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Feud Between Local Radio Host and State Politician Reaches Tipping Point

O’Donnell who hosts a show on iHeartMedia’s WIBA-AM has accused Ross of trying to silence him by sending out a series of tweets that targeted one of the radio station’s largest advertisers.

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Conservative radio host Dan O’Donnell has been feuding with Wisconsin politician Scott Ross for quite some time, but recently it reached a boiling point.

O’Donnell who hosts a show on iHeartMedia’s WIBA-AM has accused Ross of trying to silence him by sending out a series of tweets that targeted one of the radio station’s largest advertisers.

Earlier this month, Ross tweeted that O’Donnell was a “white nationalist genital wart.” In one of the tweets, he wondered why UW Health was spending money with WIBA-AM. The health system advertises on the Badgers Sports Network which airs on iHeartMedia stations in Madison.

In a column for the conservative website MacIver Institute, O’Donnell called the tweets “unethical” and “unconstitutional.” He also included a link to a complaint form at the Ethics Commission where Ross currently works.

“He is angry about the fact that I call him out,” Ross said. “It’s ironic for someone with a radio show to be complaining about his speech being limited.”

O’Donnell said he and iHeartMedia are deciding how to proceed with a formal complaint against Ross and the Ethics Commission.

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Larry Elder Joins Epoch Media Group

Elder hosted a nationally syndicated radio show for Salem Media Network for six years before taking a break to join California’s gubernatorial race during last year’s recall election. 

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Conservative talk show host Larry Elder will join Epoch Media Group (EMG) as a television host on Epoch TV. Talkers Magazine first reported the story Wednesday. 

Elder hosted a nationally syndicated radio show for Salem Media Network for six years before taking a break to join California’s gubernatorial race during last year’s recall election. 

EMG is an independent news organization, which includes the newspaper The Epoch Times and the TV network NTD. The Epoch Times is published in 21 languages, in 33 countries. 

Elder will reportedly host a live, streaming show four times a week and a podcast which will originate from Los Angeles. Known as the “the Sage from South Central” and “America’s truth detector” Elder was a legend in Southern California’s radio landscape for two decades on TalkRadio 790 KABC. 

“In a day and age of sensationalist and emotionally charged news coverage, Elder uses the facts – with humor and insight – to break down the nation’s current events and most urgent issues,” EMG CEO John Tang told Talkers

“I’m excited to join The Epoch Times. I’m impressed by the newspaper’s courage and willingness to speak the truth to promote liberty and freedom,” added Elder.

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Dinesh D’Souza’s Documentary “2000 Mules” Grosses $751,755

The controversial movie debuted initially in 270 theaters rented by the film’s producers for one week with one showing per day.

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Salem Media is starting to recoup the $4.5 million investment in Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary “2000 Mules,” the movie that alleges voting fraud during the 2020 presidential election, per The Wrap

The controversial movie debuted initially in 270 theaters rented by the film’s producers for one week with one showing per day. Also, on May 20th, D’Souza’s flick returned for regular theatrical release in 411 movie houses with four showings a day, including at least 169 Cinemark locations.

“With the success of the movie, everyone talking about the movie, a lot of independent theaters began to call us, ‘Hey, why didn’t we have this movie in the theater?’” D’Souza said.

In its opening weekend as a theatrical release, “2000 Mules” grossed $751,755. Furthermore, it’s also available as an on-demand digital movie on the video streaming platform Rumble. 

“It’s too early in the movie release window to properly estimate where Q2 revenue for this film will end up, but we are pleased with the results to date and certainly expect to make a solid profit from Salem’s investment in this movie,” Santrella said.

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Madi Bolaños Named Co-Host for KQED’s “The California Report”

Bolaños comes over from public media station KVPR in Fresno, serving as the station’s immigration and underserved communities’ reporter.

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KQED’s daily radio news program, “The California Report,” has a new co-host as Madi Bolaños takes over the position, per Radio Ink

Bolaños comes over from public media station KVPR in Fresno, serving as the station’s immigration and underserved communities’ reporter.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join The California Report team,” said Bolaños. “I’m looking forward to bringing diverse voices from across the state to TCR listeners every morning.”

Furthermore, KQED’s new co-host is no stranger to the TCR team and audiences. While at KVPR, she filed several stories for TCR and The California Report Magazine.

“We have been huge fans of Madi’s work and are excited to bring her community approach to finding story ideas and reporting to TCR,” said Angela Corral, Senior Editor.

 “With her Central Valley roots and deep consideration of the issues that impact immigrant communities, and now reporting out of the Bay Area, she is ideally suited to develop stories that complement the work that Saul Gonzalez is doing for communities throughout Southern California.”

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