Progressive Radio blasts off on the 31st!
It’s only in three markets so far, but the markets are HUGE. New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The lineup for Air America Radio has been announced, and it will begin airing in just two days. Other markets will soon follow, surely (click for story).Air America Radio Network To Provide Liberal Point Of View
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This Wednesday, March 31, Air America Radio debuts. Although it is calling itself â€œa progressive talk radio networkâ€, everyone else is just calling it the first radio network for liberals (not counting National Public Radio or stations operated by the Pacifica Foundation which have both had decidedly liberal leanings for years.)
Comedian, and best selling author Al Franken will host a weekday show on the network called â€œThe Oâ€™Franken Factor,â€ – a jab at Bill O’Reilly at Fox News who also hosts his own radio show.
Air America Radio has signed actress and comedienne Janeane Garofalo, hip hop icon Chuck D, radio personality Randi Rhodes, and political humorist Sam Seder to join Franken at the network.
Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., â€œThe Daily Showâ€ co-creator Lizz Winstead, and business-of-the-media analyst on the public radio program â€œMarketplaceâ€ Martin Kaplan will also join the network.
Air America Radio will debut on the following stations:
New York – WLIB 1190AM
Los Angeles – KBLA 1580
Chicago – WNTD 950 AM
Portland, OR – KPOJ 620 AM
Inland Empire, CA – KCAA 1050 AM
XM Satellite Radio – Channel 167
Here is the lineup posted at the Air America Radio website: Monday-Friday
Morning Sedition: 6:00-9:00am
Co-Host: Marc Maron
Co-host: Sue Ellicott
Co-host: Mark Riley
Unfiltered: 9:00am- 12:00pm
Air Americaâ€™s midmorning program
Co-host: Lizz Winstead
Co-host: Chuck D
Co-host: Rachel Maddow
The Oâ€™ Franken Factor: 12:00-3:00pm
Host: Al Franken Co-host: Katherine Lanpher Producer: Billy Kimball
The Randi Rhodes Show: 3:00-7:00pm
Host: Randi Rhodes
So What Else is News?: 7:00-8:00pm
Host: Marty Kaplan
The Majority Report: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Host: Janeane Garofalo
Co-host: Sam Seder
Saturday and Sunday
Champions of Justice
Hosts: Robert F.