Author Archives: George Vasilopoulos

Washington Monthly Article on Michael Smerconish

On April 2, the Supreme Court threw out a thirty-eight-year-old provision of campaign finance law, clearing the way for individuals to make an unlimited number of political donations. Depending on which partisan broadcast outlet you get your news from, the McCutcheon v. FEC decision either rescued the First Amendment from the suffocating vice grip of… Continue Reading

Michael Smerconish Joins CNN

Michael Smerconish will join CNN as host of a new weekly program that will air live on Saturday mornings from New York, it was announced today by CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker.  Smerconish will also provide analysis and opinion on CNN programming throughout the week.  He joins the network this month. “We are thrilled to… Continue Reading

WYD’s Ron Hartenbaum and Michael Smerconish in Talkers

WYD’s Ron Hartenbaum and Michael Smerconish in Talkers. The quotes are below and the full article can be seen here Slightly right-of-center Michael Smerconish of WYD Media (who has interviewed President Obama seven times) tells TALKERS, “You can’t help but look at the post-election breakdown of the demographic shift in the nation and how it… Continue Reading

Ron Hartenbaum Returns to Music Radio Syndication with Young CHR Phenom, Zach Sang

By Mike Kinosian Managing Editor and West Coast Bureau Chief RadioInfo Stunning credentials Very few executives in the spoken-word arena have the cache, success, and stunning credentials of WYD Media Management honcho Ron Hartenbaum. MediaAmerica’s founding partner and the senior executive for Jones Radio Networks guides daily talk programs hosted by, among others, talk stalwarts… Continue Reading