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WFMD Host Bob Miller Retiring

Miller was born and raised in Maryland. He came to WFMD in 1994 to co-host Mitchell and Miller; a program that featureddueling political beliefs from both sides of the aisle. After bouncing around the station in varying roles he became the station’s morning show host in 2000.

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Maryland radio host Bob Miller is ending his 26-year run at Free Talk 930 WFMD. Miller has been hosting the station’s flagship program, The Morning News Express, for the last 20 years.

Miller was born and raised in Maryland. He came to WFMD in 1994 to co-host Mitchell and Miller; a program that featured dueling political beliefs from both sides of the aisle. After bouncing around the station in varying roles he became the station’s morning show host in 2000.

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“I was at the right place at the right time,” Miller said. “One of the things I was taught early from other mentors was to do everything that you were asked to do and do it well.” In addition to co-hosting afternoons and being the station’s top fill-in guy for the morning show, Miller served as the station’s IT director.

Miller worked for six general managers during his time at the station. WFMD has been sold and swapped at least four times in the last 20 years. In 2019, Connoisseur Media acquired both WFMD and sister station WFRE from the Aloha Station Trust in exchange for transferring its Erie, Pennsylvania cluster to iHeartMedia.

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Miller’s bosses at Connoisseur Media have been gracious enough to allow for a quiet transition as he settles into his new home in Apollo Beach, Florida. Miller chose to retire following the birth of his first grandchild.

The transition has given Miller a great deal of time to reflect on his journey and the people that he has worked with. “We have been through different owners, but I made myself available and I was always willing to learn new stuff,” he said. “Working with Program Director Frank Mitchell and News Director Dianah Gibson has been a great honor. Those are the people that you go to battle with every day. They are good people, and they are hard workers.”

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Miller’s last hurrah at WFMD was the station’s largest annual fundraiser, Christmas Cash for Kids. The week-long program was created to raise money for children in Frederick County. This year’s effort culminated in the station raising more than $128,000.

“I knew the residents of Frederick County would come through,” said Miller. “My last day of Christmas Cash for Kids I was really focused on getting it across the line because that’s our job. When the fundraiser was done, that is when it all sets in, that this was my last one.”

Miller’s impending departure has garnered lots of reaction from his longtime, loyal listeners. With his recent move to Florida the station has arranged for him to continue as the co-host along with newcomer Ryan Hedrick. Miller’s impact has been substantial, and he will be missed. He said he will spend his down time acclimating to his new Florida home while searching for his next opportunity.

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KMOX’s Kevin Wheeler Moving Over to ‘Dave Glover Show’

Beginning Nov. 28, Wheeler will be moving from the late morning and afternoon slot to the 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. where he joins the “Dave Glover Show.”

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Changes are coming to St. Louis’ KMOX News/Talk as shuffling occurs in their weekday lineup. The station’s mid-day program “The Show” will see Kevin Wheeler exit. However, he’s not leaving KMOX nor the show, to some extent.

Beginning Nov. 28, Wheeler will be moving from the late morning and afternoon slot to the 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. where he joins the “Dave Glover Show.”

As for “The Show,” Amy Marxkor and Chris Rongey will remain on the program from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The two will stick around with Wheeler, Glover, Rachel Zimmerman, and Andrew Stolze for their 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. hour.

“Now I get to hang with ALL of my friends!” Wheeler said on Twitter. “The high school friends (DGS) and the college friends (@AmyMarxkors and @ChrisRongey), which is sometimes weird at first, but everyone gets used to it.”

So if any listener is a fan of the current version of “The Show,” they will at least get one hour of the trio being together each day. 

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SiriusXM Wants to Grow Reach With New App Features

SiriusXM wants to grow its reach outside the demographics of traditional satellite radio listeners.

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If you consume any news media content on SiriusXM on their app, there will be changes as the company shifts its focus to streaming, not only car satellite (h/t Inside Radio). 

The new features on the app are “a clean, colorful, and easy-to-use interface with expanded personalization features, simplified navigation, a richer dark display that puts the focus on content and other enhancements.” 

SiriusXM wants to grow its reach outside the demographics of traditional satellite radio listeners.

“It’s a different product. It’s a different market where it’s younger, it’s more diverse,” Executive VP/CFO Sean Sullivan said in September. “I think we need to really continue to invest and refine our content strategy to serve a different market of consumers.”

CEO Jennifer Witz teased the upgrades coming to the app earlier this month while reporting the enterprise’s third-quarter earnings.

“While our streaming business is still at an early stage, we are investing in building out the experience and our capabilities in anticipation that it will become a much more significant part of our subscriber mix in the near future,” Witz explained. 

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Buck Sexton: Politics Shouldn’t Influence Celebrating Musical Artists 

In some cases, tickets are reportedly going for $20,000 each.

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Ticketmaster is under fire for an outage that prevented millions of Taylor Swift fans from buying tickets to her upcoming tour. 

Clay Travis and Buck Sexton reacted to the issue during their nationally syndicated show Thursday. In some cases, tickets are reportedly going for $20,000 each. 

“She’s got a catalog of songs and she’s only 30 years old,” said Travis. “She might become the wealthiest musician in the history of music. She writes and controls much of her own catalog.”
Travis stated that Swift’s fans are still very young and they’re going to be watching her in concert for the next 30 years. 

“Almost half of our audience is female,” Sexton said. “What percentage of them like Taylor Swift? When I say like, I mean listen to Taylor Swift, I bet it’s high.” 

Sexton praised Swift for her “catchy” songs but said that he had never been to a Swift concert before. Sexton added that he would not let Swift’s politics, which are notoriously left-leaning, get in the way of enjoying her music. 

“I am willing to celebrate the artistry of somebody. If you’re not going to listen to somebody because of their politics, unfortunately, you’re going to miss out on 95 percent of what’s out there right now.”

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