List of Air America Radio affiliates

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This is a list of stations that were affiliated with Air America Radio at the time of its shutdown in January 2010.

Affiliate list[edit]

Conventional radio[edit]

Eastern Time Zone
Location U.S. Market Share Rank of City (Not station or programming)[1] Identifier Station Notes
New York City, New York WWRL 1600 AM Carries Ron Reagan, Rachel Maddow, and Richard Greene from Air America; produces its own morning show and local interest programming on weekend afternoons, also carries Alan Colmes, Al Sharpton, and Ed Schultz
Asheville, North Carolina 161 WPEK 880 AM Owned by Clear Channel; Carries a majority AAR programming
Augusta, Georgia 102 WAAW 94.7 FM
Bangor, Maine WZON-FM 103.1 FM Carried Montel Across America and Ron Reagan, Jr.
Bennington, Vermont WBTN 1370 AM Carries only the Thom Hartman Show
Brattleboro, Vermont - WKVT 1490 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 43 WCHL 1360 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
Charlottesville, Virginia 231 WVAX 1450 AM Carries a majority AAR programming
Columbia, South Carolina 90 WOIC 1230 AM Carries a majority AAR programming, but frequently pre-empts for sports.
Daytona, Florida 78 WPUL 1590 AM Owned by Andala Enterprises, Inc.. Carries Lionel.
Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, Florida  ? WNWF 1120 AM Owned by Andala Enterprises, Inc.. Carries Thom Hartmann.
Detroit, Michigan 9 WDTW 1310 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Carries a majority AAR programming.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 67 WTKG 1230 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Carries a majority AAR programming, but also carries conservative Glenn Beck
Huntington, West Virginia 156 WCMI 1340 AM Carries a majority AAR programming with sports on the weekends. Station moved from WRVC in November 2006. WRVC switched to all-sports programming.
Ithaca, New York 281 WNYY 1470 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
Jacksonville, Florida 47(?) WJSJ 105.3 FM Owned by Tama Radio Licenses of Jacksonville, Fl, Inc.. Carries Thom Hartmann.
Springfield, Massachusetts 82 WHMP 1240 AM/1400 AM/1600 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
State College, Pennsylvania 82 WBLF 970 AM Carries only the Thom Hartmann Show.
Tampa Bay, Florida 18 WTAN 1340 AM Carries only Lionel. (Lionel not on website schedule 6/21/09)
Washington, D.C. 8 WZAA 1050 AM Leased by Air America. Changed to current format June 17, 2009. Carries most of lineup.
Central Time Zone
Location Rank [2] Identifier Station Notes
Chicago, Illinois 3 WCPT 820 AM, 92.5 FM, 92.7 FM, 99.9 FM 820 AM operates during daylight hours only. Carries the Ron Reagan Show and Clout on weekdays and some AAM programming on weekends. Webstream carries AAM programming overnight.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 16 KTNF 950 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
Madison, Wisconsin 96 WXXM 92.1 FM First FM affiliate, Owned by Clear Channel. Was planning on switching to all-sports in January 2007.[3]
Marion, Illinois 235 WINI 1420 AM Carries only the Thom Hartmann Show.
Mountain Time Zone
Location Rank [4] Identifier Station Notes
Albuquerque, New Mexico 70 KABQ 1350 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Carries a majority AAR Programming.
Denver, Colorado 22 KKZN 760 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Carries a majority AAR programming.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 236 KTRC 1260 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
Sheridan, Wyoming - KYTI HD 93.7-3 FM Only available on HD radio.
Taos, New Mexico - KVOT 1340 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
Pacific Time Zone
Location Rank [5] Identifier Station Notes
Astoria, Oregon - KVAS 1230 AM Carries only Thom Hartmann.
Eureka, California - KGOE 1480 AM Carries only Thom Hartmann
Los Angeles, California 2 KTLK 1150 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Carries a majority AAR programming.
Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz, California 80 KRXA 540 AM Carries some weekend programming from AAR.
North Bend, Oregon - KBBR 1340 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
Palm Springs, California 137 KPTR 1340 AM Carries a majority AAR programming
Portland, Oregon 24 KPOJ 620 AM One of first Clear Channel affiliates. Carries a majority AAR programming.
Reno, Nevada 124 KJFK 1230 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
San Francisco, California 4 KKGN 960 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Carries a majority AAR programming.
San Luis Obispo, California 173 KYNS 1340 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
Santa Barbara, California 207 KIST 1340 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Carries Thom Hartmann.
Seattle, Washington 14 KPTK 1090 AM The Ron Reagan Show broadcasts from the station.
Spokane, Washington 92 KPTQ 1280 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
Victor Valley, California 126 KSZL 1230 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.
Alaska/Hawaii Time Zones
Location Rank [6] Identifier Station Notes
Anchorage, Alaska 171 KUDO 1080 AM Carries a majority AAR programming.

