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NAB to Enshrine NPR’s “All Things Considered” Into Its Hall of Fame

The show will take place October 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Executive producer Cara Tallo and host Ailsa Chang will accept the award.

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The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will enshrine NPR’s flagship program, All Things Considered, into the Hall of Fame, the organization announced.

The show will take place October 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Executive producer Cara Tallo and host Ailsa Chang will accept the award.

“For a half a century, ‘All Things Considered’ has engaged, educated and entertained countless listeners about the news and culture affecting our lives, while serving as a showcase for the importance of public radio,” said NAB President CEO Gordon Smith.

ATC debuted 50 years ago on 90 public radio stations across the country. It is now the most-listened to afternoon drive-time news radio program in the country.

“It is a fitting tribute that we induct this landmark program of radio history into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame as it celebrates its 50th year on the air,” said Smith.

NAB Show, held October 9–13, 2021, in Las Vegas, is the premiere event for content professionals in the media, entertainment and technology ecosystem.

The NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame recognizes radio and television personalities or programs that have earned a place in broadcasting history. Explore the complete list of past inductees here.

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Dana Loesch: News Networks Don’t Care About Debates, They Care About Ad Sales

“If you don’t give the media what it wants, they’re gonna get you. They want eyeballs because they need something to sell their ads on.”

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A joint letter by some of the largest television news networks has implored both President Biden and former President Trump to participate in debates in the leadup to the 2024 presidential election. Dana Loesch says the networks have ulterior motives with the letter.

In a letter signed by TV networks like ABC News, CBS News, C-SPAN, Fox News, NBC, NewsNation, and PBS, as well as other outlets like NOR, The Associated Press, USA Today, and Univision, the media coalition argues that debates — which both Biden and Trump have been hesitant to commit to participating in — are imperative for voters.

“If there is one thing Americans can agree on during this polarized time, it is that the stakes of this election are exceptionally high. Amidst that backdrop, there is simply no substitute for the candidates debating with each other, and before the American people, their visions for the future of our nation,” the letter read.

However, while speaking about the topic on The Dana Show Wednesday, Dana Loesch argued that the outlets have dollar signs on the mind.

“They’ve been trying to get these debates going. And I think all of the news networks are like ‘Oh, wow, we just realized that this could be a ratings bonanza,’ for them,” she said. “This is where you’re gonna see the media get ignorant. Because if you don’t give the media what it wants, they’re gonna get you. They want eyeballs because they need something to sell their ads on. They have ad time and they need people to buy it. It’s an election year. And if they’re not going to get this debate, then you’re going to — I would imagine you’re going to start seeing some negative coverage happen.”

Loesch continued by noting that — in her opinion — Democrat leaders may be hesitant to have Joe Biden participate in debates.

“Democrats are going to have to concede this and they’re going to have to at least have one debate,” she argued.

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77 WABC Owner John Catsimatidis: Government Should Sell NPR to a Private Company

“Let them sell it to George Soros. I mean, he’s buying up all the radio stations.”

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NPR has been at the center of the news media landscape after its response to 25-year-employee Uri Berliner’s op-ed criticizing the network. 77 WABC owner John Catsimatidis has now joined the chorus of critics, arguing that the network should be sold to outside investors.

During an appearance on Sid and Friends in the Morning Thursday, Catsimatidis was asked by Sid Rosenberg about his feelings on NPR and its controversy.

Catsimatidis was quick to share that while he believes firmly in the First Amendment, he doesn’t believe the government should be funding an organization like NPR.

“It should not be publicly funded. It should be privately funded. And the government should sell it to a private enterprise,” said Catsimatidis. “Let them sell it to George Soros. I mean, he’s buying up all the radio stations. But the government should not be funding programs like that. It should be private enterprise and they do have the right to say anything they want to do.”

Soros recently became the largest shareholder of Audacy. Similarly, last week, 77 WABC host Curtis Sliwa revealed to Rosenberg that he had been tasked by Catsimatidis to identify conservative talk radio talents in an effort to combat any potential liberal talk shows launched by the company or its billionaire backer.

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Kate Delaney Named Host of ‘Amazing Americans’, Nightly ‘America Tonight’ Added to KSL Newsradio Lineup

“Kate Delaney is a pro’s pro. She’s made her own luck, through hard work and great communication. Talk Media Network is proud to be expanding her audience.”

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It’s been an exciting few weeks for Kate Delaney, culminating in her hosting a new show while her current program — America Tonight — has been added to the lineup at KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City.

“I’m thrilled that America Tonight can now be heard on KSL in Salt Lake City. It’s a powerful station with a rich history of serving its listeners,” Delaney said.

“KSL is excited for overnight news programming with a combination of solid information and a big personality to be a trusted companion to our listeners,” KSL Newsradio Program Director Kevin LaRue added. “Welcome to Kate, her team, and Talk Media Network!”

Additionally, Delaney — who recently served as a keynote speaker at the NAB Leadership Foundation’s “Focus on Leadership” speaker series at the NAB Show — has been named the host of Talk Media Network’s weekly Amazing Americans program which was previously helmed by founder Jerry Schemmel.

“I look forward to continuing to share compelling and captivating and inspirational stories of human achievement on Amazing Americans. Something my predecessor, Jerry Schemmel, was exceptional at, in hosting the program,” Delaney shared. “Radio listeners are hungry for authentic, true-life stories, to leave them feeling inspired.”

“Jerry created a program that was bigger than himself, it’s a part of his radio legacy, and every week we’ll continue to share powerful stories that are a shining example of the positive content radio can and should be sharing in our communities,” said Talk Media Network CEO Josh Leng. “Kate Delaney is a pro’s pro. She’s made her own luck, through hard work and great communication. Talk Media Network is proud to be expanding her audience.”

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