We were pleased to be able to listen, more or less, to Air America on KPOJ (620 AM) while driving from Camp Sherman to Bend today. Central and Eastern Oregon aren’t exactly Air America county, so it was a nice surprise to find that the Portland signal is able to bring some enlightened perspectives to Republican Country.
If anyone, liberal or conservative alike, hasn’t given Air America a try, do it now. Especially you conservatives. I’ve put in many grit-my-teeth radio hours listening to talk-show hosts (Lars Larson, ugh, Michael Savage, double or triple ugh) who I disagree with, so you right-wingers should be able to do the same now.
It is a bit dismaying, though, to hear liberal radio personalities being almost as dogmatic and rude to callers as Larson and Savage are. Laurel and I have been surprised by this happening on Air America at times, but probably it is to be expected.
It must be difficult to keep the attention of a broad-based radio audience when all the talk is conducted in measured PBS tones. Since I presume Air America is seeking to be a commercial success, they need to play some of the please-the-audience games that most broadcasting demands. Some good news for advertisers is that I almost wanted to run out and buy a GM car so I could sign up for OnStar when I heard my first Air America ad—it was so moving to know that a major corporation was finally supporting liberal talk radio.