Some Philadelphia radio personalities are adding to the speculation that there will be excessive voter fraud during the upcoming election, according to left-leaning publication Media Matters.
Fueling the discussion are three rulings by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The decisions extend the deadline for accepting mail ballots, allow voters to submit their ballots through drop boxes, and remove the Green Party’s candidate for president from the ballot.
Trump campaign staffer Mike Roman recently appeared on The Dom Giordano Program on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT and theorized that antifa was planning to destroy Trump ballots at election offices. “They feel even if they get caught the punishment will be minimal, and they’ll be celebrated the rest of their lives as part of the resistance to stop the evil one Trump. So, anything is possible here.”
In 2016, Roman was hired by Donald Trump to provide election protection after Trump insisted that dead people and immigrants are voting in the United States.
Roman also appeared on Chris Stigall’s show on AM 990 The Answer. Stigall told Roman that there should be protections in place on election day at polling locations. “It’s a polling place. If people are casting votes, it’s a polling place. There’s no way to spin it and they’re trying because they don’t want to be seen doing whatever it is they’re doing in there.”
Rich Zeoli of Talk Radio 1210 WPHT there is a “motivation to make sure fake ballots get mailed.”
Ryan Hedrick works for WIBC in Indianapolis as a Morning News Anchor/Digital Content Producer. Prior to moving to Indy, he served as Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. His career also includes stints at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA, Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and WIBW-AM in Topeka KS where he earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.
920 Patriot Talk Radio Coming to Houston in 2024
“The mission of Patriot Talk 920 AM is to become the leader in conservative talk radio with programming that reflects our core values of family, faith, and freedom.”
Another conservative talk station is coming to Houston in the new year. 920 Patriot Talk Radio is set to debut in the market starting January 1st.
Currently a Hispanic music station, the new offering will feature Dan Bongion, Rich Valdez, Rob Carson, Wendy Bell, Fox News updates, and Fox Business News reports on the AM station.
“We’re excited to bring Houston listeners a better choice in News/Talk radio,” Hispanic Broadcasting Inc. President Matthew Velasquez told Radio Ink. The mission of Patriot Talk 920 AM is to become the leader in conservative talk radio with programming that reflects our core values of family, faith, and freedom.”
920 Patriot Talk Radio will be heard on KYST-AM, a 5,000-watt daytime, 1,000-watt nighttime signal that almost covers the entire Houston market.
The station joins 740 KTRH, AM 700 KSEV, and 1070 AM KNTH The Answer in the conservative talk radio space in Houston.
Ken Chiampou Bids Farewell to KFI
“I’ve been very lucky to have this career and make this much money.”
KFI-AM 640 afternoon host Ken Chiampou called it career last week after working alongside co-host John Kobylt since 1988 at various stations.
In his final John and Ken show, several celebrities, co-workers, and former California political figures wished Chiampou well, before the longtime host said his goodbyes to longtime listeners.
“I’ve been asked over the years two completely divergent points of view. There’s people who say, ‘Oh, you just sit on the air and talk to another guy for three hours? Well, it’s got to be easy. I’d like to do that.’ And then there’s the extreme other side. ‘How do you do that? How do you come up with stuff to say? How do you know what to do? Oh, I’d be so scared.’ The truth is, it’s somewhere in between,” Chiampou said in his final segment.
“But I always knew I had to do it with somebody else. So I ran into you and it worked from day one. I appreciate that. And I’ve been very lucky to have this career and make this much money,” the longtime host joked.
Chiampou noted he’s hosted the program from home for the past three years, which was a welcomed change from the long commute he handled for 16 years before the pandemic forced him to lead the show from home.
“We accomplished a lot. I don’t think there’s another team in talk radio that was on as long as we’ve been on,” Kobylt said. “That had an audience as large as we’ve had over 30 years now and made as much money for their companies as we have. And if there’s a record book for that, we’re in it and I want to thank you, you’ve been the perfect radio partner.”
Kobylt extended an invitation for Ken Chiampou to join the program whenever he’d like, which the longtime host appreciated before saying “I tend to not look back, but you never know”.
They worked at 103.7 WMGM in Atlantic City for a while before launching New Jersey 101.5 in Trenton in 1990. In 1992, the duo joined KFI as afternoon hosts. The pair briefly joined 790 KABC in 1999 before returning to KFI for the duration of their run together.
John Kobylt will continue to host the 1-4 PM timeslot at the Los Angeles station. He will host The John Kobylt Show by himself as a lead-in to Tim Conway Jr.
WCBS 880 Anchor Steve Scott Returning After Medical Absence
“I just hope I remember how everything works in the newsroom.”
WCBS 880 anchor Steve Scott has announced his return to the New York all-news station after missing more than a month from a recent injury.
Scott shared that he’ll return to work Monday after rupturing his patella tendon while descending subway stairs in the city on November 14th. He shared he had reconstructive surgery on his injured knee in November, and has been slowly working on a return to his news anchor duties with the Audacy-owned station.
“So many nice people, many of whom I don’t know personally, have reached out over the past month to send good wishes. I really appreciate everyone’s kindness,” Scott wrote in a thread on X. “I’ve been waiting for this day. I’ve really missed being on the air on (at WCBS 880),” he said before joking “I just hope I remember how everything works in the newsroom.”
Scott has served as an afternoon news anchor at WCBS 880 since 2006. He joined the stations after spending 20 years in news radio in Chicago, including 13 years at WLS 890. Steve Scott is also the former President of the New York Press Club.