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Charlie Brennan Stepping Away from KMOX in May

Brennan said he met with his bosses recently right before his contract was set to expire and informed them of his decision. 

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Iconic St. Louis radio personality Charlie Brennan will sign off for the final time in May. The Hall-of-Fame broadcaster told his KMOX listeners Monday that “it’s time” to retire. 

Brennan said he met with his bosses recently right before his contract was set to expire and informed them of his decision. 

“After 39 years I have decided to step away from my Monday – Thursday radio obligations,” Brennan said. “The last show will be May 12th.” 

Brennan was elected to the St. Louis Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. His presence in the community has been well-documented, raising money $85,000 for Cardinal Children’s Hospital in 2020. 

In 2012, Charlie helped lead a successful campaign to restore medical benefits to the blind in Missouri.Also in 2012, Brennan organized a group of volunteers to plant daffodils on area highways.

Brennan said his show will continue after his retirement. “It is in great hands. I have been honored to work with Chris Mihil, Amy Marxkors, James O’Sullivan, and the entire KMOX team at 1220 Olive.” 

Brennan has also authored four books including his most recent one Only in St. Louis: The Most Incredible, Strange and Inspiring Tales. This April, he is partnering with Bank of America and the St. Louis Cardinals to recruit volunteers to pick up litter on the region’s streets.

“I want to thank the listeners for tuning in,” added Brennan. “You have always been so supportive of me than my wildest dreams.” —
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SiriusXM Wants to Grow Reach With New App Features

SiriusXM wants to grow its reach outside the demographics of traditional satellite radio listeners.

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If you consume any news media content on SiriusXM on their app, there will be changes as the company shifts its focus to streaming, not only car satellite (h/t Inside Radio). 

The new features on the app are “a clean, colorful, and easy-to-use interface with expanded personalization features, simplified navigation, a richer dark display that puts the focus on content and other enhancements.” 

SiriusXM wants to grow its reach outside the demographics of traditional satellite radio listeners.

“It’s a different product. It’s a different market where it’s younger, it’s more diverse,” Executive VP/CFO Sean Sullivan said in September. “I think we need to really continue to invest and refine our content strategy to serve a different market of consumers.”

CEO Jennifer Witz teased the upgrades coming to the app earlier this month while reporting the enterprise’s third-quarter earnings.

“While our streaming business is still at an early stage, we are investing in building out the experience and our capabilities in anticipation that it will become a much more significant part of our subscriber mix in the near future,” Witz explained. 

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Buck Sexton: Politics Shouldn’t Influence Celebrating Musical Artists 

In some cases, tickets are reportedly going for $20,000 each.

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Ticketmaster is under fire for an outage that prevented millions of Taylor Swift fans from buying tickets to her upcoming tour. 

Clay Travis and Buck Sexton reacted to the issue during their nationally syndicated show Thursday. In some cases, tickets are reportedly going for $20,000 each. 

“She’s got a catalog of songs and she’s only 30 years old,” said Travis. “She might become the wealthiest musician in the history of music. She writes and controls much of her own catalog.”
Travis stated that Swift’s fans are still very young and they’re going to be watching her in concert for the next 30 years. 

“Almost half of our audience is female,” Sexton said. “What percentage of them like Taylor Swift? When I say like, I mean listen to Taylor Swift, I bet it’s high.” 

Sexton praised Swift for her “catchy” songs but said that he had never been to a Swift concert before. Sexton added that he would not let Swift’s politics, which are notoriously left-leaning, get in the way of enjoying her music. 

“I am willing to celebrate the artistry of somebody. If you’re not going to listen to somebody because of their politics, unfortunately, you’re going to miss out on 95 percent of what’s out there right now.”

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Megyn Kelly Fell Asleep During Donald Trump’s Presidential Run Announcement

Kelly says she was unimpressed with former President Trump’s speech announcing he’s running for president again in 2024.

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SiriusXM host Megyn Kelly didn’t have her eyes glued to a news media outlet relaying former President Donald Trump’s announcement as he makes a second bid for The White House. 

Kelly says she was unimpressed with former President Trump’s speech announcing he’s running for president again in 2024.

“He kind of did disappoint a little last night, not to be too hard on him,” Kelly said Wednesday on her podcast. “I know he was trying to do presidential and he was trying to not screw anything up for Herschel Walker, but he did seem a little low energy. I was slightly bored.”

The former Fox News host took it a step further, saying, “I’m not going to lie, I did fall asleep before the end of the hour.”

“Now, I’m getting old and my kids wake me up early, but I did doze off,” Kelly said. “And that’s just unprecedented for a Trump rally.”

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