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Erickson Blames Trump for Senate Losses, Calls Supporters F-ing Idiots

Erickson also has strong Tweets and words for those conspiracy theorists and Trump supporters who believe the elections were stolen.

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Photo by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 2.0.
Photo by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 2.0.

One of Atlanta radio’s major conservative voices did not hold back in his reaction to the Senate runoff elections in Georgia. When it became clear that the Democrats will likely win both races, Erick Erikson took to Twitter late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning to put the blame squarely on President Trump. Erickson also called those claiming election fraud in the Senate races, “F*ucking Idiots”. Erickson  also addressed the topic on WRGA’s The Erick Erickson Show Wednesday morning.

“This was not so much the Democrats won, but the Republicans surrendered,” Erickson said. “When you have a President that goes around the state saying the November election was stolen, that it was rigged, Trump voters stayed home. Georgia has a Trump problem. Trump voters bowed down to their Golden Calf and screwed the rest of the GOP.”

Erickson also has strong Tweets and words for those conspiracy theorists and Trump supporters who believe the elections were stolen.

“It’s not a sinister dump of votes from DeKalb County when the Republican officials knew it was 170,000 votes outstanding,” Erickson tweeted after a large batch of ballots were counted from the Democratic stronghold.  “That’s not a conspiracy to contrive votes. Why are you people such willful f*cking idiots?”

Erickson doubled down on that rhetoric during his show Wednesday morning.

“The election was not stolen. it was conducted fairly,” he said “Yet all the Trump-humpers still believe the lie that this was somehow stolen. The Democrats won because they did a better job identifying potential democratic voters and getting them out to vote. You know what Trump and his supporters did? (They were) Running around whining that they lost in November, raising money for legal challenges that were going to fail and I kid you not, selling Trump wrapping paper for Christmas. If they had actually focused on winning the election, the outcome would have been different, but here we are. The Democrats did not murder the Republicans last night. The Republicans committed suicide.”

In many circles, Erickson is considered a conservative evangelical and according to his bio page on WRGA, he is currently pursuing a degree in theology. It remains to be seen whether his salty language via tweet or his sharp criticism of President Trump will drive away evangelical listeners since Trump enjoys high approval ratings among that demographic.

Erickson also hosts The Erick Erickson Show from 4-6 pm weekdays on WSB out of Atlanta.

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WYPR, The Baltimore Banner Enter Joint Operating Agreement

As part of this new collaboration, the two parties state they will work together on stories and special reports and create collaborative programming

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The city of Baltimore will see two nonprofit organizations form a partnership to share resources, grow their reach, and deliver local news across the region. Your Public Radio Corp. news/talk WYPR (88.1) is entering a joint agreement with The Baltimore Banner. 

As part of this new collaboration, the two parties state they will work together on stories and special reports and create collaborative programming to serve the needs of residents in Baltimore and throughout Maryland.

“We are looking forward to the possibilities of this unique model of nonprofit news as we work to preserve and strengthen local journalism here in greater Baltimore,” LaFontaine Oliver, President of Your Public Radio and GM of WYPR, said in a release, per Inside Radio

“This partnership between Your Public Radio and The Baltimore Banner is an important step to bolster our local newsrooms in Maryland – with trusted, community reporting at the core of the agreement between the two organizations.”

The partnership opens the door to expanding the capacity and reach of each organization’s newsroom and boosts the capability to cover more community matters. Furthermore, WYPR will use its audio expertise to produce a series of joint podcasts and radio programs.

“Our goal is to strengthen Baltimore’s local reporting, growing our coverage statewide,” Imtiaz Patel, CEO of The Venetoulis Institute for Local Journalism, noted. 

“This partnership is a force multiplier for both organizations to expand our coverage and bring the very best local news to the region and state.”

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The Bumper Song for Rush Limbaugh Will Be Retired

Clay Travis and Buck Sexton told their audience Thursday that the rights to Rush’s iconic bumper music “My City was Gone” are set to expire.

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It’s official. The final piece of Rush Limbaugh on syndicated radio will be retired soon. Clay Travis and Buck Sexton told their audience Thursday that the rights to Rush’s iconic bumper music “My City was Gone” are set to expire. 

Limbaugh popularized the song performed by The Pretenders using it as a bumper song which then became synonymous with his overall brand. 

“For decades, Rush’s theme song has reminded everyone about their truth and clarity are on the way,” Travis said. “It’s an iconic song forever that’s going to be attached to Rush Limbaugh and everything that he represented.”

With the one-year anniversary of the “Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show” approaching, the duo spent time reflecting on the show’s inception and the indelible mark that Limbaugh left on millions of Americans.  

“And for us, this is really like retiring the jersey in sports,” said Sexton. “Because Rush’s theme song is forever attached to his memory, everything he built, and we deeply honor that, his legacy. And that song is a part of his legacy, of course.” 

Clay & Buck’s new theme song is “My Own Worst Enemy.”

“These guys moved to Tennessee from California because they were so frustrated with the direction that California politics had gone (laughing), and they are going to be longtime listeners of this show,” Travis said.  

“They loved Rush. And when we had this conversation with them, Buck, I mean you should have seen their faces and how excited they were to be able to bring their music to this audience and connect their brand and their spirit with the spirit and brand of the greatest radio show audience that has ever existed in American history,” he added. 

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WOLB’s Larry Young Recovering After Having His Leg Amputated

WOLB’s Larry Young has been off the air since April 10.

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A popular Baltimore radio host is recovering after having his leg amputated due to an allergy triggered by his Type 2 diabetes. According to the Baltimore Sun, WOLB’s Larry Young has been off the air since April 10.

“I knew I had a problem,” Young told the paper. “I didn’t know it was as severe as it was. When I got to the hospital, the doctors gave me two options: amputation or death. That is a terrible thing to hear.”

Young has been hosting the morning show on the Urban One-owned station for nearly three decades. He reportedly is planning to retire at the end of the year. 

“Larry is a wonderful person, and we all miss him terribly,” said WOLB GM Howard Mazer. “I’m sure all of our listeners are looking forward to his return.”

Young is no stranger to health scares. 18 years ago, he was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart episode. Young said at the time, doctors gave him less than a 1% chance of surviving. 

“The word ‘no’ is not in Larry’s vocabulary,” Mazer said. “He will go out of his way to help someone, no matter what.

Former mayor Catherine Pugh will fill-in during Young’s absence. 

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