The sharks were circling yesterday as Air America Radio was knocked off the air in the Chicago and LA markets. I didn’t notice since I stream it anyway. The Trib says:
Arthur Liu, owner of Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, which owns Air America affiliates WNTD-950 AM in Chicago and KBLA-1580 AM in Los Angeles, said Air America bounced a check and owes him more than $1 million.
Air America’s response is
This Liu-ser was ripping off our boss Evan Cohen big time (he can?t do that, that?s our job). Evan found out about it and he stopped payment on a check to keep Liu-cifer from ripping him off even more.
Who’s right? Does it matter? The conservative blogging world has started feeding already and it doesn’t matter what the real truth it does it?
I will say I am starting to enjoy Randi Rhodes. She’s grown on me. Yesterday she had a playback of Ashcroft testimony and to illustrate three points of where Ashcroft majorly screwed up she had a ‘ding!’ bell sound effect. Hysterical.
I presume these are all growing pains from starting an entire new radio network in a matter of a year or so. I really think that Bowling for Columbine and Michael Moore’s book a year ago really showed that there was a market for liberal chatter. And hopefully the sales staff will get some new commercials in due time.