Former affiliates[edit]

Location Rank [7] Identifier Station Notes
Akron, Ohio 73 WJMP 1520 AM Dropped AAR for sports in June 2005. AAR moved to WARF in July 2005.
Akron, Ohio 73 WARF 1350 AM Owned by Clear Channel; Switched to All Sports March 30, 2007 [8]
Albany, Oregon - KTHH 990 AM Switched to country.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 147 WLBY 1290 AM Owned by Clear Channel; No longer carries any Air America programming. Changed to a "business talk" format in March 2009.
Atlanta, Georgia 10 WMLB 1690 AM Air America's Atlanta area affiliate dropped all but Al Franken's show on June 11, 2006, after the station was sold to JW Broadcasting.[9] AAR programming ended when Franken ended his show in Feb. 2007.
Atlantic City, New Jersey 141 WTAA 1490 AM Switched to Mexican regional format in October 2008.
Austin, Texas 42 KOKE 1600 AM Station was sold to Encino Broadcasting LLC. It began broadcasting Tejano music as of October 17, 2007.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 77 WPYR 1380 AM Switched to Hallelujah Gospel music in late 2007.
Binghamton, New York 179 WYOS 1360 AM The Nov. 13, 2006 edition of North East Radio Watch reports that WYOS has switched from Air America to ESPN sports.
Boston, Massachusetts 11 WKOX &
WXKS
1200 AM & 1430 AM Owned by Clear Channel; flipped to Radio Rumba on December 20, 2006 [10] 1200 AM, now WXKS, planned to switch to conservative talk on March 8, 2010, according to Clear Channel.
Brainerd, Minnesota - WWWI 1270 AM Carried only the Al Franken Show.
Buffalo, New York 52 WHLD 1270 AM Carried a majority AAR programming. Dropped the format in December 2006.
Buffalo, New York 52 WWKB 1520 AM Carries only the Randi Rhodes Show and Lionel. Dropped in April 2008 after Rhodes moved to Nova M.
Burlington, Vermont/Plattsburgh, New York 136 WTWK

1070

Moved from the stronger 24-hour signal of WVAA 1390 to the daytime-only signal of WTWK in August 2006. Carries a majority AAR programming.

Replaced by EVE 1070 women talk radio on Monday, March 3., 2007.

