Sunday, October 02, 2005

Air America: Not in Philly

The left's favorite radio, Air America, is outta Philly.
The Inquirer's Michael Klein reports that WHAT, the station that had carried Al Franken and Randi Rhodes, has dumped the voice of the left for locally-generated chat.
Albert Butler, who has produced Mary Mason's morning show on WHAT-AM (1340) for nearly five years, gets his big break - his own show - starting tomorrow. Butler's show will follow Mason's, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Butler, who turns 33 on Oct. 15 and is a grad of Penn Charter and Hampton University, has done some fill-in but says he was surprised at being tapped. (He thinks Mason was behind it.)
The show, he says, will be "the closest thing to the Today show on the radio," and will be aimed at a younger audience.
Friday was the last day on WHAT for Al Franken's and Randi Rhodes' shows for Air America Radio, the liberal talk network. The mix of AAR's generic talk into WHAT's African American-issues lineup never caught on, especially with a scant promotions budget.
The change also makes room for a 1-to-5 p.m. call-in show for Philadelphia Daily News columnist Elmer Smith.
Air America says it's looking for another Philly radio outlet.

Seems that AirHeads America is losing steam rapidly, huh?