Do us a favor. Keep Air America on the air!

One of the reasons it would be a mistake to let Air America Radio (AAR) fade away, or get into the hands of corporate suits with no politics, or suitors more interested in themselves than a powerful progressive voice, are the numbers.

Numbers of course speak louder than words, but these numbers speak volumes:

Rush Limbaugh: 13.5 million listeners
Sean Hannity: 12.5 million listeners
Michael Savage: 8.25 million listeners
Dr. [sic] Laura Schlessinger: 8 million listeners
Laura Ingrham: 5 million listeners

Do the math: 47.5 million estimated minimal audience weekly for conservatives. And the billions of progressive dollars out there, and we can't even keep one progressive talk station going? So what if it cost $10 million a year to keep it thriving-- that's the monthly interest for some of the wealth on our side. It would be worth it. The ripple effect is huge, and Air America never got its web presence down-- a sure source of growth in the future. But Air America was never meant to be a vanity project; it is a viable business, that aims to harness the progressive marketplace, something that has yet to be effectively tried. And it takes some time.

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