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Joe Piscopo Says All NY Radio, Listeners One Big Family

Piscopo also urged listeners not to let political differences come between family and friends during the holidays.

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Family was the prevailing theme for the first hour of The Joe Piscopo Show Monday morning on 790 AM New York. During that slot Piscopo, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, related stories of Thanksgiving visits with his brother and elderly mother, adding that he felt listeners to his program and all the local New York radio stations were family.

“We are all in this together,” Piscopo said. “New York radio and our listeners are stronger than ever. I don’t see us as competing with each other. We are one big family together. My bosses and their bosses (at other stations) do a great job.”

Piscopo tells a story from his own Thanksgiving celebration that illustrates how families stay strong through difficult circumstances.

“My mother is elderly and while I believe we should reopen New York and start living our normal lives again, this virus is an insidious thing,” Piscopo said. “We have to be careful. I didn’t hug her even though I wanted to. We all sat out on the porch and she sat on the other side of the screen door. She had boxed turkey dinners that she had made for all the children and grandchildren individually. My bother Kevin, he made me a baked ZITI. It was the best Thanksgiving I have ever had. Hanukkah and Christmas are coming up and I hope you are as excited about them as I am.”

Piscopo also urges listeners not to let political differences come between family and friends during the holidays.

“Most of my family and friends are liberal democrats, not socialists, but just the old school liberal democrats,” he said. “I understand why because I used to be one myself. My grandparents came to this country not knowing a word of English and always voted Democrat because they were one of us and would look out for us. I used to think the same way. I used to make fun of Ronald Reagan when I was on Saturday Night Live (1980-1984). Then I met him and realized this is a smart guy who knows what he is doing. My democratic family and friends are good people. They just haven’t seen the light like I have.”

Piccolo adds that while he understands why some people voted Democratic, he is still a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump.

“People ask me all the time why I still talk about the election because it’s over now,” he said. “It’s not over. This election was rigged and we knew it was going to be. It could go all the way to the Supreme Court. I don’t know if we will get it done by December 14th (the day the Electoral College votes), but I will keep talking about it. If you are listening right now, you understand what’s going on. You are a patriot. I feel like you  are part of my family and I love each and every one of you.”

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Howard Stern Reveals MSNBC Go-To Source for News

Stern told “Morning Joe” in an extensive interview that MSNBC is the network for him regarding cable news consumption.

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SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern told “Morning Joe’s” Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist in an extensive interview that MSNBC is the network for him regarding cable news consumption. 

Stern stated that he’s a major fan of “Morning Joe” and went the extra mile to say that he and co-host Joe Scarborough share the same political idealogy.

“I watch you guys every morning,” Stern said (h/t Mediaite). “I really enjoy the show. Oddly, I agree politically with almost everything Joe says. I don’t think there’s much difference there.”

The radio host thanked MSNBC for providing him with what he loves: 24/7 news. Additionally, Stern offered a shoutout to network host Symone Sanders and stated he’s no fan of Dateline repeats.

“By the way, I want to give a shoutout to MSNBC,” Stern added. “Thank God you don’t play the old Datelines anymore on the weekends. I like news. I watch this channel exclusively for news. I tune out on the weekend. 

“It’s like all news stuff. I’m watching old Datelines. I like when you guys are onI like news 24/7, and now I find I’m getting it. I get Symone on the weekend. Big fan of hers. Symone coming on strong. What can I tell you? I know the whole lineup.”

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Trespassing Charges Against John DePetro Dismissed

DePetro have been dismissed as he faced a trespassing charge related to an incident over the summer during a Monday court hearing.

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Charges against John DePetro have been dismissed as the radio host faced a trespassing charge related to an incident over the summer during a Monday court hearing.

DePetro was arrested in mid-August outside a home on Staples Avenue in Warwick.

Police searched the house several months earlier as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Charlotte Lester, who has been missing for six months.

“I respect our justice system and respect law enforcement, specifically the Warwick PD,” DePetro said on Twitter. “The search for Charlotte Lester continues as I resume efforts searching for answers into her disappearance and holding Mark Perkins accountable for his actions against myself and Ladybug.”

The man who lives there, Mark Perkins, was also arrested the following day after he allegedly charged at DePetro with a lawnmower while DePetro was live-streaming. 

Unlike DePetro, who had his charges dismissed, Perkins still faces an assault charge, according to court records.

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Oklahoma’s The Eagle 96.9 Rebrands as Freedom 96.9

KZLS started simulcasting on KQOB at the beginning of this year after the 96.9 signal was leased to Citadel and Cumulus Media for nineteen years. 

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Champlin Broadcasting Conservative Talk The Eagle 96.9 KQOB Enid/Oklahoma City and 1640 KZLS Enid will look a little different for its listeners as the station has rebranded.

Rather than calling itself The Eagle 96.9, the radio station will now be known as Freedom 96.9 (h/t Radio Insight). KZLS started simulcasting on KQOB at the beginning of this year after the 96.9 signal was leased to Citadel and Cumulus Media for nineteen years. 

The station features a syndicated lineup, including Hugh Hewitt, Brian Kilmeade, Dan Bongino, Mike Gallagher, Joe Pags, and Bill O’Reilly. Furthermore, with the rebrand possibly comes a new addition.

Freedom 96.9 is teasing the addition of Dana Loesch to the lineup as well to enhance the rebrand further as the station begins a new chapter as it provides news/talk to the residents. 

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