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WTIC 1080 Hires Tom Shattuck For Middays

The Audacy-owned station located in Hartford, Connecticut has hired New England media veteran Tom Shattuck as a midday show host. The station will feature all-local programming from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.

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1080 News Talk WTIC announced a lineup change on Thursday as it prepares to transition away from The Rush Limbaugh Show which ends Friday.

The Audacy-owned station located in Hartford, Connecticut has hired New England media veteran Tom Shattuck as a midday show host. The station will feature all-local programming from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.

Shattuck reacted to the news on Twitter. “I am thrilled to be joining the great team at @WTIC1080. Starting Monday,” he tweeted. “I will be on daily from 10a – 2p. Can’t Wait!”

Shattuck’s experience comes mostly from the print media side where he served as senior editor of The Lowell Sun in Lowell, MA. Before that, he was the editorial page editor of The Boston Herald.

“Radio is best when it is local, when we can discuss and look at the local issues affecting our listeners” said Stephanie Perl, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Hartford. “Being able to expand our local weekday programming further separates WTIC from other radio stations in the state and we look forward to unveiling this new slate of content to our audience.”

New weekday programming is as follows.

5:00 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. ET:“WTIC Sunrise Special” 
5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET:“Mornings with Ray and Brian” 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET:“Extra Time with Brian” 
10:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET:“The Tom Shattuck Show” 
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET:“The Todd Feinburg Show”

Listeners can tune in to 1080 News Talk WTIC (WTIC-AM) in Hartford on air, as well as nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter and Facebook

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Dan Bongino: CDC Appears Confused Over Mask Mandate

Bongino’s heated comments came during his nationally syndicated radio show Tuesday as he questioned why the government agency keeps backtracking on its stance on masks and vaccinated people.

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Right-wing radio host Dan Bongino criticized a decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that reverses the course on vaccinated Americans having to wear a mask indoors.

Bongino’s heated comments came during his nationally syndicated radio show Tuesday as he questioned why the government agency keeps backtracking on its stance on masks and vaccinated people.

“The CDC appears confused yet again,” Bongino said. “First, they said no masks, then they said masks, then they said mandate masks, then they said two masks, and then there were people in the mainstream media that were asking how many masks can we safely wear.”

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said new data shows the delta variant behaves “uniquely differently” from its predecessors and could make vaccinated people infectious.

“If these things work, the face diapers, then why didn’t they work?”
Walensky used the new mandate as an opportunity to encourage people to get vaccinated while reiterating that the new guidance affects K-12 schools who must now wear a mask indoors, including teachers, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

“You are sticking kids in these face diapers, and you have yet to produce a shred of damn evidence that these things work,” Bongino exclaimed.

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Sebastian Gorka Inks Multi-Year Deal With Salem Radio Network

The Hungarian native served as Deputy Assistant to the President in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Radio personality Dr. Sebastian Gorka inked a multi-year extension with Salem Radio Network. The America First host began his stint at the network nearly two years ago.

The Hungarian native served as Deputy Assistant to the President in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

“Despite an incredibly hard 18 months for America, conservative talk radio is stronger than it has ever been,” Gorka said. “I am so grateful to Salem, my superb team, and our amazing listeners for their loyalty and enduring love of country.”

Gorka has briefed the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Navy Seals, and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. He also served as an expert for the Department of Justice during the Boston Bombing trial and testified before Congress on the threat of Global Jihadism.

“Dr. Gorka has proven to be a natural on the radio. His insight into current events, his courageous stands on the issues, and his unique sense of humor have blended together to make this one of the best shows in the Salem lineup,” said Salem senior vice president for spoken-word Phil Boyce. 

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Curtis Sliwa Wants NYC to Cover Expenses for Saving a Cat or Dog

The Republican mayoral nominee told the New York Post that he wants to give people a $1,000 “Pet Snap Card” that they could use for food, supplies, and related expenses at local stores.

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Former 77 WABC host turned politician, Curtis Sliwa, wants the city to cover expenses for anyone who saves a cat or a dog from being euthanized at a city shelter.

The Republican mayoral nominee told the New York Post that he wants to give people a $1,000 “Pet Snap Card” that they could use for food, supplies, and related expenses at local stores.

“This Pet SNAP Card will help promote and facilitate adoptions throughout New York City by easing the financial expenses of pets,” he told the paper. “It works in the same way as the traditional SNAP program except it can only be used toward pet expenses, food, supplies, vet care, etc.”

Sliwa told voters that he wants to get rid of any animal shelter that kills pets.

“I will continue to make it one of the key campaign planks,” he said during a press conference. “Part of our mandate is that when I become mayor, there will be no-kill shelters in the city of New York.”

Sliwa will face off against Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams in November.

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