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Conway, Jr, Producer Suspended from KFI Show Over Skit

Media Action Network for Asian Americans actively complained to station management over May 3rd skit

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Tim Conway, Jr, and his executive producer have been sidelined after a skit from earlier in the month with racial overtones that prompted complaint from the Asian-American community.

Conway and Serron Bellio were suspended by iHeartRadio after the Media Action Network for Asian Americans applied pressure to the owner of KFI.

The two issued apologies Friday tied to the May 3rd skit that lasted five minutes, with Conway interviewing Bello, who was impersonating longtime LA-market radio personality Vic “The Brick” Jacobs’ wife, Yuko Sakamoto. The bit included variations of “Hiya!” “Heeyah!” “Heeyo!” and Bello using a stereotypically-mocking Asian accent.

As Deadline reported, Sakamoto doesn’t speak with an accent.

“On May 3rd during our show, I did an impression in which I perpetuated stereotypes of Asian Americans, only adding to an already difficult time for many,” Bellio said. “I want to sincerely apologize for my actions that have offended and hurt listeners & anyone in the Asian American/Pacific Islander community. I am deeply sorry that my failed attempt at humor was insensitive and I feel horrible about that. My words tonight will never convey the shame that I’m feeling because of my actions and I just – I really want to apologize.”

Conway added, “We believe it’s important to take this time to recognize the issue of hate crimes against Asians that have significantly increased over the last few months. In fact, these crimes have doubled in the last month. And over the last year and a half, Asian Americans across this country including in our very own Southland communities, have endured despicable and sickening acts of hate & violence, fearing for their safety and the safety of their families.”

The two will be off the remainder of this week before returning to air on Tuesday, June 1st. Mark Thompson and Wayne Resnick are filling in for Conway this week.

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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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