Monday, December 01, 2003

The much-threatened liberal talk-radio network is close to purchasing radio stations in five of the top markets in America, according to the New York Times.

Fine with me. The more money they pour into this thing, the more fun it will be to watch it all collapse. Ever notice that Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and dozens of other "conservative" talk show hosts have never had to buy a single radio station to get their programming on the air? The difference is, stations with actual commercial revenue want to run these programs, whereas they flee from the proposed aural graveyard of the upcoming liberal network as if it were the plague. I mean, these guys don't have a clue.

From the Times:
[Jon Sinton, Progress Media's president] said Progress Media was pursuing a deal to give the comedian Al Franken a daily talk show. The company, whose programming division is to be called Central Air, is also talking with representatives of the comedian Janeane Garofalo.
Memo to Progress Media: I'm only one guy with a few years of radio experience, so I may not be an authority on the matter. But do you think it's even possibly a bad idea to give radio programs to people who are recognized worldwide for their annnoying voices? I mean, regardless of political content, do you think there's a nation full of people who want to hear Al Franken talk through his nose for three hours every day? That they want to hear that whiny twang hectoring them for the long haul?

I hate to point out the obvious here, but it's radio, guys.

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