When Cory Hepola left WCCO, it was to make a push for the governor’s seat in Minnesota as a third-party option. However, despite giving up his job at the radio station for this venture, Hepola won’t be filing the paperwork to run for governor.
Hepola was running as a member of the new Forward Party of Minnesota and announced his decision on Twitter, saying “the polarization driven by the Democratic and Republican parties” will make it “unlikely” for a third-party candidate to crack through in this year’s elections.
“We need a strong 3rd party in Minnesota to represent the majority in the middle; this choice will uplift the entire political conversation, forcing our two-major parties to focus on the issues and compromise. Unfortunately, right now, that doesn’t exist,” Hepola said.
“I will continue to promote and build support for the bold, new ideas on which my campaign was built and to create the political vehicle that can transform proposals to policy.”
Hepola started at WCCO in 2019, hosting the 9 a.m. to noon slot before deciding to leave the station in an attempt to run for governor.
Dan Cochell Named Program Director of KRDO in Colorado Springs
Cochell has been hosting afternoons on the news/talk station since 2021.
KRDO in Colorado Springs has named afternoon news anchor Dan Cochell as its new Program Director.
Cochell has been hosting afternoons on the news/talk station since 2021. He previously worked on the station’s morning show from 2005-2012. Additionally, Dan Cochell served as the Vice President and Operations Manager of Real Radio 1580 in the Colorado Springs market in the early 2010s.
In a post to social media, Cochell announced his new role, and his excitement for the new challenge.
“Looking forward to my new role as Program Director with KRDO News Radio,” Cochell wrote. “Listen for my voice work on KRDO 13 TV as well.”
He rejoined the Colorado Springs news/talk station in 2021 to host afternoons after spending just over two years as a news anchor at 850 KOA in Denver.
Eric Von Haessler: ‘It’s Over’ for 24-Hour News Channels
“It’s over, but they just don’t know it’s over.”
24-hour news channels have been around for decades. But with the advent of social media and digital platforms, 95.5 WSB afternoon host Eric Von Haessler believes the outlets have become obsolete.
While discussing the 2024 election and cable news on The Von Haessler Doctrine Thursday, the Atlanta-based host shared his belief that the heyday of cable news has come to a close.
“I’ve been wondering this lately,” Von Haessler began. “With CNN’s numbers just so bad — all the 24-hour news channels, it’s over, but they just don’t know it’s over.”
He then half-jokingly, half-seriously questioned if those at CNN were actually hoping Donald Trump would win the upcoming 2024 election, despite their on-air personas featuring disdain for the former president.
“Do you think it’s possible that the people at CNN are secretly hoping for Trump to win? I mean, their ratings are, for them, through the roof,” Von Haessler said. “You get okay ratings just scaring people about Trump. But if Trump’s really there, he’s a real threat. I think, secretly, Anderson Cooper is going to vote for Donald Trump.”
WRVA Adds The Brian Kilmeade Show to Daily Lineup
It will replace The Glenn Beck Program in the station’s weekday lineup.
Brian Kilmeade is returning to Richmond. The Fox News host is bringing his nationally syndicated radio show to WRVA in the Virginia capital.
The Brian Kilmeade Show will be heard from 10 AM-Noon on the Audacy news/talk station. It will replace The Glenn Beck Program in the station’s weekday lineup.
In a video posted to social media, Kilmeade shared his excitement with the development.
“I’ve got some great news. I’m coming to you, and I’m excited because for 14 years we’ve been building this radio show,” said Kilmeade. “We are all thrilled here. The best is yet to come.”
Additionally, national news updates from Fox News will return to the station, replacing ABC News.
The Brian Kilmeade Show will make its debut on the station on Monday, March 4th. Kilmeade will also appear at the station’s Politics and Pints event on Wednesday, March 20th alongside John Reid, Jeff Katz, and Howard Gutman.