Air America--Chicago's Reduced Hours
I've complained before about Air America's limited service in Chicago on WCPT, but it's gotten worse. We could see this coming for months, so it's not a surprise, but it doesn't make it any less annoying. WCPT only has a license to broadcast during daylight hours, so as the daylight shrinks, so does WCPT's broadcast day. At this point, it goes off the air in the late afternoon, and we've got another month before the days start getting longer again.
The station has been running a campaign telling listeners not to blame them, because Air America has nothing to do with this situation--it's just a long-standing FCC rule. That's true enough, but as I've said before, Air America does have some say in what broadcast outlet they line up for the third largest radio market in the nation. Surely they must be able to do better. Air America, get a proper radio station that can broadcast to the whole Chicagoland area twenty-four hours a day. For the media professionals they claim to be, that can't be so impossible a task.