Air America the new liberal radio network broadcasting Al Franken's "The O'Franken Factor" has got to worry that they might "auger in" to the ground sooner rather than later. The Chicago Tribune reports:
After just two weeks of broadcasting, Air America Radio, the fledgling liberal talk-radio network featuring Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo, was pulled off the air this morning in Chicago and Los Angeles, the network's second- and third-largest markets, in a dispute over payments for airtime.
Arthur Liu, owner of Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, which owns Air America affiliates WNTD-950 AM in Chicago and KBLA-1580 AM in Los Angeles, said Air America bounced a check and owes him more than $1 million.
Liberal radio stations silenced [Chicago Tribune]
Update: Air America comes right back at Mr. Liu on their website-
"This Liu-ser was ripping off our boss Evan Cohen big time (he can’t do that, that’s our job). Evan found out about it and he stopped payment on a check to keep Liu-cifer from ripping him off even more. . . . So we got screwed, Liu’d, and tattooed. How Liu can you get? In Liu of payment. Liu’d and lascivious behavior."
" The Sludge Report" [Air America]
Air America: Wha' Happen? [wonkette.com]
Thursday, April 15, 2004