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Dennis Glasgow Joins News Talk Station 104.7 WONK-FM

Glasgow had spent the past few years programming 99.9 The Fan in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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An accomplished sports radio programmer is making the move into News/Talk. Dennis Glasgow made the announcement on social media Wednesday, confirming that he had accepted an opportunity to program Washington D.C. news/talk station 104.7 WONK FM. 

Glasgow had spent the past few years programming 99.9 The Fan in Raleigh, North Carolina. His position was eliminated last year though during the pandemic. Prior to his tune in Raleigh, Glasgow programmed 1080 The Fan in Portland, and ESPN 980 in the nation’s capital.

“I know that it has been a very difficult year for many families, including ours,” Glasgow wrote. “But the good news is that I have a new gig (as of now) and will be working and living in Washington DC as Program Director for iHeartMedia at WONK FM.”

104.7 WONK FM first launched two years ago. At the time the iHeartmedia station billed itself as a “news and talk station serving thought leaders, influencers and stakeholders inside the Washington D.C. beltway.”

The challenge awaiting Glasgow is a big one. DC is a market that has been dominated by Hubbard’s all-news station WTOP which registered a 9.2 share in the last Nielsen ratings book. Cumulus news talker 105.9 WMAL has also been a healthy format competitor in the market.

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Ken Matthews Details What Caused Termination by Talk Media Network

Matthews’ bio is still active online at 580 WHP in Harrisburg but it appears that his days in ‘corporate radio’ have come to an end.

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Talk radio host Ken Matthews has been missing from the Pennsylvania airwaves since it was announced that he was terminated by Talk Media Network last month.

Matthews’ bio is still active online at 580 WHP in Harrisburg but it appears that his days in ‘corporate radio’ have come to an end.

The radio host began sharing information about his departure from radio via Rumble on July 26. During a post titled  “Ken Matthews Radio Rumble Report,” he said that he officially tested positive for “being un-syndicated.”

“So, I am unvaccinated, and I am un-syndicated which means I am not on regular radio anymore, so this is the first time officially in four decades that I haven’t been broadcasting.”

In the last several weeks, Matthews has posted frequent video blogs to SubscribeStar, a digital content monetization platform that provides content creators with a means of getting a steady income.

During one of his blogs Thursday, Matthews told his audience that he was experimenting with the platform and promised to continue sharing unfiltered truths about current events.  

“Yesterday (Wednesday) we did five reports at 15 minutes each,” he said. This is different from corporate media because it’s honest. 

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Tomi Lahren: The View ‘Didn’t Deserve’ Ron DeSantis Appearance

“Good for Ron’s team for calling them out,” Lahren added. “They don’t deserve the honor of having Governor DeSantis at their table.”

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Tomi Lahren had harsh words for hosts of The View during her Fox News Commentary Thursday.

After Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) declined an opportunity to appear on the show by listing four different times hosts had said unkind things about the governor, Lahren took offense by the show even asking for him to appear.

“They aren’t interested in cordial, civil, or productive debate. No, they’d rather call him every disgusting name in the book and pass it off as truth,” Lahren said.

Bryan Griffin, deputy press secretary for the Florida Governor, tweeted a screenshot of an email he sent to producers of the ABC show with instances quotes ranging from The View host
Joy Behar calling DeSantis a “negligent, homicidal sociopath” in August of 2021 to host Sunny Hostin calling DeSantis a “fascist and a bigot” in June of this year.

“Good for Ron’s team for calling them out,” Lahren added. “They don’t deserve the honor of having Governor DeSantis at their table.”

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Cumulus Media Up 5.4% in Q2

The company reported a net income of $8.7 million in the second quarter of this calendar year.

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Cumulus Media has announced a net revenue of $236.7 million in the second quarter of 2022, a 5.4% increase over the same period in the previous year.

After posting a loss of $5.9 million in the second quarter of 2021, the company reported a net income of $8.7 million in the second quarter of this calendar year.

In the digital category, Cumulus reported a significant 20.3% increase to $37.8 million, while radio revenue was $127 million. That beat 2021 second-quarter numbers by 5.1%.

“Our ability to deliver yet another quarter of strong results is testament both to the quality of our strategic plan and the discipline and relentlessness with which we implement it,” CEO Mary Berner said.

“Given our track record, we have tremendous confidence in our ability, under this plan, to grow shareholder value,” she later added.

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