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WTOP Anchor Opens Up About COVID-19 Battle

“If you get anything out of my story, I hope it’s to take any sign of COVID-19 — or any health problem — seriously and get checked out,” Alan said.

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A Washington D.C. news anchor is sharing his story about his battle with the coronavirus. WTOP’s Bruce Alan told reporter Megan Cloherty that he tested positive for COVID-19 back on Jan 11. 

“I gave COVID-19 too much of a head start, and I almost paid for it with my life.”

Alan said he came down with a virus on New Year’s Day but that he took a COVID test a day later and it came back negative. 

“If you get anything out of my story, I hope it’s to take any sign of COVID-19 — or any health problem — seriously and get checked out,” Alan said during an exclusive interview on the station’s website

Alan said he visited an urgent care on Jan 9. for another test that also came back negative. Two days later, a polymerase chain reaction test; a test to detect the presence of a virus if you are infected at the time of the test, came back positive. 

“I couldn’t work, of course, but I told News Director Darci Marchese that I felt OK and would surely beat whatever it was pretty quickly,” he said. “But I continued to feel worse.”

“They say COVID-19 causes “brain fog,” said Alan. “I don’t know whether that’s what I had, but during the two days I was home after my positive test — Jan. 11 and 12 — I ignored some pretty obvious warning signs that I was really sick.”

Alan said he was hospitalized for 12 days but still considers himself lucky based on some of the other stories that he has heard about. 

“Take everything seriously,” he said “If you have any concerns, get tested and find out. If you even think you need medical care, go seek it out. The worst that can happen is they’ll tell you, “you’re OK.”

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KRLD Adds Weekend Show From Longtime Texas Country Reporter Hosts

On the Road with Kelli & Bob — will begin on the Audacy-owned all-new station on Sunday, June 2nd.

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Bob and Kelli Phillips have hosted Texas Country Reporter for decades before hosting their final show Sunday. Now, they’ll take a new show and podcast to KRLD in Dallas.

The new Texas lifestyle and storytelling program — On the Road with Kelli & Bob — will begin on the Audacy-owned all-new station on Sunday, June 2nd, and will be heard from 2-3 PM. The show will also be available throughout the state and a podcast of the program will be available on the Audacy app.

“We’ve been telling stories across Texas for almost 50 years and did not know how other people from other states would embrace us calling in and asking to tell their stories,” Bob Phillips told the Houston Chronicle. “While doing so, we have had a great response and have heard a common thread among everyone we talk to. When we approach them, we say we like to tell positive, uplifting stories about people doing great things — and what we hear the most is ‘Good, we need more of that in the world.’”

The husband and wife duo sold their long-running Texas Country Reporter show in December 2021, and stayed on until a new host was found. J.B. Sauceda will host the newest season of the program, the 53rd in its history, when the program resumes in September.

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Erick Erickson: ‘I’m Okay With Being the Object of Scorn From Morons’

“I have become the object of scorn for some on the right…”

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Erick Erickson has never been shy about his original disdain for former President Donald Trump. And while he is often mocked for his views on the cult-like figure, he’s comfortable in his stance.

In a post on social media, Erick Erickson argued that his place in the conservative media landscape isn’t affected by his beliefs or views, despite the pushback from those both in media and in politics.

“I have become the object of scorn for some on the right who think we are in a post-constitutional order in need of a dictatorship to bend the nation in our direction,” Erickson wrote. “I’m okay with being the object of scorn from morons.”

In an era in news/talk radio that has seen many hosts rise in prominence for their support of former President Trump, Erickson has taken the opposite approach and has found as much or more success than others in the genre. His nationally syndicated program, which originates from 95.5 WSB in Atlanta, is now heard on dozens of stations across the nation.

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Sebastian Gorka to Report on Trump Trial During The Mike Gallagher Show

On Tuesday morning, Gorka was joined by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in a show of support for the former President.

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As the trial against former President Donald Trump (R) continues, Salem Radio Network host Dr. Sebastian Gorka is in New York to report on the happenings during The Mike Gallagher Show.

On Tuesday morning, Gorka was joined by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in a show of support for the former President.

Sebastian Gorka served in the Trump White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Strategist. However, he departed the White House after seven months a week after Steve Bannon exited.

Gorka — who has called the proceedings against the former President a “kangaroo court” — will report on the latest events of the trial during the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher Show, which like Gorka’s America First program, airs on the Salem Radio Network.

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