Liberal Talk Radio Takes Off

| July / August 2004

Behind the scenes with Air America's Lizz Winstead

Ask Lizz Winstead why you never hear liberals tell a joke, and she's quick on the draw: "Because we don't have a liberal-controlled media. That's the big lie. If liberals were running the media, wouldn't there be hilarious liberals all over the place?" Speaking from her new digs at the progressive AM radio network Air America, where she directs entertainment programming and co-hosts the acerbic political and cultural program Unfiltered with Public Enemy's Chuck D and British rabble-rouser Rachel Maddow, Winstead made it clear that she intends to help restore the power balance.

Launched this spring in select markets across the country, Air America is out to prove that left-wingers like Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo, and Winstead can be every bit as entertaining and popular as conservative talking heads Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. "Air America has proven that there are hilarious liberals all over the place," Winstead says. "It just took a bunch of liberals to start a network and put them on it."

9/21/2010 10:33:46 AM

looking for a liberal talk radio broadcast for the 46816 area code to balance the conservative broadcast already available. Do you know of any am stations available? Thanks.

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