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Remembering John Callahan: iHub Radio Tribute on April 4th at 10am

John Callahan with his daughter Kaya Callahan

(photo credit: Eva LaRue/Instagram)

On Saturday, March 28, iHub Radio lost a dear friend and host of our Saturday morning 10 am talk show, John Callahan. He passed away at Eisenhower Medical Center after suffering a massive stroke the previous day. He was 66 years old.


"We are devastated and share the grief felt by his family, especially daughter Kaya," said CEO John McMullen. "I just spoke with John on Wednesday and can hardly believe his bigger-than-life personality is no longer with us."


The New York native had been a long-time resident of the Coachella Valley. He joined iHub Radio at its launch in May 2018 and continued to do a weekly show up until his passing. He was active in local theatre with the CV Rep, continued to do film and television productions, and his many credits include his longest role as the character Edmund Gray on the ABC television network's iconic daytime drama All My Children, where he met his former wife, actress Eva LaRue, mother of his daughter Kaya Callahan.

iHub Radio will broadcast a special tribute to John Callahan on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 10 am PDST (GMT-7) featuring Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Neiderman and other friends.

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iHub Radio news director Charlie Dyer and the award-winning journalists at The Desert Sun present daily updates on what is making news across the Coachella Valley, throughout the Southland and the entire Golden State. Breaking News is updated as it occurs.


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iHub Radio Offers Small Business FREE Advertising Campaigns

In an effort to assist small business owners across the Coachella Valley in these uncertain times, iHub Radio is offering advertising campaigns through the beginning of May to help local enterprises get the word out about their company if they are open and doing business through the period of the Coronavirus crisis.


To take advantage of this offer for complimentary air time, please reach out to iHub Radio today. Call (760) 676-0100 ext. 210 between 10 am and 1 pm daily, or e-mail freeads@ihubradio.com for more information and to take advantage of this offer.


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Your Health Leads Our All-Local Content Focus in the Age of COVID-19

Many recent programs or excerpts of shows are now available on-demand through podcast portals like Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts for on-demand listening. You can also directly access this content by clicking on the show logos below and going to our iHub Radio Captivate Podcast pages. All content is available free of charge.

John McMullen and Kevin Gillette talk with newsmakers, community leaders and get your day started right on Coachella Valley Live!

Jason Tate leads a weekly forum on Healthy Living from A to Z with interesting interviews and features on mind and body on Tate Talks.

Jeff Hocker talks with restaurant owners, chefs, wine and spirits experts and community organizers about all that's delish in the desert.

You won't know if you don't listen! Anita Rufus offers a thoughtful look at what's going on today in the world as the Lovable Liberal each week.

Actor and Irish mensch John Callahan shares views on current events from his pulpit of compassion weekly on the John Callahan Show.

Bonnie G. is plugged into the arts and entertainment scene throughout the desert region and visits with those who make it so vibrant.

Our resident elected official Russell Betts delivers a fresh perspective on local government and your role in keeping them honest.

Todd Bianco is our resident auto aficionado and talks about auto industry news and trends, great finds and anything fun about cars!

Brayan Mendoza shares his insight on the best (and sometimes not-so-great) coming out of Hollywood on the silver and the blue screen.


Dr. Rick Axelrod,CEO of LifeStream Blood Bank, appeared on the Wednesday edition of Better Than Working to discuss the Coachella Valley's immediate need for donors to give blood and platelets,


Talking with John McMullen and Kevin Gillette, Dr. Axelrod said that even though there is a call for Valley residents to stay sheltered in place, the sudden drop in donations due to canceled workplace and school blood drives has cut nearly in half the number of people that would ordinarily donate, putting the region's blood supply in peril.


For more information, visit www.LStream.org and LISTEN BELOW:

What is the impact on local students, teachers and administrators dealing with the fact that school may not resume until Fall? How will kids graduating this spring be affected? Will classes be able to happen via online distance learning? And, how about the all-important school meal programs that so many children rely on for getting their nutritional needs met?


Joan Boiko, Palm Springs Unified School District spokesperson talks with Kevin and John about these and other concerns as COVID-19 keeps families sheltered in place away from school.


For more information, visit www.PSUSD.us and LISTEN BELOW:

Ken Seeley and Eric McLaughlin from Ken Seeley Rehab in Palm Springs talk about what is being done to help people dealing with addiction recovery in the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic and how many of those impacted are able to take part in virtual meetings and get counseling from recovery professionals using video conferencing over the internet and tele-help services.


For more information, visit www.KenSeeleyRehab.com and LISTEN BELOW:

Julie Makinen is the Executive Editor at The Desert Sun in Palm Springs. What does it take for a local journalism organization to cover the region with the highest percentage of fatalities so far in the Golden State from the Coronavirus? John and Kevin discuss the local coverage provided by the region's only daily newspaper and get Julie's take on the pulse of the Coachella Valley as she and her staff report on the crisis.


For more information, visit www.DesertSun.com and LISTEN BELOW:

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