Sirius XM Satellite Radio host Howard Stern doubts the deal that will bring Fox News anchor Chris Wallace to streaming service CNN+ will pay off.
Stern reacted to the news on his SiriusXM show Monday, casting doubt about a deal that lured Wallace away from his television home of 18 years.
“I gotta tell you. I said, who the fuck? People don’t watch CNN. Who the hell is going to pay for CNN+? Are they out of their mind? CNN+, I mean, what is that? … Regular CNN isn’t enough?”
Stern said he always thought Wallace was level-headed and often wondered how he dealt with some of the adversity he faced on Fox News.
“He was on Fox News for 18 years,” Stern said. “I’m sure they’re pissed because they were pretty loyal to him. They probably weren’t coming up with the dough re mi.”
“I don’t know, maybe he said to himself, they just had Jeffrey Toobin jerking off on a zoom meeting, and they didn’t really fire him, so that’s probably a good place to work. You can jerk off on your zoom and not get fired,” he added.
Ryan Hedrick works for WIBC in Indianapolis as a Morning News Anchor/Digital Content Producer. Prior to moving to Indy, he served as Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. His career also includes stints at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA, Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and WIBW-AM in Topeka KS where he earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.
Gerard Gibert: ‘I Certainly Will Try’ to Fill Rush Limbaugh’s Shoes
“Maybe I will marginally fit his shoes.”
There are several news/talk stations across the country attempting to fill the shoes left behind after the death of Rush Limbaugh in 2021. Even so, some radio hosts might want to avoid becoming or replacing Limbaugh. SuperTalk Mississippi Network host Gerard Gibert is considered the Limbaugh of the state as someone who could be the next person to take off nationwide and have a nationally syndicated show.
However, Gilber doesn’t consider himself to be the next Limbaugh. Still, there are some traits that he’s taking from the former radio host and looking to implement with his show.
“I’m not in Rush’s league,” Gibert told Newsmax. “He said he was an entertainer and an informer, and that’s something good with which to aspire. Maybe I will marginally fit his shoes. I certainly will try.”
Gibert has been with SuperTalk Mississippi Network since 2020, when the outlet asked him to guest host for longtime talk show icon J.T. Williamson.
As Williamson battled lymphoma, Gibert increasingly filled in. After Williamson’s death in July of 2021, Gibert was invited to become a full-time host. He now hosts a midday program from 10 am to 1 pm.
Keith Olbermann: Let’s Run Fox News Reporter Out of the Industry After Question About Biden’s Age
Fox News correspondent Lucas Tomlinson faced criticism on Sunday after citing a question he asked President Joe Biden as evidence that the president encounters questions about his age amid a pursuit for re-election. Keith Olbermann wants to push the reporter out of the industry altogether.
In January 2021, Biden made history by becoming the oldest person ever elected President of the United States, at 78. If he wins re-election next year, he will complete his second term and leave the White House at 86.
While the question is ideal, podcaster Keith Olbermann is one of the news media members to go after Tomlinson for leaving out the context in his tweet. The former MSNBC host called out the correspondent for fabricating the scenario of the question that Biden responded to.
“This is the first story made up by (Fox News) in nearly four days,” Olbermann wrote on X.
“(Lucas Tomlinson) is quoting himself here. He also reported ‘Biden was being questioned about his age’ when he was the only one who asked. Lucas is not a professional and not honest. Let’s run him out of the industry.”
Bill Spadea, New Jersey 101.5 Partner for New Podcast
“This partnership is the next step in the great success of our morning show, which has seen ratings skyrocket in recent years.”
Bill Spadea and New Jersey 101.5 have partnered for a new podcast centered on the Garden State.
New Jersey 101.5 presents Common Ground with Bill Spadea will feature live, on-location episodes from New Jersey towns, landmarks, and businesses.
“This partnership is the next step in the great success of our morning show, which has seen ratings skyrocket in recent years,” said Spadea. “We’re excited to be bringing multiple remote podcasts to our audience every month and look forward to seeing everyone on the trail!”
“Bill is a valued member of our NJ 101.5 family and this partnership allows us to expand our relationship. Our sponsors and audience will have an opportunity to meet Bill in unique locations around the state as Bill discusses topics that matter.”