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Gary McNamara Doesn’t Plan On Leaving Radio After 33 Years

“Red Eye Radio” co-host Gary McNamara has been in talk radio for more than three decades and he said he doesn’t see it ending anytime soon.

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“Red Eye Radio” co-host Gary McNamara has been in talk radio for more than three decades and he said he doesn’t see it ending anytime soon. 

McNamara discussed his lengthy career Friday while recounting many suggestions that he’s been given.

“As today I finish my 33rd year in talk radio and Monday I start my 34th year, I’ve never felt pressure in this job and never, ever will,” McNamara said.  

McNamara stated that he began his career in 1989. He said society was different and so were some of the topics that were discussed on the radio. 

“The left would actually discuss the issues but now it’s all about justifying obvious lies on all the major issues,” he said. “I still can remember one of the first pieces of advice that I ever got.” 

He said somebody on the radio told him that he had to stay away from talking about race. 

“Don’t talk about race, it will get you in trouble,” he said. “I thought to myself, I’ll talk about whatever I want. At that time, I didn’t really want to be doing talk radio but once I embraced it was OK.” 

McNamara said he never ran away from talking about anything, including race. 

“In fact, the topics that they say are taboo, like race, are one of the favorite topics that Eric [Harley] and I love talking about. All these taboo topics that they say we shouldn’t be talking about are the ones that we like so much.” 

“I love this job, I love being able to do this,” he added. 

“Red Eye Radio” is a nationally syndicated program which airs overnight daily on more than 250 radio stations across the U.S.

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Howard Stern Reveals MSNBC Go-To Source for News

Stern told “Morning Joe” in an extensive interview that MSNBC is the network for him regarding cable news consumption.

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SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern told “Morning Joe’s” Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist in an extensive interview that MSNBC is the network for him regarding cable news consumption. 

Stern stated that he’s a major fan of “Morning Joe” and went the extra mile to say that he and co-host Joe Scarborough share the same political idealogy.

“I watch you guys every morning,” Stern said (h/t Mediaite). “I really enjoy the show. Oddly, I agree politically with almost everything Joe says. I don’t think there’s much difference there.”

The radio host thanked MSNBC for providing him with what he loves: 24/7 news. Additionally, Stern offered a shoutout to network host Symone Sanders and stated he’s no fan of Dateline repeats.

“By the way, I want to give a shoutout to MSNBC,” Stern added. “Thank God you don’t play the old Datelines anymore on the weekends. I like news. I watch this channel exclusively for news. I tune out on the weekend. 

“It’s like all news stuff. I’m watching old Datelines. I like when you guys are onI like news 24/7, and now I find I’m getting it. I get Symone on the weekend. Big fan of hers. Symone coming on strong. What can I tell you? I know the whole lineup.”

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Trespassing Charges Against John DePetro Dismissed

DePetro have been dismissed as he faced a trespassing charge related to an incident over the summer during a Monday court hearing.

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Charges against John DePetro have been dismissed as the radio host faced a trespassing charge related to an incident over the summer during a Monday court hearing.

DePetro was arrested in mid-August outside a home on Staples Avenue in Warwick.

Police searched the house several months earlier as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Charlotte Lester, who has been missing for six months.

“I respect our justice system and respect law enforcement, specifically the Warwick PD,” DePetro said on Twitter. “The search for Charlotte Lester continues as I resume efforts searching for answers into her disappearance and holding Mark Perkins accountable for his actions against myself and Ladybug.”

The man who lives there, Mark Perkins, was also arrested the following day after he allegedly charged at DePetro with a lawnmower while DePetro was live-streaming. 

Unlike DePetro, who had his charges dismissed, Perkins still faces an assault charge, according to court records.

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Oklahoma’s The Eagle 96.9 Rebrands as Freedom 96.9

KZLS started simulcasting on KQOB at the beginning of this year after the 96.9 signal was leased to Citadel and Cumulus Media for nineteen years. 

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Champlin Broadcasting Conservative Talk The Eagle 96.9 KQOB Enid/Oklahoma City and 1640 KZLS Enid will look a little different for its listeners as the station has rebranded.

Rather than calling itself The Eagle 96.9, the radio station will now be known as Freedom 96.9 (h/t Radio Insight). KZLS started simulcasting on KQOB at the beginning of this year after the 96.9 signal was leased to Citadel and Cumulus Media for nineteen years. 

The station features a syndicated lineup, including Hugh Hewitt, Brian Kilmeade, Dan Bongino, Mike Gallagher, Joe Pags, and Bill O’Reilly. Furthermore, with the rebrand possibly comes a new addition.

Freedom 96.9 is teasing the addition of Dana Loesch to the lineup as well to enhance the rebrand further as the station begins a new chapter as it provides news/talk to the residents. 

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