Air America Radio is On the Air

It's official. Now liberals have their own talk radio, and it's not NPR or Pacifica Radio.

Al Franken debuted "The O'Franken Factor" on Air America Radio today at noon. He ran a hilarious tape of Donald Rumsfeld stammering about weapons of mass destruction. He had guest call-ins by G. Gordon Liddy (Watergate thief) and Ben Stein (speechwriter for Nixon, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), as well as interviews with Bob Kerrey, who I had hoped at one time would run for president this year, and who now sits on the 9-11 commission, and the indubitable Michael Moore.

You can listen to Air America on AM radio if you live in New York (1190), Los Angeles (1580), Chicago (950) and Portland (1620) or on XM satellite radio channel 167. Franken, Janeane Garofalo and the others will be coming to San Francisco and San Jose soon.

And for the rest of the country, you can stream Air America using Real Player.

So will people listen? I don't know, but I will.