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Bloomberg Radio, Key Networks Renew Content Deal with Audacy

The deal includes live customized reports, Bloomberg Money Minutes, real estate updates, and more original reporting.

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Bloomberg Radio and Key Networks have renewed their content distribution deal with Audacy to provide business updates on a majority of the company’s all-news and news/talk stations.

In a release Monday, executives said the deal includes live customized reports, Bloomberg Money Minutes, real estate updates, and more original reporting.

“Bloomberg has been an outstanding partner for our news brands, providing timely, relevant reporting on the business stories that matter most to our listeners,” said Bill Smee, Vice President of News, Audacy,” We look forward to building on this relationship in the coming years to help bolster our position as the leading local news platform.”

The Bloomberg Radio Network is the leading provider of radio business news in the United States. Key Networks is a next-generation syndication company serving the radio industry.

“Our presence on these influential all-news radio stations helps reinforce Bloomberg’s position as a leader in radio business news,” Al Mayers, Global Head of Bloomberg Television and Radio. “We are proud that Audacy has again chosen Bloomberg Radio.”

Audacy stations that will continue airing Bloomberg Radio content include:

• KYW Newsradio (103.9 FM / 1060 AM) Philadelphia
• KCBS All News (KCBS-AM / KFRC-FM) San Francisco
• WWJ News Radio 950 (WWJ-AM) Detroit
• Newsradio 1080 KRLD (KRLD-AM) Dallas
• 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM) Washington D.C.
• News Radio 1120 AM 98.7 FM KMOX (KMOX-AM / 98.7 FM) St. Louis
• Talk Radio 1210 WPHT (WPHT-AM) Philadelphia
• 830 WCCO (WCCO-AM) Minneapolis
• KDKA News Radio (KDKA-AM) Pittsburgh
• 1080 WTIC News Talk (WTIC-AM) Hartford
• News Talk Radio 840 AM (KXNT-AM) Las Vegas
• WBEN (WBEN-AM) Buffalo
• Newsradio WRVA (WRVA-AM) Richmond
• The New Sportsradio 910 The Fan (WRNL-AM) Richmond
• WILK News Radio (WILK-AM/FM) Wilkes Barre/Scranton

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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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