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Larry Elder’s Campaign Release Statement Against KBLA Host

Elder’s campaign released a statement after a Los Angeles radio host used a soundbite more than two decades old.

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California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder’s campaign released a statement after a Los Angeles radio host used a soundbite more than two decades old to try and illustrate his disdain for the Black community. 

Elder, a conservative Republican, is vying to become the state’s first Black governor. 

Last week, Barrett News Media reported that KBLA host Dominique DiPrima raised questions about Elder’s character by bringing up a comedy skit performed by Elder at Igby’s on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles around the time of the OJ Simpson murder trial.
 
“DiPrima clearly failed to grasp that Elder’s skit was making fun of the covert racism of the pompous F. Lee Bailey,” Elder’s campaign told Barrett Media. “In knee-jerk rhetoric that is far too common today, she resorts to accusing Elder of promoting hate simply because his views have long been contrary to her own.”

DiPrima openly admitted that she had an unpleasant interaction with Elder during one of her shows in the 1990s. She said that encounter arose from, “the vitriol, the racism that I heard on talk radio in the city.”

“Bailey’s theatrical and controversial cross-examination caught national attention and was subsequently included prominently in the television series, The People vs. OJ Simpson,” the campaign said. “Elder’s comedy skit sought to show that F. Lee Bailey, a white man, was in fact a closet racist and that he enjoyed being able to freely use racial slurs against black people without repercussions.”

Elder’s camp said that he will continue to focus on “crime, homelessness, the rising cost of living, and the absence of fathers from the home—all problems that afflict black America.” 

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Howard Stern Reveals MSNBC Go-To Source for News

Stern told “Morning Joe” in an extensive interview that MSNBC is the network for him regarding cable news consumption.

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SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern told “Morning Joe’s” Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist in an extensive interview that MSNBC is the network for him regarding cable news consumption. 

Stern stated that he’s a major fan of “Morning Joe” and went the extra mile to say that he and co-host Joe Scarborough share the same political idealogy.

“I watch you guys every morning,” Stern said (h/t Mediaite). “I really enjoy the show. Oddly, I agree politically with almost everything Joe says. I don’t think there’s much difference there.”

The radio host thanked MSNBC for providing him with what he loves: 24/7 news. Additionally, Stern offered a shoutout to network host Symone Sanders and stated he’s no fan of Dateline repeats.

“By the way, I want to give a shoutout to MSNBC,” Stern added. “Thank God you don’t play the old Datelines anymore on the weekends. I like news. I watch this channel exclusively for news. I tune out on the weekend. 

“It’s like all news stuff. I’m watching old Datelines. I like when you guys are onI like news 24/7, and now I find I’m getting it. I get Symone on the weekend. Big fan of hers. Symone coming on strong. What can I tell you? I know the whole lineup.”

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Trespassing Charges Against John DePetro Dismissed

DePetro have been dismissed as he faced a trespassing charge related to an incident over the summer during a Monday court hearing.

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Charges against John DePetro have been dismissed as the radio host faced a trespassing charge related to an incident over the summer during a Monday court hearing.

DePetro was arrested in mid-August outside a home on Staples Avenue in Warwick.

Police searched the house several months earlier as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Charlotte Lester, who has been missing for six months.

“I respect our justice system and respect law enforcement, specifically the Warwick PD,” DePetro said on Twitter. “The search for Charlotte Lester continues as I resume efforts searching for answers into her disappearance and holding Mark Perkins accountable for his actions against myself and Ladybug.”

The man who lives there, Mark Perkins, was also arrested the following day after he allegedly charged at DePetro with a lawnmower while DePetro was live-streaming. 

Unlike DePetro, who had his charges dismissed, Perkins still faces an assault charge, according to court records.

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Oklahoma’s The Eagle 96.9 Rebrands as Freedom 96.9

KZLS started simulcasting on KQOB at the beginning of this year after the 96.9 signal was leased to Citadel and Cumulus Media for nineteen years. 

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Champlin Broadcasting Conservative Talk The Eagle 96.9 KQOB Enid/Oklahoma City and 1640 KZLS Enid will look a little different for its listeners as the station has rebranded.

Rather than calling itself The Eagle 96.9, the radio station will now be known as Freedom 96.9 (h/t Radio Insight). KZLS started simulcasting on KQOB at the beginning of this year after the 96.9 signal was leased to Citadel and Cumulus Media for nineteen years. 

The station features a syndicated lineup, including Hugh Hewitt, Brian Kilmeade, Dan Bongino, Mike Gallagher, Joe Pags, and Bill O’Reilly. Furthermore, with the rebrand possibly comes a new addition.

Freedom 96.9 is teasing the addition of Dana Loesch to the lineup as well to enhance the rebrand further as the station begins a new chapter as it provides news/talk to the residents. 

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