Johnny Crack Corn

March 10, 2006

Even Democrats think Air America is boring

Air America has been with us for 2 years now and yet despite overwhelming amount of posative press, the network has still failed to resonate with a large audience. Where as conservative talk radio personalities enjoy large fan bases of loyal enthusiastic listeners, most liberals tune into Air America shows more so out of duty as if they were taking medicine.

The nakedly propadandistic stylings of the network has also crushed its chances in gaining significant listernership from conservatives. Literally every single mainstream conservative talk radio show features guests and callers who disagree with the host every day. Air America programs on the other hand are quite the opposite (their flagship show The Al Franken Show, favors like minded guests on and rarely takes callers at all)

In addition to Al Franken being neither funny nor interesting, the rest of the hosts (with the possible exception of Rhandi Rhodes) have a hard time measuring up as well. The Newsbusters blog noted that aside from Bobby Kennedy Jr’s terribly monotonous voice, even liberals didn’t want to listen to him rant about environmentalism, especially once they learned he owns three large homes, flies private jets, and opposes wind energy projects in coastal waters near oceanfront properties he owns in Massachusetts and New York.

Brian Maloney at The Radio Equalizer who reports:

While Air America Radio’s loss of two affiliates in Phoenix and Missoula, Montana is generating news this week, the company itself probably hasn’t been able to give either city a second thought.

Why? In a development sure to rip the heart right out of the liberal radio network’s already ailing body, it appears extremely likely their leased New York City flagship station WLIB-AM will soon abandon Air America programming.

Even worse, litigation looks probable over the station’s lease.

Filed under: Talk Radio — Johnny @ 3:35 am

January 7, 2006

Howard moves to satelite radio

Because of Howard Stern, Sirius Satellite Radio has been selling massive amounts of subscriptions in recent months, but is this really the begining of the huge revolution and world change we’ve been promised?

Forbes reports that the hype about Howard will likely fade during the first half of 2006. RadioInk comments further saying:

That’s what Banc of America Securities thinks, and in a report issued this week, they say that about 29% of Sirius subscribers in December and January mentioned Stern as one of the top three reasons for choosing the provider.

“Our thesis is that over the next few months, XM’s retail share will return to 50%, as the Stern hype subsides,” said Banc of America analyst Jonathan Jacoby.

Filed under: Talk Radio — Johnny @ 8:58 pm