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WLS Morning News Anchor Nick Gale Rises to News Director

Despite the new position, Gale will continue to serve the station as News Anchor for Morning Drive, a position he has held since 2020.

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In a press release, Cumulus Media announced that they’d be promoting award-winning broadcast journalist Nick Gale to News Director for 890 WLS-AM in Chicago, IL.

Despite the new position, Gale will continue to serve the station as News Anchor for Morning Drive, a position he has held since 2020.

“There’s a spot in Chicago, below Michigan Ave, where the sun rarely shines, and the conversation is always flowing. It’s the Billy Goat Tavern, a haven for the kings and queens of Chicago print and on-air journalism, and it’s where for the past eight years, Nick Gale has ordered a fried egg sandwich to go as he began the short walk to the NBC Tower to start his news shift at 890 WLS-AM,” Stephanie Tichenor, Program Director of 890 WLS-AM, said.

“Nick, like the Billy Goat Tavern, is reliable, relatable, and fulfilling. That is why he’s the perfect person for the News Director position at 890 WLS-AM. He is exactly what Chicago news needs right now, and I look forward to working with him to enhance our news product for our listeners.”

Gale has provided coverage on a wide range of stories, including NASA’s return to space after the Columbia disaster, flooding on the Mississippi River, the mass shooting at NIU, and the Blagojevich corruption trials.

Furthermore, Gale has contributed stories to the Associated Press, ABC, BBC, and FOX, and has received recognition for his work by the Associated Press and the Illinois Broadcasters Association. “I have big shoes to fill and look forward to working with our newsroom team in keeping the “Big 89,” a place where Chicago can turn to for all the news and information they need through the day. Thank you to Stephanie, Marv, and the rest of the management team at Cumulus for the opportunity,” Gale said.

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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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