Wednesday, August 23, 2022
George Brauchler Named New Morning Host on KNUS-AM, Denver. Former Colorado district attorney and current Denver Post columnist George Brauchler is named morning drive host at Salem Media Group’s news/talk KNUS, Denver. Brauchler assumes the role held for many years by Denver radio personality Peter Boyles. Brauchler was the lead prosecutor in the Aurora theater shooter trial. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and has served as Chief of Military Justice for Fort Carson, and with the 4th Infantry Division and the U.S. Division-North in Iraq. He is a regular contributor to Court TV. 710 KNUS operations manager, Kelly Michaels says, “George is a great fit for the job. He has grown from his weekend morning show to a brief daily show, following Peter. Over that time, he has proved to be a powerful communicator and entertainer.” Salem SVP of spoken word Phil Boyce adds, “In a very short time, George has captured the hearts and minds of our Denver listeners. Peter Boyles was and is a Denver radio institution, but I am fully confident George will do a fabulous job filling those shoes.”
WXYT-FM, Detroit’s Mike Valenti and Jim Costa Host New Betting Podcast. The newest podcast from Audacy’s 2400Sports studio is called “Cash the Ticket,” and is hosted by WXYT-FM, Detroit’s Mike Valenti and Jim Costa. The podcast will drop twice weekly and spotlight both the NFL and college football from Labor Day until the end of the season. Audacy says, “‘Cash the Ticket’ sets the stage for the football weekend with the extra information listeners need to enjoy and bet confidently. The high-energy duo of Valenti and Costa brings listeners fresh perspectives on everything from the biggest matchups to the best value of the board every week. With sports betting content for the avid fan, Thursdays will be a college football betting preview. Fridays will be an NFL weekend betting preview followed by timely ‘mini’ episodes and social extensions throughout the week.”
TALKERS News Notes. The partnership between iHeartMedia and actress Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment is producing an exclusive slate of shows with iHeartMedia’s My Cultura Podcast Network and the newest offering is “Sisters of the Underground,” an eight-part scripted series that tells the true story of the courageous Latina siblings, known as the Mirabal sisters, whose lifelong activism in the Dominican Republic and state-orchestrated assassination led to the downfall of one of the most brutal and enduring dictators of the 20th century, Rafael Trujillo (a.k.a. El Jefe)…..ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcasts debuts its next installment titled, “The Longest Game,” that documents 33 innings of a surreal minor league baseball game. As they slug it out from dusk to dawn, the teams make history. Baseball holds its records sacred. Most home runs, strikeouts, career wins. But what about the longest game ever? That honor goes to a small-town AAA game in 1981, when the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings played a record-breaking 33 innings full of hope, despair and drama. Radio Diaries and 30 for 30 take listeners to that frigid, surreal night with the voices who lived it – including Hall of Famers Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken Jr. Most heroes of “The Longest Game” never made it big, but their unflagging endurance made history.…..iHeartMedia announces that the Overtime with Coach Ron and Don program will air on classic rock WBIG Wednesdays at 8:00 am during the Washington Commanders football season. The weekly coach’s show with Washington head coach Ron Rivera and WBIG morning host Don Geronimo is airing on the station as it becomes the new radio flagship station for the NFL club. iHeartMedia region president Aaron Hyland comments, “We are incredibly excited to add this partnership with coach Rivera and Don G to our already impressive and growing roster of Washington Commanders audio content. ‘Overtime with Coach Ron and Don’ will be added to our program lineup, which also includes Washington Commanders gameday action with Julie Donaldson, Bram Weinstein and London Fletcher.
Primaries/2024 Presidential Race, FBI Raid/Documents Investigation, Biden Student Loan Cancellation, The Economy, Russia-Ukraine War, Twitter Security Issues, and Drought Among Top News/Talk Stories Yesterday (8/23). Tuesday’s primary races for the November midterms and speculation about the nominees for the 2024 presidential race; the aftermath of the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago and the classified documents investigation; President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive up to $10,000 in student loans; the rate of inflation, financial markets activity and concerns about a recession; Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the assassination of sometime Putin critic Darya Dugina; allegations of poor security issues at Twitter; and the drought affecting much of the U.S., Europe and China were some of the most-talked-about stories on news/talk radio yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.