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Glenn: It just went at an unexpected time yesterday. It just crept up on us. Nobody really saw it coming. Nobody even knew it was ill. It was a shock to the system, but we lost Air America yesterday.
Pat: Gosh. So young, too. So, so
Glenn: And so healthy.
Pat: Healthy and young, vibrant.
Stu: How can these jobs not be saved? I don't understand.
Glenn: Well, they will be eventually.
Stu: I hope so.
Glenn: Through NPR, PBS, and the expansion of the government into all broadcast.
Pat: Well, that will be great, because when they fine us for do so well, they'll redistribute the money right back to them. So, they'll do fine.
Glenn: Right back to them. Air America announced yesterday that it was this damn economy that
Pat: Dang this economy!
Glenn: Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. It had nothing to do with the fact that I believe the people that were running it for awhile were embezzling.
Glenn: It doesn't have anything to do with the fact that the guys that were running it originally I think were taking money from charitable organizations to prop it up.
Stu: And also not paying their employees for awhile.
Pat: Zero listeners.
Stu: Zero listeners is a really good one.
Glenn: Zero listeners, that only had something to do with they hired people without any real talent.
Stu: Yeah. Consistently.
Pat: Seemingly a problem.
Glenn: Yeah. So
Stu: It was a little sad. It was a little depressing
Glenn: They did do a retrospective before they went off the air last night, the best of Air America and
Pat: Did it last for about a second and a half?
Glenn: No. It went from 5:59 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Glenn: It was you know, all the things they really had a huge impact with America.
Stu: You have to think about it, though, when you have an older, like, a grandparent and they get to the end of their lives and they're really struggling through a lot of pain and eventually they pass and you think think to yourself, at least it's over for them. I mean, this is some this is an organization that went bankrupt so many times and the over and over again brought it to the financial hospital to be just brought back to life.