A liberal radio network trying to do on commercial radio what NPR (National Peoplesrepublic Radio) has been doing on the non-commercial end of the FM spectrum since the early 1970's. Ironically, "Air America" has also been the name of the CIA's (Central Intelligence Agency) private airline since 1959.
"Is Air America still around?"
"Which 'Air America' are you talking about?"
Talk radio network and syndicator appealing to "progressives"
aka liberals. When founded in 2004, it was said it would
spread to about 600 radio stations (like Rush 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 entertaining talk, 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 have
attempted to resurrect 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.
Some feel 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 radio
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
of liberals and Democrats in the area.
Soon to be bankrupt, liberal propaganda radio network, featuring talentless hacks suck as Al Franken and Randi Rhodes.
"Only tin-foil hat wearing leftist conspiracy theorists take anything said on Air America seriously."
what you call pocket aces in texas hold'em given their ability to check raise, and slowplay your opponent(s) into betting, ultimately taking their money. would be a term used more often when winning a big pot, as in a high stakes no-limit game, hence the name given to the plane associated with the CIA which was said to have helped trafficked in heroin, air america--easy money.
1) opponent: you got american airlines (pocket aces)
you: no, just flying air america
2) (loosing to pocket aces)
you: someone was flying air america!!