There is power in listeners.
NewsTalk 580/105.9 KMJ in in Fresno held a one day event that raised more than $250,000.
The Cumulus owned stations partnered with Gar Bennett, a local agriculture company, for the fundraising efforts. Central California Food Bank was the beneficiary.
Via press release, Cumulus announced that the donations were matched, bringing the total to greater than half-a-million dollars.
“Gar Bennett Inc. matched every donation with 50 cents on the dollar, for a grand total of $506,647 raised through the effort,” the release said. “Sponsors Farm Credit and Me & Ed’s Pizza also pitched in with large donations.”
Patty Hixson, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Fresno, also released a statement:
“I’m overwhelmed by the support of our community. We can always count on the generosity of our KMJ listeners! A special thanks to Karen and Greg Musson of Gar Bennett, Farm Credit and Me & Ed’s for their massive contributions and to our talented on-air team for their hard work in making this annual effort a huge success.”
XTRA 106.3 Brings Neal Boortz Back To Atlanta Radio
“The “Boortz Report” will air every weekday during The Morning XTRA with Tug Cowart and Scott Rhino. Boortz will also make weekly appearances with Cowart and Rhino.”
One of Atlanta’s legendary conservative voices is returning to the airwaves. Neal Boortz will be heard daily on XTRA 106.3 as part of the station’s morning show.
The “Boortz Report” will air every weekday during The Morning XTRA with Tug Cowart and Scott Rhino. Boortz will also make weekly appearances with Cowart and Rhino.
“The opportunity to be stridently un-WOKE and to stir things up during a crucial election year just couldn’t be passed up,” Boortz said in a press release. “Let’s have some fun.”
In addition to his radio career, Neal Boortz has had success as an author and attorney. He began his radio career in Atlanta in 1969 at WNRG radio. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.
“We are excited to announce the return of Neal Boortz to the Atlanta market on XTRA 106.3FM,” David Dickey, Dickey Broadcasting Company President, said in a press release. “His voice has entertained and informed generations of Atlantans, and will now continue to do so on XTRA 106.3FM and streaming on the XTRA app. Neal is an accomplished broadcaster who will bring a unique and important perspective to XTRA 106.3FM’s line-up and to our loyal listeners. And Neal’s addition to the XTRA line-up further fuels the fast growth of this incredible radio station.”
Samantha Bee: We’re Still Figuring Midterm Election Coverage
Late-night host Samantha Bee spoke with NPR about how she feels covering another election after coming off the 2020 race.
It’s a midterm election year and despite 2022 barely getting underway, various news media outlets are preparing as to how they’ll be covering the upcoming races.
Late-night host Samantha Bee spoke with NPR about how she feels covering another election after coming off the 2020 race, which will also present plenty of material for her “Full Frontal” show on TBS.
“Listen, I’m sure you feel the same. I mean, I’m sure that you’re having the same discussion that we’re having in your offices, where you’re like, OK, well, here we go again,” Bee said on “Weekend Edition.”
Bee elaborated on how she feels heading into covering the midterms for her late-night show. Nonetheless, the TBS host elaborates that for now, she and her team don’t know how they’ll tackle these issues, but they’ll be figuring it out in the coming months.
“I apologize for really not knowing how we’re going to take it on or – you know, that’s it. I mean, we’re kind of, as a show, trying to figure that out in the next couple of months because we will be covering it,” Bee said.
“And, of course, we have to cover it, and we have to cover it with joy. But I definitely woke up just a couple of days ago going, hey, everybody, we’re going to be voting again real soon. Do you think anybody’s going to be there with us?”
SiriusXM’s Joe Madison Ends Months-Long Hunger Strike
Madison ended his months-long hunger strike after Senate Democrats failed to pass a bill that would strengthen voting rights laws.
SiriusXM radio host Joe Madison ended his months-long hunger strike after Senate Democrats failed to pass a bill that would strengthen voting rights laws.
The “Black Eagle” started his protest more than weeks before Thanksgiving and lasted a total of 74 days in his attempts to bring awareness to voting rights legislation.
“A hunger strike is a nonviolent protest that is both political and moral,” said Madison. “It (hunger strike) states to those in power that an individual is willing to sacrifice their life, their health, for calls bigger than themselves.”
Madison said when he began the hunger strike back on Nov. 8, he remembered the words of the late Howard University professor, Ron Walters as motivation for his advocacy.
“He once stated that the difference between a moment and a movement is sacrifice. All movements require sacrifice. And that’s when I decided this was a movement that is going to require a sacrifice for us all.”
During an interview with fellow satellite broadcaster, Sway Calloway, Madison revealed that he had lost 25 pounds.
“The mantra of my show has always been after all the talking is done; each individual has to ask themselves the question: what are you going to do about it? Because everybody can do something,” Madison said.
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