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Melanie Ricks: 101.7 The Truth Isn’t Just ‘Black Talk Radio’, It’s ‘Radio for Everybody’

“I want Nothin’ But the Truth to be about making everyone feel comfortable no matter where they come from.”

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Good Karma Brands just added two new shows to the 101.7 The Truth lineup in Milwaukee. One of those shows is hosted by Melanie Ricks, who has served as the in-game host for Bucks games. She sat down recently with Stephanie Brown of WTMJ-TV to talk about the goals for her show, Nuthin’ But the Truth.

“I want Nothin’ But the Truth to be about making everyone feel comfortable no matter where they come from,” Ricks said.

Melanie Ricks is 31 years old. She says it is actually a great age to be hosting a talk radio show. Being a younger host makes her accessible to a variety of audiences.

“I am a millennial. My mom is Gen X, and I feel like us millennials are such a good way to bridge the gap between Gen X and Gen Z,” she said. “The reason why is that a lot of the Gen X values, as far as traditions go, we grew up with those as well. But the world has changed so much during us millennials’ lifetime that I think we are a bit of the past with the present and with a taste of the future.”

She added that despite the station’s overall goal of serving the Black population of Milwaukee, her show can have broad appeal.

“Although we are black talk radio, I think we are radio for everybody.”

Nuthin’ But the Truth airs weekdays at noon.

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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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