Stormy Daniels discussed alleged affair with Trump on 2007 radio show, host says

(CNN)Stephanie Clifford, the porn star known as Stormy Daniels, discussed her alleged affair with Donald Trump during a May 2007 radio appearance, a well-known Florida radio personality told his listeners Friday. Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, known as Todd Clem before he legally changed his name in 1999, played portions of the interview on his radio show Friday and Monday, in which Daniels was asked to write down the names of famous men she had slept with. Clem says the first name on that list was Donald Trump. Although neither Daniels nor the host says Trump's name in the 2007 audio, she can be heard describing key details that match the description of her alleged affair with Trump. Clem said on his radio program that Daniels was talking about Trump, and later verified the same information to CNN. CNN independently corroborated the story with another person who was in Clem's studio that day, who would speak only on the condition of anonymity. That person also said Donald Trump's name was the first on Daniels' list. This would be the earliest known instance of Daniels publicly discussing the alleged affair. CNN obtained a full recording of Daniels' May 16, 2007, appearance, which matches the clips Clem played on air Friday. Read More Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for Daniels, declined to comment and said Daniels would not be commenting. Attorney for porn star suing President claims Trump's lawyer 'further threatened' her A spokesperson for the White House referred all questions to the President's outside lawyers. Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, did not return a request for comment. Cohen has said previously that Trump "vehemently denies" any affair. Cohen has admitted that he used $130,000 of his own money to pay Daniels. A lawsuit filed last week by Daniels says the money was part of a "Hush Agreement" to keep her from speaking publicly about an alleged affair with Trump. The lawsuit argues that the agreement is void because Trump never signed Continue Reading

St Louis Morning Radio Show Host Gave Birth Through C-Section On Air

U.S. radio show host gave birth live on air by Caesarean-section (C-section) on Tuesday. Cassiday Proctor a weekday morning presenter for the 106.5 show "the Arch," in St Louis, Missouri, aired the birth of her baby. The station, part of Hubbard Broadcasting, worked with the hospital where Proctor gave birth to her son, BBC reported. Proctor told BBC she started experiencing labor pains on Monday, two weeks prior to the delivery date. According to Proctor, the whole affair seemed like a spur of the moment broadcast opportunity since the baby arrived earlier than expected. "It was amazing to be able to share the most exciting day of my life with our radio listeners,” Proctor said. The Arch Morning show host Cassiday Proctor gave birth to her baby on air on Tuesday. In this picture The St. Louis skyline as viewed from across the Mississippi River is shown April 20, 1999. Photo: Getty She added giving birth on air was “an extension of what I already do every day on our radio show [as] I share all aspects of my life with the [listeners]."  The child born on Tuesday weighed 7lbs 6oz and was named Jameson. His name was picked out by listeners who chose it in a competition in January. In the competition, listeners were given a choice between twelve silly names and twelve names chosen by Proctor and her husband. "Twelve silly names and twelve names chosen by the couple competed for one slot. We kept voting until we got to Jameson," program director, Scott Roddy, told the Riverfront Times. Roddy said proctor started experiencing labor pains on Monday at work. At that point the crew of the radio show sprang into action and coordinated with the hospital to record the birth with the help of the nurses who held up the phone during the procedure. Roddy said Proctor never hesitated about work intruding into her personal life while giving birth to her first child. According to Roddy, Proctor seemed Continue Reading

