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Joe Piscopo Says All NY Radio, Listeners One Big Family

Piscopo also urged listeners not to let political differences come between family and friends during the holidays.

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Family was the prevailing theme for the first hour of The Joe Piscopo Show Monday morning on 790 AM New York. During that slot Piscopo, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, related stories of Thanksgiving visits with his brother and elderly mother, adding that he felt listeners to his program and all the local New York radio stations were family.

“We are all in this together,” Piscopo said. “New York radio and our listeners are stronger than ever. I don’t see us as competing with each other. We are one big family together. My bosses and their bosses (at other stations) do a great job.”

Piscopo tells a story from his own Thanksgiving celebration that illustrates how families stay strong through difficult circumstances.

“My mother is elderly and while I believe we should reopen New York and start living our normal lives again, this virus is an insidious thing,” Piscopo said. “We have to be careful. I didn’t hug her even though I wanted to. We all sat out on the porch and she sat on the other side of the screen door. She had boxed turkey dinners that she had made for all the children and grandchildren individually. My bother Kevin, he made me a baked ZITI. It was the best Thanksgiving I have ever had. Hanukkah and Christmas are coming up and I hope you are as excited about them as I am.”

Piscopo also urges listeners not to let political differences come between family and friends during the holidays.

“Most of my family and friends are liberal democrats, not socialists, but just the old school liberal democrats,” he said. “I understand why because I used to be one myself. My grandparents came to this country not knowing a word of English and always voted Democrat because they were one of us and would look out for us. I used to think the same way. I used to make fun of Ronald Reagan when I was on Saturday Night Live (1980-1984). Then I met him and realized this is a smart guy who knows what he is doing. My democratic family and friends are good people. They just haven’t seen the light like I have.”

Piccolo adds that while he understands why some people voted Democratic, he is still a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump.

“People ask me all the time why I still talk about the election because it’s over now,” he said. “It’s not over. This election was rigged and we knew it was going to be. It could go all the way to the Supreme Court. I don’t know if we will get it done by December 14th (the day the Electoral College votes), but I will keep talking about it. If you are listening right now, you understand what’s going on. You are a patriot. I feel like you  are part of my family and I love each and every one of you.”

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My Pillow CEO Pulls Advertising from Salem Radio Network

Mike Lindell said the network singled him out by attempting to cancel him.

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Inside Radio is reporting that My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell is pulling all of his advertising from Salem Radio Network.

Lindell said the network singled him out by attempting to cancel him. Lindell has been an outspoken critic of election integrity and sincerely believes that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. 

Salem isn’t the only broadcast network that Lindell is feuding with. Business Insider reports that Lindell planned to protest outside of Fox News because he believes the network played a big part in facilitating Biden’s victory over Trump. 

“With Salem, nobody gets to sell My Pillow products going forward,” Lindell continued. “You are done selling My Pillow products!”

Salem Radio Network is home to conservative talk shows hosts, including Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, and Larry Elder.

Lindell’s products are being removed from Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s. 

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WFMD Kicks off Its “Christmas Cash for Kids” Fundraising Program

The week-long radiothon program began in 1975 at the now-defunct WZYQ in Frederick

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WFMD Radio in Frederick, Maryland, will kick off its flagship fundraising program Monday called “Christmas Cash for Kids.”

The week-long radiothon program began in 1975 at the now-defunct WZYQ in Frederick. A deejay received a distressing phone call from one of his listeners. There was a family in the Frederick area that would have had no Christmas had it not been for the generosity of the station, which raised $1,500, enough to provide Christmas for several families.

Since then, “Christmas Cash for Kids” has become a holiday tradition in Frederick County. It has evolved into the single largest provider of children’s toys and clothing for those who would otherwise have to go without. 

“For me, the most distinctive aspects of this event are zero overhead and that all the money stays local,” said Frank Mitchell, WFMD Program Director. “Deserving recipients are all vetted, and contributions come from kid’s piggy banks, corporate donations, and everyone in-between.”

Last year, WFMD raised $ $128,201.32 due to the generosity of caring people in Mid-Maryland. Once again, the Salvation Army will partner with the station to assist in this annual tradition.

You can listen to the radiothon and learn more about “Christmas Cash for Kids” by clicking this link.

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Todd Herman Announces Departure From 770 KTTH

Herman made the announcement during his show Wednesday citing his desire to turn his current radio show into a podcast.  

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Seattle talk radio host Todd Herman who rose to national prominence filling in for the late Rush Limbaugh announced that he was leaving Conservative Talk 770 KTTH effective Dec 1.

Herman made the announcement during his show Wednesday citing his desire to turn his current radio show into a podcast.  

“I don’t know who is going to be the new host in this daypart or the afternoon daypart, I am asking you to make certain that you give them lots of fair shakes,” Herman said.

Herman began his career at KTTH in 2015 before moving to its sister station KIRO Radio 97.3 in 2019. He moved back to KTTH a year later where he took over the morning show.

“The program that I hear in my mind is centered on God almighty with politics wound into it. What we do here is politics with God on the side — that’s not who I am anymore,” he said.

Herman becomes the second high-profile talent to announce his departure from Bonneville Seattle in less than a week. Monday, KIRO co-host Tom Tangney announced he was leaving next week.

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