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Steve Bannon Convicted on Two Counts of Contempt of Congress

A jury returned the verdict on Friday that will see Bannon face a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of two years in prison.

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The former senior adviser to Donald Trump and founding member of the board of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon, was convicted on two counts of contempt of Congress.

A jury returned the verdict on Friday that will see Bannon face a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of two years in prison. Last November, the former Trump aide was charged with two counts of contempt of Congress. 

Bannon had refused to comply with a subpoena issued by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. According to CNN, federal prosecutor Molly Gaston slammed Bannon’s actions in the closing remarks. 

“His belief that he had an excuse not to comply does not matter, that is not a defense to contempt,” Gaston said.

Furthermore, Evan Corcoran, Bannon’s attorney, tried to condemn the trial on politics but was met with constant objections from the prosecution.

“We come to our political views honestly … no one should … face a criminal prosecution … based on politics,” he said.

Bannon now hosts “Bannon’s War Room” since his exit from the Trump administration and positions from Breitbart News.

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Podcast Listening Reaches New Heights in Latest Edison Research Report

“Today’s insights, alongside industry metrics, are valuable tools for anyone looking connect with their audiences more effectively.”

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Edison Research has released the findings of a new Podcast Consumer report, and the findings show the medium continues to grow.

According to the findings presented by Edison Research Vice President Megan Lazovick shared that 67% of 12+ respondents had claimed they had ever listened to a podcast, while 47% of the same respondents said they are monthly podcast listeners, and 34% are weekly users.

In 2014, 2% of all time spent listening to audio by respondents 13+ was with podcasts. In 2024, that figure is now up to 11%. Currently, 23% of weekly podcast listeners say they spend 10 hours or more listening to podcasts per week.

59% of respondents in the 12-34 demographic say they are monthly listeners, with 55% in the 35-54 demo and 27% in the 55+ demo claiming to be monthly listeners.

“Every element in this report has been chosen with a single goal in mind: to support and advance the podcast industry. Because great content, and the creators behind it, need to be supported,” said Lazovick. “Today’s insights, alongside industry metrics, are valuable tools for anyone looking connect with their audiences more effectively.”

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Fox News Continues to Lead Cable News in Several Digital Metrics

Fox News led news networks in social media interactions with 24.8 million. That, according to Emplifi, marks the 116th consecutive month the network has been on top.

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For the 38th consecutive month, Fox News Digital finished April as the leader in multiplatform minutes.

During the month, the network saw 3 billion multiplatform minutes, 1.5 billion multiplatform views, and 105 million unique visitors, according to Comscore. The 105 million unique visitors figure is a growth of 2% compared to the same month last year.

An additional 5.6 million users utilized the Fox News app during the month.

The New York Times eclipsed the cable news giant in total multi-platform views with 1.55 billion, which represented a 28% jump in year-over-year results.

Fox News led news networks in social media interactions with 24.8 million. That, according to Emplifi, marks the 116th consecutive month the network has been on top. Its Facebook interactions were up 37% month-over-month, which also garnering more than 161 million view views on YouTube.

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Podcast Radio Expands to Alpha Media in Missouri

“While we are launching on one station in two Missouri markets, our goal is to expand the format to our other two Missouri markets.”

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The Podcast Radio brand is expanding to a pair of Alpha Media stations in Missouri.

On Monday, May 27th, KREI-AM in Farmington will debut the format. KWIX AM/FM in Moberly will launch the format on June 17th.

The format uses podcast clips and interviews with podcasters from across the globe with localized imaging and branding to create a unique format.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Alpha,” said Podcast Radio CEO Gerry Edwards. “The team has been great to work with in the build-up to launch. We cannot wait to hear more Missouri-based podcasters on these stations.”

“We are excited to expand Podcast Radio’s presence into Missouri with Alpha Media,” added Gary Krantz, CEO of Krantz Media Group — who oversees the syndication of the brand. “Together, we’re creating a new gateway for listeners to discover and enjoy the best in podcast content through the familiar and trusted medium of radio.”

The Podcast Radio format will be featured across dayparts on the two stations. It will primarily be the morning shows in both markets.

“We’re excited to partner with Podcast Radio to bring this innovative format to our listeners in Missouri. This partnership underscores our commitment to delivering fresh, engaging content that resonates with our communities,” said Alpha Media Executive Vice President of Content Phil Becker. “While we are launching on one station in two Missouri markets, our goal is to expand the format to our other two Missouri markets.”

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