ARGHHHHH! Turned on the radio in the car to my customary 1690 WWAA AM station to hear Air America. BUT NOOOOOOO! Air America in Atlanta is GONE.
J.W. Broadcasting, headed by Joe Weber (as in grills?), purchased the assets of radio station WWAA-AM (Avondale Estates) from Intermart Broadcasting of Georgia for $12 million. Weber has switched over the content of 1160′s programming to 1690, and it now broadcasts from Adel. JW Broadcasting was formed in May 2003 to acquire television stations in small to mid-sized markets. The Company’s initial acquisition was a triopoly in Columbia-Jefferson City, MO (FOX affiliate, ABC affiliate and UPN affiliate).
Much of the AM market here is thick with church stations and conservative talk-show hosts. Even NPR has gone downhill. The only other good station I’ve even heard about is FM 89.3 WRFG (Radio Free Georgia) – but it doesn’t come in for me. It’s supposed to have a progressive news hour at noon, free speech news at four, and Democracy Now at five. I’ve written to them to request that they strengthen their signal and adopt at least some of the Air America content.
It’s just that little extra kick in the face that the company is named “J.W.” Broadcasting.
Yes, I can still listen to AAR online, but I don’t really listen while I’m on the computer. I listen in the car. Now Air America is gone, and I can’t stand the other stations.
ooooooooo, I am so angry.