Air America Jumps To WWRL-A/NYC
August 2, 2006 at 2:54 PM (PT)
AIR AMERICA RADIO and ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP jointly announced today that AIR AMERICA RADIO will begin broadcasting on WWRL-A/NEW YORK CITY, effective SEPTEMBER 1, 2006. WWRL-A will become the flagship station for the AIR AMERICA RADIO network in what the parties called a long-term "partnership,"; AAR currently airs in a similar time-brokered agreement on crosstown INNER CITY BROADCASTING CORP. WLIB-A. ALL ACCESS hears that the deal is for five years.
"We are excited about our new affiliation and the platform this move will establish for AIR AMERICA in the years ahead," said AIR AMERICA acting CEO JIM WIGGETT. "We look forward to forming a long term and strong relationship with ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS."
"We are thrilled about our new partnership with AIR AMERICA," added ACCESS. 1 Pres. & COO CHESLEY MADDOX-DORSEY. "It is important that we partner in offering the nation’s largest radio market a strong, progressive voice."
For now, WLIB-A's programming future remain uncertain, and exactly which hours will be covered by AAR programming is also unclear, although ALL ACCESS hears that morning drive may not be included in the arrangement.