2004, it was said it would
spread to about 600 radio stations
Limbaugh) but for the most part it has failed. Reasons include weak signals,
the inability to feature
local hosts, strident hosts who
favor a political agenda over
, and an anti- big business attitude that drives
away advertisers. Some feel
it shoots for the far left and drives
away moderates or conservatives.
Many Air America stations
have changed to more profitable
formats such as sports. Several petition drives
the format in cities such as Boston,
Akron, New Haven, Dallas, and Sacramento. The only successful effort so far was a Madison station that
decided against switching to sports.
the Fairness Doctrine should be brought back
to help liberal talk
radio, but this is basically a gutting of freedom of the press. Conservatives feel talk
should succeed on demand, talent, and the free market
rather than through government force.
Boston lost its two Air America stations
due to low ratings
and low ad billing, which is shocking given the predominance
and Democrats in the area.