And now the Craigorian Chant media report. Air America has been now been on the air for over a year and hanging tough. They now have 62 stations nationwide. Now, Rush has 400 stations, so it's not a level playing field yet, but this is progress. For example, here in SLO 1340 switched to AA from bush-league conservatives. That's a real change in what people hear. Why be the #3 conservative station in a market when you can be the #1 liberal station. So, real shift is underway. By the way, unlike TV ratings or Movie box office, it's impossible to get radio ratings online. It's like they are state secrets or something. So it is very hard to get a real sense of how AA is doing versus Rush, Hannity, and so on. As far as shows go, Al Franken remains the flagship. Very funny, cutting stuff. Randi Roads is just plain mean. For all the talk of Franken being the lefty Rush, Randi Roads is really the left's big bully. I do like that she's out there. See my previous post on Dean and the comments afterwards on the need for lefties to be mean. Roads is less fun to listen to than Franklin. Majority Report turns out to be rather good as well. Who knew?
After the 1994 GOP wins the story was all about conservative talk radio. If the donkeys win back seats in 2006, look for AA to get all kinds of attention.