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Bill Cunningham: Media Only Continued to Cover Ohio Train Disaster Due to NewsNation Reporter’s Arrest

“Early on, Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) said it was a bad look.”

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Reverberations are still being felt after Ohio Sheriff’s deputies arrested NewsNation reporter Evan Lambert during a press conference after the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. 700 WLW host Bill Cunningham wonders if the arrest kept reporters in the area.

During a discussion on his radio show with NewsNation’s Chris Cuomo, Cunningham pondered if the incident — which was captured by the network’s cameras — was cause for other networks like CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC to remain in the Ohio village as the story was beginning to run its course.

“Evan Lambert was the reporter that was hogtied, he was chicken-winged by the Ohio Sheriff’s deputies,” Cunningham said. “Early on, Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) said it was a bad look. Do you think if Evan Lambert’s situation had not transpired that the media would have even spent the time it spent on East Palestine? Wasn’t Evan Lambert a part of that? That the media would want to cover it itself after that occurred?”

Cuomo said the media is “as self-possessed as any other industry”, so Lambert’s arrest certainly continued the coverage in the train derailment. He added the media is a “pack animal” and when one network sees a story it can cover, others will follow suit, as evidenced in the Alex Murdaugh murder trial.

Cunningham was vocally outspoken over Lambert’s February arrest, saying that if the encounter hadn’t been recorded, it was likely Lambert would have spent several days in jail awaiting a trial.

“What happens in small-town Ohio, small counties is significantly different than what happens in Chicago, Philadelphia, (or) New York City,” Cunningham said at the time. “Because these prosecutors and these sheriffs run the place, and what they say goes. If NewsNation wasn’t on this thing, Evan would still be locked up and I don’t easily say the charges are going to be dismissed.”

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Mark Kaye Launching New Podcast and Video Simulcast

Mark Kaye Saves the Republic will launch from the Republican National Convention next week in Milwaukee.

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Former nationally syndicated radio host Mark Kaye has announced a new podcast and video simulcast project that is set to debut on Monday, July 15th.

Mark Kaye Saves the Republic will launch from the Republican National Convention next week in Milwaukee.

It is the first project from the former radio host since he departed Cox Media Group as a nationally syndicated host in the 12-3 PM ET timeslot as the company’s replacement for Rush Limbaugh. His program originated from 104.5 WOKV in Jacksonville before he exited the post in February of this year. He was replaced on most stations by The Erick Erickson Show, which originates from sister station 95.5 WSB in Atlanta.

In addition to an audio podcast, the program will also feature a video simulcast on YouTube. Currently, Kaye has more than 33,000 subscribers on his channel.

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Megyn Kelly, David Webb Hosting SiriusXM Shows From Milwaukee During Republican National Convention

The Megyn Kelly Show — which airs on SiriusXM’s Triumph channel — will be live from Fiserv Forum on both Wednesday and Thursday next week for the convention.

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SiriusXM has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming Republican National Convention, which includes Megyn Kelly and David Webb being on-location in Milwaukee.

The Megyn Kelly Show — which airs on SiriusXM’s Triumph channel — will be live from Fiserv Forum on both Wednesday and Thursday next week for the convention.

Meanwhile, David Webb will take his program — heard on SiriusXM Patriot — to Milwaukee for the duration of the Republican National Convention. He has already secured interviews with former President Trump’s son Eric, and Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS).

Additionally, Stacy Washington will anchor evening broadcasts for SiriusXM Patriot from the convention floor in Milwaukee.

Julie Mason will lead evening coverage for P.O.T.U.S. for the satellite broadcaster. She’ll host a special program at 8 PM ET on Monday with live interviews from Media Row. Steve Scully will provide coverage for the channel from its Washington D.C. studios.

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710 KNUS Host Randy Corporan Exits

He added that since announcing his exit, he has been contacted by “truly conservative outlets” to continue his program, but said he won’t begin a new show until after the 2024 election.

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After more than a decade, 710 KNUS weekend host Randy Corporan has hosted his last show for the Denver news/talk station.

According to the host, Salem Media Group informed him it would not be renewing his contract late last month.

Corporan told CompleteColorado.com that after the death of his wife in June of last year, he considered ending the show. However, he persisted, commuting an hour and a half one way to continue the show.

He added that since announcing his exit, he has been contacted by “truly conservative outlets” to continue his program, but said he won’t begin a new show until after the 2024 election.

“I want to get the start of my new life going and sort myself out,” he said. “And I want to take care of some personal problems that need to be dealt with.”

Randy Corporan is listed as one of the defendants — along with Salem Media Group, parent company to 710 KNUS — in a defamation lawsuit brought forth by Dominion Voting Systems over what the election machine company calls “false claims of fraud in the 2020 election.”

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