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Senator Doug Jones Supports College Athletes Earning Money for Likeness

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On NewsTalk WANI’s exclusive interview with Senator Doug Jones, the Senator voiced strong support for the new NCAA ruling that will allow players to earn financial compensation based on their image and likeness. Catch the rest of the interview Wednesday morning at 6:35 CT.

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.

The Ken Coleman Show is now on WANI!

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The Ken Coleman Show is the newest part of the NewsTalk WANI lineup! Tune in weekday morning from 5-6.

Ken Coleman is a career expert and national radio host of The Ken Coleman Show. Pulling from his own personal struggles, missed opportunities and career successes, Coleman helps people discover what they were born to do and provides practical steps to make their dream job a reality. The Ken Coleman Show is a caller-driven career show that helps listeners who are stuck in a job they hate or searching for something more out of their career. Ken’s latest book, The Proximity Principle, released May 2019. Connect with Ken on Twitter at @KenColeman, on Instagram at @KenColemanShow, and online at kencoleman.com or facebook.com/kenColemanShow.

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.”

Lee County Tornado Coverage: 23 Victims are Identified

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At a press conference on Tuesday, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris released the names of 23 victims from Sunday’s devastating EF-4 tornado.

The following are the names and ages:

Armondo (AJ) Hernandez, 6

Charlotte Ann Miller, 59

David Dean, 53

Emmanuiel Jones, 53

Eric Jamal Stenson, 38

Felicia Woodall, 22

Florel Tate Stenson, 63

Henry Lewis Stenson, 65

Irma Gomez-Moran, 41

James Henry Tate, 86

Jimmy Lee Jones, 89

Jonathan Marquez Bownen, 9

Maggie Delight Robinson, 57

Mamie Roberts Koon, 68

Marshall Lynn Grimes, 59

Mary Louise Jones, 83

Mykala Waldon, 8

Raymond Robinson Jr., 63

Ryan Pence, 22

Sheila Creech, 59

Taylor Thornton, 10

Tresia Robinson, 62

Vicki Braswell, 69

 

The Auburn Network’s Tornado Response Update

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Bill Cameron, Zac Blackerby, Rich Perkins and John Bodiford inform the community about what they can do to get involved in the aid efforts throughout the county. They are joined by Pastor Jeff Myers of First Baptist Opelika and Mayor Ron Anders to discuss the aftermath of the tornadoes and the amazing stories of the first responders and members of the community that have already stepped up to help those affected by the storms.