Thank God the polls show that America is finally wising up. The numbers in MN look great; the RNC has all but abandoned its support of Mark Kennedy, once considered an "easy win."
The Grand Old Pedophiles' house of cards is crumbling fast...and I couldn't be more amused.
Would you rather listen to whining or attacking for hours on end?
Lefties whine about how bad the righties are fucking up the country.
Righties attack and mock lefties for thinking differently than they do.
Both sides tend to do alot of bitching and moaning actually, which is why I stay away from talk radio.
"Just by being out you're doing your part. It's like recycling. You're doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you're doing your part for the gay movement if you're out."
Perhaps. Sometimes it does even get too much for me, and I only tune in occassionally. I would personally be happy to endorse the shutting down of *all* talk radio if the wingnuts across the nation would give up their hours of propaganda, courtesy of fat-ass drug addict Rush Limbaugh, closet gay Michael Savage, perpetually annoying Sean Hannity, and the rest... good luck with that, though.Originally Posted by JJFlame
Unless a progressive course is charted for both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government (not to mention the judicial branch), I could see Air America being simply a predecessor to another liberal radio network.
The judiciary needs no progressive course. That concept is absurd.Unless a progressive course is charted for both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government (not to mention the judicial branch), I could see Air America being simply a predecessor to another liberal radio network.
Just in time for the election! I'm glad someone stepped up to the plate, and just in time... glad to see Mike's back... they're going to need him...The cofounders of Air America Radio have launched a new liberal talk network, the Phoenix-based Nova M Radio. The Air America affiliate in Phoenix was bought out by a religious broadcasting company in March, which led affiliate directors to seek alternative means to broadcasting their content. Nova M Radio officially formed in April as a local operation, and now its directors are setting their sights on the rest of the nation by recruiting big-name talent.
Mike Malloy, whose popular program on Air America ended in August, will debut the revamped The Mike Malloy Show on October 30 live from 9 p.m. to midnight Eastern time on all Nova M affiliates. The program will also stream live on the channel's Web site, www.novamradio.com.
Internationally renowned pollster John Zogby will also join the Nova M stable with his hour-long show The Pulse of the Nation, where he will poll a variety of crucial social, political, and cultural issues. In addition to polling, interviews with special guests and audience participation will round out the show's content.
Nova M CEO and chairman Michael "Dr. Mike" Newcomb will also host a daily chatfest from 9 a.m. until noon. Peter Collins, a veteran San Francisco–based radio personality, will host his own talk-radio show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays.
In light of Air America's recent filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Nova M has also secured Howard Dean presidential campaign fund-raiser Joe Trippi and his consulting firm to help the new company establish a firm base of financial contributors and supporters.
Air America is still on my XM "Radio ToGo." I enjoy their programming. I just wish that Jerry Springer were still there. Rachael Maddow is probably the most intelligent being I have heard on any radio.
I rely on NPR "Morning Edition" for all of my news. They do a superior job in my opinion.
The reality is no one gives a crap
Air America has no on-air talent, no listeners, no advertisers and now no financial backing
Never really got off the ground
They ran out of ways to say.....We hate George Bush.And talk radio needs to be "entertaining" as well as "informative" Air America...was neither.Liberals are so gloomy and boring.
and right wingers are so nasty and lacking for...
what was that...
oh yeah... a conscience... morals... ethics. Those sort of things.
(Plus, they're pretty gloomy themselves. Oh, terrorists are going to blow us all up! But not because George Bush doesn't take advantage of what a terrorist attack does to his poll #'s... nosiree!)
You mean like Rush "Blue Pills" Limbaugh's show, a circus of lies and distortions? The show where Rush calls Senator Clinton "Hitlery" and women in general are termed "Feminazis?" Oh, yeah that's a regular laugh riot.And talk radio needs to be "entertaining" as well as "informative"
Just not very good at imitating the raging lunatics and social misfits of right wing Hate Radio.Air America...was neither.Liberals are so gloomy and boring.
how about NPR...has anyone mentioned them? i know they bore a lotta people but they're great and have a left slant without being disagreeable like the limbaugh's of the world. and how about the fact that while right wing radio is all over the place, i've heard that the listenership is overall quite small...limbaugh used to brag about 20 million listeners...yeah, right! stern used to always say that limbaugh's actual audience was about a million on 600 stations...that limbaugh bumped it way, way up cause he counted people that may have listened once in a rating period. and foxnews...their average rating during the day is 800,000 and at night a million...in a country of 300 million. let's not act like we've got a revoultion here.
"Yo mama is so fat she can't even jump to a conclusion!"
alfie, i'm gonna ask again how a respectable kook of the right calls himself "boi"...i don't think i got an answer last time.
"Yo mama is so fat she can't even jump to a conclusion!"
