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St. James Encourages Affluent Listeners to Donate Stimulus Checks to Charity

St. James’ comment came after the House and the Senate reached a compromise on a 900 billion dollar package late Sunday that is expected to be signed by Donald Trump on Monday.

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Bruce St. James just started his new job at WLS-AM in Chicago after moving over from the Phoenix market on December 14th. He has barely settled into his new radio home before delivering a potentially controversial take on the next round of stimulus checks on Monday’s edition of The Bruce St. James Show. He encouraged people who do not need the money to donate it to charity.

St. James’ comment came after the House and the Senate reached a compromise on a 900 billion dollar package late Sunday that is expected to be signed by Donald Trump on Monday.  According to CNN, a one time payment of six hundred dollars would be made to individuals making below a certain amount of money per year, while those drawing unemployment would receive an extra three hundred dollars per week on top of the benefits already received.

The extra three hundred dollars per week seem to be a sticking point for St. James.

“For a lot of people, the extra unemployment benefits are a better gig than working.”

He then offers anecdotal evidence to support his claim.

“I was at LAX this summer and I went to find a LYFT ride on the app and it said there were none available,” St. James said. “So I had to take an ancient form of transportation known as a cab. You just wave your hand and one appears like magic. I asked around and people said there was a shortage of LYFT and Uber drivers because they getting six hundred dollars per week at the time extra unemployment benefits. It was better money than they made with LYFT or Uber.”

According to multiple sources, there is a ride sharing shortage in California. However, that could be attributed to orders to reclassify drivers as employees instead of independent contractors or a variety of other factors.

St. James also takes issue with the differing impacts the stimulus package will have across the country.  That’s when he urges listeners who can, to donate their stimulus checks to charity.

“Here in Chicago, six hundred dollars barely covers a month’s rent, but if you get an extra six hundred dollars in Tupelo, Mississippi, they will probably elect you as mayor. I’m not saying the stimulus package isn’t needed. It is. I feel sorry for the single mom trying to make ends meet or the person who was laid off and then started back to work and lost their job again because of this crap. They need help. But some people don’t and for those of you, Merry Christmas, you just got an extra six hundred dollars. I realize that some people need this new stimulus check to pay rent or put food on the table, but some people don’t. If you don’t need it, just donate it to charity.”

Louisiana pastor Tony Spell received criticism from the national media when he asked his congregation to donate their stimulus checks to the church in April. It remains to be seen if St. James’ comments will receive a similar backlash.

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Mark Kaye Launching New Podcast and Video Simulcast

Mark Kaye Saves the Republic will launch from the Republican National Convention next week in Milwaukee.

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Former nationally syndicated radio host Mark Kaye has announced a new podcast and video simulcast project that is set to debut on Monday, July 15th.

Mark Kaye Saves the Republic will launch from the Republican National Convention next week in Milwaukee.

It is the first project from the former radio host since he departed Cox Media Group as a nationally syndicated host in the 12-3 PM ET timeslot as the company’s replacement for Rush Limbaugh. His program originated from 104.5 WOKV in Jacksonville before he exited the post in February of this year. He was replaced on most stations by The Erick Erickson Show, which originates from sister station 95.5 WSB in Atlanta.

In addition to an audio podcast, the program will also feature a video simulcast on YouTube. Currently, Kaye has more than 33,000 subscribers on his channel.

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Megyn Kelly, David Webb Hosting SiriusXM Shows From Milwaukee During Republican National Convention

The Megyn Kelly Show — which airs on SiriusXM’s Triumph channel — will be live from Fiserv Forum on both Wednesday and Thursday next week for the convention.

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SiriusXM has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming Republican National Convention, which includes Megyn Kelly and David Webb being on-location in Milwaukee.

The Megyn Kelly Show — which airs on SiriusXM’s Triumph channel — will be live from Fiserv Forum on both Wednesday and Thursday next week for the convention.

Meanwhile, David Webb will take his program — heard on SiriusXM Patriot — to Milwaukee for the duration of the Republican National Convention. He has already secured interviews with former President Trump’s son Eric, and Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS).

Additionally, Stacy Washington will anchor evening broadcasts for SiriusXM Patriot from the convention floor in Milwaukee.

Julie Mason will lead evening coverage for P.O.T.U.S. for the satellite broadcaster. She’ll host a special program at 8 PM ET on Monday with live interviews from Media Row. Steve Scully will provide coverage for the channel from its Washington D.C. studios.

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710 KNUS Host Randy Corporan Exits

He added that since announcing his exit, he has been contacted by “truly conservative outlets” to continue his program, but said he won’t begin a new show until after the 2024 election.

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After more than a decade, 710 KNUS weekend host Randy Corporan has hosted his last show for the Denver news/talk station.

According to the host, Salem Media Group informed him it would not be renewing his contract late last month.

Corporan told CompleteColorado.com that after the death of his wife in June of last year, he considered ending the show. However, he persisted, commuting an hour and a half one way to continue the show.

He added that since announcing his exit, he has been contacted by “truly conservative outlets” to continue his program, but said he won’t begin a new show until after the 2024 election.

“I want to get the start of my new life going and sort myself out,” he said. “And I want to take care of some personal problems that need to be dealt with.”

Randy Corporan is listed as one of the defendants — along with Salem Media Group, parent company to 710 KNUS — in a defamation lawsuit brought forth by Dominion Voting Systems over what the election machine company calls “false claims of fraud in the 2020 election.”

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