Friday, January 13, 2017

Charlie Sykes - New Radio Show

Well, Charlie Sykes' retirement from radio didn't last long.

He has a new show on National Public Radio, produced by WNYC, New York Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio.

From Politico:
Conservative talk radio show host Charlie Sykes is returning to the airwaves as a co-host of a national public radio show produced by WNYC.

Skyes, who in October announced that he would step down from his daily talk radio show after 23 years, will join longtime WNYC radio personality Brian Lehrer, Minnesota Public Radio’s Kerri Miller and Kai Wright, formerly of The Nation, to serve as a co-host of "Indivisible," a weeknight call-in radio show. Wright, who had been co-host of two WNYC podcasts, will join WNYC full-time for the new show.

...The show, co-produced by WNYC and Minnesota Public Radio, will center on the concerns of listeners who call into the show from around the country. Sykes’ segment of the show will be on Wednesday nights, when he will “interview policy makers and engage listeners in conversation that weighs developments in the new administration’s first 100 days against American values and conservative principles,” WNYC said in a release. Lehrer’s segment will air on Tuesdays.

Sykes, who will continue to serve as editor in chief of, became a national name last year after a contentious interview with Donald Trump solidified Sykes as a leading anti-Trump conservative voice. When he stepped down from his show in October, Sykes wrote that the conservative movement had been "badly damaged" and that the conservative media was "broken."

"I'm immensely flattered to be asked to participate in this ongoing conversation that I hope can help some us break out of our ideological bubbles," Sykes said in a statement.
MSNBC, NPR - makes sense.

I am not, nor have I ever been, trapped in an ideological bubble.

Thanks for the help, but no thanks.


This is funny:

I'll let you in on a little secret. There's this thing called the Internet. You can live stream anything. Don't worry, Wisconsinites.

I've been listening to "radio" via the Internet since early in this century. I was a regular listener of programs before they were nationally syndicated. I listened to syndicated shows as they aired live rather than when local stations aired them. It's routine for me. When it comes to radio, the obstacles are easily overcome.

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