KIRO (Newsradio 97.3 FM)/Seattle launches the “Fallen Officer Memorial Fund,” which will be part of an online auction benefitting the families of the two uniformed officers killed in the line of duty in Washington State.
The online auction began at noon (PT) on Tuesday, April 5, and concludes at 6 pm (PT) on Friday, April 8, and will be distributed to the families of Deputy Sheriff Dominique Calata of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Officer Dan Rocha of the Everett Police Department.
Funds for the fallen officer’s families were put together by Tacoma-Pierce County CrimeStoppers and Victim Support Services, Coastal Community Bank, respectively.
“One of our company’s core values is to ‘lift, inspire and help others.’ I cannot think of a more meaningful way to use our voice and resources than to help the families of these officers,” Bonneville Seattle SVP and Market Manager Cathy Cangiano said in a statement.
“Our afternoon host, John Curley, initiated the idea, and the natural progression of heart-felt support from the rest of the KIRO Newsradio staff has been a source of great pride for us all at Bonneville Seattle.”
Those bidding in the online auction will have an opportunity to win Seahawks and Mariners suite tickets, Kraken tickets and lunch with Kraken CEO Tod Leiweke, dinner at El Gaucho with a visit from John Curley, a virtual golf experience at Five Iron Golf with Dori Monson, a round of golf for two at Chamber’s Bay.
Other prizes that bidders can win are a Seattle Morning News Experience, lunch delivered by Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin, a VIP Paul McCartney Concert experience, Mariners All-Star Club tickets with a visit from Jack Stine, a Bellevue Collection “Date Night” package, and a Truce Spa package.
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.”