A Chicago source familiar with the situation said a Multicultural representative showed up at WNTD’s offices Wednesday morning, kicked out Air America’s lone staffer overseeing the network’s feed to the station from New York, switched over to a Spanish-language feed, and changed the locks on the doors…
Air America filed a complaint Wednesday in New York state Supreme Court charging Multicultural with breaching their contract and seeking an injunction to force Multicultural to restore the Air America broadcast on both stations, the TRIBUNE has learned… Developing…
Memo to the Moonbat Radio staff: It’s not exactly a good sign when they change the locks…
UPDATE: The Chicago Tribune (login: dealmac, password: dealmac) runs with the story teased by Drudge. The meat:
Air America and Multicultural had entered into a time brokerage agreement in which the network was essentially renting Multicultural’s airtime, Liu said.
“They bounced a check today,” Liu said. “It’s a default. They have paid only a very small portion of what they owe us.” Liu declined to say how much Multicultural is owed, but did say he is holding $1 million in checks that Air America has asked the company not to cash.
“They’ve been saying, ‘We’re going to get you the money’ for the past two months,” Liu said, referring to a security deposit that he said Air America was supposed to have prepaid in advance of its launch. “They’re not honoring our agreement.”
“That is an outright lie,” said Evan Cohen, Air America’s chairman, in a statement. “Multicultural Radio Broadcasting’s conduct in this matter has been disgraceful…. [I]t is a clear violation of their contractual obligations.”
Air America filed a complaint today in New York state Supreme Court charging Multicultural with breaching their contract and seeking an injunction to force Multicultural to restore the Air America broadcast on both stations.
Going to court to force a radio station to broadcast your programming? It’s been a while since my last Civics class, but I don’t think that one was in the Bill of Rights, guys.