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Media Coverage Pivots Now That Biden is President

The questions that need to be of top importance starting this week for all hosts: What is affecting my audience today?

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Wednesday, January, 20th, 2020 was Inauguration Day. Joe Biden became President and Donald Trump went to Mar-a-Lago where he is now a former President. For those of us who voted for Donald Trump twice (which I did), or even once, it stinks. Many of us are not confident in the direction the country will go under Joe Biden and there is a lot of recent evidence to suggest he may not be the almighty unifier he insists he wants to, and is going to, be.

But our guy didn’t win and for News Talk hosts, there is a fine line to talk in continuing a story that may be passionate amongst the base, but won’t change anything in anyone’s life moving forward. The President’s legal team went through every legal option it had, although it’s important to note even the legal team wasn’t alleging fraud under oath, and while there are, and will remain, concerns over things like Secretaries of State and judges changing the election rules in the weeks leading up to the election, it’s not going to change the fact that Joe Biden is the President.

For some voters, they will want to spend every day of the next four years talking about a “stolen election”. I compare this individual to the guy who is talking about his high school football career when he’s 48 years old. No one cares anymore. At least most don’t, outside of maybe his mother.

There is a caveat  to all this: If there are stories that come out in the weeks or months ahead that are regarding voting issues, state legislatures passing bills to prevent some of what happened in specific states, etc., then suddenly that’s a topic of the day. That is a news story with legs that is changing and brings new perspective to the conversation.

But barring that, the 2020 Election cycle is over. I admit, it lasted weeks longer than I anticipated, due to events none of us could have ever predicted. However now the real work starts.

The last 3-4 months have been easy as hosts. It’s been politics, politics, politics and, oh, more politics. The questions that need to be of top importance starting this week for all hosts: What is affecting my audience today? COVID-19 vaccines, getting kids back into school and crime rates that are skyrocketing in many cities in the country are just some of the items that immediately come to mind. Those are issues that more people in the audience are likely thinking about when they wake up tomorrow, rather than simply stewing over “stolen elections”. I suppose the P1, that many in News Talk are over reliant on, may want it every day. But I can only speak for myself in saying that I’m ready to move on and get back to serving my local audience in Kansas City as best as I can. Sure, there is a risk associated to it, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take as we try to maintain what has likely been a larger audience in recent weeks due to the news cycle we’ve had. How do I maintain it? All I can say is I’d rather be the guy looking ahead and planning for what’s most engaging to move forward with the audience over being the 48-year-old guy sitting at a bar with a Miller Lite talking about the game-winning catch I made in the 1989 State Championship Game. After two minutes, that guy becomes boring, stale and predictable, and I’m thinking hosts with that mindset soon might as well.

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Buck Sexton and Ben Ferguson On Location at CPAC

The Buck Sexton Show and The Ben Ferguson Podcast will feature interviews with speakers and special guests.

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Syndicated radio hosts Buck Sexton and Ben Ferguson are broadcasting from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando. 

The event started Thursday and will run through Sunday with guest speaker Donald Trump capping the weekend off.

The Buck Sexton Show and The Ben Ferguson Podcast will feature interviews with speakers and special guests.

Friday afternoon, Ferguson will emcee an event called “The Left’s Assault on a Free People: How Government, Big Tech and Media are Colluding to Deprive Us of Our Humanity.” Immediately after that series, Sexton will host a seminar titled “Big Tech is for Sale, and Russia and China are Buying.”

Both shows are distributed by Premiere Networks (formerly Premiere Radio Networks, or PRN) is an American radio network. It is the largest syndication company in the United States.

The Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States and beyond. CPAC is hosted by the American Conservative Union.

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Rush Limbaugh to be First Inductee in Conservative Hall of Fame

Limbaugh, who passed away at the age of 70 following a year-long battle with lung cancer, will also be honored at this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

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The late Rush Limbaugh will be the first person to be enshrined into the American Conservative Union’s Conservative Hall of Fame, according to Fox News. The National Rifle Association was the first entity to be inducted back in 2018.

Limbaugh, who passed away at the age of 70 following a year-long battle with lung cancer, will also be honored at this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Longtime Rush Limbaugh Show producer Bo Snerdley is expected to be in attendance, according to a source.

American Conservative Union (ACU) chairman Matt Schlapp told Fox News that he was hoping Rush would return to the CPAC to speak again. Schlapp recalled Limbaugh’s 2009 speech about conservatism.

“The fact that that speech stands alone as this very important moment for CPAC and for conservatism is somehow appropriate,” Schlapp told Fox News.

All the cable news network’s took Limbaugh’s 2009 speech live, helping to put CPAC on the map outside of conservative circles. His remarks were considered a “Conservative State of the Union” and allowed liberal viewers who tuned in on mainstream media outlets to get a glimpse of the conservative movement.

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NY Radio Host Wants to Protest Outside of SNL Studio

Taking issue with a joke made on Saturday Night Live, Sid Rosenberg will be joined by former Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind. The protest is set to take place this Saturday.

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77 WABC Radio host Sid Rosenberg is organizing a protest outside of the Saturday Night Live studios following a skit that he felt was offensive towards Jewish people. The skit depicted Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Rosenberg will be joined by former Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind. The protest is set to take place this Saturday. “We are going to NBC to educate — not to crucify anybody — we are going there to say this is not funny,” said Hikind in a recent YouTube video.

The skit occurred during the Weekend Update portion of the show. Cast member Michael Che said “Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population. I’m going to guess it’s the Jewish half.”

Rosenburg is the co-host of Bernie & Sid in the Morning. “I think Lorne Michaels should be ashamed of himself,” said Rosenberg “Whether it is Pete Davidson or Michael Che, they should be more sensitive.”“77 WABC Radio is proud Sid is taking action in the community. Any hate should not be tolerated,” said Chad Lopez, President of Red Apple Media Group.

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