Air America Radio was born at noon, eastern time, on Mar. 31, 2004, and on that first show the host, Al Franken, proclaimed his first mission: to defeat George W. Bush in that year’s presidential election. It died a year and a day after Barack Obama’s Inauguration, and two days after Obama’s Democrats all but officially became a minority party in the U.S. Senate. The liberal radio network — which provided Franken, the ex-Saturday Night Live comedian, with a conduit to his own Senate seat, and gave the first significant exposure to MSNBC darling Rachel Maddow — expired nine weeks short of its sixth birthday, after waging a heroic battle against advertiser indifference and listener apathy.
“It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon,” the network announced on its web site this afternoon, “and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business.” Live programming ended on Thursday at 6 p.m.; reruns will continue, the statement read, “until 9 p.m. EST on Monday, January 25, at which time Air America programming will end.”
Air America was “born” on March 31st, 2004 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_America_Media
3 + 31 +2+0+0+9 = 45 = Air America’s personal year (from March 31st, 2009 to March 30th, 2010) = Intensity…Problems. Mistakes. Regret.
45 year + 12 (December) = 57 = Air America’s personal month (from December 31st, 2009 to January 30th, 2010) = Consoling. Solace…Separations.