760 WJR has announced new additions to its weekday lineup, with changes coming in both mornings and late afternoons.
Lloyd Jackson and Jamie Edmonds have joined the JR Mornings show alongside Guy Gordon. Gordon began hosting the daypart earlier this year after Paul W. Smith shifted to early afternoons after hosting mornings since 1996.
Jackson has covered Detroit politics and hosted several radio programs in his more than 35 years in broadcasting. Meanwhile, Edmonds joined 760 WJR in 2021 as co-host of The Sportsbook which aired on Monday evenings.
Additionally, the station has announced Renee Vitale is joining the early morning First Thing with Mike Parsons show — which airs from 5-6 AM — and will also work as the morning traffic and weather reporter.
In late afternoons, the station has enlisted former Detroit Lions star Lomas Brown and Sean Baligian to host Sportswrap with Lomas Brown and Sean Baligian. That program will air daily from 6-7 PM. The show will dissect the greater Detroit sports scene, including a focus on the NFL’s Detroit Lions, NBA’s Detroit Pistons, NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, and MLB’s Detroit Tigers.
“I am pleased that Jamie, Lloyd, Lomas, and Renee have agreed to be part of WJR’s great new lineup. They all bring a tremendous amount of experience to WJR, and our listeners are going to enjoy their contributions to this great radio station,” said WJR Program Director Ann Thomas.
“JR Morning with Guy, Lloyd and Jamie plus SportsWrap with Lomas Brown and Sean Baligian as bookends to our current big-name local daily shows on WJR has given ‘The Great Voice of The Great Lakes’ more prime time firepower than at any time in the past 20 years!”, added Cumulus Media Regional Vice President and Market Manager Steve Finateri.
Mark Levin: Joe Scarborough Is A ‘Chameleon’ That Fails At Everything He Does
“He’s one of these disaffected Republicans who failed in Congress.”
Mark Levin slammed Joe Scarborough after the MSNBC host issued a doomsday reality should former president Donald Trump get re-elected in 2024.
Scarborough analyzed Trump’s vengeful motivators and drew a comparison between his politics and fascism.
Furthermore, he wound up taking the conversation up a notch by saying the media cannot treat Trump like a typical political candidate because “[Trump] is running to end American democracy as we know it.”
Nonetheless, Levin went after the Morning Joe host during his Tuesday appearance on Sid & Friends in the Morning, labeling him a failure.
“Scarborough is what he’s always been,” Levin told host Sid Rosenberg. “He’s a chameleon. He’s one of these disaffected Republicans who failed in Congress, failed on radio, failed on Fox, and then he winds up on this MSNBC, which has an audience of basically sonograms and airport radar. That’s pretty much where he is.”
Rosenberg laughed out loud as Levin made his comments.
“Comcast should have pulled his ticket a long time ago,” Levin concluded.
Fox News Audio to Debut New Podcast Hosted by Benjamin Hall
Searching for Heroes with Benjamin Hall will debut on Monday, December 4th.
Fox News Audio is set to release a new podcast series hosted by Benjamin Hall early next month.
Searching for Heroes with Benjamin Hall will debut on Monday, December 4th. According to the network, the podcast “will highlight inspiring stories of community and compassion, while providing a voice to America’s unsung heroes.” After the initial debut, episodes will be released every Sunday at 3 PM ET.
Hall was injured in March 2022 while covering the war in Ukraine. The car Hall was riding in was struck by a projectile, killing colleagues Pierre Zakrzewski and Oleksandra Kuvshynova.
The first episode of the new podcast will feature a retrospective about the attack, the injuries he sustained while covering the war, and the efforts it took to return to work after suffering the injuries.
Benjamin Hall recently returned to Ukraine for the first time since the attack. He interviewed President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his stay, which aired on November 21st.
News Media Well Represented on Apple’s Most Popular Podcasts Rankings
Both radio and digital news media companies fared well in the Top Free Channels category.
Apple Podcasts has released its rankings for the most popular podcasts in several categories, with news media being well represented in the lists.
In the top overall podcasts of 2023, The Daily from The New York Times was listed as the second most popular podcast. Dateline NBC finished in third. An episode from The Daily — “The Fight Over Phonics” — was the third most shared podcast episode of the year.
Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra was the seventh most shared podcast of the year, according to Apple.
Both radio and digital news media companies fared well in the Top Free Channels category. iHeartPodcasts took the top spot, with The New York Times finishing third. ABC News was seventh, followed by The Daily Wire in eighth, and Cumulus Podcast Network taking 10th.
Apple Podcasts plans to release its Show of the Year on Tuesday, December 5th.