Sacramento talk show host Tom Sullivan questioned whether race relations have improved in the United States following the recognition of the death of George Floyd who was murdered by a former police officer in Minneapolis.
Sullivan discussed the issue during his talk show on News 93.1 KFBK Tuesday. He said crime continues to rise in the cities where police reform is being implemented. He said Minnesota’s crime numbers have skyrocketed since Floyd was murdered.
“The Minneapolis Police Department is down 200 officers over the last year,” Sullivan said. “Crime is way up; homicides are up 113 percent and 20 percent of the police department is gone.”
Sullivan said protestors have sought opportunities in autonomous zones where police are forbidden to carry out acts of violence against unsuspecting citizens.
“Black Americans are killed at three times the rate of white people, that hasn’t changed,” Sullivan said. “I am looking for something that has changed or improved in the last year and I do not see it.”
Minneapolis Police have recorded 532 gunshot victims so far this year, more than double the number reported last year. Carjackings are also up 331% from the same period last year and violent crimes have surpassed 5,100, over 1,000 more than what was reported in 2019.
Ryan Hedrick serves as the Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. Prior to WFMD, he hosted an afternoon program at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA. He has worked at Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and for stations in Baltimore, MD. He has also worked at WIBW-AM in Topeka KS, earning the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.
Ken Charles Named Director of Branding and Programming at 95.5 WSB
“I’m excited to join the amazingly talented team at 95.5 WSB,”
Longtime news/talk programmer Ken Charles has been tabbed as the new Director of Branding and Programming for 95.5 WSB in Atlanta.
Charles comes to WSB after programming KNX in Los Angeles. He was also is the Audacy News Format Vice President. He replaces Drew Anderssen, who joined Audcay’s KRLD in Dallas in April.
“I’m excited to join the amazingly talented team at 95.5 WSB. Thanks to Jaleigh Long, Rob Babin and Chris Eagan for giving me the chance to be a part of one of America’s top brands,” Charles said. “I can’t wait to get back to Atlanta and build on WSB’s 100-year commitment to local news and community service.
Charles had overseen several stations in Tampa, Houston, and Miami in addition to his role with KNX in Los Angeles.
“Ken is a brilliantly strategic programmer with decades of leadership experience,” said Cox Media Group Vice President of Audience & Operations Chris Eagan. “I’m excited to watch KEN grow and evolve this legendary brand.”
Tomi Lahren: Liz Cheney Should ‘Join The View or Some Other Liberal Network’
“Or better yet, maybe join the ladies of The View or host your own show on one of the many liberal networks. Either way, stay away from the GOP!”
During a Fox News Commentary, host Tomi Lahren suggested Liz Cheney would have better luck in media rather than politics after losing her House of Representatives seat to primary challenger Harriet Hageman.
“My suggestion would be to run as a Democrat, it’s a much more fitting description,” Lahren argued. “Or better yet, maybe join the ladies of The View or host your own show on one of the many liberal networks. Either way, stay away from the GOP!”
Many have speculated that Cheney’s next move, depending on a potential Presidential campaign, could be in the media. CNN’s Don Lemon said “no network would turn down” Cheney if she wanted to do a show on a cable news outlet.
Cheney’s loss to Hageman appears to be the second largest by an incumbent House member in 60 years.
WNRI Host John DePetro Arrested After Facebook Live From Potential Crime Scene
DePetro went live on Facebook outside the home that was the center of an investigation into the disappearance of Charlotte Lester. Lester, a Warwick resident, has been missing since May.
WNRI-AM Woonsocket, Rhode Island host John DePetro was arrested Tuesday after trespassing outside outside a Warwick, Rhode Island home.
DePetro went live on Facebook outside the home that was the center of an investigation into the disappearance of Charlotte Lester. Lester, a Warwick resident, has been missing since May. In the video, DePetro confronts what appears to be the owner of the residence, Mark Perkins, being investigated. The owner then starts a lawn mower and appears to push it in the DePetro’s direction. On his website, DePetro described the altercation as an “attack”. DePetro claims Perkins assaulted him while shouting he would kill the radio host. Perkins was later arrested for assault, which DePetro captured on vide..
DePetro told WLNE-TV “We can continue to search for answers into the disappearance of Charlotte Lester. We will offer a vigorous courtroom defense and I expect to be fully exonerated at trial where we will call the owner of the home to the stand.”
Warwick police charged DePetro with “willful trespassing”. His court date is slated for Thursday, September 1st.