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AirAmerica now in the Bay Area

2004-09-29 07:25:14.693697+00 by Diane Reese 2 comments

I know this is probably entirely predictable, but I am just SO EXCITED! KQKE (no website yet) began broadcasting in the SF Bay Area today at 960 AM: AirAmerica Radio has finally come to the Bay Area and I couldn't be happier! I had to be in the car for about 3 hours today, and listened the whole time. My 15-year-old and I were in stitches at the PSAs and the musical interludes, and shouted "YES! YES!" at regular intervals during the talking, with big grins on our faces. It was like a stream of fresh air from which I took a deep and cleansing breath.

I couldn't possibly listen all day long, but in intervals it is exactly what I need to hear. It is "All Bush Bashing, All The Time", and there is very little that resonates with me any better. The announcers and hosts are literate, informed, occasionally funny and sarcastic, and some are quite vitriolic. Are some of them disrespectful? Yep. Is some of their talk "diatribe"? Yep. That's the nature of the Talk Radio beast, and they easily measure up. I can completely understand how many people tuning in would get all riled up and cuss at the radio and turn it off -- rather like I did whenever I came across "standard" Talk Radio of the Limbaugh variety. But y'know what? I don't give a hoot about them. It is refreshing to feel there is finally a brave, political station FOR ME, talking to me about things I understand and agree with. NPR is wimpy next to these guys: I needed to hear that PASSION in their voices, and it thrills me. I don't feel so alone anymore.

So yeah, I don't expect many, if any, of you will agree with me, but I am thrilled they're on the air, and thrilled they've finally come to the Bay Area.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-09-29 11:13:05.017897+00 by: Larry Burton

Actually, I like Air America. I've been listening to it on the Internet for a while now.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-09-29 14:45:28.149955+00 by: Shawn [edit history]

Sounds like it just might be worth listening to. Thanks, Diane :-) Most of my friends and peers listen to NPR, but I've always found it far too droll and boring - kind of like my grandmother's PBS. (As opposed to my PBS - with, like, Red Dwarf.)