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iHUB RADIO PREPARES FOR THIRD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
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The nation's only all-local news, talk and entertainment digital station will mark three years of around-the-clock broadcasting on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
"Technically, our first programming was streamed from a cannabis dispensary on April 20th," says company co-founder and host John McMullen with a chuckle. "We wanted to have a test-run and thought, 'what better way to see if it would all go up in smoke than from the 420 Party at PSA Organica in Palm Springs."
Regularly scheduled programming kicked off May 1, 2018 at 7:00 am with then-morning program, the Mike Livingston Show.
Although Livingston is no longer part of the line-up, several iHub Radio originals remain part of the content team, while others maintain a recurring presence as special guests. McMullen continues to helm afternoon drive from 4 to 6 pm. Jeremy Wayne, whose roost started in the evenings is now the station's host of The Hangout weekday mornings from 8 to 10 am. And, Anita Rufus who began hosting That's Life on day one, continues to ruminate on topics that "affect us all just as human beings" during middays during the week at 12 noon.
News Director Charlie Dyer continues to host a weekly series that is simply Conversations talking with a half dozen people every week from all walks of life about a variety of topics that keep the station away from the spoken word radio norm of politics and instead focus on relatable topics that are in line with a broad array of listeners interests. The station also added a single music-centric program that features an eclectic mix of surf and exotica sounds reminiscent of the tiki bar called The Atomic Lounge hosted by another longtime radio vet, Kevin Gillette.
McMullen is planning a special edition of the John McMullen Show that will run on Friday, April 30, from 4 to 6 pm and include highlights from the past few years along with conversations with iHub Radio personalities present and past including Jim Francisco, Noelle Guabello, Kris Bossi, Marvin Alvarez, Dan McGrath, Melissa Neiderman, Bobbie Eakes, Russell Betts, Jason Tate, Jan Boydstun, and others.
At that time, McMullen says that the station will also pay tribute to station co-founder Alex Huy who passed away in late-2019 and talk show host John Callahan who passed in early 2020. iHub Radio will also announce two new shows being added to the line-up in early-May.
FRESH BREWED PODCASTS FROM THE iHUB NETWORK
IT MAY NOT BE TED BUT THE CONVERSATIONS ARE WORTH HEARING
Charlie Dyer talks with a plethora of interesting people on Conversations each week. If you missed the Monday broadcast, you can catch up with these on-demand programs which run under 25 minutes each. Click the photos below to access each Podcast.
Author, No Way Home: A Memoir of Life on the Run
Author, Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture and Jeopardy! Champion
Author, Good Luck With That
Documentarian, You Don’t Understand the Second Amendment
Author, Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart
OUT OF THE WEEDS: TALKING CANNABIS TO TREAT VETERANS NEEDS
This week on The Buzz with Jocelyn Kane, the Coachella Valley's weekly broadcast forum on all-things Cannabis related, Jocelyn talks to Sandra Silva-Tello, the CEO of VetsLeaf.
They talk about how veterans are using cannabis to treat PTSD, chronic pain, and other injuries. VetsLeaf is a Desert Hot Springs-based cultivator and manufacturer of cannabis operated by veterans and based in compassionate care.
You can check them out at vetsleaf.com
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