The NY Post is reporting that Air America is about to lose its New York flagship station:
AIR America is close to losing its New York flagship station – knocking Al Franken and his liberal colleagues off the air on their second anniversary.
The network has a two-year lease with WLIB (AM 1190) that is reportedly set to expire April 1 – and at least one reliable report says it is “extremely likely” the deal will not be renewed.
Losing its New York outlet would be a serious blow to the fledgling liberal radio network. “Radio Equalizer” blogger Brian Maloney – who blew the whistle on questionable loans to the lefty network last year – published the first report that WLIB was on the verge of evicting Air America some time soon.
At the heart of their problems: dismal ratings. There simply aren’t enough people willing to listen to Al Franken’s and Janeane Garafolo’s rants to keep Air America afloat, in spite of their desperate infusions of cash.
Brian Maloney of Radio Equalizer has Air America’s response to the reports of its demise:
In response to MALONEY’s report, AIR AMERICA RADIO spokeswoman JAIME HOOD told ALL ACCESS that “it is business as usual at AIR AMERICA RADIO, we will not, nor have we ever discussed, our confidential negotiations with third party companies, investors, or others in a public forum. We have no plans of leaving the NEW YORK CITY airwaves and plan to be on in NEW YORK for many years to come.”
Wow, what a non-response response.
Michelle Malkin has been following the problems that have been dogging Air America for a while.