Weirdest thing. I was going through my broken links with the broken link checker plugin I use for WordPress this evening and I came across a broken link entitled, “Air America.” I was like, “WHHAAAAAT???”
I clicked on the link and was brought to a 404 error page with this text as the first paragraph:
“It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business.”
Okay, I’ll admit that I haven’t listened to Air America in about a year, but still, they had some good programs. I enjoyed Rachel Maddow and Ron Reagan.
While I do have some hurt feelings about this closure, I am a bit disappointed in the management. In typical media style, this is how the third paragraph from the bottom was worded:
“So we intend a rapid, orderly closure over the next few days. All current employees will be paid through today, January 21. A severance package will be offered tomorrow to full-time current employees with more than six months of tenure.”
I am wondering if this is how the employees were informed that they no longer had jobs.