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Eben Brown Discusses School Policies Concerning Parents

Fox News radio reporter Eben Brown joined 930 WFMD’s Morning News Express with Bob Miller and Ryan Hedrick Thursday to discuss the steady presence in the Washington D.C. suburb district as officials push for Critical Race Theory and transgender bathroom policies.

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There is growing concern from parents in Virginia’s Loudoun County School District that the board of education is pushing to implement far-left policies on their children.

On Tuesday, two people were arrested after the school board shut down its public comment amid rising tensions.

Fox News radio reporter Eben Brown joined 930 WFMD’s Morning News Express with Bob Miller and Ryan Hedrick Thursday to discuss the issue. Fox News has maintained a steady presence in the Washington D.C. suburb district as officials push for Critical Race Theory and transgender bathroom policies.

Hedrick suggested that the parents and the school board may be fighting a culture war.

“It certainly seems that way,” Brown said. “You have a significant number of parents whose kids attend school in Loudoun County, Virginia who have been agitated, with reason, over the whole past year and a half because they have been arguing for schools to reopen. “I think the frustrations of that on top of the fact that Loudoun County school officials may or may not be implementing Critical Race Theory may have sent things over the top.”

The Loudoun County School District is also attempting to draft a revised policy that would require teachers to address transgender students by their names and pronouns, according to The Washington Post.

“A number of parents showed up the other night expecting to partake in a public comment section,” Brown said. “Out of the 250 that showed up they only allowed 50 or so to speak and they didn’t even get through that list.”

Brown said that led to anger and when an impassioned parent began speaking the police tried dragging him out and got into a scuffle with him.

WFMD, which is located just 35 miles away from the district and has seen an increase in listeners who are concerned about the state of public school systems in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. 

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Mark Simone: Critics Have Said Radio Has Been Dying Since the Mid-60s

“Don’t believe all of that stuff. It’s here to stay.”

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Despite what you may read or hear, radio is not dying and has no deathbed in sight. And 710 WOR host Mark Simone wants you to know it.

While speaking with a caller during his radio show Wednesday, Simone was asked about radio usage by the general public. That’s when he stepped on his soapbox to sing the praises of the medium.

“It’s interesting. Radio listening is pretty consistent over the last 50 years. Television, newspapers all way, way, way down,” said Simone. “But actually the same percentage of people listen to the radio now that did 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 30 years ago, 40. So don’t believe that.

“This is the best example. There’s a big trade magazine that has an article about ‘Radio is dying. That’s it. Radio’s finished. It’s over.’ This is from the June 1966 issue. Don’t believe all of that stuff. It’s here to stay.”

According to recent studies, 86% of Americans still call AM/FM radio their preferred audio medium in the car.

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Salem Radio Network Plots Debate Coverage Featuring Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka

A two-hour pre-debate special will feature Salem hosts previewing the debate live from Atlanta from 7-9 PM ET.

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On Thursday, June 27th, CNN will air a 90-minute debate between former President Donald Trump (R) and President Joe Biden (D). Salem Radio Network will have extensive coverage surrounding the event, including appearances by Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, and Sebastian Gorka.

A two-hour pre-debate special will feature Salem hosts previewing the debate live from Atlanta from 7-9 PM ET. Hewitt, Gallagher, and Gorka will be joined by the company’s White House correspondent Greg Clugston, who will be on-site at the CNN studios.

The debate takes place from 9-10:30 PM ET. CNN has not allowed the radio network to broadcast the debate, so Salem will return to regularly scheduled programming. After the debate ends at 10:30, it will be followed by a 30-minute wrap-up show hosted by Gallagher.

In addition to airing on the Salem Radio Network, all coverage will also be simulcast on the Salem News Channel.

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WGAU Morning Host Tim Bryant Departs

He also served as the station’s news director.

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Longtime WGAU morning shot host Tim Bryant has exited the Athens, Georgia news/talk outlet.

Bryant hosted Classic City Today from 6-10 AM as the only local weekday programming on the Cox Media Group station. He also served as the station’s news director and was a reporter for sister station 95.5 WSB in Atlanta.

In a post to social media, Bryant alluded to his departure, stating “I covet your prayers as my circumstances change.”

WGAU featured a re-air of yesterday’s edition of The Erick Erickson Show in morning drive Wednesday.

A report from RadioInsight alleges Bryant is the first public name in a round of layoffs affecting Cox Media Group. As of publication, no other names have been revealed as departing the Atlanta-based radio group.

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