Monday, February 06, 2006

Out of Air America out of Wilde

In an effort to keep my eye on the wrong side, I subscribe to the AM950 newsletter. I assume that is why I received the letter that follows.

Air America Minnesota Programming Changes

Dear Listeners, We are grateful to all of you for your support of AM 950 Air America Minnesota. Many of you have been with us since the beginning in November 24, 2003, before Air America existed or Ed Schultz began broadcasting nationally. You've seen a lot of changes and we appreciate your patience as we attempt to secure the best programming available to bring to you.

We are sorry to announce that our local morning show is being cancelled. Wendy Wilde has decided to discontinue her work due to health issues. We thank her for her pioneering effort for progressive talk in Minnesota.

Rachel Maddow On Monday, February 6th, we will begin carrying Air America Morning with Rachel Maddow from 6-8 a.m. Many of you have heard her when we carried her show briefly during October, November and December during the 5-6 p.m. hour.

Also, Monday we will begin carrying an extra hour of Stephanie Miller starting at 8 a.m. each weekday.

On Monday, February 13th, we plan to launch a new local show from 5-6 p.m. featuring a variety of talk show hosts, some of whom you've heard before on our morning show. We are committed to local programming and developing local progressive talkers, but we hope you understand this is a big challenge as there has never been an outlet for progressive talk in the Twin Cities. [emphasis mine]

Thanks again for your terrific support of AM950.
Air America Minnesota
Janet Robert
President, KTNF AM950 Air America Minnesota
phone: 952-946-8885

JR Broadcasting LLC 11320 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-946-8885 Fax: 952-946-0888 Cell: 651-270-4810

While I'm sorry that Wendy is ill and I wish her a speedy recovery, I have to ask Janet Roberts - President, Sales Manager and failed Congressional candidate, why she is having trouble finding air-worthy Lefties in the Twin Cities.

Surely there is someone, several someones, with the ability to take to the airwaves and rant against W, for 3 hours each morning.

Maybe the problem isn't lack of loonies, but lack of anyone stupid enough to take a chance on a radio station where the President is also the Sales Manager. A common occurence in small markets, but unheard of in the 14th largest media market in the country.

Out of Air America Minnesota is a dying sation filling air time with dying programs.

Al Franken will have to run for Senate, he'll need the income.

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