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Albuquerque’s KKOB Wins Eight NMBA Honors

The station won awards in the following categories: Station of the Year, Newscaster of the Year, Breaking News, Complete Newscast, Continuing Coverage, Feature News, Talk Show or Interview, and Website.

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Albuquerque’s News Radio KKOB brought home eight New Mexico Broadcasters Association Excellence in Broadcasting Awards (NMBA) recently. The awards were announced by Radio Ink.

“We are tremendously proud or our ENTIRE Cumulus Albuquerque staff as we know it ‘takes a village.’ Each of the honored individuals brings a passion and commitment to excellence to our building each day, and I am honored to work amongst them,” Jeff Berry, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Albuquerque, said. 

“With News Radio KKOB celebrating its 100th year of broadcasting, it’s especially sweet the station was recognized in so many areas.”

The station won awards in the following categories: Station of the Year, Newscaster of the Year, Breaking News, Complete Newscast, Continuing Coverage, Feature News, Talk Show or Interview, and Website.

“I’m so proud of the enormous effort from our entire news team. When you have such a multi-talented and goal-oriented pool of broadcast pros under one roof, you’re bound to walk away with an armload of trophies!” John Summers, News Director, 96.3 News Radio KKOB said. 

News Radio KKOB is owned by Cumulus Media which owns seven radio stations in the market. Those stations took home a total of 12 NMBA awards.

KKOB features several local shows, including hosts Bob Clark, Brandon Vogt, TJ Trout, and Eric Strauss. The station also features nationally syndicated hosts Dan Bongino and Mark Levin. 

The seven-station Cumulus Albuquerque cluster was awarded the NMBA prize for PSA Campaign of the Year for its “Take A Ride on Us” campaign.

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Wayne Allyn Root Announces New Daily Video Show

“I hold nothing back. I just give my opinions and tell raw truth. I don’t sugar coat it or worry about who I offend. Truth is truth.”

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Wayne Allyn Root, host of the The Wayne Allyn Root Show, is launching a new daily video show.

Root, who’s talk show is distributed by USA Radio, will begin the video program on MyPillow founder Mike Lindell’s TV platform. His debut is tentatively slated for August 15th.

“Why is my brand exploding?”, Root said in a statement. “The American people have woken up. They want real news and raw truth. I hold nothing back. I just give my opinions and tell raw truth. I don’t sugar coat it or worry about who I offend. Truth is truth. That’s the only way we’re going to save the greatest nation in world history, ever blessed by God. With truth, action, and courage.”

Root’s video program will air at 7:00 PM. The former Newsmax host and Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee also said a different video show, along with a new podcast, would be made available soon.

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Dana Loesch Recounts Tenure as The View Co-Host

Loesch said during the episode, they were playing a video of her shooting a gun when Walters made a snide remark to her.

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Conservative talker Dana Loesch reflected on her on-time co-hosting “The View” during a segment on her nationally syndicated show Tuesday. 

“I remember the first time I guest hosted the show, Barbara Walters was there, and she hated me,” said Loesch. “It was back when Jenny McCarthy was still with them, and McCarthy was just wonderfully sweet.”

Loesch said during the episode, they were playing a video of her shooting a gun when Walters made a snide remark to her.

“Walters asked me if I enjoyed shooting,” Loesch said, inferring her tone was disingenuous. “I just kind of looked at her and gestured toward the screen and said I guess.”

Loesch accused Walters of “marginalizing” her and claimed the entire experience was “weird.”

“It didn’t really work out. But they’re not like that anymore,” Loesch said. “I think they have some new producers; the show is not like it was.”

Loesch added that “The View” was originally created to bring all sorts of different viewpoints together.

“Now the only acceptable Republican is one who is really not,” she added.

Loesch referenced Florida Gov. Ron Desantis who recently opted not to appear on the show citing past negative comments made by some of its hosts. 

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Dan Bongino: How Many Times Has Ayman al-Zawahiri Died?

Bongino called into question the timing and accuracy of reports stating that al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed.

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Radio host Dan Bongino called into question the timing and accuracy of media reports stating that Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike. 

Bongino cited several media outlets in the past two years that have reported al-Zawahiri as being dead. 

“I do find it odd that Zawahiri has been killed a couple of times,” Bongino said, crediting People’s Pundit who first reported these developments. “It’s really weird, Zawahiri’s death has been announced quite a few times.” 

On Tuesday, Bongino referenced two stories specifically dated about a year apart from each other. The first story was published by Brookings  nearly two years ago that said that al-Zawahiri appeared to be dead. 

“Four days and a year after that one, ArabNews reported that al-Zawahiri died in Afghanistan,” Bongino said. “This guy has been killed a lot, is he going to run into Little Gage from Pet Sematary?” 

 Bongino said there’s no reason to doubt that anybody is lying at this point, but he said the timing of the announcement is curious to him as President Joe Biden’s approval numbers continue to sink. 

“We will see in the coming days, I hope that we can get some DNA evidence that he (al-Zawahiri) is indeed dead,” added Bongino.

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