Monday, March 14, 2005

Al Franken in Austin to launch Air America

Al Franken just spoke at a SXSW panel. The timing of SXSW coincided with the launching of the Air America affiliate in Austin, or perhaps it was coordinated. The first part of the panel was a interview with Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith for airing on PBS, then audience questions. It was fairly ordinary, nothing Franken (and many others) haven't said before. In addition to the Corpus Cristi station already airing it, Air America will debut soon in Dallas, San Antonio, and Brownsville.

The most amusing part of the panel was when Franken noted, ruefully, the call letters of the Austin station: KOKE. This after the San Diego station yukked it up with K-Liberal San Diego, or KLSD.

Wocka wocka wocka.

1 comment:

  1. I still don't understand how we can be lucky enough for this to happen here. Is the idea from the powerbases' side that having a liberal commentary on the radio will only fuel the neocons/stupecons more?

    I am amused ... but this doesn't mesh with my reality.

    this is my first comment of a series.

    Condoleeza Rice.