We've only just begun.
* What does Air America 2.0 mean? For starters, it means that we have signed Lionel
to host our 9am to noon hours. Lionel has been on WOR Radio and some 92 affiliates -- and is the #1 host in his time slot in NYC. Adding him to the AAR family is a major boost to our already strong line-up.
* Also, we're pleased to announce that Sam Seder
will be staying with our Air America family to host a new program from 4-7pm on Sundays called "Seder on Sunday." The program will concentrate on two subjects that Sam has been outspoken and smart about from the start of AAR -- the networks and the netroots...specifically, the Sunday political talkfests and the blogosphere's take on America.
* MoveOn.Org and Air America
will be co-hosting three "Virtual Town Halls" with the major Democratic presidential candidates, with the first one entirely about Iraq today, Tuesday, April 10. Obama, Clinton, Edwards, Richardson, Biden, Dodd and Kucinich will be answering questions from MoveOn members -- we'll be streaming it live 7:15-8:45 EST
and rebroadcasting it to all our affiliates on Wednesday, 8-10pm EST. When you combine MoveOn's 3.2 million members and Air America's 2 1/2 million listeners – and add to that the topic of Iraq -- we expect an historic night in what promises to be a defining election.
* Air America celebrated our Third Anniversary
this past Saturday, March 31, with a staff appreciation dinner at my home -- to honor the 60 folk who held this radio network together over the past 1000+ days, to thank all those who were there in the hard times and are now here for the coming good times.
* What good times, you may ask? To see a nice appraisal, read this article from Crain's, NYC's leading business magazine.
The word is spreading that there's a new Air America in town...and in towns across the country.