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NewsTalk WANI to Broadcast Auburn Mayor’s State of the City Address This Afternoon

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This afternoon at 5:30, Mayor Ron Anders will deliver Auburn’s inaugural State of the City address at the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University. Doors open at 5 p.m.

NewsTalk WANI will broadcast the address live with airtime at 5 p.m.

The State of the City broadcast is presented by Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones , Kia of Auburn AlabamaMAX Credit Union and Lee County Revenue Commissioner Oline Price.

Bill O’Reilly Joins the NewsTalk WANI Line-Up Today

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Bill O’Reilly joins the NewsTalk WANI’s strong line-up beginning today. The O’Reilly Report will air every weekday at 10:45 a.m. leading into The Rush Limbaugh Show.

“We’re proud to add a top talent like Bill O’Reilly to our line-up of the nation’s top talk shows,” said Zac Blackerby, NewsTalk WANI station manager. “The O’Reilly Report cuts through the anonymous sources and phony stories dominating today’s news cycle and brings Bill O’Reilly’s trademark ‘no spin’ analysis. It is a perfect and valuable addition to our programming.”

A decade after he left radio to take on a larger role at Fox News Channel, O’Reilly is returning to the airwaves with the daily 15-minute report.

“More than ever before, Americans need accurate information and honest news analysis in order to make intelligent decisions,” O’Reilly said in the announcement. “It is all about protecting yourself and your family. The O’Reilly Report will arm you with facts, and provide opinion based on those facts.”

Beginning today, the NewsTalk WANI weekday line-up is as follows:

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Auburn-Opelika This Morning with Zac Blackerby
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The Glenn Beck Program
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The O’Reilly Report
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Rush Limbaugh Show
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Sean Hannity Show
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Ben Shapiro Show
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Dave Ramsey Show
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight America Now with Buck Sexton
12: Midnight – 2:00 a.m. The Best of Ray Lucia
2:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. The Best of Big Pitch
3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. Doug Stephan’s Good Day

Bill O’Reilly Joins the NewsTalk WANI Weekday Line-Up

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Bill O’Reilly will join the NewsTalk WANI’s strong line-up beginning Monday, April 29. The O’Reilly Report will air weekdays at 10:45 a.m. leading into The Rush Limbaugh Show.

“We’re proud to add a top talent like Bill O’Reilly to our line-up of the nation’s top talk shows,” said Zac Blackerby, NewsTalk WANI station manager. “The O’Reilly Report cuts through the anonymous sources and phony stories dominating today’s news cycle and brings Bill O’Reilly’s trademark ‘no spin’ analysis. It is a perfect and valuable addition to our programming.”

A decade after he left radio to take on a larger role at Fox News Channel, O’Reilly is returning to the airwaves with the daily 15-minute report.

“More than ever before, Americans need accurate information and honest news analysis in order to make intelligent decisions,” O’Reilly said in the announcement. “It is all about protecting yourself and your family. The O’Reilly Report will arm you with facts, and provide opinion based on those facts.”

Beginning on Monday, April 29, the NewsTalk WANI weekday line-up will be as follows:

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Auburn-Opelika This Morning with Zac Blackerby
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The Glenn Beck Program
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The O’Reilly Report
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Rush Limbaugh Show
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Sean Hannity Show
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Ben Shapiro Show
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Dave Ramsey Show
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight America Now with Buck Sexton
12: Midnight – 2:00 a.m. The Best of Ray Lucia
2:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. The Best of Big Pitch
3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. Doug Stephan’s Good Day

 

NewsTalk WANI, Blackerby, Win ABBY Awards

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Congratulations to NewsTalk WANI Station Manager and morning show host Zac Blackerby and the entire WANI team for winning two prestigious statewide awards for broadcast excellence. .
 
Broadcast professionals from across Alabama attended the thirteenth annual Alabama Broadcasters Association’s “Best in Broadcasting Awards”, otherwise known as the ABBYs, this past Saturday at The Club in Birmingham.
 
Auburn/Opelika This Morning, hosted by Blackerby each weekday from 6 a.m.-9 a.m., was named Best Talk Show. Additionally, Blackerby was honored for having the Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast.
 
This was the second consecutive year that Auburn/Opelika This Morning and the NewsTalk WANI newscast has won the ABBY Awards.
 
“We are extremely proud of the quality product delivered by NewsTalk WANI and are honored to be recognized by our peers,” said Mike Hubbard, president of parent company Auburn Network, Inc. “Zac’s leadership and commitment to excellence is obvious and we are proud of what he and the station do to serve our community every day.”

Tornado Relief Information

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Tune to NewsTalk WANI throughout the day for live updates on the Lee County tornado aftermath.

Then, today from 4-6 p.m., there will be a special live show on both NewsTalk WANI and ESPN 106.7 with the latest news on the tragedy and how we can help our neighbors.

 

Here is a list of drop-off spots for donations and information:

Smith Station Volunteer Fire Department Station #1 50 Lee Rd #430, Smiths Station, AL 36877 is being designated as the area for citizens affected by the storms today to seek assistance with sheltering or other unmet needs

EAMC is in urgent need of blood. You can donate blood at LifeSouth behind the hospital.

