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WRTA Radio Taps Wendy Bell to Host Their Morning Show

Bell has been using her Facebook platform to reach thousands of people daily since she left WJAS-AM over a “personal matter” several months ago.

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Pennsylvania talk show host Wendy Bell has been hired to host the morning show on Altoona’s Talk Radio 98.5

Bell has been using her Facebook platform to reach thousands of people daily since she left WJAS-AM over a “personal matter” several months ago.

Bell parted ways with KDKA-AM last year over comments about park rangers shooting people who deface public monuments. 

Her career started in television. In 2016, she was fired from WTAE-TV after 18 years when she made comments deemed racist on her official Facebook page following a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg in which five adults and an unborn child were killed during a backyard cookout. 

Bell’s show is available on-air and on her new app which was downloaded 1,000 times in an hour on the same day it was released, according to her website

Bell began hosting a show part-time for WJAS in January. Her career in television included 21 regional Emmy Awards.

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  1. Rob Hoffmann

    September 13, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    ALTOONA?

    That’s literally the middle of nowhere for her alleged Pittsburgh audience. She’s about to be reminded what “out of sight, out of mind” really means.

    If this doesn’t work out, maybe she can try Reading, Scranton, or Hershey next.

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Mark Levin’s New Book “American Marxism” Sells One Million Copies

New York Times bestseller list in the category of Combined Print & E-Book Non-Fiction lists Levin’s book at number 1 for 10 straight weeks.  

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Syndicated radio host Mark Levin’s new book “American Marxism” has been wildly successful in its first 10 weeks on the market.

One million copies of the book have been sold including print books, ebooks, and e-audiobooks, according to Threshold Editions.

“We applaud Mark Levin for his compelling scholarship and work,” Threshold deputy publisher Jennifer Long told Breitbart. “Bookscan reports American Marxism is currently the top-selling nonfiction book of 2021, and we anticipate it staying high on bestseller lists through the rest of the year.”

New York Times bestseller list in the category of Combined Print & E-Book Non-Fiction lists Levin’s book at number 1 for 10 straight weeks.  

“There’s a massive movement that’s all but ignored galvanizing against the tyranny swirling around us,” Levin told Breitbart News. “Americans love their country, unlike the ruling class and their surrogates, and they’re fed up. There will be pushback. It’s already here and growing.”

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Steve Miller Steps Down From His Full-Time Role With WBBM NewsRadio

Miller has been employed at the station for 38 years. He’ll reportedly return for occasional fill-in work and special projects. 

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WBBM NewsRadio’s Steve Miller is stepping down from his full-time role at the Chicago’s Audacy-owned station, according to Roger Feder. 

Miller has been employed at the station for 38 years. He’ll reportedly return for occasional fill-in work and special projects. 

“We’ve been blessed with many great reporters over the years, but when it comes to digging for tough-to-find information, I can’t think of anyone better than Steve Miller,” brand manager Ron Gleason told Feder. 

Miller joined WBBM immediately after graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1983. 

Miller plans to spend more time at his condominium in Hawaii. 

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760 WJR Elevates Kevin Dietz To Full Time Hosting Role

The Emmy award-winning investigative reporter spent nearly 30-years at Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV before he was fired in 2019 for making an alleged racial comment about another reporter.

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Longtime Detroit reporter Kevin Dietz has been named full-time host at NewsTalk 760 WJR, he revealed on Twitter. Dietz has been hosting WJR Late Mornings since Frank Beckmann retired six months ago. 

“I took a pretty cool new job! Working 9-noon Monday -Friday on WJR 760,” he said. “I remember JP McCarthy as a kid on this station! I am blessed.”

The Emmy award-winning investigative reporter spent nearly 30-years at Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV before he was fired in 2019 for making an alleged racial comment about another reporter.

“The station has a zero-tolerance policy on racially insensitive comments, and they determined, despite the intent and context of my statement, that it violated the policy,” he said at the time.

Dietz garnered 17 Emmy awards in 26 years at WDIV. He began his career in Traverse City, Michigan in 1988.

WJR has not revealed if Dietz will continue hosting the show alone or if a co-host will be brought in.

You can listen to WJR and learn more about Late Mornings with Kevin Dietz by clicking this link.

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