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Health Concerns Prevent Jim Bohannon from Hosting Nightly Show

Bohannon thanked his guest hosts but did not divulge specifics about his condition.  

Ryan Hedrick

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Hall-of-Fame radio personality Jim Bohannon is dealing with health issues that have prevented him from hosting his nightly radio show. 

After much speculation, Bohannon’s producers aired a recorded message at the beginning of a show this week. Bohannon thanked his guest hosts but did not divulge specifics about his condition.  

“Hi. This is Jim Bohannon, and I hope it sounds like me. I’m sure many of you have noticed my on-air absence of late. I have some health issues which will keep me off a bit longer,” he said in a statement published on Talkers. 

Bohannon has been a consistent presence on Talkers’ “Heavy 100” list. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2013, Talkers awarded him the “Lifetime Achievement Award.”  

“In the meantime, thanks to guest hosts Dom Giordano, John Trout, and Rick Valdes for continuing to fill in, and I hope to return to the Jim Bohannon Show in the not-too-distant future,” added Bohannon.

 Bohannon’s show airs from 10-1 EST on hundreds of radio stations across the country.

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Mike Max Is Out at Minnesota’s WCCO

WCCO is cutting into its sports content as parent company Audacy is making cuts nationwide earlier this week, leading to the departure of Max

Eduardo Razo

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WCCO is cutting into its sports content at the news/talk station as parent company Audacy is making cuts nationwide earlier this week, leading to the departure of Mike Max. 

Max is a stable in the news media scene in Minnesota and is often more famous than many of the athletes he covers, which is why the decision to part ways with the sports journalist might surprise some. 

“In an effort to reduce costs, we had to make some difficult decisions today and had to say goodbye to Mike Max,” wrote Jeff Gonsales, senior vice president, and Minneapolis market manager for Audacy. 

The former WCCO reporter did provide remarks following Audacy’s decision to let him go. 

“It was a thrill to host at the same time slot for 24 years on the station I grew up with,” Max told the Star Tribune. “I leave with no regrets.”

As of now, no decision has been made regarding who will permanently fill the 6:30-9 p.m. weekday spot where “Sports to the Max with Mike Max” aired. 

Nonetheless, the Star Tribune reports that Henry Lake, who hosts the 9 p.m. program, will take over the time slot.

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WTOP Names Winners for Best Local Restaurants Contest

WTOP recently announced its plan to help several local restaurants in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia through its “WTOP Top 10 Contest.”

Eduardo Razo

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WTOP recently announced its plan to help several local restaurants in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia through its “WTOP Top 10 Contest,” and now the radio station has revealed the winners. 

The winner of each category will receive a $1,000 check that includes: BBQ, Burger, Pizza, International Cuisine, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian/Vegan, Place to Grab a Drink, Seafood, Brunch.

“The last few years have been especially hard for the small businesses that make up the heart of our community,” Joel Oxley, SVP/GM said. 

“We are so excited to be able to continue our annual WTOP Top 10 Contest and work together with our neighbors to highlight and support the best local restaurants across our region.”

Here is the list of winners:

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KFI’s Corbin Carson Wins NABJ Award for Best Documentary

Carson won the award for his piece on “This Sand is My Sand: The Stolen Legacy of Bruce’s Beach.”

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KFI news reporter, Corbin Carson, has won the “Salute to Excellence Award” for Best Documentary from the National Association of Black Journalists for his piece on “This Sand is My Sand: The Stolen Legacy of Bruce’s Beach.”

The two-hour documentary concentrates on property in Manhattan Beach that was stolen from the Bruce family via eminent domain in the 1920s amid threats from the KKK. 

Furthermore, the feature contains exclusive interviews with historians, protestors, pundits, and the Bruce family about racism, reparations, and a yearlong campaign to return the $20+ Million-dollar beachfront parcel.

“Proud to be chosen for the 2022  @NABJ Salute To Excellence Award for Best Documentary: “This Sand is My Sand: The Stolen Legacy of Bruce’s Beach,” Carson tweeted on Tuesday

“Thanks to the Bruce Family (and many others) for letting me tell their powerful story.”

This Sand is My Sand: The Stolen Legacy of Bruce’s Beach” resulted in the California Governor signing a bill that would return the multi-million-dollar property to descendants of the Bruce family.

Anyone interested in listening to Carson’s documentary can click here

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