Category Archives: Syndicators

Hugh Hewitt in talks with MSNBC

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/sources-hugh-hewitt-in-talks-for-msnbc-show.html When Hewitt took over for Bill Bennett to do the 6-9 AM shift, I wondered if he was going to last as a morning guy. The purported MSNBC show would be an evening show, so it seems unlikely Hewitt … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative Talk, Salem, Salem Radio, Talk Radio | 6 Comments

Rusty Humphries leaves syndicated radio again

The collapse of independent talk radio syndication (non iHeart and Cumulus/Westwood One) has narrowed the employment possibilities, even for experienced hosts. When Talk Radio Network started having difficulties, Rusty added a job working for WGST-AM in Atlanta. When TRN fell … Continue reading

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Meghan McCain gets shown the door

Countess spotted this before I did. Maybe I can add her to the staff as a hard news reporter. If I teach her how to use Google News, this could become a “go to” radio news site So Meghan signed … Continue reading

Posted in Buck Sexton, IHeart Media, Premiere (IHeart) | 3 Comments

Jon Grayson is done

Jon Grayson was originally doing an overnight show on KMOX in Saint Louis – CBS radio spread the show to its own stations, and then went into wider syndication by Westwood One, now owned by Cumulus Media. The main competitors … Continue reading

Posted in CBS, Cumulus Media, Talk Radio, Westwood One | 3 Comments

Dave Ramsey – are you Sirius?

Yes, as of Monday. Typically, the local partner of Ramsey in a city arranges the local radio affiliation, making it worthwhile for the station. Ramsey going National is undercutting those relationships. If he frequently touts SiriusXM, local stations will become … Continue reading

Posted in SiriusXM, Syndicators | 2 Comments

Sam Sorbo is gone

Talk Radio Network is down to three hosts following the death of Jerry Doyle and Sorbo leaving 4 hours of Morning News 12 hours of Robert Davi (who?) 8 hours of Network owner Roy Masters Satellite schedule

Posted in Talk Radio Network | 3 Comments

Chris Plante gets national syndication deal

With Johnny B leaving Westwood One, Chris Plante was a pretty obvious choice. By conforming to the 9AM-noon (ET) time block, the show becomes an easy choice to replace Glenn Beck or perhaps Laura Ingraham. Brandmeier is leaving in early … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Plante, Westwood One | 3 Comments

Johnny B cut loose

When Dennis Miller left syndicated radio on Westwood One, someone came up with Jonathan Brandmeier as a replacement. He was well known in Chicago mostly an entertainment radio talker, talking about movies, TV, celebrity gossip. He had his own band … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative Talk, Radio Biz, Talk Radio, Westwood One | 9 Comments

IRN/USA parent files Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Chapter 7 is liquidation, not reorganization. Raleigh Business Journal Debts of $1.5 million, and $1.06 in cash USA Radio Networks was sold off a few months ago and that’s where Rusty Humphries landed.

Posted in USA Radio | 3 Comments

Jerry Doyle dead at 60

http://www.tmz.com/2016/07/28/jerry-doyle-babylon-5-dead/ Doyle was found nonresponsive in his home in Vegas. Doyle has had health challenges through the years, in addition to the pressure of being the host still working for Talk Radio Network. Doyle considered himself more of a libertarian … Continue reading

Posted in Radio News, Talk Radio Network | 12 Comments