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Ed Gordon to Serve as Anchor for the Black Information Network

BIN launched as an all-news radio network of stations targeting the African American community, carrying mostly national stories and features.

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iHeartMedia has hired Emmy Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon to anchor news at the Black Information Network (BIN). The company also hired Chris Thompson and Angela Ingram to help the network in its infancy stages. 

Thompson worked with the WOR RadioNetwork as executive director of network operations. Angela Ingram will continue in her role as SVP of communications for the Chicago region of iHeartMedia in addition to this new position.

BIN launched as an all-news radio network of stations targeting the African American community, carrying mostly national stories and features. Black Information Network will fill a void by providing continual news and objective information with full focus on the Black community,” said Tony Coles will be President of BIN: Black Information Network.

Black Information Network will also have an Advisory Board consisting of leaders of the community from both inside the company and externally who will bring their unique and important perspectives as an ongoing resource to the business.

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SiriusXM CEO Shares Update on Howard Stern Contract Talks

Stern’s presence has turned the company around. 14 years ago, when his original deal was announced, the number of subscribers jumped from 600,000 to more than 2.2 million.

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The head of SiriusXM addressed the ongoing contract negotiations with Howard Stern during a conference call on Thursday.

“Howard tells me he’s never been happier. And our relationship with Howard is very strong,” said CEO Jim Meyer. “He is producing fantastic content and his show has never been better.”

Stern inked a five-year, $500 million contract with Sirius in 2006, he signed a new deal in 2015. Stern’s presence has turned the company around. 14 years ago, when his original deal was announced, the number of subscribers jumped from 600,000 to more than 2.2 million. Today, the company has nearly 35 million subscribers.

Meyer said getting a long-term deal done with Stern is important. “From my perspective, we are far along, but it’s never done until it’s done. I am confident we will have an agreement soon to announce shortly.”

Stern’s deal with SiriusXM is up at the end of the year. Industry insiders have wondered if the “King of all Media” would leave the satellite broadcaster for streaming service Spotify.

“We have a set of economics that Howard’s team is happy with and I’m happy with,” said Meyer. “We’ve got to get the deal completed.” 

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Michael Savage Says Rush Limbaugh was ‘Crying About His Cancer’

Limbaugh revealed that his cancer is spreading during his opening monologue on Monday.

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Conservative talk show host Michael Savage ripped Rush Limbaugh for “crying about his cancer on the air.” Savage tweeted the criticism promising his listeners that he would leave the stage with dignity.

Limbaugh revealed that his cancer is spreading during his opening monologue on Monday. “We had stopped the growth. It had been reduced, and it had become manageable,” he said. The host revealed he had stage 4 lung cancer in February.

“I think I speak for, oh, pretty much everyone when I say STFU you absolute douchebag,” Megyn Kelly tweeted to Michael Savage. Thank you, Megyn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tweeted Rush’s brother, David.

“From the moment you get the diagnosis, there’s a part of you every day, OK, that’s it, life’s over, you just don’t know when,” Limbaugh said. “So, during the period after the diagnosis, you do what you can to prolong life, do what you can to prolong a happy life. You measure a happy life against whatever medication it takes.”  

Stage 4 lung cancer is incurable. Treatments are focused on slowing the progression of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

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Rush Limbaugh Reveals His Cancer has Spread

Limbaugh said a new treatment plan will be put into place with another round of chemotherapy.

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Rush Limbaugh’s cancer is spreading, the host revealed on his show Monday. Limbaugh was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in January. “We had stopped the growth. It had been reduced, and it had become manageable.”

Limbaugh said the idea is to keep the cancer where it is or maybe reduce it again. “We’ve shown that that is possible. If it happened once, it could happen again. So that’s the objective of the current treatment plan,” he said.

Stage 4 lung cancer is incurable. Treatments are focused on slowing the progression of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Limbaugh said a new treatment plan will be put into place with another round of chemotherapy. 

Limbaugh said he initially felt helpless when he first received the news of his diagnosis. “A treatment regimen was begun, and the first two of them failed… The third one? Magic. It worked. That’s where we were able, over the course of months, to render the cancer dormant,” he said 

“I never thought I would see October 1st.”

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