Is Air America About to Lose its Flagship New York Station?

The New York Post is reporting that the liberal radio network Air America might be about to lose its big New York station (hat tip to Drudge): 

“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.”

How can this be? Isn’t there a HUGE demand for this kind of liberal broadcasting…especially in this part of the country? Well, as has been well documented by the new media – and largely ignored by the antiques – AA has a bit of a financial problem. Apparently, things have NOT improved: “Air America got unwanted headlines last year when it was learned that previous management had received what investigators called an 'inappropriate' $875,000 loan - since repaid - from a Bronx charity.”

How bad could this be for them?

“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.

“Air America's options for a new home are not promising. All of the city's other strong-signal stations are spoken for, leaving only weak-signal ‘fringe’ stations that do not cover the entire city and suburbs.”

What a shame. After all, where oh where are liberal-minded folks in this area going to find news that supports their dogma without daily doses of Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo, and Randi Rhodes?

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