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Talk Radio 102.3 FM Tabs Jed Mescon, Jim Reynolds for Mornings

Mescon was named Program Director of both Talk Radio 102.3 FM (WGOW/FM) and News Radio 1150 WGOW-AM in August.

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Chattanooga’s Talk Radio 102.3 FM is pairing Jed Mescon and Jim Reynolds for Jed and JR Mornings on the Cumulus-owned station.

Mescon was named Program Director of both Talk Radio 102.3 FM (WGOW/FM) and News Radio 1150 WGOW-AM in August. He previously spent 28 years in local television in the market.

“I spent 28 years waking up at 2:45 am to bring the news to Chattanooga. This brings me back to my roots, doing both news and co-hosting mornings from 6-9 am on WGOW Talk Radio 102.3,” Mescon said.

 Reynolds remains on the morning show. The Tennessee Radio Hall of Famer has been a legend in the Chattanooga market, serving as the radio play-by-play voice of the UT-Chattanooga Mocs football and basketball teams since 1980.

“Jed and JR are among the most recognizable and trusted talents in the market. The combination of their energy, enthusiasm, and positivity is perfectly suited for morning drive,” Cumulus Chattanooga Operations Manager Scott Chase said.

Jed and JR Mornings will air from 6-9 AM. The station has added Brad Griese as the show’s producer and contributor. He’ll now also host a one-hour show following the morning program.

Brian Joyce Unfiltered will be heard on the station from 10 AM-12 PM.

“Brian Joyce has a lot to say, and this new time slot gives him the opportunity to dig into the issues that the community is talking about,”  Chase added.

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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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