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Today, Explained Tabs Miranda Kennedy As New Executive Producer

Miranda Kennedy will be starting her new position at Vox Media on May 30th, after spending more than 15 years at NPR.

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Miranda Kennedy has been appointed as the Executive Producer of Today, Explained, Vox Media’s flagship daily news podcast.

In this role, Kennedy will be leading the editorial team and collaborating with hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King, as well as senior leadership, to enhance the show’s achievements and develop strategies for extensive news coverage.

Vox Media expressed confidence in Kennedy’s abilities to drive the show’s growth and achieve ambitious goals.

“Miranda is an experienced leader with a track record of excellence in audio journalism, and we could not be more excited to have her at Vox,” said Katherine Well, Executive Director for Audio at Vox. “We look forward to partnering with her on Today, Explained as we continue the show’s mission of explaining the news to audiences across the country,” she said in the announcement. 

Miranda Kennedy will be starting her new position at Vox Media on May 30th, after spending more than 15 years at NPR, where she served as a reporter, editor, and supervisor. In her most recent role as Supervising Senior Editor at Morning Edition and Up First, Kennedy led the editorial direction of the two-hour broadcast show and daily news podcast.

She was instrumental in the launch of Up First, where she helped shape the podcast’s sound, style, and format. Kennedy also oversaw the relaunch of NPR’s daily newsletter under the Up First brand and established the digital strategy for the shows.

According to Podcast News Daily, during her tenure at NPR, Kennedy reported on the war in Afghanistan and covered topics related to culture and economics across South Asia for NPR and American Public Media’s Marketplace.

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KRLD Adds Weekend Show From Longtime Texas Country Reporter Hosts

On the Road with Kelli & Bob — will begin on the Audacy-owned all-new station on Sunday, June 2nd.

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Bob and Kelli Phillips have hosted Texas Country Reporter for decades before hosting their final show Sunday. Now, they’ll take a new show and podcast to KRLD in Dallas.

The new Texas lifestyle and storytelling program — On the Road with Kelli & Bob — will begin on the Audacy-owned all-new station on Sunday, June 2nd, and will be heard from 2-3 PM. The show will also be available throughout the state and a podcast of the program will be available on the Audacy app.

“We’ve been telling stories across Texas for almost 50 years and did not know how other people from other states would embrace us calling in and asking to tell their stories,” Bob Phillips told the Houston Chronicle. “While doing so, we have had a great response and have heard a common thread among everyone we talk to. When we approach them, we say we like to tell positive, uplifting stories about people doing great things — and what we hear the most is ‘Good, we need more of that in the world.’”

The husband and wife duo sold their long-running Texas Country Reporter show in December 2021, and stayed on until a new host was found. J.B. Sauceda will host the newest season of the program, the 53rd in its history, when the program resumes in September.

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Erick Erickson: ‘I’m Okay With Being the Object of Scorn From Morons’

“I have become the object of scorn for some on the right…”

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Erick Erickson has never been shy about his original disdain for former President Donald Trump. And while he is often mocked for his views on the cult-like figure, he’s comfortable in his stance.

In a post on social media, Erick Erickson argued that his place in the conservative media landscape isn’t affected by his beliefs or views, despite the pushback from those both in media and in politics.

“I have become the object of scorn for some on the right who think we are in a post-constitutional order in need of a dictatorship to bend the nation in our direction,” Erickson wrote. “I’m okay with being the object of scorn from morons.”

In an era in news/talk radio that has seen many hosts rise in prominence for their support of former President Trump, Erickson has taken the opposite approach and has found as much or more success than others in the genre. His nationally syndicated program, which originates from 95.5 WSB in Atlanta, is now heard on dozens of stations across the nation.

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Sebastian Gorka to Report on Trump Trial During The Mike Gallagher Show

On Tuesday morning, Gorka was joined by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in a show of support for the former President.

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As the trial against former President Donald Trump (R) continues, Salem Radio Network host Dr. Sebastian Gorka is in New York to report on the happenings during The Mike Gallagher Show.

On Tuesday morning, Gorka was joined by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in a show of support for the former President.

Sebastian Gorka served in the Trump White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Strategist. However, he departed the White House after seven months a week after Steve Bannon exited.

Gorka — who has called the proceedings against the former President a “kangaroo court” — will report on the latest events of the trial during the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher Show, which like Gorka’s America First program, airs on the Salem Radio Network.

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