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As I looked through the internet looking for more information on Air America Phoenix, I came across this, http://www.saveairamericaphoenix.com/... through the Dr. Mike Newcomb show website. According to the web site, April is looking like the return of Air America to Phoenix. As those of you who are familiar with AA Phoenix, Dr. Mike's show preceeded Charles Goyette's. Hopefully this will mean that liberals, progressives and fair minded conservatives and libratarians will have a place to listen to the truth on the air soon. For more info on the Air America Phoenix situation: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/3/6/14224/15872

Originally posted to mexchewy on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 10:41 AM PST.

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  •  Great news.. (none)
    if they can raise the capital.

    I hope people will donate.  I didn't have much, but I threw in a few bucks.  I think having Mike Newcomb and Charles Goyette as the owners would be hilarious and a force to be reckoned with in the Phoenix market.

    Let's keep our fingers crossed.

  •  SOS (Save Our Station!) (none)
    If anyone in Kosville believes in "radio free phoenix", please help!  We are all giving as much as we can in the Phoenix area, but could use any support you feel you could provide.

    When Air America Phoenix was on the air, it was the 3rd ranked station in Phoenix and was profitable!!  You would have to be pretty crazy to replace that with the 9th Christian station in town! But they did!

    Thanks in advance for anything you can do, even if it is just moral support!

  •  I just cross posted this to... (none)
    two Yahoo groups:
  •  Another dKos post... (none)
    This post launched while composing mine on the same!  Apologies for the appearance of poor etiquette.  Check out this for additional background.
  •  God, I Hope So!!! (none)
    I was just feeling withdrawal pangs this am!
  •  Am I the only one that thinks it's weird... (none)
    to name liberal entities after questionable CIA and Black Ops from Vietnam?

    I know, "Irony", and yes I listen to AA daily, but sometimes, it's just a little weird.

    [ Anyone who thinks my bark is worse than my bite, has never seen me bite. ] -6.63 | -5.38

    by dj angst on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 12:15:22 PM PST

    •  I think it's weird (none)
      that CIA named their questionable Vietnam black ops "Air America" and Americans put up with it, but that's just me.


      Finem respice et principiis obsta—Consider the end, and thwart the beginning

      by Del C on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 01:12:57 PM PST

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      •  Well, like a lot of things people do... (none)
        ...the CIA included, there are both good and bad aspects to anything.

        To be fair, Air America was a air transport system set up to support the early "Hearts and Minds" activities of the CIA on the ground along with Special Forces.

        Anybody familiar with the real history of the US in Vietnam will tell you that in the early years we were quite successful by focusing on humanitarian aid to the remote areas of Vietnam. Montanyard, Chinese Mong among them.

        We brought medicine, agricultural assistance etc to people that were basically slated for political extermination by the VietCong. And Air America was responsible for all those food and medicine supply drops. Not just bullets and bandaids.

        Then on the bad side, the CIA, in it's capacity to covertly provide for its own funding began using those assets to move heroin from the Golden Triangle. Now they deny this. They denied it when their guy, Eugene Hasenfus, crash landed in south america.

        Likewise, the Pheonix project was one of the most effective ways we had to get at the flow of money and information for the VietCong. Later, it was abused by corrupt South Vietnamese officials, and even shady locals, who would drop dimes on political or personal enemies. These often false claims would essentially mark these individuals for death. Even participants admit with regret, it amounted to a dirty war.

        From my perspective, both were otherwise successful operations born from the smart experience of field commanders, but later nullified and perverted by corrupt and self interested civilian politicos.

        The old is new again I guess.

        [ Anyone who thinks my bark is worse than my bite, has never seen me bite. ] -6.63 | -5.38

        by dj angst on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 02:34:39 PM PST

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  •  Please... something, anything. (none)
    I can't believe what they are airing on that new evangelical station. This one preacher carried on a very extensive, sexualized metaphor about being "impregnated" with the Holy Spirit. Giving listeners an alternative to such unhealthy counsel would be a step forward.
  •  Has anyone thought of... (none)
    ...calling or emailing Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz or other regulars at the station and asking them to mention this, or maybe even post a link to the web site?

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