Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2004)–Air America Radio has launched its new radio network using AP Radio’s text and audio services as the primary news resource. Headed by Emmy Award-winning Saturday Night Live veteran Al Franken and the co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead, Air America Radio is using a variety of AP products, including both AP audio actuality services, PrimeCuts and SoundBank. In addition, the talk radio network will use AP’s online political reference tool, AP Politics, to help develop their own reporting, along with the industry’s most robust, 24-hour text service.
“This is an exciting new network, and we are pleased to be the exclusive information provider,” said Thomas P. Callahan, general manager of AP Radio. “AP’s rich content will provide Air America’s talent important background and understanding on today’s major issues.”
AP PrimeCuts and SoundBank are two separate Internet-delivered audio actuality services–one that features audio clips from today’s major news, entertainment, sports and business stories, and the other that features cuts from yesterday. PrimeCuts offers some 300 audio cuts a day for the last 72 hours, while SoundBank provides audio spanning eight decades of news. AP Politics is an online reference tool for reporters, providing them stories on political candidates, campaign finance details, candidate voting history and bios, election-night delegate tracking and much more. AP NewsPower is the industry’s leading text news and information product, delivering breaking state, national and international news along with the latest entertainment information, complete sports and business coverage.
With a daily reach of 1 billion people around the world, The Associated Press provides content to more than 15,000 news outlets around the world, including more than 5,000 television and radio stations and 1,000 U.S. media Web sites.
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