It’s not often that a good bit of news comes to my attention so I am pleased that this is probably my very first post that isn’t a rant (or a complaint). It seems that a few major markets will be getting a new radio program brought to them by Progress Media. It’s talk radio…it’s Liberal…it’s the O’Franken Factor! Al Franken, the author of such books as Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot (and Other Observations) and Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them – A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, has signed on to host a talk show.
Franken, who has established himself as one of the country’s leading conservative-bashers, said: “My first priority is to get sued by a right-wing jerk in order to generate interest in my new show, ‘The O’Franken Factor.’ Our hope is to do drug-free talk radio, although I understand it’s never been done.
“Quite simply, my plan is to alter the political landscape, drive this radical right-wing president from office and stand as a beacon for ordinary Americans who work hard and play by the rules. Short of that, I’d just like to get on in Albany,” he said.
I doubt that an AM band station out of Chicago will be something I can pick up in my car but I am going to start looking for a feed on-line just as soon as they announce the launch date. 2004 might not turn out to be so bad after all.