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Lars Larson Critical of Sidney Powell’s Comments

Larson’s comment came after Powell urged conservative voters to boycott the Senate run-off elections in Georgia, which will decide the balance of power in the legislature’s upper chamber.

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It’s not often that a conservative radio host openly criticizes another conservative who supports President Trump. But Lars Larson, host of The Lars Larson Show on KXL in Portland, Oregon, did just that Thursday night when he called President Trump lawyer and ally Sidney Powell “crazy”.  Larson’s comment came after Powell urged conservative voters to boycott the Senate run-off elections in Georgia, which will decide the balance of power in the legislature’s upper chamber.

“I very much admire Sidney Powell and the work she has done on behalf of the President on a clearly fraudulent election,” Larson said. “But boycotting the elections in Georgia until elections are deemed secure, is a step too far. It’s crazy… It effectively gift wraps the two senate races and the entire Senate to Democrats, as well.”

Larson’s guest, Rick Manning President of American’s For Limited Government, agreed.

“You are not wrong,” Manning said. “If there are systemic problems in voting systems, it’s not going to be fixed in three or four days. We won’t get to the bottom of this until November or March (elections) of 2022. Elector certification is going to be made in the next four days. There isn’t time to mess around with this. She (Powell) just needs to be quiet and let us win the elections in Georgia.”

Larson then offers Powell advice to what she should have said.

“If she had said, number one, we are going to lay the law down on ballot harvesting, and number two, we are going to allow observers in every voting site, that would have an effect. Boycotting the election does not accomplish anything.”

Manning adds that Powell “has been working so hard and is tired, that what sounded like a good idea to say at the time, is not such a good idea now”.

Larson’s and Manning’s criticism of Powell highlight a growing divide among conservatives over President Trump’s refusal to concede the election. Georgia Senatorial candidate David Perdue appeared to privately admit that President-Elect Joe Biden won the election, which caused the hashtag #Perduesaysbidenwon to become a trending topic nationally on Twitter Friday morning. Conversely, President Trump’s staunchest supporters, including many in conservative talk radio, believe the election is fraudulent and they do not consider Mr. Biden as the President-Elect.

The Senate run-off elections in Georgia are set to take place January 5, 2021.

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Ben Shapiro: Donald Trump Endorsing People Doesn’t Carry a Lot of Power

During his show on Wednesday, Shapiro said Trump may hold power over the Republican party but when it comes to local political races, there are other factors at play.

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Syndicated radio host and author Ben Shapiro suggested that an endorsement from former President Donald Trump is not the golden ticket it’s portrayed to be.

During his show on Wednesday, Shapiro said Trump may hold power over the Republican party but when it comes to local political races, there are other factors at play.

“So, there’s a difference between Donald Trump endorsing a person, which I don’t think has a lot of power. And Donald Trump is destroying people,” Shapiro said via Mediate.

“He (Trump) actually talked about how Brian Kemp was terrible and horrible and no good and very bad. And Brian Kemp won because he had earned the loyalty of the Republican voting base in Georgia, despite Trump’s anger at Brian Kemp.”

Shapiro concluded that “Trump does not have the sort of stranglehold the media thinks he has on the Republican Party.” 

Recently, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz is one Trump-endorsed candidate that has backed away from the former president.

An Axios analysis of Oz’s social media and campaign website uncovered that the Republican candidate is no longer lauding his Trump endorsement ahead of the midterm elections this fall.

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Longtime WIBC News Anchor Retires After Nearly 30 Years

Stan Lehr is calling it quits with his final day coming July 1.

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Longtime WIBC-FM news anchor Stan Lehr is calling it quits after nearly 30 years behind the microphone. The Indianapolis Star reports that Lehr’s last day will be July 1. 

WIBC is owned by Emmis Communications who last week announced a move to sell its Indianapolis radio properties to Maryland-based Radio One. Lehr’s retirement reportedly had nothing to do with the news of the impending sale. 

“This will bring to an end a long chapter in the station’s history,” WIBC News Director Chris Davis wrote in his email. “His reputation as a stickler has been widely-known in the industry for decades.” 

Davis described Lehr as a “stickler” who never wanted recognition for his work. 

“Instead, he made it clear to all who work or have worked with him that strong writing, accuracy, and excellence in delivery are the best ways to serve the listeners,” added Davis. 

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WWL, FEMA Unveiling New Emergency Broadcast Studio

The news conference will occur at 9 a.m. CT, leading to official remarks, Q&A, a tour of the facility, and a live demonstration at the WWL PEP station emergency studio. 

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FEMA and Audacy’s WWL-AM/FM will present the unveiling of an all-hazards upgrade to the “Primary Entry Point” facility on June 28th. 

The news conference will occur at 9 a.m. CT, leading to official remarks, Q&A, a tour of the facility, and a live demonstration at the WWL PEP station emergency studio. 

Some of the speakers at the event will include Erik Hooks, Deputy Administrator, FEMA, and Kevin Cassidy, Senior Vice-President, Market Manager, Audacy-WWL. 

“The modernization to the emergency studio increases WWL’s resiliency to continue broadcasting under all conditions, including natural disasters and acts of terrorism,” the statement said which Barrett News Media obtained. “This facility is one of 77 across the country that serve as a National Public Warning System Primary Entry Point (PEP) station, participating with FEMA to provide emergency alert and warning information to the public before, during and after incidents and disasters.”

“WWL is the 15th radio station in the country to work with FEMA to complete the all-hazards upgrade, which includes increased sheltering capabilities, expanded broadcast capacity, and sustainable power generation for all types of hazardous events.”

Anyone attending the event will arrive at check-in 15 minutes before the press conference starts.

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