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Jimmy Steele Leaves Program Director Role at News/Talk WXQW

Steele has been at WXQW since 2017 while also serving as the Director of CHR WABD-FM.

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The program director for News/Talk WXQW in Mobile, AL, Jimmy Steele, will be leaving the radio station and heading to Indianapolis to become the Program Director for contemporary hit radio station WZPL-FM, effective Monday, April 18.

Steele has been at WXQW since 2017 while also serving as the Director of CHR WABD-FM. Despite being at a news talk station, Steele has a lot of history working at contemporary hit radio stations.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Cumulus Indianapolis family and to work alongside the highly committed and talented team at 99.5 ZPL,” Steele said in a statement. “Thank you to Boomer, Chuck Fredrick, Doug Hamand, Louie Diaz and John Dimick for the amazing opportunity.”

Before joining the Cumulus media stations, Steele spent time at contemporary hit radio stations Nashville, Buffalo, and Madison. He also served as the Operations Manager posts for iHeartMedia in Ocean City, Columbus, and San Diego.

“There was huge interest in this position, and I spoke with a number of qualified programmers, but Jimmy stood out from the start. His programming portfolio of experience is loaded with wins and a successful history of working with top-tier talent across the country,” Cumulus Indianapolis Operations Manager Christopher “Boomer” Layfield said.

“His reverence for ZPL’s iconic standing in the market, combined with his passion for making great radio and his distinct vision of how to elevate and amplify the ZPL brand on-air, online, in the community, and across social media, make him the ideal choice to become our next Program Director.”

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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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