WIOV mourns unexpected death of radio show host Jerry Murphy

A co-host of the longest-running morning radio show in central Pennsylvania died unexpectedly this morning, according to WIOV. Jerry Murphy, 61, was found dead in his East Lampeter Township home after he failed to show up for work at WIOV-FM 105.1's York County studio, according to Rich Creeger, program director. "It's heartbreaking. We're all heartbroken here," Creeger said. Murphy is never late for his shift to co-host the 5-10 a.m. show "Murph and Casey" with Casey Allyn, Creeger said. This morning, he got a call from Allyn just before 5 a.m. that Murphy had not shown up for work. Creeger went to Murphy's home. His car was there, and the door was locked. Sensing that something was not right, he called police. Police responded to the home and found Murphy dead inside, according to Lt. Randy Shrom. There did not appear to be any foul play or unusual circumstances, but the death is still under investigation, Shrom said. "We don't know what happened," Creeger said. Allyn shared the news of his death on the air at around 10:30 a.m. "Murph was a big part of this family," Creeger said. "The listeners are heartbroken as well." Murphy hosted the morning show since he started at WIOV in 1999. The country station covers Lancaster and Berks counties' radio markets. "He truly was one of the most charismatic, likable, funny broadcasters that I've ever worked with in my 30 years of business," Creeger said. "And he was a great friend." Eric Stark WIOV's Murph: a little bit country, a little bit Johnny Fever In a Facebook post, the radio station asked listeners to share favorite memories of "Murph." "I cannot believe I'm reading this. Murph was one of the most amazing people both on air and off," one comment said. "Murph and Casey make my ride to work in the morning so enjoyable. His sense of humor and jokes are great. Morning(s) aren’t going to be the same," another person said. "You have touched the lives of so many and will be greatly missed," wrote Continue Reading

King Biscuit Time radio show host John William Payne dies at 92

John William Payne -- better known as "Sunshine Sonny" Payne -- the longtime host of King Biscuit Time, the award-winning radio show that influenced generations of blues musicians and fans, died Saturday in Helena-West Helena. He was 92. "Sonny was one of the most professional and warm people I have ever met in my life," said Thomas Jacques, assistant director of the Delta Cultural Center in downtown Helena, where Payne's studio was relocated to in the early '90s. "He could be highly opinionated and stubborn, but he was one of a kind and beloved." Payne had been off the air since Dec. 27 when he fell at his home. Substitute hosts, including Jacques, filled in for him. "In the back of our minds, we knew he was 92 years old, but we were hoping this would be one of those times when he would be back behind the mic again," said Katie Harrington, KFFA 1360 station manager. "It's a real loss for us." Born Nov. 29, 1925, in Helena to Gladys Swope Payne and William G. Payne, he became infatuated with radio in his teens, when he would go to his older sister's house on Saturday mornings to listen to the Swift Jewel Cowboys on WREC in Memphis. Helena radio station KFFA went on the air in 1941, and Payne talked his way into a job sweeping floors and running errands. In the evening, he took lessons from the station's chief engineer on how to read and speak on the air. One day, station owner and King Biscuit Time host Sam Anderson had to run out and wouldn't be back in time for the show, which featured bluesmen Sonny Boy Williamson, Robert Lockwood Jr., and others performing live in the studio and was sponsored by Interstate Grocery and King Biscuit Flour. It was Payne's first time hosting the program, and it would not be his last. He continued working at KFFA but, tired of his $12.50 weekly salary, he lied about his age and joined the Army, serving in the 75th Signal Battalion. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands in New Guinea. He had learned to play bass, and after his Continue Reading

‘Brady Bunch’ actress Susan Olsen fired from L.A. radio show hosting gig after homophobic rant

