Connoisseur Media news/talk WFMD’s Ryan Hedrick, who serves as the morning host, will be adding to his plate of responsibilities. Hedrick is now the assistant program director for the radio station.
General Manager Mike Banks spotlighted Hedrick’s attitude while discussing the news, and it’s perhaps one of the reasons for the new role with WFMD.
“We are very proud of the efforts and impact that Ryan has had in our facility since his return to our Frederick stations,” Banks said in a release, per Radio Ink. “Ryan’s ‘can-do’ attitude and enthusiasm are contagious and highly valued in an intimate operation like ours.”
“Always willing to roll up his sleeves and do more, Ryan has delivered fresh ideas and initiatives to our company. We are happy to recognize those valued qualities and encourage continued growth in his role by adding the title of WFMD Assistant Program Director to his Morning News Express co-host role.”
Before joining WFMD, Hedrick hosted afternoons at Magnum Broadcasting talk WEEO Hagerstown-Chambersburg-Waynesboro, MD-PA. Furthermore, along with his radio station duties, he’s also a daily news writer for Barrett News Media.
Sean Hannity: Being a Debate Moderator ‘Harder Than You Think’
“It is harder than you think, the amount of work, research, fact-checking that goes on behind the scenes.”
Last week, Fox News host Sean Hannity moderated a made-for-TV debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA). He took to his radio show to discuss the fallout from the event.
On The Sean Hannity Show Friday, the longtime syndicated radio host said the role of debate moderator wasn’t as easy as critics believe.
“It is harder than you think,” Hannity said, “the amount of work, research, fact-checking that goes on behind the scenes. I’ve been working hard on this for a couple of weeks. We got every single fact right as a basis to every question.”
Some pundits questioned Hannity’s political bias against Newsom during the debate. However, the Fox News host was unconcerned with the reaction to his performance.
“As far as the noise that is going on as far as people complaining? I don’t really care because I know the truth and I have evidence of the truth if need be. The funny thing was Gavin Newsom was fine with it,” claimed Hannity. “Here’s the challenge if you’re a moderator: if you put out a question and the candidate does not want to answer that question, they’re not going to.”
Hannity was insistent he did the best he could to stay out of the way and let the two governors debate each other rather than converse with and argue against the moderator.
Daily Wire Co-CEO on Ben Shapiro, Candace Owens Spat: We Won’t Always Agree
“We employ people [and] give them a platform to give their opinion.”
The Daily Wire co-founder Ben Shapiro and one of the platform’s big names, Candace Owens, were recently in a public feud.
It all began when Shapiro called Owens’ stance on the state of Israel “disgraceful” and “disreputable,” adding that she was attempting a “faux-sophistication” on the subject.
Co-CEO Jeremy Boreing, who wasn’t in the United States during the entire situation, appeared on The Megyn Kelly Show and was asked about the dispute.
“Yeah, I’ve been handling it by making a movie in Hungary for the last six months, which has been a great way for me personally to handle it,” Boreing jokingly said before taking a more serious tone. “We employ people [and] give them a platform to give their opinion. We’re not always going to agree with the opinions that they give.
“We empower them to be passionate with those opinions, and sometimes those passions are going to get turned in the wrong direction. And I think that in this particular case, you have two very articulate and passionate people in, Ben and Candace, whose conflict of visions on this issue spilled out into the public square, which is going to happen from time to time.
“I wish it hadn’t happened the way that it did, but it’s going to happen from time to time. And I think it just is sort of the territory when you decide to start a media company and give people broad freedom.”
WFNC Morning Host Jeff ‘Goldy’ Goldberg Retires
Jeff “Goldy” Goldberg has been a staple in the Fayetteville, NC market. However, after 18 years of hosting mornings at WFNC, Goldberg is calling it a career.
Goldberg signed off from Good Morning Fayetteville Friday morning.
“Since I announced my retirement a few weeks ago, the outpouring of love and the good wishes from not only my listeners here in Fayetteville, but my listeners in Washington D.C., has been overwhelming,” Goldberg told Fayetteville’s City View. “It has been a privilege and a joy to live out my dream for these last 45 years, and to have a second chapter like the one I’ve had here in Fayetteville exceeded my wildest dreams.”
Goldberg worked in both television and radio in Washington, D.C. before moving to the Cumulus-owned station in 2005.
“I am 80% excited and 20% nervous,” he surmised about his retirement.