The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will enshrine NPR’s flagship program, All Things Considered, into the Hall of Fame, the organization announced.
The show will take place October 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Executive producer Cara Tallo and host Ailsa Chang will accept the award.
“For a half a century, ‘All Things Considered’ has engaged, educated and entertained countless listeners about the news and culture affecting our lives, while serving as a showcase for the importance of public radio,” said NAB President CEO Gordon Smith.
ATC debuted 50 years ago on 90 public radio stations across the country. It is now the most-listened to afternoon drive-time news radio program in the country.
“It is a fitting tribute that we induct this landmark program of radio history into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame as it celebrates its 50th year on the air,” said Smith.
NAB Show, held October 9–13, 2021, in Las Vegas, is the premiere event for content professionals in the media, entertainment and technology ecosystem.
The NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame recognizes radio and television personalities or programs that have earned a place in broadcasting history. Explore the complete list of past inductees here.
Arizona Sheriff Refutes Claim That Dinesh D’Souza’s Film Provoked New Investigation
D’Souza claimed that his 2020 election documentary provoked a new voter fraud investigation in Arizona.
In an interview on Jason Whitlock’s podcast, radio host and “2000 Mules” filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza claimed that his 2020 election documentary provoked a new voter fraud investigation in Arizona.
“The Sheriff of Yuma saw our movie, went berserk, and has opened up an investigation in Yuma, Arizona,” D’Souza said. “I believe there will be arrests very soon.”
However, Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot told The Arizona Mirror that D’Souza’s remarks aren’t true. The newspaper reached out to Wilmot for comment on what the filmmaker said about the latest investigations into voter fraud.
“The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has been working jointly with the Yuma County Recorder’s Office and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office extensively regarding allegations of voter misconduct for over a year,” Wilmot said. “
These ongoing investigations are not related to or inspired by any movie or celebrity figure, but rather facts and evidence regarding violation of Arizona statute. I am not familiar with, nor have I ever communicated with, any individuals who may now be claiming I am investigating on their behalf or because of any supposed inspiration from a documentary film.”
D’Souza premiered his film at Mar-a-Lago in early May and has been a hot topic regarding the 2020 election, whether it’s from those refuting the information or praising the documentary.
SiriusXM Acquires Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco
The former TBS star inked a five-year deal with SiriusXM to continue to host his “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” podcast.
Although Conan O’Brien has left the late-night scene, his media empire continues to grow. On Monday, SiriusXM announced it has acquired the O’Brien-led Team Coco.
The former TBS star inked a five-year deal with SiriusXM to continue to host his “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” podcast. Furthermore, O’Brien will create a new full-time Team Coco channel on SiriusXM’s satellite and streaming platforms.
“When I started in television, my ultimate goal was to work my way up to radio,” O’Brien said in a statement relayed by Radio Insight. “This new deal with SiriusXM builds on the great relationship that began several years ago with a team that is the standout in their field.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, the acquisition is valued at $150-million, which includes the entire Team Coco, featuring podcasts from Rob Lowe, Nicole Byer, Andy Richter, and JB Smoove.
“We are thrilled that Conan remains committed to producing his incredibly successful podcast and will now expand his role into executive producing an exclusive Team Coco radio channel for SiriusXM,” Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM, said.
“Conan has built an amazing brand and organization at Team Coco with a proven track record of finding and launching compelling and addictive podcasts. We look forward to continuing to grow the Team Coco brand.”
WBAL Makes Changes to Its Afternoon Lineup
WBAL NewsRadio announced Monday that veteran talk show host Dan Joseph would be joining Torrey Snow for “The Torrey and Dan Show.”
WBAL NewsRadio is changing its lineup to include a new addition to its afternoon show. The station announced Monday that veteran talk show host Dan Joseph would be joining Torrey Snow for “The Torrey and Dan Show.” The duo joined C4 and Bryan Nehman to discuss what listeners can expect from the new program. Snow said the show was really born last year when they hooked up to fill in for the morning show.
“Because it was Christmas nobody really cared,” Snow joked. “I don’t know if management ever went back and listened to it but we just had so much fun, I said this is a dude I can work with. I have been eager to work with Dan Joseph for a couple of years now, I couldn’t be more excited.
Joseph had hosted “The Dan Joseph Show” for the past four years. The station said the pairing is a perfect opportunity for two talented hosts to join forces.
“Our responsibility is to our listeners and this show further amplifies that commitment as the leading news/talk station in Baltimore and beyond,” Dan Joerres, President and General Manager told the station’s website.
“If you want to describe it, I think it’s going to be fun,” Joseph said. “We are going to continue to focus on local issues here in Baltimore City, but at the same time there will be a lot of light moments, we are going to talk about culture a lot, I am just so excited to be working with Torrey.”
The new show made its official debut on Monday at 2 EST.