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Audacy Lures Dave Labrozzi To Pittsburgh To Lead KDKA News Radio

“LaBrozzi will oversee the content strategy, talent, operations and branding for KDKA starting November 29th.”

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Audacy has announced the hiring of Dave LaBrozzi as Brand Manager of KDKA News Radio (KDKA-AM/100.1 FM) in Pittsburgh. LaBrozzi will oversee the content strategy, talent, operations and branding for the radio station starting November 29th.

“I am thrilled to be back in my favorite city and second home,” said LaBrozzi. “I consider it an honor to lead KDKA, a true legend in the industry. Thank you to Michael Spacciapolli for the opportunity to return to the city I love and lead an amazing group of talent on such a legendary station.”

LaBrozzi has nearly four decades of experience in radio, and most recently served as Vice President of Programming for WABC Radio in New York City. Prior to guiding WABC, he was Program Director of WPLJ-FM. In addition to his stint in New York, Dave spent 14 years working as the Vice President of Programming for CBS Radio’s Baltimore stations. His professional experience also includes programming stops in Nashville, Austin, San Antonio and Pittsburgh.

Labrozzi takes over a highly respected and successful brand, which had previously been managed by Jim Graci. Graci left the station in mid-August. He also had programmed 93.7 The Fan, the market’s leading sports brand, which will now be managed by Kraig Riley who received an internal promotion.

“As both KDKA and The Fan continue to evolve into full multi-platform operations serving our listeners in new ways every day it is clear that both stations need focused leadership,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Pittsburgh. “The addition of Dave and promotion of Kraig will help us continue that evolution. There is an expectation of excellence at both stations from the city of Pittsburgh that I have no doubt Dave and Kraig will continue to build on every day.”

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Clay Travis: YouTube Banning Our Rand Paul Interview is Madness

The video platform has reportedly refused to upload their interview with Paul, leading Clay Travis to head to Twitter and share his frustration.

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YouTube and “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show” are clashing over the radio show’s interview with U.S. Senator Rand Paul. 

The video platform has reportedly refused to upload their interview with Paul, leading Clay to take to Twitter to share his frustration.

“YouTube has refused to post our @clayandbuck interview with @RandPaul. Think about this for a moment: YouTube is disallowing a doctor and sitting U.S. senator’s interview to be shared. This is madness,” Travis tweeted

“Regardless of what you think of @RandPaul’s opinions, he is one of 100 democratically elected senators. It’s the very antithesis of democracy to not allow American voters to hear the opinions of their elected officials. YouTube should be ashamed.”

YouTube has not yet responded to Travis’ claims regarding their decision to block their interview with Paul from being uploaded to the website. However, for those interested in seeing the discussion with the U.S. Senator, Travis uploaded the video Rumble

Recently the video platform was in the news for taking down an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” following an interview with Dr. Robert Malone. 

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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?”

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