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Lee Michaels is doing WHAT???

Radio Facts: The recession is challenging us all, and the Internet talk radio pioneers at ustalknetwork.com have come up with a very provocative fund raising promotion.

NOW THAT’S INNOVATION: Urban sports-talk radio to begin next week in St. Louis

"Urban-sports talk'' makes its debut locally "” and maybe nationally "” on Wednesday, when WFXX replaces syndicated programming with local talk shows that have African-American hosts and changes the call letters at 1490 AM back to WESL. The station is owned by Simmons Media, which also runs sports-talk station KSLG (1380 AM). Longtime St.

OH NO: Conservative talk host fired from “Liberal Black Station”

Radio Facts: Mike Scinto, a local conservative talk radio host who has spent the past 10 years of his longtime radio career at WDAO-AM (1210), said he was terminated Monday, March 2.Scinto, in an interview by phone Monday night, said station President and General Manager Jim Johnson called him Monday morning to say advertisers were not supporting his show

Dial Global Adds the Thom Hartmann Radio Program

Radio Facts: Progressive Talk, Daily Program moves to Dial GlobalDial Global and WYD Media Management announced today an agreement that begins March 1, 2009 for Dial Global to provide both advertising sales and affiliate representation for The Thom Hartmann Program. The Thom Hartmann Program, broadcast Monday through Friday noon to 3p.m.

WOW: Interesting Programming Idea Here….

Radio Facts: Radio Station Finds Jobs for ListenersA couple of weeks ago, I was on the phone with my old friend and colleague Francene Cucinello, a midday radio host on WHAS-AM in Louisville, Ky.

WHAT? Local Radio Stars Silenced

Radio Facts: San Diego-based radio talk-show hosts have suddenly become an endangered species, leaving listeners with few places to hear chatter dedicated to both local politics and national issues, according to a published report.In recent weeks, the station known as San Diego 1700 has severed ties with Stacy Taylor and Mark Larson, both longtime staples of local talk radio

In seven-station swap, CBS Radio sheds WQSR in Baltimore

Radio Facts: As part of its plan to trim 50 radio stations from its portfolio, CBS has dropped one of its five Baltimore holdings, trading 102.7 Jack-FM to Clear Channel Communications Inc. in a seven-station swap. The deal, announced Monday, swapped five of CBS's midsize market radio stations for two of Clear Channel's large-market stations.

Salem Media of New York Announces New Radio Personality

Radio Facts: WNYM (970AM) The Apple announces another addition to its distinguished cast of New York's favorite talk show hosts. Effective January 5, 2009, Dennis Miller will move his witty, intelligent show of political and social commentary to WNYM (970AM) The Apple. The show will air Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm.Joe D.