Air America Is DC BoundBy Emelius at 10:15 AM
Color me red, white, and blue. AAR is headed to DC and will debut in our nation's capital on January 20, 2005 of all days. Along with the new station, AAR has announced that they have resigned Al Franken for a multi-year contract. So everyone can relax a little and finally enjoy the thought of some Senate aide eating lunch in his office and listening to Franken as he does the Oy Oy Oy show.
WRC (1260) plans to drop its syndicated sports talk programming in favor of Franken and some of the rest of Air America's left-leaning lineup while adding other liberal commentators, say people familiar with the matter. This would give WRC's owner, Clear Channel Communications, a "blue state" station to balance its "red state" programs on WTNT (570), which includes conservative hosts Laura Ingraham, G. Gordon Liddy and Michael Savage.