Posts Tagged ‘victoria’s secret’

Why The Hell is “Commercial-Free” KQED-FM Running Commercials for “The Sexiest Night in Television?”

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

I don’t know, KQED-FM. You can’t be talking about how you have a “commercial-free” radio broadcast if you’re simultaneously running ads promoting “the Sexiest Night* in Television,” right?

My car’s tape deck, from back when they made tape decks:

I cry foul.

J’accuse! J’accuse! 

*I missed the entire ad yesterday – I thought at first they might have been promoting Fox-TV, but now I think they were beating the drums for the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Implant Fashion Show on CBS.

Invisible airwaves crackle with life 
Bearing a gift beyond price, almost free 

Scrappy SFO-Based Airline Now Losing Less Money – Virgin America Announces 2009 Results

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Popular Virgin America is still generally losing money, but they have some stuff to crow about. Check it, below.

Appears as if they’ll fly right through our Great Recession.

All the deets:

Virgin America Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results

Start-up Airline Reports Strong Performance in Second Full Year of Operations

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22– Virgin America, the award-winning start-up airline, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2009.  While driving growth against the backdrop of a contracting industry, the start-up airline made significant top line progress in its second full year of operations.  For full year 2009, Virgin America reported a $48 million operating loss on revenues of $548 million – a $140 million (or 74 percent) year-over-year improvement over 2008.  In 2009, the Company also reported its first quarterly operating profit in the third quarter.

Although the revenue and demand environment remained challenging in the final quarter of 2009, Virgin America reported strong revenue performance, industry-leading load factors, and improved unit costs for the fourth quarter. The airline narrowed its operating loss by $11 million year-over-year in the fourth quarter, improving its operating margin by 10.9 points.  Virgin America also reported a 47 percent increase in scheduled service capacity year-over-year.

Ever more deets, after the jump

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