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Bernie & Sid Reflect Back on Pearl Harbor Day

“Bernie & Sid played portions of FDR’s ‘Infamy Address’ while reflecting on Pearl Harbor Day.”

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On the 79th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Bernie McGuirk and Sid Rosenberg of Bernie & Sid in the Morning on 77 WABC in New York, took to the air to share their thoughts on Pearl Harbor Day.

They began the segment by playing portions of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous “Day That Will Live in Infamy” address, which he delivered to the nation on December 8, 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked.

“That was probably the highpoint of his presidency,” Rosenberg said when the clip finished playing. “FDR made some great speeches, the “Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself” and this one. A lot of people think both were the same speech, but one was actually in reference to the Great Depression and the other Pearl Harbor. After that however, things kind of went downhill for FDR. He really didn’t do much after that.”

Hearing the “Infamy” speech reminded McGuirk of another famous speech made after tragic events in American history.

“It is very similar to George W. Bush’s speech on top of the twisted rubble of the World Trade Center after September 11th,” McGuirk said. “When he said, ‘I can hear you. The whole world can hear you and soon enough, the people who knocked these buildings down will hear from all of us.’ That was his moment that will stay with us just like FDR after Pearl Harbor. W’s approval rating was close to 97 percent at that point. Like you said with Roosevelt though, it was downhill from that point. He bungled the Iraq War. I will give him somewhat of a pass because he was kind of led by the nose into the whole thing. He was acting on bad information from Donald Rumsfeld and others, but as a President, you have to stand up and make better decisions at a time like that.”

Rosenberg then shifted the focus back to Pearl Harbor Day by relaying some of his personal experiences of visiting Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial to listeners.

“If you get a chance you really should go,” he said. “It’s an amazing and sobering experience. There is a place where you can step out on the memorial, look down and see bubbles are still coming up in the water. That’s from the oil that’s still leaking after 79 years and the bodies of the people who died onboard are still entombed on the ship. It really makes you stop and think about what happened 79 years ago today.”

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Erick Erickson Announces New Affiliate Radio Station

Erickson’s show will be heard at 1030 KVOI “The Voice ” in Tucson, Arizona. 

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Nationally syndicated radio personality Erick Erickson announced the addition of another affiliate station Tuesday. 

Erickson’s show will be heard at 1030 KVOI “The Voice ” in Tucson, Arizona. 

“Erick knows what he believes and is willing to challenge friend and foe alike. In an increasingly homogenized political landscape, Erick’s approach is a breath of fresh air and we’re glad to have him,” KVOI Radio Operations Manager Ray Ingegneri. 

Over the summer, Erickson’s show was picked up on WDBO in Orlando, WOKV in Jacksonville, KRMG Tulsa, WHIO Dayton, and WGAU in Athens, OH.

The Erick Erickson Show originates on 95.5 WSB in Atlanta from noon – 3 pm. 

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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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