Air America facts for kids
|Founded||by Sheldon Drobny
|Broadcast area||United States (broadcast)
|Owner||Newsweb Radio Company|
|Key people||Al Franken, Rachel Maddow, Cenk Uygur, Marc Maron, Chuck D, Lizz Winstead, Sam Seder, Randi Rhodes|
|Launch date||March 31, 2004|
|Dissolved||January 21, 2010|
Air America (also called Air America Radio or Air America Media) was an American radio network which represented in liberal and progressive talk radio. It began in March 2004 and dissolved in January 2010.
This network featured discussion and information programs from the liberal perspectives. Several shows had audiences past one million.
Liberal and progressive personalities included Rachel Maddow and Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr.
Financial problems caused the radio group to cease programming in early 2010.
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Ron Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan, and Thom Hartmann (background, right) hosted progressive talk shows at Air America.
Al Franken, host of Air America Radio's former flagship program, The Al Franken Show.
Maddow hosting KPTK's "Changing the Media, Changing America" event in Seattle (June 2006)
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