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Kevin Adell Launching Conservative Talk on Superstation 910 WFDF-AM in Detroit

“You take a look to see what’s available in the market and I saw a huge star-studded lineup. And it was available and no one was taking it.”

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Earlier this month, 910 WFDF-AM — billed as the Superstation — made sweeping programming changes to its previous urban/talk format. The station has since featured the national ESPN Radio feed, but that was never the long-term plan. Today, owner Kevin Adell is announcing first through Barrett News Media that a conservative talk format is coming to the 50,000-watt station.

The station’s new programming lineup will consist of a majority of the Premiere Networks conservative talk radio offerings. Fox News Rundown will get the day started at 5:00 AM. Justin Barclay will host a local morning show from 6:00-9:00 AM. Barclay currently hosts West Michigan Live for WOOD Radio in Grand Rapids. More can be learned by visiting the radio station’s new website here.

Following Barclay’s show will be:

9:00 AM-12:00 PM: The Glenn Beck Program
12:00-3:00 PM: The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show
3:00-6:00 PM: The Sean Hannity Show
6:00-9:00 PM: The Jesse Kelly Show
9:00-10:00 PM: Bill O’Reilly
10:00 PM:-1:00 AM: Our American Stories with Lee Habeeb
1:00-5:00 AM: The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano

Adell Media owner Kevin Adell told Barrett News Media the timing was right to make a move to conservative talk after 760 WJR made major changes to its lineup in June.

“June 22nd, WJR switched their format to an all-local format, getting rid of all the national shows and dropping ABC News at the top and bottom of the hour. So June 23rd, I came up with the ‘Aha!’ moment where I realized, as a broadcaster, you look to see what’s available in the market,” said Adell. “You take a look to see what’s available in the market and I saw a huge star-studded lineup. And it was available and no one was taking it. And so I reached out to everybody from Peter Tripi from Premiere, and by July 4th, it was all said and done. I had a skeleton program schedule with Premiere and Red Apple Media.”

As the race for the Republican Presidential nomination heats up, Adell added it’s the perfect time to join the conservative radio fray.

“The country has never been divided as much as it is now. And you know, I’m going to be right in the mix, bringing conservative talk radio to a top 10 market like Detroit. Michigan’s a swing state. And so, it played a lot into looking at ‘Is it the right time?’ In broadcasting, it’s always about timing.”

With a lineup that now features Glenn Beck, Clay Travis and Buck Sexton, and Sean Hannity in crucial dayparts, Kevin Adell sees a bright future for the Superstation.

“I look to eventually be a top 10 station in the market. These are national people that have a greater local audience. There’s 5 million in my DMA and so I look to be eventually a top 10 (station). I’ll probably start off at top 20, top 17, and then eventually a top 10. It’s the first time that WJR has had some real competition. They bill themselves as a sort of a talk radio station, and this is the first time since WXYT years ago that they’re going to have real competition.”

In the latest publicly available Nielsen ratings, Audacy all-news WWJ finished 10th with a 3.9 share, while WJR finished 17th with a 2.1 share in the 6+ demographic.

The changes at 910 AM Detroit’s News Talk Superstation take effect on Tuesday, September 5th.

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SuperTalk Mississippi News Adds On-Demand Audio to Spotify, Apple Podcasts

“I’m very proud of our news team and their ability to not only broadcast accurate news but deliver it to the masses in more ways than just the radio dial.”

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SuperTalk Mississippi News has announced listeners are now able to stay up to date with the latest audio from the network on platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Hourly newscasts will now be available on the platforms in addition to the plethora of available options from the statewide network.

SuperTalk Mississippi News now being available through both major podcast platforms is a testament to SuperTalk Mississippi Media’s commitment to keeping more and more listeners up to date with what’s going on across the state,” SuperTalk Mississippi Media President and CEO Kim Dillon said. “I’m very proud of our news team and their ability to not only broadcast accurate news but deliver it to the masses in more ways than just the radio dial.”

“While radio is still incredibly effective in delivering news and I don’t believe that’s ever going to change, we want to offer more ways for our listeners to have news at their fingertips,” added News Director J.T. Mitchell. “I am so thankful for the team’s willingness to adapt and thrive as we find more ways to reach Mississippians and keep them informed on a daily basis.”

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Former KCBS Host Narsai David Dies

David joined the station in the 1980s and hosted his show until July 4th, 2022 when he stepped away from the long-running weekend program.

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Longtime KCBS food and wine editor and host Narsai David has died. According to the Audacy-owned station, his health had deteriorated from a fall at his home last year. He was 87.

David joined the station in the 1980s and hosted his show until July 4th, 2022 when he stepped away from the long-running weekend program.

Before working at the news radio station, David operated a restaurant — named after himself — in the Bay Area. The eatery opened in 1970, and was frequented by celebrities like The Rolling Stones and the British Royal Family.

“Narsai had it all. He could deal with the upper echelons of society and he could deal with doofuses like me,” former KCBS anchor and reporter Mike Sugerman said. “We became fast friends. We really respected each other. And I enjoyed his cooking more than anything.”

According to the station, he is survived by his wife, Venus, and his son Daniel.

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Clay Travis: I’m Still Banned From CNN After 2017 Viral Interview

“And I still believe in the First Amendment and boobs.”

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CNN is at the forefront of the media conversation for a multitude of reasons. OutKick founder and nationally syndicated radio host Clay Travis says he won’t be appearing on the network anytime soon.

On Monday, CNN host Kasie Hunt ended an interview with former President Donald Trump’s national press secretary Karoline Leavitt after she continually denigrated Jake Tapper, who is set to moderate the first presidential debate alongside Dana Bash Thursday. The clip went viral, similar to a 2017 interaction Travis had on the network.

While speaking with Brooke Baldwin in a 2017 appearance on the cable network, Travis famously quipped “I’m a First Amendment absolutist. I believe in only two things completely: the First Amendment and boobs … two things that have never let me down in this entire country’s history.”

Baldwin subsequently ended that interview, and Travis claimed he has been barred from appearing on the network ever since.

“I got cut off like Karoline Leavitt and I am still banned from appearing on CNN, seven years later,” he said during The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show. “I’m banned from CNN and ESPN. I don’t think anyone else has that duo. And I still believe in the First Amendment and boobs.”

Travis was also critical of the network for its conduct Monday morning. In a post to X, Travis defended Leavitt’s criticism of Tapper.

“Why shouldn’t that be mentioned and discussed on air? It’s super relevant,” he wrote. (Hunt) made this a far bigger mess for your network by behaving like a petulant brat. Congrats.”

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