Chicago, Illinois 3 WNTD 950 AM Station owners dropped AAR in April 2004 after a payment dispute.[11]
Cincinnati, Ohio 28 WSAI 1360 AM Owned by Clear Channel; Moved to 1360 WSAI from 1530 WCKY. WSAI dropped format in December 2006.[12]
Charleston, South Carolina WLTQ 730 AM Flipped to standards in September 2005 as "WLTQ - The Music Of Your Life"
Chattanooga, TN 106 WDOD 1310 AM After 11 months, WDOD dropped AAR in favor of hits of the 1950s to 1970s in August 2006.[13]
Cleveland, Ohio WTAM 1100 AM Dropped the Jerry Springer Show, its only AAR programming, in March 2006.
Columbus, Ohio 38 WTPG 1230 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Carried a majority AAR programming. Switched to mostly conservative talk programming on January 7, 2007. Programs include Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, Quinn & Rose, Laura Ingraham, Jim Rome, Gary Sullivan, and Dave Ramsey.[14]
Corpus Christi, Texas 139 KCCT 1150 AM No longer airing any AAR programming.
Dallas, Texas KXEB 910 AM Station sold. Dropped Air America on Oct. 1, 2006 for Catholic-oriented format.[15]
Davenport, Iowa 143 WKBF 1270 AM Programming terminated effective December 5, 2006. Switched to Christian programming following sale of station.[16]
Duluth, Minnesota 204 KQDS 1490 AM Switched to Oldies in Feb. 2007 [17]
El Paso, Texas 76 KHRO 1650 AM Switched to oldies in April 2007.[18]
Ely, Minnesota WELY 1450 AM
Eugene, Oregon 150 KOPT 1600 AM Carried a majority AAR programming. Flipped to OPB Radio and changed calls to KOPB on February 20, 2008.
Fresno, California 66 KFPT 790 AM Carried a majority AAR programming. Dropped AAR in April 2007.[19]
Honolulu, Hawaii 63 KHKA Carries a majority AAR programming.
Iowa City, Iowa KXIC 800 AM Carried only Thom Hartmann and Randi Rhodes, both no longer on schedule as of Feb. 2007.
Key West, Florida 291 WKIZ 1500 AM Once carried AAR programming. Now a Spanish language music format.
Kihei, Hawaii KAOI 1110 AM Island of Maui. Carried only one hour of Al Franken, dropped as of Feb. 2007.
Lafayette, Louisiana 103 KEUN 1490 AM Switched to primarily conservative talk around August 2007
Lake Tahoe, Nevada KTHO 590 AM Station dropped AAR and returned to local programming in August 2005.[20]
Little Rock, Arkansas 85 KDXE 1380 AM Carried a majority AAR programming and was leased by Nova M Radio. Switched to ESPN radio in March 2007 after lease ended.
Lihue, Hawaii KQNG 570 AM Island of Kauai. Only carried The Al Franken Show.
Medford-Ashland, Oregon 210 KEZX 730 AM Carried only Thom Hartmann. Flipped to Fox Sports Radio on February 4, 2008.
Memphis, Tennessee 49 WSMB 680 AM Switched to Fox Sports Sept 1st, 2007 per Radio Online. WSMB call sign moved from New Orleans to Memphis (formerly WWTQ) following hurricane Katrina, which is why WSMB appears twice in this list
Miami, Florida 12 WINZ 940 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Converted to sports talk in April 2009. The reason stated on the WINZ website was that the progressive talk format was causing the station to lose money and that sports talk is more profitable.[citation needed] Former host Nicole Sandler pointed out that the station had a weak signal at night and made no marketing effort.[21]
Missoula, Montana KKNS 105.9 FM Switched to Jack FM in March 2006.[22]
Montpelier/Barre/St Johnsbury, Vermont WDEV 550 AM/96.1 FM Has no AAR programming on schedule
New Haven, Connecticut 107 WAVZ 1300 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Carried a majority AAR programming. Flipped to ESPN radio in Feb. 2007.
New Orleans, Louisiana 47 WSMB 1350 AM Dropped AAR in November 2006.[23]
New York City, New York 1 WLIB 1190 AM First flagship station.[24] Owners (Inner City Broadcasting Corporation) dropped AAR on Sept. 1, 2006 and switched to gospel. AAR moved to WWRL[25]
Petoskey, Michigan 192 WWKK 750 AM Station sold. AAR programming moved to sister stations WJML and WLDR.
Petoskey, Michigan 192 WJML 1110 AM Carries Ed Schultz and Alan Colmes - which are not A/A. Simulcasts with WLDR Traverse City.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 6 WHAT 1340 AM Only carried Al Franken and Randi Rhodes. Station dropped both shows in September 2005.[26]
Phoenix, Arizona 15 KPHX 1480 AM Station dropped AAR and switched to an Adult standards music format in January, 2009. Progressive talk format continued on KNUV until March 5, 2009.
Phoenix, Arizona 15 KXXT 1010 AM Station dropped AAR in early 2006 after being sold. AAR eventually moved to KPHX
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 23 WURP 1550 AM Carried the Young Turks morning show Mon. - Fri. and AAR on Saturday afternoons. Dropped AAR programming on April 15, 2007 for business radio following station sale.[27]
