DUmmie FUnnies 03-07-06 ("Save Air America Phoenix")
This title of this DUmmie THREAD, "Save Air America Phoenix," will soon morph into "Save Air America New York." Hey DUmmies! You think you have problems now with Err America going off the air in Phoenix? Well, in less than a month Err America will probably be going off the air on its flagship WLIB New York station as you can see in this New York Post story, AIR AMERICA TUNED OUT? And WHY is Err America flickering out all over the country? Simple. The Err America hosts suck, specifically they are BORRRRRING as even the DUmmies themselves have acknowledged in this DUmmie FUnnies edition from last summer titled, Could Al Franken get any more annoying?. Here are some sample DUmmie quotes (in Bolshevik Red) from that edition on just how incredibly DULL Al Franken is:
"...the thing is, he repeats and repeats and repeats the stuff over and over again as if we hadn't got the point in the first place."
"I don't listen to Randi either. She gets on my nerves."
"I am beginning to dislike Al Franken's show too (oh no). Jerry Springer, bleech. Randi Rhodes sucks too. The Majority Report is difficult to listen to, too many jokes. Mike Malloy is nazi this, and nazi that."
"Franken is biding his time until he runs for the senate...BUT...they should cancel his show....It is HIDEOUS and you get very little info from him..."
"I turned him off months ago, when he kept blathering on and on and on about Social Security after it was already a dead issue. He is pathetic and hopeless..."
"Annoying? Yes. He`s like fingernails on a chalkboard. For the life of me, I can not understand why Franken wastes so much valuable time with crap like the 'Oy Oy Oy Show'..."
"I haven't really been able to listen to his show for more than a few minutes at a time for months now."
"He has no concept, no clue at all, of how to host a listenable, interesting, thought-provoking radio program."
"Franken is tedious, repetitive and ingratiating not to mention self-absorbed, uninteresting, breaks no new ground and unfunny. interrupts his guests incessantly, thinking his words to be far more interesting than what they might have to offer. Why doesn't he just interview himself?"
"The annoying thing about The Al Franken show is that he wastes so much of the show time. If he is not stuttering and saying 'uhhhh' a 1000 times before he spits out what he is bumbling, he is babbling about stuff no one cares about. There are just so many dumb skits that are not that funny."
Keep in mind that these slams at Err America and Al Franken don't come from vicious rightwingers. No, these harsh critiques were posted by DUmmies themselves. Therefore if even leftwingers can't stand listening to Err America, what chance does that artificially produced radio network have? Answer: Somewhere between SLIM and NONE. One by one the lights are being shut off on the Err America stations despite efforts by crazed Liberal billionaires to keep it on life support thru cash infusions. Therefore let us now attend the funeral of yet another Err America station as the DUmmies grieve in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, looking forward to the Err America wake for its New York flagship station in a few weeks, is in the [brackets]:
Save Air America Phoenix
[Save Air America New York.]
On March 1, 2006 our Air America Phoenix station was bought by a Christian Broadcasting company who immediately took us off the air. This was a “dark” day for progressive talk radio in America. You have flooded us with emails pleading to get Air America back on the radio and asking how you can help. We have heard your cries and we can get us back on the air by April 3, 2006 !
The former staff of Air America Phoenix has negotiated a deal to resurrect operations at a new home effective April 3, 2006 but we need your help! We must immediately raise money to cover our operating expenses out of the gate. Our goal of $500,000 will guarantee us a home for years to come.
If anyone can help, the people of Phoenix sure need your support!!!!!
[Err America is just $10 away from staying on the air in Phoenix.]
Who got all the money from the SALE to the Chrisitian company?
Why aren't they investing again if it was such a profitable company? Something doesn't smell right here.
[You think the sellers want to toss their money down the Err America toilet AGAIN?]
After the station went dark, there was an outpouring of folks who kept asking what they could do to help the station get back on, and one of them was to offer donations. Well, here's everyone's chance to donate if they are inclined to do so.
[Bev Harris will handle the fundraising from her 5 star hotel suite.]
I will send this information to everyone on our AZ PDA list
hopefully it will help generate some donations.
[Just locate the same suckers who blew their dough on BBV and you should get yourself a few extra bucks.]
I'm kind of confused. Is this to help a company buy an existing radio frequency? Why not sell advertising?
[BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That is EXACTLY the problem with Err America. The entire network sucks so badly that they get few advertising dollars. If Err America had been interesting you folks would be EXPANDING not CONTRACTING. Remember, Rush Limbaugh got not one damn dime of rich rightwing donor dollars. He was successful because his show is INTERESTING and has NO TROUBLE attracting advertising dollars.]
The site is legit. DONATE!
[Gimme money. NOW!]
This smells like a scam - sorry but that website has NO
identifying information. It just claims to be organized by the "Air America Phoenix" former staff - why aren't their personal photos up there? Why aren't their email addresses there? No personal messsages from individual staff members, why not?
Looks fake - there is ZERO credibility on that site.
[A scam being pepetrated in DUmmieland? Who could even suspect such a thing!]
If it is a scam. It is a right wing neocon scam. Trying to scam money from the good honest people trying get out solid information to the masses.
[It's George Bush's fault!!!]
Get f*cking real...until you have some facts stating otherwise, reach into your pocket pull out a ten dollar bill and help out...
[You're just $10 away from...Hey! Didn't Bev Harris use that pitch?]
I just personally called Jeff Farias, producer of the Mike Newcomb show on the former 1010 KXXT. This site is legit people, please help and donate. The site will soon have a voice recording of Jeff asking/thanking us for the donations, so please help. It is legit. Buy a brick and help AA Phoenix resurrect itself from its ashes. Web site is very very new is all.
[I just clicked on the link and the website isn't even working. But don't worry, I will blindly donate money NOW!]
There are web scams going on all the time - so I'm SORRY for trying to warn our Democratic/Liberal friends that they might be getting scammed out of their hard earned $$$.
[A web scam in DUmmieland? Sorry but that could NEVER happen. Bev Harris told me.]
I just called, the $$$ is going into an escrow account at PayPal. this is the real deal folks, they are trying to get it done by April 1st
[April 1? Wink! Wink! Note that date? Wink! Wink!]
Why are WE donating to the start up of a FOR-PROFIT company?
This doesn't make any sense - it's not like this is NPR. This is a group of people that just recently made a BUNCH of money selling off the original AARPHX radio station (which was profitable) and now they want it's loyal listeners to GIVE them money so they can just sell it off again (for more money)? If AAR wants to start another radio station, why can't they get REAL investors?
[A better question would be why can't Err America get REAL advertisers?]
1) I don't even trust the credibility of the website in question
2) Even if I did, the whole principle of the matter is bullshit.
3) If AAR is selling off radio stations for $$$, then they can do that, but don't expect the loyal listeners they just abandoned to give them more $$$.
[Your Kewpie Doll is in the mail due to your having a brief moment of mental clarity.]
If the Christian broadcasters can raise money from their flock to buy airtime then so can we!
[Methinks that a flock of DUmmies is about to be FLEECED.]
Call me a skeptic. But every time we have one of the fund raising deals on DU, it turns ugly, with people accusing each other of scamming. Why not turn to John Sperling, founder of the University of Phoenix, who also lives in that desert hell-hole? He's rich and supports liberal causes.
[Yeah. Why bother even trying to produce interesting radio programs that could attract advertisers when we can just hit up rich liberals for bucks?]
I'll be happy to donate and I have no qualms at all about donating to a for-profit radio station. I believe there is no way the Republicans could have come into power without dominating the radio markets and flooding the airwaves with their talking points. And their stations and shows didn't all start out making a profit, they had plenty of help along the way from big donors and the religious fanatics.
[The Rush Limbaugh show was profitable from the get-go WITHOUT begging for bucks from rich donors. I listened to Rush the first month he went on the air in 1988 and I IMMEDIATELY knew he would be successful because his show was INTERESTING and would thus easily attract a big audience plus advertising dollars. Something that Err America has utterly FAILED at doing.]
Just donated. Will hit up friends and family too to join the battle.
[So your friends and family are suckers too?]
I gave 10 bucks and already received a thank you e-mail.
[You're just $10 away from receiving a thank you e-mail.]
I would donate if... I knew I was getting something in return. The biggest problem I've had with AAR is lack of advertising. I live in Atlanta and see billboards for crappy little radio stations all over town. I have never once seen any kind of advertisement for Air Atlanta.
[I was about to award you with a Kewpie Doll for realizing that Err America's big problem is lack of advertising (due to lack of audience) but then I had to take it back when I saw your followup sentence in which you meant lack of advertising FOR Err America. Sorry, your problem is lack of advertising REVENUE, not a the lack of a bunch of dopey billboards hyping the incredibly BORRRRING Err America. Therefore NO Kewpie Doll for you.]