505 E Thomason Circle Opelika, AL 36801
or call to make an appointment at 334-705-0884.

Providence Baptist Church at 2807 Lee County Rd 166, Opelika is set up to feed First Responders. Providence Church is also set up with cots for displaced families, and is feeding not just responders but all victims and volunteers. Also accepting drop-offs and moving them to the point of need.

First Baptist Church Opelika has rented out Laquinta Inn for displaced families. For further information on this please call (334) 745-5715.

Auburn Dream Center at 1103 N Donahue Dr, Auburn, AL 36832 is a drop off spot for donations. Items needed: deodorant, toiletries, diapers, feminine products, wipes, individually wrapped snacks

Auburn Community Church will have an enclosed trailer parked at East Alabama Pediatric Dentistry to accept donations

The Opelika Animal Hospital on 1615 2nd Ave, Opelika will board displaced pets for free.

Sanford Middle School accepting donations. They are also taking volunteers. Donations come to the cafeteria and volunteers to the gym.

Needed items: deodorant, toiletries, toothpaste, feminine products, diapers, wipes, individually wrapped snacks.

Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church is opening for supply drop off.

Gorree’s furiture is accepting donation, if anyone is wanting to donate furniture they will come and pick it up. Contact store 334-742-0607

BNB & Associates 108 Columbus Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801

Other business locations serving as drop off spots for “Needed Items”

 

Opelika Businesses Acting as Drop Off Locations

Butcher Paper BBQ
Red Clay Brewery
Gateway Tire and Auto
Momma Mochas Roastery
O Town Ice Cream
John Emerald Distillery
Zazus
Against All Odds Tattoo (Auburn)
Farmers Insurance (N. Railroad Ave)
Eighth and Rail
Irish Bred Pub
River Bank and Trust
Jefferson’s
First Presbyterian Church (Auburn)
10,000 Hz Records
Crawford’s Automotive (Exit 62)

Auburn Businesses Acting as a Drop Off Location

The Bean Coffee Shop in Auburn

2 Chic Salon and Boutique (Auburn)

First Presbyterian Church (Auburn)

East Alabama Pediatric Dentistry

 

Source: OpelikaLife.com

Ben Shapiro Joins the NewsTalk WANI Line-Up This Afternoon at 5:00!

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Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of DailyWire.com and host of the top conservative podcast in the nation, will host a two-hour daily show on NewsTalk WANI beginning this afternoon. The Ben Shapiro Show will air weekday afternoons from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Dave Ramsey Show will now move to 7 p.m. each weekday evening on NewsTalk WANI.

“Adding a top-caliber talent like Ben Shapiro to our daily line-up is exciting,” said Zac Blackerby, NewsTalk WANI Station Manager and host of the station’s award-winning morning show Auburn-Opelika This Morning. “Ben connects listeners with the news they need to know in the fastest-moving daily program in America, so it’s a perfect fit here on NewsTalk WANI. Adding The Ben Shapiro Show to the nation’s other top radio talent like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Dave Ramsey gives us the best line-up of any talk radio station”.

Shapiro is a leading conservative speaker on college campuses, consistently defending free speech and open debate. Shapiro is the author of seven books, including The New York Times bestseller, “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (2012). Shapiro is also a nationally syndicated columnist since age 17, and a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School.

Ben Shapiro Debuts Monday on NewsTalk WANI

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Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of DailyWire.com and host of the top conservative podcast in the nation, will host a two-hour daily show on NewsTalk WANI beginning Monday, January 7. The Ben Shapiro Show will air weekday afternoons from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Dave Ramsey Show will now move to 7 p.m. each weekday evening on NewsTalk WANI.

“Adding a top-caliber talent like Ben Shapiro to our daily line-up is exciting,” said Zac Blackerby, NewsTalk WANI Station Manager and host of the station’s award-winning morning show Auburn-Opelika This Morning. “Ben connects listeners with the news they need to know in the fastest-moving daily program in America, so it’s a perfect fit here on NewsTalk WANI. Adding The Ben Shapiro Show to the nation’s other top radio talent like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Dave Ramsey gives us the best line-up of any talk radio station”.

Shapiro is a leading conservative speaker on college campuses, consistently defending free speech and open debate. Shapiro is the author of seven books, including The New York Times bestseller, “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (2012). Shapiro is also a nationally syndicated columnist since age 17, and a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School.

What They Are Saying About Ben Shapiro:

Rush Limbaugh says Shapiro isn’t just “content to have people be dazzled by his brilliance; he actually goes out and confronts and tries to persuade, mobilize, motivate people.”

Glenn Beck calls Shapiro a “warrior for conservatism, against those who use fear and intimidation to stifle honest debate. I’ve never known him to back down from a fight.”

Sarah Palin says that Americans should “consider Ben’s advice about how we must stand up and push back twice as hard against this bullying”.

Sean Hannity says to join Ben Shapiro and “fight back!” against liberal bullying. Michelle Malkin says Shapiro is “infused with the indomitable spirit of his friend and mentor Andrew Breitbart”.

Even the liberal Washington Post, in the aftermath of Shapiro’s devastating destruction of Piers Morgan on national television, conceded that Shapiro is a “foe of extraordinary polemical agility.”