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Charlie Kirk Gains Clearance in New York City on WABC

“Kirk will have the first hour of his afternoon show air on 77 WABC in New York City starting Monday.”

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Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk will have the first hour of his afternoon show air on 77 WABC in New York City starting Monday. Kirk is the host of a popular podcast distributed by Salem Radio Network.

“I am thrilled and honored to take the same time and station where my friend and American hero Rush Limbaugh launched his national radio show in 1988,” Kirk said. “I am so impressed with what John Catsimatidishas has done since he bought this great station and will commit to doing my part to keep this as one of the top talk stations in America.”

John Catsimatidis officially acquired WABC last March and since then has made several high-profile additions to the station including New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Fox commentator Bill O’Reilly.

“Charlie Kirk has proven to be one of the bright lights of the conservative movement,” said Catsimatidis. “He’s young, energetic, articulate, and proving to be a great radio talent.”

“We have built one of the strongest talk lineups in all of radio at 77WABC and are delighted to add this great young star to our platform,” said Chad Lopez, President of Red Apple Media. “We know this will be a great move both for our listeners and advertisers.”

“I was fortunate to be the PD at WABC for 14 years. I am thrilled to see WABC once again affirm its status as one of the truly iconic talk stations in the nation, and so blessed to be able to add our newest star Charlie Kirk to their all-star lineup,” said Phil Boyce, Salem Senior VP of Spoken Word at the Salem Radio Network.

Last month the station hired Rita Cosby to fill the slot vacated by John Batchelor’s departure. WABC has made a slew of changes recently including adding Newsmax TV’s Greg Kelly.

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Documentary on KMJ Coming To PBS in California

“The film was written and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jeff Aiello, with KMJ Program Director Blake Taylor as a producer.”

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Valley PBS and Newstalk 580/105.9 KMJ have collaborated to produce a one-hour documentary recounting the story of the renowned news talk station’s 100-year history. In the teaser trailer for “KMJ: 100 Years in the Valley,” host John Broeske jests about the non-existence of radios during KMJ’s inception. 

The documentary sheds light on the station’s influence on Fresno and the broader Central Valley of California, including its personalities, throughout the past century. KMJ started broadcasting with only 50 watts of power on March 23, 1922, which increased to an impressive 50,000 watts before WWII. 

The film was written and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jeff Aiello, with KMJ Program Director Blake Taylor as a producer. “KMJ: 100 Years in The Valley” premieres on Thursday, March 30, at 7 PM PT.

You can view it anytime on the PBS App via Video.ValleyPBS.org or YouTube.com/ValleyPBS.

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Longtime WFLA Host Jack Harris Says He’s Been Fired

“I didn’t think I was that big of a burden on them. I was making a seventh of what I made three or four years ago.”

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Longtime Tampa radio host Jack Harris claims he has been fired by NewsRadio 970 WFLA.

“After I signed off from my show at 7:00 AM today, iHeartRadio bosses told me that they were cutting back on expenses and had to let me go,” Harris told The Tampa Bay Times. “I didn’t think I was that big of a burden on them. I was making a seventh of what I made three or four years ago.”

The 81-year-old Harris had been with the station in several tenures since 1970 but had hosted on the station for the last 29 years, most recently on weekdays from 5:00-7:00 AM as host of AM Tampa Bay.

When reached by Barrett News Media for comment, WFLA Program Director John Mamola declined the opportunity to speak on the subject.

Harris — who was insistent that he was not playing a practical joke on listeners with April Fool’s around the corner — shared he was saddened he didn’t get the opportunity to have a farewell show and thank listeners for their years together. “They are what I will miss most.

When asked what his next step will be, Harris was unsure.

“I might look for part time work on the radio somewhere,” the longtime host said. “Or maybe I will retire. I am an old geezer after all.”

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Joe Rogan: Media Leaves Out ‘What It Doesn’t Want Front and Center’

“All it is, is like ‘January 6th. January 6th. Did you see what they did? — Trump is coming back’.”

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Podcast host Joe Rogan has grown weary of the news media’s coverage of certain events and shared his belief that it only cares about presenting one side of arguments.

During The Joe Rogan Experience, the eponymous host shared his displeasure with the way current events are reported on.

“The media has lost its hold over the narrative,” said Rogan. “Now, the media conveniently leaves out anything that it doesn’t want to be at the front and center — in terms of things that people concentrate on and talk about.”

He then discussed stories he believes the general public has an interest in, but aren’t being covered, pointing to large protests in France over potential reforms in social security and also protests in Israel after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans for changes to the nation’s judicial system.

“And you’re not hearing a f***ing peep about it, you know?” Rogan said. “All it is is ‘January 6th. January 6th. Did you see what they did? — Trump is coming back, but January 6th looms large.’”

“How about the fact that the guy who’s the president right now can’t form a f***ing sentence? He makes up words and stumbles through things and no one says a god damn thing about it,” Rogan concluded.

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