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SiriusXM Has Inauguration Covered From Every Angle

POTUS provided the most centric coverage of the big day. Morning Show host Julie Mason was particularly busy. In addition to hosting her regular program, Julie Mason Mornings, she is also set to host a pair a special coverage blocks.

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Inauguration Day will garner coverage from all types of media outlets and understandably dominate the news cycle on Wednesday, but SIRIUSXM radio devoted a full 24 hours of coverage to the inauguration of Mr. Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States across its four exclusive political talk channels. POTUS provided the most centric coverage of the big day. Morning Show host Julie Mason was particularly busy. In addition to hosting her regular program, Julie Mason Mornings, she is also set to host a pair a special coverage blocks. The first covers the actual inauguration from 12-2 P.M. while the second covers the beginnings of the inauguration’s celebrations. The second block of special coverage is set to air from 6 -8 p.m., but the time slot could be extended if warranted.

In between, Michael Smerconish adopted the role of a sports pre-game show host, wrapping up the final hours of the Trump presidency and looking forward to the Joe Biden administration. Smerconish also broke the news that Trump left early on Marine One, breaking many long standing traditions that include an outgoing president not attending his successor’s inauguration for the first time since 1869.

In keeping with theme of breaking traditions, Smerconish interviewed Jean Becker, the former Chief of Staff for George H.W. Bush, to explain the protocols an outgoing president is supposed to follow on inauguration day.

“Some of these will be followed, but many will not,” Becker said with a laugh. “I think sharing just some of these rules for outgoing presidents is particularly poignant on this special day.”

Smerconish then outlines the procedural aspects of the day. Vice President Kamala Harris will be sworn in first and then at Noon,  Biden will take the oath of office.  Biden is then expected to sign Executive Orders and virtually swear in some members of his cabinet and staff before attending the inauguration party.

 SIRIUSXM’s partisan political channels like, Patriot and Progress also offered extensive coverage of the inauguration, but from conservative and liberal viewpoints respectively.  Sirius XM Urban View host Joe Madison discussed the inauguration and its impacts on the African-American culture with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

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My Pillow CEO Pulls Advertising from Salem Radio Network

Mike Lindell said the network singled him out by attempting to cancel him.

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Inside Radio is reporting that My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell is pulling all of his advertising from Salem Radio Network.

Lindell said the network singled him out by attempting to cancel him. Lindell has been an outspoken critic of election integrity and sincerely believes that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. 

Salem isn’t the only broadcast network that Lindell is feuding with. Business Insider reports that Lindell planned to protest outside of Fox News because he believes the network played a big part in facilitating Biden’s victory over Trump. 

“With Salem, nobody gets to sell My Pillow products going forward,” Lindell continued. “You are done selling My Pillow products!”

Salem Radio Network is home to conservative talk shows hosts, including Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, and Larry Elder.

Lindell’s products are being removed from Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s. 

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WFMD Kicks off Its “Christmas Cash for Kids” Fundraising Program

The week-long radiothon program began in 1975 at the now-defunct WZYQ in Frederick

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WFMD Radio in Frederick, Maryland, will kick off its flagship fundraising program Monday called “Christmas Cash for Kids.”

The week-long radiothon program began in 1975 at the now-defunct WZYQ in Frederick. A deejay received a distressing phone call from one of his listeners. There was a family in the Frederick area that would have had no Christmas had it not been for the generosity of the station, which raised $1,500, enough to provide Christmas for several families.

Since then, “Christmas Cash for Kids” has become a holiday tradition in Frederick County. It has evolved into the single largest provider of children’s toys and clothing for those who would otherwise have to go without. 

“For me, the most distinctive aspects of this event are zero overhead and that all the money stays local,” said Frank Mitchell, WFMD Program Director. “Deserving recipients are all vetted, and contributions come from kid’s piggy banks, corporate donations, and everyone in-between.”

Last year, WFMD raised $ $128,201.32 due to the generosity of caring people in Mid-Maryland. Once again, the Salvation Army will partner with the station to assist in this annual tradition.

You can listen to the radiothon and learn more about “Christmas Cash for Kids” by clicking this link.

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Todd Herman Announces Departure From 770 KTTH

Herman made the announcement during his show Wednesday citing his desire to turn his current radio show into a podcast.  

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Seattle talk radio host Todd Herman who rose to national prominence filling in for the late Rush Limbaugh announced that he was leaving Conservative Talk 770 KTTH effective Dec 1.

Herman made the announcement during his show Wednesday citing his desire to turn his current radio show into a podcast.  

“I don’t know who is going to be the new host in this daypart or the afternoon daypart, I am asking you to make certain that you give them lots of fair shakes,” Herman said.

Herman began his career at KTTH in 2015 before moving to its sister station KIRO Radio 97.3 in 2019. He moved back to KTTH a year later where he took over the morning show.

“The program that I hear in my mind is centered on God almighty with politics wound into it. What we do here is politics with God on the side — that’s not who I am anymore,” he said.

Herman becomes the second high-profile talent to announce his departure from Bonneville Seattle in less than a week. Monday, KIRO co-host Tom Tangney announced he was leaving next week.

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