Interesting point, james, so I Googled and found this:
http://infrared41.tripod.com/blog/in...ntry_id=354814Rush Limbaugh claims he has an audience of 20 million listeners. Very impressive.
American Idol gets 20 million viewers too. I don't know what that means. I do know that neither is good for the IQ of our great nation.
So Limbaugh has an audience of 20 million.
That also means that 255 million Americans don't listen to Rush Limbaugh.
Based on the 2000 election....
appx. 50 million people voted for Bush. That means there are 30 million people who voted for Bush that don't listen to Rush Limbaugh. Assuming all of Limbaugh's listeners voted for Bush. Doesn't say much for the patron saint of fascism does it? 60% of voting republicans don't bother to listen to the guy.
Still 20 million is a lot of people right? Yes and it would be even more impressive if 20 million people actually listened to Rush Limbaugh. Fortunately they don't. Let's take a look at how they arrived at 20 million in the first place. You'll see that just like most of Limbaugh's preachings, his ratings are a little slight of hand, some outright falsehoods, and a whole lot of twisting the facts to fit his claims.
As a former Radio Program Director I assure you I can take Arbitron numbers and spin them to say whatever I want.
Limbaugh's 20 million is the total number of possible listeners for a week. If you listen closely they actually say he reaches an audience of 20 million people every week. So does NPR but does that mean all 20 million are actually listening? Obviously not. Just because you can reach an audience with your signal doesn't mean they'll actually tune you in.
Just for fun I'll give Rush the benefit of the doubt here. Let's say his total number of listeners in a week is actually 20 million people. Very impressive again right? Not so fast. That total is what is simply the number of people who tuned him in at one point or another during a week. That means that they added up the numbers from every show for a week and the total is where they got the 20 million. So in reality all the nut jobs that listen to him every day were counted 5 times in his weekly total. It does not mean by any definition that 20 million separate people listened to his show during a week. It simply means that the same people who listen over and over were counted 5 times. Imagine if we could find a way to make our vote count 5 times. Kerry wins in a monumental landslide!
Now let's break it down some more. Of the total listeners every day. Many of them may have only listened for 5-10 minutes or what is known as a quarter-hour. Doesn't matter. They count towards the total. So now we have people who are listening for a few minutes being thrown into this very impressive total. They aren't listening from 12 to 3 every day. They simply show up as a listener for at least 15 minutes. Now if you listen for only 30 seconds but you write it down in your little Arbitron diary guess what, Rush Limbaugh picks up antother quarter- hour. A person literally could have been listening by accident but they just happened to be an honest diary keeper and Rush gets their rating. Takes some of the shine off the whole thing don't you think?
The real number you want to look at is called the AQH. That is the Average Quarter Hour. That is where you might get a better idea of how many people are actually listening to Limbaugh. And the AQH will give you the true size of his audience.
The AQH is the number of people listening during any quarter-hour of Limbaugh's show. That's the true audience and I promise you it's not 20 million. Not even close. It might be 3 million and that's pushing it. Still those are truly great numbers in Radio. Trust me, there are radio people out there who would sacrifice their family to a volcano for an AQH of 3 million. But it's hardly the 20 million that Big Fat Rush would have you think it is.
Let's break it down some more. Limbaugh is on about 640 stations. So let's take the AQH rating and see where we really are in terms of audience size.
3 million actual listeners divided by 640 stations. That comes out to 4687.5 listeners per station. Obviously that isn't how it works but that is the average number of listeners per station. Clearly a station in Cleveland will have a much larger total than one in Auburn, NY just because the markets are so different in size but you get the gist.
I won't even go into the details of how incredibly flawed and unreliable radio research is. I'll just say that it would get laughed out of any sociology convention. The participants are about as reliable as Rush Limbaugh's facts which is to say not very.
After further review and a little scrutiny it seems that Rush Limbaugh's ratings and his alleged audience of 20 million are a lot like Rush Limbaugh's show. Big and blustery but unable to withstand scrutiny of any kind. Simply stated, he lies about his ratings just like he lies about most everything else.
He may even have an audience of 3 million but all that means is that 272 million people AREN'T listening to him.
thanks ico7...i was hestiant about using howard stern as my source, LOL, even tho i think he's pretty damn honest. but thanks for the back up.
"Yo mama is so fat she can't even jump to a conclusion!"
^regarding your Google, the only response I have is ..... ditto, IC07, ditto!
I think it's hilarious that many of you are trying to deny that Rush Limbaugh is successful - flat our hilarious. You may think he's a boob but he rules the airwaves. Try debating something else - cause that's a loser
As for Air America, perhaps they should recruit Keith O - he's a hero.
That might bring them back from bankruptcy - actually no, cause Keith O's audience, while good for MSNBC - is miniscule - despite the revererance afforded him on JUB
Jersey City waterfront/New York City JUB meet on September27/28... come to the Big Apple!!!!!!!!!