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Progressive Voices Given New Home on American Radio Dial

AIRAMERICA
Air America Radio signs on, and radically
alters the radio landscape

The much-buzzed-about ‘liberal’ radio network, Air America, began its broadcast life this past week, featuring such well-known political activist entertainers as comedian-provacateurs Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo, hip-hop icon Chuck D, and activist Robert Kennedy Jr., among its hosts.

Franken, who once wrote a book attacking Rush Limbaugh, will now compete against Limbaugh in the noon to 3 p.m. slot. He's calling his show ‘The O'Franken Factor’ in a jab at Bill O'Reilly and Fox News, which sought an injunction against his book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. And he plans to criticize the president early and often.

“We're going to take it to Bush," Franken said. “Bush is going down in November. Then we're going to take it to the right-wing media and hold them up to scorn and ridicule.”



Posted by Raymond Tomlin at April 3, 2004 8:48 AM in Radio

   

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