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Boston’s WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Celebrates 100 Years on the Air

The station will promote the 100-day celebration online and on-air with stories and photos.

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A legendary all-news radio station is celebrating its 100th anniversary in a special way.

Boston’s WBZ NewsRadio 1030 is commemorating a century in broadcasting with a 100-day celebration. The station first went on the air on September 19, 1921. 

“For a station to broadcast for 100 years is nothing short of amazing,” said Alan Chartrand, Market President of iHeartMedia Boston. “Listeners and advertisers consistently utilize this heritage brand as evidenced by WBZ’s continued ratings and revenue success.

The station will promote the 100-day celebration online and on-air with stories and photos.

“WBZ NewsRadio is defined by our strong, unmistakable presence in the communities we serve,” said Rob Sanchez, Vice President of News, Talk & Sports for iHeartMedia Boston. “As the media landscape continues to evolve, our reach has only increased as WBZ listeners have adopted streaming on smart devices and the iHeartRadio app.”

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Erick Erickson: Media to Blame for America’s Division

Erickson’s rant inspired this week’s FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion.

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Atlanta-based talk show host Erick Erickson said America is divided, and the media is to blame. 

Erickson told his national audience Wednesday that the endless charade of mistakes in reporting about former President Donald Trump has spelled disaster for the mainstream media. 

“Nobody believes the press; they’ve discredited themselves,” Erickson said. “We are beyond the beginning of the end for people taking the press seriously. The elite in this country who occupy powers and positions of influence and seats in the media are to blame.” 

Erickson’s rant inspired this week’s FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion. Trump, who was not home then, has insisted that he be caught in the crosshairs of a political witch-hunt from President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ). 

“Maybe they (FBI) are just going to keep going after him until they find a way to get him (Trump). There were 76-78 million people who supported Donald Trump in his last election, and yet the media treats them like pariahs,” he said. 

Erick Erickson hosts the “Erick Erickson Show” live every weekday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. You can learn more about him by clicking this link.

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Charlie Kirk: Media Trying to ‘Bankrupt” Alex Jones

Kirk began the show by admitting several people had told him to avoid an interview with the controversial pundit.

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On Wednesday’s edition of The Charlie Kirk Show podcast, Kirk sat down with Alex Jones of InfoWars to discuss the loss in his recent defamation lawsuit filed by parents of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, which Kirk viewed as “unfair” and “blatantly political”.

“Even mainline reporters interview Charlie Manson,” Jones joked. “I’m the worst person in the world, but people should still want to talk to me. The truth is they want to misrepresent what I’ve said and done. That’s why they don’t want me to ever be live on-air”

Kirk then claimed the media is trying to “bankrupt” Jones by not letting him apologize for the things he’s said in the past, before asking Jones to give his side of the story the media isn’t covering.

“This is their new weaponization of the media,” Jones said. (The Sandy Hook massacre) was a small part of what I cover. I question every major event. I questioned Uvalde. I believe children died in Ulvade, but the head of the state police in Texas and the mayor of Uvalde say there’s a cover up and they’ve been lied to.

“They want to punish people who question things. They want to say ‘Oh, he’s not a populist leader. He’s not a popular person. No, he’s the Sandy Hook man. And so they’ve used that like claiming Trump says all Mexicans are criminals. Trump never said all Mexicans are criminals. He said some very good people come across the border, the very bad people we should screen them.

“So just like they tried to make it ‘Trump hates all Hispanics’, same here. It’s fake news. It’s been total misinfo. Even CNN today had to retract and say ‘Ok, Jones’ cellphone wasn’t given to the other lawyers’. All that stuff was made up. And it’s just next level desperate. So now they’ve got the January 6th Committee to demonize Trump supporters and the American people. Now they’re using Sandy Hook to demonize the independent media. Just like I was de-platformed four years ago and was patient zero for that, now I’m patient zero for all of the new censorship that’s taking place.”

Kirk began the show by admitting several people had told him to avoid an interview with the controversial pundit. Jones, who was ordered to pay millions in damages to the families of the Sandy Hook victims, is an often discredited conspiracy theorist.

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Rachel Maddow Reportedly Offered Massive SiriusXM Deal

VF reports Maddow was approached by SiriusXM to host a weekly satellite radio show, with a $40 million per year salary attached.

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In a recent story with Vanity Fair, Rachel Maddow revealed she has several different projects in the works, including podcasts.

She is currently working on a non-fiction narrative podcast set to be released in the fall.

“It’s an American history, underappreciated story, that has resonance for all these things we’re dealing with today—the threat of authoritarianism and the question of whether or not criminal law is the appropriate venue, and has the right constitutional powers, to handle those kinds of threats,” Maddow told Vanity Fair. “It’s about journalism and journalistic ethics, and the ability of powerful people to manipulate American systems.”

The podcast will be the first released by her Surprise Inside production company.

VF also reports Maddow, during her contract negotiations with MSNBC, was approached by SiriusXM to host a weekly satellite radio show, with a nearly $40 million per year salary attached. SiriusXM declined to comment.

Maddow will continue to host her television show on MSNBC on Mondays at 9:00 PM, with Alex Wagner taking over on a Tuesday through Friday basis.

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