Air America Return To D.C. Set For Midnight
June 16, 2009 at 11:01 AM (PT)
The previously-announced return of AIR AMERICA MEDIA to the WASHINGTON radio dial via an LMA with BONNEVILLE, using the 1050 AM frequency (presently WTOP-A, a simulcast of News WTOP-F) (NET NEWS 6/4), will take place TONIGHT at midnight ET. The station is being rechristened WZAA-A and will air the full complement of AIR AMERICA programming, including LIONEL, MONTEL WILLIAMS, RACHEL MADDOW, RON KUBY, JACK RICE (locally 3-6p and nationally 11p-1a), RON REAGAN, and "HOLLYWOOD CLOUT."
"We are thrilled to have our voice on-air and online in our nation’s capital," said CEO BENNETT ZIER. "Our roster of talent will provide sharp and insightful commentary to our listeners."
"We plan to utilize our new WASHINGTON, D.C. broadcast facilities to originate nationwide programming with our talent," added SVP of Programming BILL HESS. "Now that we’re in our new D.C. home on Idaho Avenue, we’re also producing regularly-scheduled local programming."
Former CLEAR CHANNEL/WASHINGTON Dir. of AM Sales and Marketing MARTIN SHEEHAN has been named Station Manager for WZAA.