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Geraldo Rivera Signing Off at WTAM After Four Years

During Tuesday’s episode of his show, “Geraldo in Cleveland,” he announced that his final show would air on Friday, April 1.

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Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera plans to hang up his headphones after nearly four years at WTAM 1100. During Tuesday’s episode of his show, “Geraldo in Cleveland,” he announced that his final show would air on Friday, April 1.

WTAM noted a heightened travel schedule for the Fox News Network and additional projects as the explanations for the end of Rivera’s show, which has aired from 9-10 a.m. ET on weekdays on WTAM 1100 since September 2018.

Rivera added that all these commitments on his end were beginning to take a physical and psychological toll on him and that the duty of continuing to host a daily radio show had become too much. 

“Geraldo Rivera is a once-in-a-generation broadcaster, storied journalist and tireless philanthropist. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that after his 50 plus years of broadcasting, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Rivera refuses to slow down,” WTAM wrote in a statement

We will always consider Geraldo to be a treasured member of the WTAM family and are honored to have had a front row seat to his storied career.

Even though his show at WTAM is coming to an end, the Fox News host will continue to live in his adopted hometown of Shaker Heights, OH, with his wife Erica and daughter Sol.

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RMCR Names Maeve Conran as Its First-Ever Managing Editor

Conran brings fifteen years of broadcast news experience to her new position, working as a radio news director, freelance radio podcast producer, and TV program director.

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Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR) has its first-ever managing editor as the network named Maeve Conran to the position. Conran will be working out of Aspen Public Radio and will begin her new role on July 7th while reporting to news director Brent Gardner-Smith.

Conran brings fifteen years of broadcast news experience to her new position, working as a radio news director, freelance radio podcast producer, and TV program director.

“RMCR is very excited to achieve one of our long-term goals of expanding the impact of our collaboration. We’re pleased to have Maeve join the team to help strengthen journalism for communities in our region,” said Kelley Dole, President of RMCR.

As the new managing editor, Conran will team with journalists and news producers across the RMCR network on reports and public affairs programs, expanding their capability to cover, produce, and broadcast local news.

“Many of the public radio stations that are part of Rocky Mountain Community Radio are doing great journalism, and Conran’s role will be to identify the good work being done, and shape it for distribution back out to RMCR stations,” Gardner-Smith said. 

“She’ll be working in service to all of the RMCR stations, but we’re delighted to be able to work closely with her as she learns how best to do this new job.”

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Albuquerque’s KKOB Wins Eight NMBA Honors

The station won awards in the following categories: Station of the Year, Newscaster of the Year, Breaking News, Complete Newscast, Continuing Coverage, Feature News, Talk Show or Interview, and Website.

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Albuquerque’s News Radio KKOB brought home eight New Mexico Broadcasters Association Excellence in Broadcasting Awards (NMBA) recently. The awards were announced by Radio Ink.

“We are tremendously proud or our ENTIRE Cumulus Albuquerque staff as we know it ‘takes a village.’ Each of the honored individuals brings a passion and commitment to excellence to our building each day, and I am honored to work amongst them,” Jeff Berry, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Albuquerque, said. 

“With News Radio KKOB celebrating its 100th year of broadcasting, it’s especially sweet the station was recognized in so many areas.”

The station won awards in the following categories: Station of the Year, Newscaster of the Year, Breaking News, Complete Newscast, Continuing Coverage, Feature News, Talk Show or Interview, and Website.

“I’m so proud of the enormous effort from our entire news team. When you have such a multi-talented and goal-oriented pool of broadcast pros under one roof, you’re bound to walk away with an armload of trophies!” John Summers, News Director, 96.3 News Radio KKOB said. 

News Radio KKOB is owned by Cumulus Media which owns seven radio stations in the market. Those stations took home a total of 12 NMBA awards.

KKOB features several local shows, including hosts Bob Clark, Brandon Vogt, TJ Trout, and Eric Strauss. The station also features nationally syndicated hosts Dan Bongino and Mark Levin. 

The seven-station Cumulus Albuquerque cluster was awarded the NMBA prize for PSA Campaign of the Year for its “Take A Ride on Us” campaign.

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Howard Stern: Bradley Cooper Would Be My VP in Bid for Presidency

“This guy is gonna bring in the female vote like you wouldn’t believe,” Stern said

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A few days ago, following the fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern pondered possibly running for president. 

If Stern is serious about a presidential run, he revealed that he has a running mate in Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper. According to Stern, he received a warm text from Cooper, who reacted to his remarks about a presidential run. 

The radio host then took the chance to present the job of vice president to Cooper, sharing the interaction on Wednesday’s edition of “The Howard Stern Show.” 

“This guy is gonna bring in the female vote like you wouldn’t believe,” Stern said, per Huff Post. When presented with the offer, the SiriusXM host noted that the actor didn’t hesitate, saying, “Done.” 

Co-host Robin Quivers noted that former President Ronald Reagan, a former actor, played a role that saw him act with a chimp in the “Bedtime for Bonzo” movie. 

“Now we’re gonna have a guy who’s played a raccoon,” the co-host said, referring to Cooper’s voicing of Rocket in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Stern proposed the perfect campaign slogan: “He’s a real patriot and a great raccoon.”

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