Air America Phoenix Sets Return On KPHX
March 27, 2006 at 1:30 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS hears that AIR AMERICA RADIO's PHOENIX affiliate will relaunch on CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CORP.'s KPHX-A/PHOENIX in an LMA arrangement on APRIL 3. The station recently flipped from ALL COMEDY RADIO to Adult Standards and will pick up the liberal talk lineup, including local host Dr. MIKE NEWCOMB, dropped by crosstown KXXT-A when COMMUNICOM recently bought that station and flipped it to Religion.
The "SAVE AIR AMERICA PHOENIX" group led by NEWCOMB, which held a pixel-selling web site fundraiser to get back on the air, is behind the new LMA venture, although it will need to continue to raise funds to pay the lease. NEWCOMB, who will serve as GM, and AIR AMERICA RADIO co-founders and DEMOCRATIC PARTY financiers SHELDON and ANITA DROBNY have formed NOVA M RADIO to run KPHX and look for more acquisitions or LMAs.