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570AM KLIF Raises More Than $40,000 For Charity

For the past 32 holiday seasons, KLIF has worked with Ed Wallace to raise money to buy toys for underprivileged children in the DFW Area.

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A long-standing Texas tradition continued this year as 570AM KLIF partnered with weekend personality Ed Wallace to raise more than $44,000 for hundreds of children in Dallas.

The children attend two different schools: MLK Learning Arts Academy in Dallas, TX, and Charles Nash Elementary in Fort Worth, TX. 

“Ed Wallace and new car dealers in DFW have for over 30 years supported the KLIF Kids cause in our area to give Christmas to kids who otherwise would not have one,” said Dan Bennett, Cumulus Radio Group Regional VP of Dallas, and Houston.

For the past 32 holiday seasons, KLIF has worked with Ed Wallace to raise money to buy toys for underprivileged children in the DFW Area.

This annual campaign ensures these children will have a happier holiday. Additionally, the station will present a check to both schools with any remaining funds after the toys have been purchased.

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Glenn Beck: COVID-19 Has Begun to Go Into My Lungs

Beck finds himself in another battle with Covid-19, with the first bout with the virus coming in December of 2020.

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Radio host Glenn Beck finds himself in another battle with Covid-19, with the first bout with the virus coming in December of 2020. However, this go-around with the virus might be a bit more severe as Beck shared during his appearance on Mark Levin’s daily radio program

Beck stated that the virus had progressed into his lungs during his appearance on Levin’s show but remained in good spirits. 

“I am great, Mark. I am great, Mark,” Beck said. “Despite having COVID and seeing the destruction of our country.” 

“Do you have COVID right now?” Levin asked.

“Ya, I do. It’s [COVID-19] starting to go into my lungs today and a little disturbing. I’m on all the medications and treatments and everything else, so It’s all good,” Beck said.

Levin asked what type of medication Beck is taking to combat the virus, adding if he had started taking a monoclonal antibody cocktail, which has shown to be somewhat effective on persistent COVID-19 cases.

“No, the monoclonal doesn’t seem to be working for the new strain,” Beck responded. “I have had it for about a week. I’m not going downhill. I mean, I think I’m feeling better. It’s just getting into my lungs… you will want to avoid that.”

Despite sharing his health status, Beck again reiterated that he feels fine but is tired of dealing with COVID. 

“Mark, I am not concerned about it. I’m really not,” Beck said. “I just am so done with this whole COVID thing. I know it is real. I am a fatty-fat-fatso, so that is probably not the best thing, and I got some other issues.”

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Jon Hansen to Host Financial Program on WGN Radio

The program topics include the basics of personal finance, investing and wealth management, financial security, financial literacy, and retirement planning.

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Emmy award-winning broadcaster Jon Hansen will host a financial program on Chicago’s WGN Radio 720 beginning Feb 7. Hansen made the announcement on his Facebook page Thursday.

“Since I was a kid, it was WGN on the radio about 18 hours a day,” he posted. “I’m thrilled to be hopping on the 50,000-watt station 5 days a week!”

The Nexstar Media – owned station said the program topics include the basics of personal finance, investing and wealth management, financial security, financial literacy, and retirement planning.

“No one is more knowledgeable in hyper-local business and community news than Jon Hansen,” said WGN VP/GM Mary Sandberg Boyle in a statement. “He is the perfect host to navigate these challenging topics and make them relatable to our audience.”

Hansen has hosted several programs on WICU-TV. He has also worked as an emcee for the Chicago Blackhawks.

“A huge thank you to ya’ll and most importantly the listeners,” he said. “Seriously, I love chatting with you and welcoming you on-air too. It’s what makes WGN and talk radio magical!” 

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Dan Bongino Challenges Cumulus Media’s Vaccine Mandates

Bongino said CEO Mary Berner addressed the company by saying that “regretfully because of public health, we had to let some people go because of the vaccine mandates.”

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Radio host Dan Bongino challenged the validity of Cumulus Media’s vaccine mandates, railed against CEO Mary Berner, and reiterated his desire to leave the company during a diatribe that was brought on by Cumulus firing more employees because of vaccine requirements Thursday. 

The rant began at the top of the second hour with Bongino discussing an email that was sent out by Berner regarding the termination of unidentified employees who were let go in the name of “public health.” 

Bongino said Berner addressed the company by saying that “regretfully because of public health, we had to let some people go because of the vaccine mandates.”

“I don’t understand what the public health component is,” said Bongino. “The vaccine is entirely ineffective against stopping transmission from Omicron and that’s been scientifically proven.” 

In October, Bongino issued an ultimatum to Cumulus Media, demanding that they get rid of their vaccine requirements or fire him. 

Thursday, Bongino became furious when the company not only fired more employees over mandates but also notified its employees that “vaccine misinformation” was being broadcast over the radio. Bongino then proceeded to invite Berner on the show multiple times to defend the company’s policy. 

“You want to come on the show?” Bongino asked several times. “Let’s have a little debate. I hope you’re not talking about this show [broadcasting vaccine misinformation] because if you did, and you had any guts, you would say don’t come back tomorrow.”  

Bongino told his audience that “he doesn’t work for Berner and that Berner works for him.” 

“I don’t need you, you need me,” he said. “Nobody is listening to the Mary Berner show. I don’t need you for anything.” 

Bongino admitted that he is double vaccinated and also said that he was not going to get the booster shot citing a battle with COVID-19 following the vaccination process. 

Cumulus Media is not the only broadcasting company to require its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Most, if not all,  major radio companies like Audacy and iHeartMedia have mandates in place. 

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