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WFMD Host Bob Miller Retiring

Miller was born and raised in Maryland. He came to WFMD in 1994 to co-host Mitchell and Miller; a program that featureddueling political beliefs from both sides of the aisle. After bouncing around the station in varying roles he became the station’s morning show host in 2000.

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Maryland radio host Bob Miller is ending his 26-year run at Free Talk 930 WFMD. Miller has been hosting the station’s flagship program, The Morning News Express, for the last 20 years.

Miller was born and raised in Maryland. He came to WFMD in 1994 to co-host Mitchell and Miller; a program that featured dueling political beliefs from both sides of the aisle. After bouncing around the station in varying roles he became the station’s morning show host in 2000.

“I was at the right place at the right time,” Miller said. “One of the things I was taught early from other mentors was to do everything that you were asked to do and do it well.” In addition to co-hosting afternoons and being the station’s top fill-in guy for the morning show, Miller served as the station’s IT director.

Miller worked for six general managers during his time at the station. WFMD has been sold and swapped at least four times in the last 20 years. In 2019, Connoisseur Media acquired both WFMD and sister station WFRE from the Aloha Station Trust in exchange for transferring its Erie, Pennsylvania cluster to iHeartMedia.

Miller’s bosses at Connoisseur Media have been gracious enough to allow for a quiet transition as he settles into his new home in Apollo Beach, Florida. Miller chose to retire following the birth of his first grandchild.

The transition has given Miller a great deal of time to reflect on his journey and the people that he has worked with. “We have been through different owners, but I made myself available and I was always willing to learn new stuff,” he said. “Working with Program Director Frank Mitchell and News Director Dianah Gibson has been a great honor. Those are the people that you go to battle with every day. They are good people, and they are hard workers.”

Miller’s last hurrah at WFMD was the station’s largest annual fundraiser, Christmas Cash for Kids. The week-long program was created to raise money for children in Frederick County. This year’s effort culminated in the station raising more than $128,000.

“I knew the residents of Frederick County would come through,” said Miller. “My last day of Christmas Cash for Kids I was really focused on getting it across the line because that’s our job. When the fundraiser was done, that is when it all sets in, that this was my last one.”

Miller’s impending departure has garnered lots of reaction from his longtime, loyal listeners. With his recent move to Florida the station has arranged for him to continue as the co-host along with newcomer Ryan Hedrick. Miller’s impact has been substantial, and he will be missed. He said he will spend his down time acclimating to his new Florida home while searching for his next opportunity.

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Rich Zeoli: CNN & MSNBC Want Trump to Run in 2024 ‘More Than Anybody’

Zeoli later added the cable outlets wanted Trump to campaign again even more so than the CPAC Dallas attendees.

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An unofficial straw poll was taken at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas Saturday, and attendees overwhelmingly suggested they’d prefer former President Donald Trump be the Republican nominee for the 2024 Presidential ticket, garnering 69% of the vote. Rich Zeoli of 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia surmised those in attendance weren’t the only ones who would strongly prefer Trump run again.

“No doubt CNN and MSNBC took sharp turns left during the Trump presidency, but they’re very excited that Donald Trump won the CPAC straw poll vote,” Zeoli said. “So perhaps he will be running (for President in 2024), and perhaps CNN and MSNBC will get to trash him again.”

Zeoli later added the cable outlets wanted Trump to campaign again even more so than the CPAC Dallas attendees.

“You know they want him to run more than anybody wants him to run. It’s them. For the ratings. That’s what they’re looking for.”

Trump is currently both mulling a 2024 presidential bid, while also considering suing CNN for defamation after the network has characterized him as a “liar” for pushing 2020 election conspiracies.

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Carlos Medina Joining XTRA 106.3’s The Morning XTRA

Medina, who earned the nickname “Front Office Los” for his expansion knowledge of sports and statistics, has joined the show immediately.

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Carlos Medina, also known as “Front Office ‘Los”, is joining Tug Cowart and Scott “Rhino” Rheinhold on XTRA 106.3’s The Morning XTRA in Atlanta.

“Carlos’ sports and numbers background make him a great addition to our contemporary and dynamic and entertaining morning show, The Morning XTRA, and will provide insight and entertainment not found on any other Atlanta radio station,” Dickey Broadcasting Company General Manager David Dickey said.

Medina, who earned the nickname “Front Office Los” for his expansion knowledge of sports and statistics, has joined the show immediately. He has also worked as a contributor to Dickey Broadcasting’s 680 The Fan since 2004.

The Morning XTRA airs from 6:00 AM-9:00 AM weekday mornings.

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Jimmy Farrell Named Cox Media Jacksonville VP/Market Manager 

One of the stations that Farrell will be managing includes News 104.5 WOKV.

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Cox Media Group has a new Vice President and Market Manager for its Jacksonville, FL stations. Radio Insight relayed the company’s announcement on Friday that Jimmy Farrell would be promoted from the Director of Sales to overseeing all stations in the market.

One of the stations that Farrell will be managing includes News 104.5 WOKV. After joining the Cox Media Group 19 years ago as an Account Executive in Orlando, Farrell is “honored” to be taking over the role.

“CMG has given me the opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the business, and I’m truly honored to be appointed the next Vice President and General Manager of radio in Jacksonville,” said Farrell. “I look forward to these new challenges and the significant opportunities to come.”

Farrell’s career continued to progress after arriving in Orlando, going from Local Sales Manager at WWKA’ K92 FM’ to General Sales Manager, and most recently as Director of Sales.

“This is an exciting time for CMG Radio, and I continue to be energized by our people,” said Rob Babin, EVP, CMG Radio. “Jimmy is an exceptional leader with a passion for the radio business, CMG, and the teams he leads.

“He has a strong track record of leading sales teams and driving revenue at CMG Orlando and Jacksonville. I look forward to his impact in this new role.”

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