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 23 WPTT 1360 AM Carried conservative shows along with Thom Hartmann and Alan Colmes. Now all-business "Money Radio" WGBN
Portland, Maine 167 WLVP 870 AM Station dropped AAR on June 1, 2007 for ESPN Radio.
Providence, Rhode Island WHJJ 920 AM Carried only Franken and Rhodes. Station dropped AAR in September 2005.
Rochester, New York 54 WROC 950 AM Dropped AAR Sept 2 2008 for a ESPN Radio.
Sacramento, California 27 KCVV 1240 AM Carries This Is America with Jon Elliott and majority of AAR weekend programing. Dropped AAR for a gospel format.
Sacramento, California 26 KCTC 1320 AM Moved to KCTC from KSAC. Carried a majority AAR programming. Dropped AAR in Feb. 2007.
San Antonio, Texas KRPT 92.5 FM Switched to country music.
San Antonio, Texas 30 KHHL 103.1 FM Fringe signal in San Antonio. Carries a majority AAR programming. Switched to Spanish language programming in December 2006
San Bernardino, California 27 KCAA 1050 AM Carried one hour each of Franken and Rhodes. Dropped affiliation effective April 2007.
San Diego, California 17 KLSD 1360 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Switched to sports on Nov. 12, 2007. This left San Diego with 5 conservative AM talk stations (AM540, KOGO, KFMB, KCBQ, and AM1700) and 3 sports talk stations airing in the market.
Sarasota, Florida 74 WSRQ 1450 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Used to air the Jerry Springer Show.
Santa Cruz, California KOMY 1340 AM Dropped AAR in January '07 for oldies music.[28]
St. Louis, Missouri 20 KQQZ 1190 AM Fringe signal in St. Louis. Only carried Rhodes' shows.
Tucson, Arizona 61 KJLL 1330 AM Carried only the Randi Rhodes Show.
Traverse City, Michigan 192 WLDR 1210 AM Simulcasts with WJML Petoskey - Ed Schultz and Alan Colmes, but no A/A programs.
Washington, D.C. 8 WWRC 1260 AM Owned by Clear Channel. Changed to financial advice programming February 2009.
Warren, Ohio WANR 1570 AM Changed formats to Christian programming following an ownership dispute in April 2005 [29] A few weeks later, the group seeking to switch the station's format was able to purchase the station, and the Air America programming was discontinued permanently.
West Palm Beach, Florida 46 WJNO 1290 AM Owned by Clear Channel Carried only the Randi Rhodes Show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.arbitron.com/radio_stations/mm001050.asp
  2. ^ http://www.arbitron.com/radio_stations/mm001050.asp
  3. ^ Adams, Barry (November 11, 2006). "Liberal city loses liberal radio station". Wisconsin State Journal. Archived from the original on May 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.arbitron.com/radio_stations/mm001050.asp
  5. ^ http://www.arbitron.com/radio_stations/mm001050.asp
  6. ^ http://www.arbitron.com/radio_stations/mm001050.asp
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  8. ^ http://www.1350radiofreeohio.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=146409&article=1498465#Scene_1
  9. ^ Welcome to AccessAtlanta! | AccessAtlanta
  10. ^ Simon, Clea (December 20, 2006). "Two AM stations make switch to Latino music". The Boston Globe. 
  11. ^ "Radio Network Ordered Back On in Chicago". The New York Times. April 16, 2004. 
  12. ^ Riggsbee, Robert (December 7, 2006). "Clear Channel drops liberal talk for 'advice' format on WSAI". 
  13. ^ http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_91466.asp
  14. ^ http://dispatch.com/features-story.php?story=dispatch/2006/12/23/20061223-B6-02.html
  15. ^ http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/business/15582451.htm
  16. ^ http://www.qctimes.net/articles/2006/12/07/news/local/doc4577be68eac3b490609638.txt
  17. ^ http://ltradio.blogspot.com/2007/02/kqdsduluth-drops-liberal-talk.html
  18. ^ http://elpasotimes.typepad.com/mediabuzz/2007/04/air_america_gon.html
  19. ^ http://www.fresnobee.com/180/story/29982.html
  20. ^ http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/article/20050803/News/108030021/-1/NEWS
  21. ^ Garvin, Glenn (April 14, 2009). "On WINZ, progressive talk is gone, but DJ still sounding off". The Miami Herald. Archived from the original on April 14, 2009.  Earlier online title: "WINZ progressive talk is gone, but not Nicole Sandler"
  22. ^ [1]
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  24. ^ Liberal Talk Mutes a Radio Station's Caribbean Voice, By NANCY RAMSEY, Published: May 11, 2004 N.Y. Times
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  28. ^ http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2007/January/26/local/stories/03local.htm
  29. ^ Z's Ominous Psyops Blog: Air America Under Further Righty Attack

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