Connect with us
blank

News Radio

Magic Johnson: I Wanted to Hit Howard Stern

Johnson stated that he has gone over two decades without speaking to Stern, who joked about Johnson’s HIV status during an interview on “The Magic Hour.”

Eduardo Razo

Published

on

blank

Former Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson stated that he has gone over two decades without speaking to SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern, who joked about Johnson’s HIV status during an interview on “The Magic Hour.”

Stern piled on about Johnson’s bachelor days during the interview: “At least you had fun getting AIDS.” Johnson calmly corrected him, saying that he had HIV, not AIDS. Nevertheless, while the two were talking, Stern wanted to poke into the former Lakers guard’s private life. 

“Listen, I know about the HIV and everything but I want to know about the life before HIV! You had the life I wanted!” Stern said. 

“You present an image – a clean cut guy – this and that but I want to know about these booty parties that you used to have! White chicks, black chicks? What do we got? What do you prefer?”

Johnson spoke with Variety regarding the launch of his new Apple TV+ docuseries “They Call Me Magic.” The Basketball Hall of Famer touched on many, including the incident with the radio host, saying that he wanted to say something while hitting Stern at the same time. 

“I wanted to say something and hit him at the same time — on air,” Johnson said. “I was mad when they booked him, but there’s nothing you can do. When people look for ratings, this is what happens.”

Nonetheless, Johnson stated that through that ugly experience, he did learn something: “I’ve never put myself — or HIV and AIDS, or my race — in that position again, ever again.”

News Radio

Jay Weber: Media ‘Covering’ For Biden, Democrats On Border Crisis

“Biden and the Democrats are allowing it to happen. Allowing it! And the news media covers for them.”

Avatar photo

Published

on

blank

Many conservative commentators have maligned the interview President Joe Biden conducted with Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes last Sunday, and have claimed he got a “pass” on the nation’s southern border. 1130 WISN host Jay Weber can be added to that list.

“Trust me, if a Republican was president, dozens of terrorists roaming America because of the president — intentionally — reopened the borders, it would be a huge deal and a relentless obsession by the news media,” Weber said. “Biden and the Democrats are allowing it to happen. Allowing it! And the news media covers for them.”

Weber pointed out a perceived hypocrisy in liberal circles, as many have claimed Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is guilty of kidnapping after sending illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, MA, but are ok allowing the southern border to remain open.

He continued by pointing out the southern border’s role in national security, saying it took only 13 people to attack America on 9/11.

Continue Reading

News Radio

Dan Mandis: There’s A Reason Greg Gutfeld Is Winning Late-Night Competition

“There are consequences for doing that. It is now well known that Greg Gutfeld, over there on Fox News, is beating the snot out of Stephen Colbert.”

Avatar photo

Published

on

blank

In August, Greg Gutfeld of Fox News overtook other late-night television hosts in the ratings. Friday, SuperTalk 99.7 WTN morning host Dan Mandis said there’s a reason for that.

After playing a recent clip from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Mandis said it was the chief reason why network shows are losing to Gutfeld. In the clip, Colbert’s audience cheers when the host brings up a Texas sheriff opening an investigation into the actions of Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for shipping illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Colbert called DeSantis “a body builder who skips head day” in his monologue, and Mandis found the comments offensive. He claimed shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX should be a place for all viewers, not just members of the “progressive left”.

“To me, Colbert’s show should be on CNN or MSNBC to cater to the left,” Mandis said. “But again, he’s on the network where he should be welcoming for all. There are consequences for doing that. It is now well known that Greg Gutfeld, over there on Fox News, is beating the snot out of Stephen Colbert. I know what you’re thinking. ‘Isn’t Gutfeld blowing off half of America?’ Perhaps, but he’s on Fox News, where people know what they’re going to get.”

Mandis then pointed out the difference in Gutfeld’s approach compared to Colbert’s, saying Gutfeld’s panel approach is easier to digest than Colbert’s solo monologue followed by celebrity interviews.

Continue Reading

News Radio

Will Dahlberg New GM For WBHM

“I look forward to working with our team, our listeners and our supporters in the weeks and years ahead to put more ‘public’ in public media by better serving all our communities.”

Avatar photo

Published

on

blank

WBHM, the news/talk station owned by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has named Will Dahlberg as its new Executive Director and General Manager.

“Working at WBHM for the past decade has been the highlight of my professional career, and I am honored to serve as executive director,” Dahlberg said. “I appreciate the search committee’s confidence in my abilities to lead this amazing station and the talented and diverse team that works hard to serve our community. I am so grateful to the amazing WBHM team for their time, support and patience during my time as interim and throughout this search. I am also grateful to the many people at UAB who continue to support WBHM’s important mission.”

He also added how important WBHM has been, and will continue to be to the greater Birmingham communitiy.

“WBHM has done an excellent job as a public radio station since 1976, but it is important that we continue to strive to do more,” Dahlberg continued. “I look forward to working with our team, our listeners and our supporters in the weeks and years ahead to put more ‘public’ in public media by better serving all our communities. As Birmingham evolves, so should its public radio station, and I can’t wait for us to do that together.”

Dahlberg has previously worked as the Deputy Director and Membership Manager for the station. He has been the interim executive director since mid-2021.

“Will has more than a decade of experience at WBHM in a range of roles, including 15 months as interim executive director, and his passion for public radio and the people it serves is evident in everything he does,” said UAB Chief Communications Officer Jim Bakken. “WBHM provides an invaluable service to the Birmingham community and beyond, and Will’s commitment and vision will lead the station in delivering on its mission.”

Continue Reading
Advertisement blank
Advertisement blank

Barrett Media Writers

Copyright © 2021 Barrett Media.