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Trump Won’t Commit to 2024 Run in Bongino Interview

The former president was Bongino’s first guest on his debut show

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During a live radio interview Monday former President Donald Trump declined to confirm whether he was going to run for office in 2024.

The interview conducted by former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino was part of his big debut on national radio.

“Well, I’ll tell you we’re going to make you very happy and we’re going to do what’s right,” said Trump. “We’ve done a great job for our country. We’ve rebuilt the military. We built the greatest economy ever, twice. We’ll let you know when the time is right but we’re looking at it very seriously.”

Bongino’s show debuted in the same time slot that the late Rush Limbaugh once occupied. Limbaugh, who passed away after a brief battle with lung cancer, was recognized in Bongino’s opening monologue.

Bongino also addressed New York’s ongoing criminal probe reportedly targeting the former president.

“Well, it’s a continuation of the biggest, greatest witch hunt in the history of our country, and they didn’t get me in Washington,” Trump said. “They tried Mueller, they Russia, Russia, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine impeachment one, impeachment two and they sent the papers back down to New York, ‘hey, do the best you can.’ It’s honestly, it’s a disgrace, and they hurt so many people and it’s very costly and they hurt people so badly, and it’s pure politics.”

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The Tavis Smiley Show Adds Four New Affiliates Including New York, Washington D.C.

“Our show’s rapid and continued expansion into key media markets represents an exciting next chapter.”

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The Tavis Smiley Show has added a pair of new affiliates in New York and Washington D.C., bringing the program to some of the biggest markets in the nation.

A new agreement with 90.3 WHCR in New York and 1450 WOL in Washington D.C. has been struck. The show was previously syndicated to 900 WURD in Philadelphia, 1230 WBOK in New Orleans, and 1690 WVON.

Additionally, the show has been added to 860 WNOV in Milwaukee and 89.3 KJMC in Des Moines.

“Our show’s rapid and continued expansion into key media markets represents an exciting next chapter,” said Smiley. “As we move deeper into the 2024 election season, we’ll continue to provide our growing listener base with enlightening and empowering programming unapologetically geared toward African Americans and other citizens of color.”

The Tavis Smiley Show –which began its run in syndication last summer — originates from KBLA 1580, the station he is in the midst of purchasing.

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Mark Simone: George Soros Has Eyes on Cumulus, Cox Media Group After Audacy Purchase

“If you combine the three of them, then you’d have quite a powerhouse.”

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Earlier this month, a report surfaced that Soros Fund Management — one of the companies operated by George Soros — became the largest shareholder of Audacy. 710 WOR host Mark Simone says Soros won’t stop with Audacy and has eyes on other radio companies like Cumulus and Cox Media Group.

While calling him “the most evil guy in America,” Simone said that Soros, despite becoming the largest Audacy shareholder, will look to invest in other radio companies as a way to silence the conservative talk format.

“Everybody assumes he’s going to use these stations these major stations for political purposes but now it looks even worse,” he said. “Now it looks like the Soros group is looking at two other major radio groups, Cox, that’s a big, big radio conglomerate, and another one called Cumulus. That’s a big, big conglomerate. They used to have WABC. The Mark Levin Show comes from Cumulus. It’s a big company. If you combine the three of them, then you’d have quite a powerhouse.”

Mark Simone concluded by noting he felt his current home — 710 WOR — is likely insulated from any effects George Soros would like to have because of the diverse nature of iHeartMedia, the station’s parent company, and its shareholders.

“The biggest thing in the world of radio is iHeart. iHeart is like Apple. It’s just totally dominant. Nobody, no company, nobody anywhere comes even close. But experts say if you combine these three companies that Soros wants, you still wouldn’t be iHeart but you’d be in range. You’d be able to compete. So keep an eye on this Soros the most evil guy in America. And what the hell is he up to with these radio companies?”

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Mike Church Makes Radio Return on 105.5 The King in Atlanta

The Mike Church Show has been a streaming-only offering since he departed SiriusXM but will return to terrestrial radio, with syndication plans, on March 1st.

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Former SiriusXM Patriot morning host Mike Church is set to make his return to AM/FM radio with 105.5 The King in Atlanta.

The Mike Church Show has been a streaming-only offering since he departed SiriusXM but will return to terrestrial radio, with syndication plans, on March 1st.

“We’ve always known that terrestrial radio was going to play a part in our industry-leading development of Internet Radio, we just didn’t know in what way,” Church said, according to RadioInk. “Over the last 2 years, that role began to materialize with the dearth of quality Talk Shows and the opportunities to fill that gap left by the wrecking ball that was consolidation’s march through local radio properties.”

Church previously worked in markets like Miami, New Orleans, and Charlotte before spending more than a decade hosting mornings on SiriusXM Patriot — the satellite broadcaster’s conservative talk station.

He concluded by noting his excitement for returning to AM/FM radio in a city like Atlanta.

“We are thrilled that we can launch the terrestrial radio component of this network in Atlanta, one of America’s great cities for Talk-Radio,” he said.

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