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WFMD Host Bob Miller Retiring

Miller was born and raised in Maryland. He came to WFMD in 1994 to co-host Mitchell and Miller; a program that featureddueling political beliefs from both sides of the aisle. After bouncing around the station in varying roles he became the station’s morning show host in 2000.

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Maryland radio host Bob Miller is ending his 26-year run at Free Talk 930 WFMD. Miller has been hosting the station’s flagship program, The Morning News Express, for the last 20 years.

Miller was born and raised in Maryland. He came to WFMD in 1994 to co-host Mitchell and Miller; a program that featured dueling political beliefs from both sides of the aisle. After bouncing around the station in varying roles he became the station’s morning show host in 2000.

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“I was at the right place at the right time,” Miller said. “One of the things I was taught early from other mentors was to do everything that you were asked to do and do it well.” In addition to co-hosting afternoons and being the station’s top fill-in guy for the morning show, Miller served as the station’s IT director.

Miller worked for six general managers during his time at the station. WFMD has been sold and swapped at least four times in the last 20 years. In 2019, Connoisseur Media acquired both WFMD and sister station WFRE from the Aloha Station Trust in exchange for transferring its Erie, Pennsylvania cluster to iHeartMedia.

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Miller’s bosses at Connoisseur Media have been gracious enough to allow for a quiet transition as he settles into his new home in Apollo Beach, Florida. Miller chose to retire following the birth of his first grandchild.

The transition has given Miller a great deal of time to reflect on his journey and the people that he has worked with. “We have been through different owners, but I made myself available and I was always willing to learn new stuff,” he said. “Working with Program Director Frank Mitchell and News Director Dianah Gibson has been a great honor. Those are the people that you go to battle with every day. They are good people, and they are hard workers.”

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Miller’s last hurrah at WFMD was the station’s largest annual fundraiser, Christmas Cash for Kids. The week-long program was created to raise money for children in Frederick County. This year’s effort culminated in the station raising more than $128,000.

“I knew the residents of Frederick County would come through,” said Miller. “My last day of Christmas Cash for Kids I was really focused on getting it across the line because that’s our job. When the fundraiser was done, that is when it all sets in, that this was my last one.”

Miller’s impending departure has garnered lots of reaction from his longtime, loyal listeners. With his recent move to Florida the station has arranged for him to continue as the co-host along with newcomer Ryan Hedrick. Miller’s impact has been substantial, and he will be missed. He said he will spend his down time acclimating to his new Florida home while searching for his next opportunity.

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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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