Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Air America: Street peddling for listeners

In what might be some serious last ditch efforts to gain a few listeners in New York, Air America Radio has put up a large scaffold advertisement at the corner of 39th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan highlighting its Franken, Rhodes and Garofalo shows.

We're not quite sure why they chose this spot -- although a busy road its the fashion district and if you speak English around here you're either listening to Air America already or you couldn't give a rat's ass about their opinions (I fit in the later of the two groups). Given Air America's financial woes, maybe its the only place they could afford. Or maybe its an attempt to remind New Jersey and Long Island residents that this radio network still exists since 7th Avenue going north from 34th Street is a large commuting thoroughfare, with many Long Islanders and Jerseyans walking to work in midtown from Penn Station.

In any event, it seems like its way too little, way too late.

We'll have to start walking up a Franken-free Broadway.

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