9 May 2004
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"Another evil corporation," quips Baldilocks, "mismanages its money, puts out an inferior product and goes under."
Which is how the system works. Air America Radio isn't quite dead it won't keep still, anyway but what's the problem here? Admittedly, these folks evidently couldn't run a roadside fruit stand, but is it all ineptitude, or is there no market for their product in the first place?
Over at coffeegrounds, the Proprietor leans toward the former:
[T]here probably is a market in radio for left-of-center political talk, but if (when) Air America goes down in flames no one will want to risk it again for a long time. Lord knows I wouldn't leave it in the hands of NPR who seem to be combining the worst of the Left's fractious squabbling with a bone-headed version of the Right's focus-group capitalism.
Having been part of a few focus groups in my time, I rather expect that when the Final Judgment is read, I can count on an extended stay at One Brimstone Place.Posted at 9:48 AM to Overmodulation , Political Science Fiction