To Air Is Human, To Relaunch Divine
January 29, 2007
Two bits of good news: first, Air America has found a new moneybags in the form of Stephen Green, chairman of SL Green Realty Corp.; and second, Al Franken will leave in a few weeks to pursue his Senate dreams while Thom Hartmann takes his place as the early afternoon guy.
Franken is a funny writer with a good head on his shoulders, but his radio show is absolute chloroform. Keeping him on the payroll sucked oxygen away from the rest of the lineup.
I want this venture to succeed, but the bizarre programming decisions — namely, exiling Marc Maron and making Jerry Springer the centerpiece of the morning — had me drifting away. I hope the relaunch helps Air America really take to the air.