Here's the story of a not-so-lovely lady. Actress Susan Olsen — who played the youngest daughter Cindy on "The Brady Bunch" — was just fired from her hosting gig on an L.A. radio show over a homophobic rant she sent over Facebook. The Donald Trump supporter co-hosted the show "Two Chicks Talkin' Politics" before she was dismissed by the station, according to reports. Olsen used the slur "f----t" over and over again toward openly gay actor Leon Acord-Whiting, who decided to publish the once private message publicly. "Hey there little p---y, let me get my big boy pants on and Reallly take you on!!! What a snake in the grass you are you lying piece of s--t too cowardly to confront me in real life so you do it on Facebook. You are the biggest f----t a-- in the world the biggest p---y! My D--k is bigger than yours Which ain't sayin much! What a true piece of s--t you are! Lying f----t! I hope you meet your karma SLOWLY AND PAINFULLY," she reportedly wrote. The former child star's rant followed an appearance by Acord-Whiting on the radio show and a subsequent Facebook post he made where he accused Olsen of spreading "outrageous information" and being "dangerous and unprofessional." Olsen, 55, posted numerous statuses on Facebook addressing the controversy, noting that "Trump is right" and will listen. She also shared that people should be able to have different opinions. "It's gonne be alright," she wrote. After Acord-Whiting publicized the back-and-forth between him and Olsen — and demanded she be let go from LA Radio — the station ultimately fired its host. "LA Talk Radio takes pride in its close and collaborative relationship with the LGBT community…" the station said in a statement posted to Facebook. "We will not tolerate hateful speech by anyone associated with our radio station and have severed our ties with a host that veered off the Continue Reading

AUDIO: Pregnant Denver radio show host’s waters broke while live on air

 A pregnant radio show host shared a very special moment with her half million listeners this week - when her water broke live on air. Kathie J — star of KS107.5's morning show in Denver — freaked out her co-hosts on Wednesday when she started, in her own words, "tinkling" on her seat. Kendall B, her colleague, was about to introduce a story when he said: "Oh my God, gross! That is so ... Did you just pee?" Completely caught off guard as she was not due to give birth until next Tuesday, Kathie sounded confused as to what to do. "Call your husband for God's sake!" she was ordered, before being rushed to hospital where she later gave birth to a baby girl weighing a healthy seven-pounds and one ounce. Kathie later revealed it was a "complete surprise" to have gone into labor so early. "I was just going to keep working and working, and, oh my gosh, there it happened," she said. "I felt like I was tinkling myself on-air. And that's not normal." She plans to return to the show, which runs weekdays from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., after "a few days off." On a mobile device? Watch the video here. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Orthodox Jewish radio show used in FBI sting

The FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office used an Orthodox Jewish radio program in an elaborate sting operation that helped the government convict Malcolm Smith and other New York politicians in a corruption scandal, a four-month investigation by The Journal News/lohud revealed.It is unclear whether there are other targets, including New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who appeared on the show as a state senator prior to the 2010 election with Moses Stern, later revealed to be an FBI cooperator. Stern appeared twice on the show prior to election day using aliases, posing as both a political analyst and a resident from Brooklyn. He urged listeners to vote for Schneiderman.Prosecutors disclosed little about the New York Jewish Communications Channel to defense lawyers for two people convicted in the sting operation. The show was hosted by longtime Orthodox radio personality Zev Brenner, who owns Talkline Communications Network, and registered with the state by Joseph Markowitz, whose name was linked to thousands in campaign donations to Schneiderman, who has not been accused of wrongdoing, and an illegal donation to congressional candidate Dan Halloran. After the Smith arrests, Schneiderman pledged to donate the contributions from Markowitz and Markowitz's wife to charity."In light of reports that Mr. and Mrs. Markowitz are involved in an ongoing law enforcement investigation, out of an abundance of caution, the campaign will donate the full amount of their contributions to charities helping New Yorkers recovering from Hurricane Sandy," according to a statement by Schneiderman's office after the FBI arrested six people in the sting. LISTEN: Radio programs used in the FBI ruse WHO’S WHO: Key figures TIMELINE: Key dates OTHER NEWS: FBI raids in Ramapo target yeshivas, tech businesses Defense lawyers for state Sen. Malcolm Smith and New York City Councilman Dan Continue Reading

Radio show host Delilah Rene launches Hoochieware fashion line; brand benefits Point Hope

