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BNM Contributor Ryan Hedrick Heads Back to WFMD Hosting AM Drive Show

Hedrick’s career started at WFMD in 2004 where he reported on sports and news. He eventually went on to work in such markets as Baltimore, Maryland, Topeka, Kansas, Buffalo, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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Pennsylvania talk show host and Barrett News Media writer Ryan Hedrick has accepted a position to host the award-winning morning show at Mid Maryland’s free talk 930 WFMD AM. Hedrick returns to the station where his career began nearly 15 years ago.

“This is an opportunity that I never thought would come when I left the station many years ago,” Hedrick said. “WFMD holds a special place in my heart. I got started in the business here and I have always dreamed of returning but I never thought it would be in this role. WFMD is committed to local issues, local talk, and local content. I am pleased to be working with an award-winning news staff, and many seasoned radio veterans who will provide as much support as possible.”

Hedrick is leaving Magnum Broadcasting’s News Talk 103.7 FM where he hosted The Drive for the last 14 months. “I want to thank Pat Ryan and Michael Stapleford for an incredible opportunity to host a daily show. I will never forget this experience.”

WFMD is owned by Connoisseur Media, which operates radio stations in Connecticut, Long Island, and Maryland.

Hedrick will take over for Bob Miller who has been a fixture at the station for the last 26 years. The station’s plan is to have Hedrick and Miller work together for the next couple of months, Hedrick will eventually take over as the sole anchor of the Morning News Express.

Hedrick’s career started at WFMD in 2004 where he reported on sports and news. He eventually went on to work in such markets as Baltimore, Maryland, Topeka, Kansas, Buffalo, New York, and Washington, D.C.

In 2016, while working at WIBW Radio, Hedrick won the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for large market enterprise reporting. His experience also led him to Western New York where he was the news director at 95.3 The Lake, formerly owned by Cross Country Communications.

“Given the current economic climate, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to land a full-time job at a legendary local station such as WFMD. I am extremely grateful to have earned this special opportunity.”

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Rich Zeoli: CNN & MSNBC Want Trump to Run in 2024 ‘More Than Anybody’

Zeoli later added the cable outlets wanted Trump to campaign again even more so than the CPAC Dallas attendees.

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An unofficial straw poll was taken at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas Saturday, and attendees overwhelmingly suggested they’d prefer former President Donald Trump be the Republican nominee for the 2024 Presidential ticket, garnering 69% of the vote. Rich Zeoli of 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia surmised those in attendance weren’t the only ones who would strongly prefer Trump run again.

“No doubt CNN and MSNBC took sharp turns left during the Trump presidency, but they’re very excited that Donald Trump won the CPAC straw poll vote,” Zeoli said. “So perhaps he will be running (for President in 2024), and perhaps CNN and MSNBC will get to trash him again.”

Zeoli later added the cable outlets wanted Trump to campaign again even more so than the CPAC Dallas attendees.

“You know they want him to run more than anybody wants him to run. It’s them. For the ratings. That’s what they’re looking for.”

Trump is currently both mulling a 2024 presidential bid, while also considering suing CNN for defamation after the network has characterized him as a “liar” for pushing 2020 election conspiracies.

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Carlos Medina Joining XTRA 106.3’s The Morning XTRA

Medina, who earned the nickname “Front Office Los” for his expansion knowledge of sports and statistics, has joined the show immediately.

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Carlos Medina, also known as “Front Office ‘Los”, is joining Tug Cowart and Scott “Rhino” Rheinhold on XTRA 106.3’s The Morning XTRA in Atlanta.

“Carlos’ sports and numbers background make him a great addition to our contemporary and dynamic and entertaining morning show, The Morning XTRA, and will provide insight and entertainment not found on any other Atlanta radio station,” Dickey Broadcasting Company General Manager David Dickey said.

Medina, who earned the nickname “Front Office Los” for his expansion knowledge of sports and statistics, has joined the show immediately. He has also worked as a contributor to Dickey Broadcasting’s 680 The Fan since 2004.

The Morning XTRA airs from 6:00 AM-9:00 AM weekday mornings.

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Jimmy Farrell Named Cox Media Jacksonville VP/Market Manager 

One of the stations that Farrell will be managing includes News 104.5 WOKV.

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Cox Media Group has a new Vice President and Market Manager for its Jacksonville, FL stations. Radio Insight relayed the company’s announcement on Friday that Jimmy Farrell would be promoted from the Director of Sales to overseeing all stations in the market.

One of the stations that Farrell will be managing includes News 104.5 WOKV. After joining the Cox Media Group 19 years ago as an Account Executive in Orlando, Farrell is “honored” to be taking over the role.

“CMG has given me the opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the business, and I’m truly honored to be appointed the next Vice President and General Manager of radio in Jacksonville,” said Farrell. “I look forward to these new challenges and the significant opportunities to come.”

Farrell’s career continued to progress after arriving in Orlando, going from Local Sales Manager at WWKA’ K92 FM’ to General Sales Manager, and most recently as Director of Sales.

“This is an exciting time for CMG Radio, and I continue to be energized by our people,” said Rob Babin, EVP, CMG Radio. “Jimmy is an exceptional leader with a passion for the radio business, CMG, and the teams he leads.

“He has a strong track record of leading sales teams and driving revenue at CMG Orlando and Jacksonville. I look forward to his impact in this new role.”

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