Air America Radio: descending the mast at last?
...In a development sure to rip the heart right out of the liberal radio network's already ailing body, it appears extremely likely their leased New York City flagship station WLIB-AM will soon abandon Air America programming.But with the way that AAR got itself into such a scandal before by trying to rip off the Gloria Wise Foundation, that's why it's unlikely that they'll be able to afford anything better than a run-down garage in which to broadcast, if they're able to continue even that far.
Even worse, litigation looks probable over the station's lease.
While the network's last day on WLIB isn't known for certain, an internal source providing backing documentation points to the end of March. At this time, Air America parent Piquant LLC has no firm back-up plan for where in the nation's largest radio market its programming will now air.
Some inside the firm are already referring to WLIB in the past tense.
Without WLIB, Air America faces an immediate, crushing blow. Worth perhaps 100 small markets combined, an on-air presence in New York City is absolutely vital to the company's survival. If an immediate and suitable replacement isn't found, the consequences would be dire.