The self-dubbed Queen of Love Songs Delilah Rene has welcomed a surprising nickname - the Queen Hoochie Girl - in honor of her new fashion line. The syndicated radio show host launched her Hoochieware clothing line this month with a goal - to take back the word "hoochie", which she says is originally linked to the independent women of the 1920's flapper movement. "Flappers were women that had their own money for the first time," said Lexi Winkles, employee and self-titled HGirl in Chief. "They could wear what they wanted, put on makeup, dance, and do what they pleased. They broke free and could do much more than their demure sisters." Rene, the so-called Queen HGirl, and her handful of Hoochieware employees hope their apparel will help more women identify with the first hoochies - and not the negative connotations of today. HGirl pieces like the "So Polished" blouse and the "Gotta be Me" graphic shirts are named in honor of the sense of empowerment the brand aims to evoke. The apparel comes in sizes XS to XXL and displays the word "respect" on the inside of clothes where price tags are typically attached. All proceeds from Hoochieware sales are donated to the nonprofit Point Hope, which runs self-sufficiency training programs in Ghana. Point Hope Executive Director Jan Haynes said her work in Ghana and Hoochieware both cultivate a culture of independent women. “We educate and empower women so they can be all that they want to be,” said Haynes. The "hoochies without borders" idea came to Rene last year while she was shopping with her daughters who were frustrated that so few outfits fit. "Delilah was shopping with her daughters and suggesting outfits in the dressing room. One of her daughters said, 'This looks so hoochie,'" said Winkles. "Delilah said, 'You're absolutely right. You look confident and amazing."'   Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

WTMJ-AM picks up syndicated political talk show hosted by Major Garrett

WTMJ-AM (620) is one of a handful of radio stations picking up "The Takeout," a podcast turned radio show hosted by CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News political director Steve Chaggaris. The show, described as "a weekly, one-hour program about politics, policy and pop culture," will air at 3 p.m. Saturday starting Oct. 28 on WTMJ.It launches this Friday at 9 p.m. on talk-radio station KMOX-AM in St. Louis. Other stations lined up to carry "The Takeout" include WCCO-AM in Minneapolis, KXNT-AM in Las Vegas, WECK-AM in Buffalo and WJJF-FM in Montauk, N.Y. With the exception of shows hosted by Clark Howard (9 p.m. to midnight weekdays) and Jim Bohannon (midnight to 3 a.m. weekdays), most of the shows on WTMJ are the station's or paid/sponsored programming. Broadcasts of Packers, Brewers and Bucks games often pre-empt shows in the evenings and weekend afternoons.  Continue Reading

Long-running black radio shows hosted by Debi B. Jackson and Imhotep Gary Byrd go off the air

Two longstanding institutions of New York black radio have left the air. “Sunday Classics,” the last show hosted by the late Hal Jackson, finished its run on WBLS (107.5 FM) late last month. Since Jackson’s death in May 2012, it had been continued by his wife, Debi B., and his executive producer, Clay Berry. At sister station WLIB (1190 AM), Imhotep Gary Byrd’s Sunday night talk-and-information show, “GBE Mindflight,” had its last show on Easter Sunday. Byrd’s “Express Yourself,” 7-9 p.m. Sundays, is now simulcast on WBLS and WLIB. WBLS and WLIB program director Skip Dillard said cancelling “Mindflight” lets WLIB use its 9 p.m.-midnight slot for gospel music, the station’s primary format. Black community spokespersons have expressed concern for several years, particularly since the disappearance of WRKS (98.7 FM, Kiss-FM), about the shrinking number of radio forums for black community issues. Byrd said it is a problem. “The loss of the WLIB airtime and the overload of issues for our community means that I have to do even more with less,” he said. “But isn’t that a familiar situation for us as a people and community?” He said he is “frankly disappointed about the cancellation of the ‘GBE Mind Flight’ show,” though he added, “I am thankful for the opportunity provided by WLIB management over the years.” He said he is optimistic that “GBE Mind Flight” will fly again.” Debi B. Jackson said of the “Sunday Classics” cancellation, “They just didn’t want us any more. It’s that simple.” She said she regretted the end of the show because it “chronicled the history of black music” in a way increasingly hard to find on the radio. She will continue working with the Youth Development Foundation and pursue her career as a photographer. Continue Reading