Connect with us
blank

News Radio

Award-Winning KFGO Downsizes Amid Pandemic

“The North Dakota radio station recently dismissed long-time news reporter Jim Monk.”

Ryan Hedrick

Published

on

blank

The COVID-19 pandemic has led radio companies across the country to make tough decisions, whittling staff to the bare minimum as advertising dollars dry up.

North Dakota’s KFGO (790 AM, 94.1 FM) is no different. The station recently dismissed long-time news reporter Jim Monk.

The story, first reported by The Forum, documents the slow demise of the award-winning KFGO newsroom. It also demonstrates ways in which the station’s owner, Midwest Communications of Wisconsin, acquires radio stations and sheds staff in an effort to reduce overhead.

During the summer, Tom Jennings voluntarily departed the station leaving just two reporters, Paul Jurgens and Don Haney, to handle the operation. Joel Morgan assists with weekend coverage.

KFGO’s news team has garnered Peabody, Marconi, and Edward R. Murrow awards for excellence in news reporting or coverage of big events.

News Radio

Dana Loesch: CNN Unfair to Question Ron DeSantis On Lack of Evacuation Plans

The media is trying to create a Hurricane Katrina narrative around Ron DeSantis so they can kneecap him and not only reduce the enthusiasm around him Republican voters have around him as we go into the midterms but also hurt him ahead of any potential 2024 Presidential run.”

Avatar photo

Published

on

blank

Dana Loesch thought a question from a CNN reporter to Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) about a Florida county refusing to issue mandatory evacuations until the day before Hurricane Ian made landfall was unwarranted, going as far to say the media was attempting to give the Governor his “Hurricane Katrina moment”.

“That is the big push from the left, through the media, and the media is hitting first, so I’m anticipating (California Governor Gavin) Newsom and others to follow as soon as they think that media has seeded the ground enough to make such an accusation towards DeSantis,” Loesch said.

“This is what’s weird. The media is trying to create a Hurricane Katrina narrative around Ron DeSantis so they can kneecap him and not only reduce the enthusiasm around him Republican voters have around him as we go into the midterms but also hurt him ahead of any potential 2024 Presidential run,” The Dana Show host posited.

“Do you remember — let’s go back to Hurricane Katrina for a moment — when the media was not going after a Governor but they were blaming George Bush for the actions of the Governor? So if a Democrat is in the White House — and they’re President — then it’s ok to criticize the Governor. But if it’s a Republican President in the White House then it’s the President not the Governor (who receives blame)?”

Loesch concluded by saying the media is trying to damage DeSantis for actions made by other election officials, noting Lee County is roughly 130 miles south of where the storm was forecasted to make landfall.

Continue Reading

News Radio

7 Women Honored With 2022 Gracies Leadership Awards

The Gracies Leadership Awards will be presented November 14th at Tribeca 360 in New York.

Avatar photo

Published

on

blank

Seven women are getting an award from the Alliance for Women in Media. The Gracies Leadership Awards will be presented November 14th at Tribeca 360 in New York. According to a news release, this year’s honorees are:

  • Nancy Daniels, Chief of Content, TNets, Discovery, Animal Planet, and Science Channel
  • Marie Donoghue, Vice President, Global Sports Video, Amazon
  • Kim Godwin, President, ABC News
  • Wendy Goldberg, Chief Communications Officer, iHeartMedia, Inc.
  • Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer, American Urban Radio Networks
  • Debra O’Connell, President, Networks, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
  • Dawn Porter, Founder, Trilogy Films

In a statement, Alliance for Women in Media President Becky Brooks said she’s excited.

“It is an exceptional honor to recognize and celebrate this strong lineup and powerhouse of women leaders in our industry. Soledad O’Brien as our keynote speaker will undoubtedly create an unforgettable event for everyone in attendance.”

Broadcast news veteran Soledad O’Brien will deliver the keynote address. The Alliance for Women in Media was established in 1951 as American Women in Radio & Television.

Continue Reading

News Radio

Charlie Kirk: Federal Government Limited My Social Media Reach in 2020

“Essentially we have a third party — allegedly — that exists to censor people that they don’t like, such as James Woods, Gateway Pundit, Donald Trump Jr., Tom Fenton, Jack Posobiec, myself.”

Avatar photo

Published

on

blank

A report from John Solomon’s JustTheNews.com claims a federal agency limited the reach of “thousands” of web URLs and “millions” of social media posts during the 2020 Presidential Campaign, and the list includes conservative commentator Charlie Kirk, who discussed being on the “enemies list” Monday.

“Essentially we have a third party — allegedly — that exists to censor people that they don’t like, such as James Woods, Gateway Pundit, Donald Trump Jr., Tom Fenton, Jack Posobiec, myself, Mark Levin, James O’Keefe, Rick Grenell, Breitbart News, Sean Hannity,” The Charlie Kirk Show host said. “So the federal government pays this outside company to then censor voices they don’t like.”

Solomon joined Kirk to discuss the matter, saying the “breadth of censorship is absolutely jaw-dropping. They targeted 4,900 URLs, 20 U.S. news sites, 29 famous influencers, yourself included, and the impact of all that censorship is an estimated — in their own report, this is the coalition’s own report — to be 22 million tweets. A massive amount of reach throttling and censorship. Unheard of in American history.”

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene told Solomon’s television show she is considering legal action, saying “I’ve already talked to an attorney…and I’m owed damages”. Her Twitter account was permanently suspended in January for continued COVID-19 misinformation.

Continue Reading
Advertisement blank
Advertisement blank

Barrett Media Writers

Copyright © 2022 Barrett Media.