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Dave Lewis Exits KMAN After 20 Years

According to KMAN’s website, Lewis credits his broadcasting career to the influence of both his parents. Lewis says his mother was an avid radio listener.

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Northeast Kansas morning radio personality Dave Lewis signed off for the final time Friday. The KMAN host had been a fixture on the morning airwaves for the past 20 years. 

Lewis worked his way up through the industry starting as a board operator at KCKS in Concordia, KS before heading to Abilene, KS to head the news department at KABI. 

According to KMAN’s website, Lewis credits his broadcasting career to the influence of both his parents. Lewis says his mother was an avid radio listener.

During his time at KMAN, Lewis was honored by the Associated Press for his reporting on the historic Manhattan, KS flooding of 1993, and a local connection to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. 

Lewis left KMAN in 2005 to be with his wife while she battled breast cancer. His wife ultimately succumbed to cancer shortly after that. He rejoined KMAN exactly 10 years after his wife lost her battle. Upon his return, he served as the program director and morning show host.

In 2019, Lewis became just the third recipient of the hospitality partnership award recognized by Visit Manhattan and the City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“You’ve had a wonderful career in radio,” Greater Manhattan Community Foundation CEO, Vern Hendricks said. “I talk about changing lives and serving people and you do that on a daily basis from your show. It’s hard to know how many people you impact on the radio.”

Manhattan Broadcasting Company President, Rich Wartell called Lewis “an integral part of your community.”

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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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