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July 28, 2005

Air America Update: Theft From Children Going Swimmingly; Ratings, Not So Much

They're claiming that the it was only the precursor corporation to Air America that stole the money. Or something. I tried to read the brief explanation but my eyes gazed over.

The ratings are still in the tank, of course:

Air America's programming is now carried in part or in whole on 67 stations. Most are in smaller markets, such as Albuquerque, N.M.; Albany, N.Y.; and Reno, Nev.

Here [in Philadelphia], it doesn't even register a pulse. The flagship show, hosted by author and former Saturday Night Live comic Al Franken, airs from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays on WHAT (1340 AM).

Both WHAT and the show have fallen off the charts, according to radio-rating service Arbitron, meaning there were too few listeners to measure during the second quarter of this year - the so-called spring book. Franken's show didn't start on the station until Aug. 30.

Shockingly enough, everyone's not at the water cooler saying "Did you hear what Al Franken said this morning?"


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