WMAL’s Vince Coglianese said Friday that the media coverage of a Nevada politician murdering a local journalist has been politicized.
According to Forbes, Clark County Administrator Robert Telles allegedly stabbed to death Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German. Authorities believe German’s reporting on several scandals in Telles’ office may have prompted the fatal stabbing.
“Most of the coverage of this does not include mention of the party affiliation of the attacker,” noted Coglianese. “The only reason why I am even harping on this is because you understand how this is framed and would be framed in the event that this could be tied to the politics of someone who may be conservative.”
Coglianese suggested that if the assailant was tied to the Republican party, the lead story would include the party affiliation.
“Instead, here what we get is censorship,” said Coglianese. “We get fewer details, opacity, and it goes further than that. Reporters this week, including in Nevada, are attempting to not connect this to politics as it relates to this guy’s political party. They are attempting to blame Donald Trump.”
Coglianese said it’s hard to believe that there’s a Trump connection given the public details that have emerged thus far.
“What in the world would Trump have to do with this?” Coglianese said. “When in the world has Trump ever advocated for violence against journalists?”
You can hear the “Vince Coglianese Show” on weekdays from 3-6 p.m. on 105.9 FM WMAL in Washington D.C.
Ryan Hedrick works for WIBC in Indianapolis as a Morning News Anchor/Digital Content Producer. Prior to moving to Indy, he served as Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. His career also includes stints at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA, Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and WIBW-AM in Topeka KS where he earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.
770 KTTH Alters Daily Lineup, Adds Guy Benson and Jimmy Failla
“We are thrilled to be deepening our relationship with KTTH and its legions of loyal, informed listeners in greater Seattle.”
770 KTTH has announced it is altering its daily lineup when the new year begins, and is adding programs from Fox News Radio.
The station is removing the Salem Radio Network syndicated program from Michael Medved in middays in exchange for The Guy Benson Show from Fox News Radio. Additionally, the station will now air Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla in overnights from 12-3 AM.
“We’re incredibly excited to add Guy Benson’s fresh conservative perspective to our primetime lineup,” said KTTH Program Director Jason Antebi. “Guy’s political acumen, ability to break down complex issues in ways making it easy to follow, and his pulse on what’s happening from Washington state to Washington DC will be a huge asset for the KTTH audience.”
“We are thrilled to be deepening our relationship with KTTH and its legions of loyal, informed listeners in greater Seattle,” added Benson.
With the alterations, the station’s lineup now consists of:
6-9 AM: Bryan Suits
9 AM-12 PM: Dan Bongino
12-3 PM: Guy Benson
3-7 PM: Jason Rantz
7-8 PM: Ben Shapiro
8-9 PM: Michael Knowles
9 PM-12 AM: Mark Levin
12-3 AM: Jimmy Failla
Nick Kayal: We Have to Promote App Heavily Due to Future of AM Radio Concerns
“Maybe one day, hopefully long after I’m dead and gone and made enough money to retire in this career, maybe AM Radio really is gone, and it all is app-based. And that’s why we push it so much.”
The AM for Every Vehicle Act faced opposition in the Senate this week, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) standing in the way of its unanimous passage. 1210 WPHT morning host Nick Kayal has shared that the station will continue to heavily push users to download the Audacy app until the concerns about AM Radio’s future are resolved.
“Mandating that all cars have AM radio is antithetical to any notion of limited government,” said Paul on the floor of the U.S. Senate earlier this week. “The debate over free speech, as listed in the First Amendment, is that government shall pass no law. It has nothing to do with forcing your manufacturer to have AM radio. This legislation attempts to insert Congress’s judgment into a question best decided by American consumers.”
During Kayal and Company, the Philadelphia-based host argued that his current career is in the hands of automakers and the government with the AM For Every Vehicle Act in limbo. He angled for the inclusion of the band and the passage of the bill, before noting that the station is essentially forced to push the Audacy app on listeners due to concerns about the future of AM radio.
“You talk about TV, you talk about satellite radio, you talk about podcasts, and we were told all of these things would be the thing that puts the final nail in the coffin for terrestrial radio as we know it. And it’s not true,” said Nick Kayal. “It’s the car companies and the government that have the most power to actually impact what the three of us do for a living, and what you out there in ‘Radioland’ listen to.”
Kayal continued by noting the company’s app is a bulletproof way to ensure listeners can still get the content they seek.
“Which is why I think, to some extent, is one of the reasons why (1210 WPHT Program Director) Greg Stocker is always begging for you to download the app and subscribe to it as if they yanked the radio out of your car with the new computerized stuff that we see in these awesome vehicles today. You can still download the app and listen with your Bluetooth in your car.
“That’s one of the big reasons why we push the Audacy app. Because maybe one day, hopefully long after I’m dead and gone and made enough money to retire in this career, maybe AM Radio really is gone, and it all is app-based. And that’s why we push it so much.”
Sean Hannity: I’d Rather Do Anything Else Than Give a Speech on a College Campus
“I admire some of the younger conservatives coming up that, they’re still willing to go there and talk to these kids at college campuses. They don’t even let them speak half the time and I’m like, ‘Who needs that aggravation?'”
Sean Hannity has long been a force in conservative media, but there is one frontier he’s just not interested in exploring.
While discussing the recent comments from prominent college presidents who refused to say that calling for the eradication of Jewish students went against their university’s code of conduct, Hannity claimed he has no interest in speaking on college campuses the way Charlie Kirk, Tomi Lahren, Riley Gaines, and other conservative media figures do.
“I admire some of the younger conservatives coming up that, they’re still willing to go there and talk to these kids at college campuses,” The Sean Hannity Show host said. “They don’t even let them speak half the time and I’m like, ‘Who needs that aggravation?’
“I’ve been invited by many, many colleges to speak and I’m like, ‘No thanks. I got better things to do. I think I have to clean my toilets about that time’,” Hannity revealed. “‘I think I’ll go pick up Linda’s fat cat. I’ll clean out her kitty litter box. I’m not going to be able to make that one.’ I’d rather rake the leaves, which I hate.”