'Progressive' or 'Liberal,' Air America Launches March 31

'Progressive' or 'Liberal,' Air America Launches March 31
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Air America Radio, calling itself a "progressive" talk radio network, announced its launch plans this week.
This is the new network of Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo, one that hopes to find success as a counter to successful consversative-oriented programming. It will begin programming on March 31, according to CEO Mark Walsh.
Other talent include environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. hip-hop performer Chuck D, radio personality Randi Rhodes and political humorist Sam Seder, as well as Lizz Winstead, co-creator of "The Daily Show," and media analyst Martin Kaplan.
Its programming day includes a morning show called "Uprising" hosted by Marc Maron. Franken's show airs from noon to 3 p.m.
The three charter affiliates, all on AM, are WLIB in New York, WNTD in Chicago and KBLA in Los Angeles; the producers said they have another station pending in San Francisco. They also hope to sign deals for satellite radio and TV distribution.