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Good Karma Brands’ talk WAUK-AM/W266DR “101.7 The Truth” announces the 3rd Annual Tory Lowe Community Clean Up taking place on April 13. Spearheaded by 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm host Tory Lowe, the event encourages volunteers to join the station in picking up litter in Milwaukee neighborhoods. Lowe says, “This is what it’s all about. Getting together as a community, unifying, and giving back. This is a great opportunity to get to know our neighbors and take pride in the city we call home. A cleaner community is a better community.”

Mundo Hispano Digital partners with iHeartMedia in a deal that includes MundoNow’s audio network Oyénos’ slate of podcasts being distributed widely by iHeartPodcasts. MundoNow president and CEO Rene Alegria says, “We’re thrilled to embark on this transformative partnership with iHeartPodcasts, solidifying our commitment to amplifying LatinX voices in the audio space. This collaboration represents a pivotal moment for Oyénos Audio, as we combine forces to deliver captivating content and innovative marketing strategies that resonate deeply with our community. In today’s ever-evolving media landscape, we continue to strive to deliver compelling, informative, and engaging content to a large and significantly still underserved audience – bilingual and bicultural Latinos.”

FOX Nation debuts a new special titled, “Prisoner of Putin,” on Thursday (3/28), one day before the one-year anniversary of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich’s arrest and detainment in Russia. The special will provide an in-depth look into Gershkovich’s life and his courage and resilience throughout the last year. Contributions will be made by FOX News Channel senior correspondent Steve Harrigan, who was formerly based in Moscow, Wall Street Journal colleagues Gordon Fairclough and Paul Beckett, as well as Jeremy Berke and Sam Silverman, close friends of Gershkovich.

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RTDNA to Honor 2024 First Amendment Honorees

The RTDNA Foundation announces its class of 2024 First Amendment Award honorees, recognizing 13 individuals and organizations for their efforts to promote responsible journalism and preserve the constitutionally guaranteed rights to do so. Recipients will be honored March 9 at the 33rd annual First Amendment Awards at The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. RTDNA Foundation president Danim Shelley says, “It is our sacred duty to promote, protect and defend the First Amendment, which makes journalism the only vocation specifically protected in our Constitution. The individuals represented in this group of recipients embody the spirit of such journalism. And their work reminds us why it is so important to defend the First Amendment each and every day.” The honorees include: Gio Benitez, ABC News; Lauren Chooljian, New Hampshire Public Radio; Ingrid Ciprián-Matthews, CBS News; Evan Gershkovich, Wall Street Journal; Dylan Lyons, Spectrum News 13 “Citation of Courage”; Joan and Eric Meyer, Marion County Record, “Citation of Courage”; ProPublica; Rep. Jamie Raskin; Jesse Walden, Spectrum News 13, “Citation of Courage”; Clarissa Ward, CNN; Kristen Welker, NBC News; and Phil Williams, WVTF-TV, “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

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Yesterday’s (4/17) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The House Judiciary Committee’s field hearing in New York City to address crime attributed to Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg’s prosecution policies; after a one-day delay, the Dominion vs FOX News defamation trial begins today in Delaware; the FBI arrests two men charged with operating an “undeclared police station” in New York’s Chinatown and conspiring with the Chinese government to silence dissidents in the U.S.; the shooting of 16-year-old Ralph Yarl by 84-year-old Andrew Lester in Kansas City and the protests that stemmed from it; 20-year-old Kaylin Gillis is killed by un upstate New York man after the car she was riding in turned into his driveway; House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s plan to tie raising the debt ceiling to tax cuts; Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ ongoing battle with Disney over the company’s control of the special tax district; and WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich makes an appearance in a Russian court after being arrested and charged with espionage were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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The Weekend’s Top News/Talk Media Stories

The indictment of former President Donald Trump by a Manhattan grand Jury and the reactions of the Trump campaign and Trump supporters; Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia’s detention of Americans Paul Whelan and Evan Gershkovich; the killing of a pro-Russian blogger Vladlen Tatarsky in a café bombing; the tornadoes that developed across the South and Midwest and into the Northeast leaving 32 people dead; and the NCCA Men’s Final Four and LSU wins the NCAA Women’s championship were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media over the weekend, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.