In her LA Weekly column tomorrow, Nikki Finke conducts a worshipful (and, yes, informative) interview with new Air America CEO Danny Goldberg. It’s not quite Deborah Solomon / Jonathan Safran Foer territory, but it’s close, especially for a journalist with a self-ballyhooed reputation for toughness:
What Goldberg vigorously emphasizes… and what Rush Limbaugh and his echo chambers (Sean Hannity, Tony Snow, Bill Oï¿½Reilly, Michael Medved, Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham, Michael Reagan, Dennis Prager and Larry Elder, ad nauseam) purposefully ignore, is that Air America and its Bushwhacking stepsister in the radio business, Democracy Radio, are now not only on solid financial footing but also informative and — dare we say it — even fun. And not just because of the Grateful Dead bumpers.
That’s why liberal talk is the radio industry’s fastest-growing format.
Not coincidentally (and not undisclosed by Finke in the piece) is that Finke is a frequent Air America contributor.