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‘Game On!’ Commentators Pull No Punches on BlogTalkRadio’s Hot New Political Show

Had enough of fat-cat Fortune 500 execs crying poverty after running their companies into the ground – then having the gall to asked Uncle Sam for multi-billion-dollar bailout packages?

John: Jabs at "Joe the Plumber."

Fed up with psychopathic hedge-fund managers who swindle their clients out of $50 billion?

Can’t stand the thought of another one of America’s governors getting caught, proverbially or literally, with his pants down?

Can't abide Motown madness.

Shomari: Can't abide Motown madness.

Then have we got a trio of acid- tongued commentators for you!

Tonight on Game On! with Ross and McLaughlin, Boston Herald writer/editor John Breneman and Shomari McKenzie of WKXN Radio in Montgomery, Ala., bring you their weekly “Satirical Soapbox” segments.

Shomari takes on the “poor-mouthing” Big Three automakers, and John answers the question, “Whatever happened to ‘Joe the Plumber?’” – while also revealing who’ll be replacing the departing Alan Colmes on Fox New Channel’s Hannity & Colmes.

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Chad: Don't ignore real news.

Chad Everson, meanwhile – whose change-loathing “Grizzly Growl” reports focus on issues that are paid scant attention by the national media – brings you the true story of a heroic Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

Hosted by Kevin Ross and David McLaughlin – winners of FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog Talkers competition – Game On! delivers a spirited West Coast-East Coast, conservative-liberal, black-white take on the week’s most provocative political issues.

To get your Game On! – and hear John, Shomari and Chad every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET – click here.

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‘Game On!’ America’s Top Blog Talkers Lead the Charge for Change

With next month’s inauguration of hoops-shooting Barack Obama comes a new era in American history.

And with it, a new chapter in talk-radio history – one in which conservative-dominated dials must adapt to our nation’s voracious appetite for change.

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But by that time, BlogTalkRadio will be ready. Because tonight at 8 p.m. ET we’re getting a jump on the changing of the guard with the launch of Game On!.

John: Brash Beantown wag.

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Shomari: Wicked D.C. wit.

Hosted by Kevin Ross – an African-American Republican from Los Angeles – and David McLaughlin – a white Democrat from outside Atlanta – the hour-long show features a spirited West Coast- East Coast, conservative-liberal, black-white take on the week’s most provocative political issues.

Kevin and David began making waves in October by taking top honors in FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog Talkers, a tournament to select America’s best blog talkers from each side of the political spectrum. Their prize?  A weeklong gig co-hosting FOX Across America with Spencer Hughes.

Regular Game On! commentators include Boston-based John Breneman of the Boston Herald, and Washington, D.C.-based Shomari McKenzie of WKXN Radio in Montgomery, Ala. – who’ll be weighing in with “Satirical Soapbox” reports.  These devilish diatribes tip their hats to Andy Rooney while kicking things up a notch.

Our man in middle America.

Chad: Change THIS.

Also, Princeton, Minn.-based Chad Everson of BlogTalkRadio’s Grizzly Groundswell – a Battle of the Blog Talkers finalist – focuses on issues concerning middle America, with his conserv- ative-as-ever “Grizzly Growl” reports.

Plus, newsmaker guests from inside and out of the Beltway.

And last but not least, live listener chats, calls and (dare we say) confrontations.

To get your game on, click here.

America’s Got a New Commander in Chief! (But Is Change Indeed on the Horizon?)

The promise of a better America.

Obama: The promise of a new nation.

Barack Obama has done it – gone and won the White House in what may prove to be the most significant presid- ential race of the past century.

But now that the mud has dried and the senator from Illinois stands be- fore us promising change, where do we the people stand?

That’s the million billion trillion-dollar question America’s top blog talkers are vowing to answer – or pass out trying.

Last month, Kevin Ross – an African-American Republican from Los Angeles – and David McLaughlin – a white Democrat from outside Atlanta – took top honors in FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog Talkers.

Now, the odder-than-odd odd couple is teaming up for an unpreced- ented event.

Tonight they’ll host a marathon special that’ll give scores of voters the opportunity to weigh in on whether Obama is equipped to lead our nation out of the quagmire of financial-market implosion, rising unem- ployment, escalating street crime, prohibitively expensive health care, still-unapprehended terrorist leaders, a protracted Iraqi War and other blights the Bush administration failed to tame.

Kicking off at 6 p.m. and running live until 12 a.m. ET, BlogTalkRadio’s Exit Poll ’08 will feature pundits from both sides the political spectrum, including:

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Farai Chideya, host of National Public Radio’s News & Notes, Val Zavala, anchor of Los Angeles PBS affiliate KCET-TV’s Life & Times Tonight, Lee Bailey, publisher of the Electronic Urban Report, Rev. Leonard Jackson, special advisor to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Julie Vanderpost, chairperson for California Republican Women for McCain, Wendy Davis, national field & training director for 21st Century Democrats, and Martha Mitchell Zoller, host of The Martha Zoller Show on WDUN-AM in Gainesville, Ga.

Also joining Kevin and David will be fellow BlogTalkRadio hosts – and fellow Battle of the Blog Talkers contestants – Chad Everson and Andrea Shea King.

But in the spirit of a new beginning, no pundit’s voice will be more important than yours: Kevin and David will do their damndest to get as many callers on the air as possible.

“Even if it means…” notes David.

“Breaking in on each other mid-sentence and…” add Kevin.

“It’ll be my pleasure,” says David.

Marathon Special to Take America's Post-Election Pulse: Real Change – or Just More of the Same?

One of the longest White House races in U.S. history draws to a close tomorrow.

But come the day after, when the mud has dried, the votes have been counted and a president-elect stands before us promising change, where will we the people stand?

That’s what Kevin Ross and David McLaughlin are bent on finding out. And who better for the job than America’s best blog talkers?exitpoll-home-page1

Last month, Kevin – an African-American Republican from Los Angeles – and David – a white Democrat from outside Atlanta – took top honors in FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog Talkers. Now, the odder-than-odd odd couple is teaming up for an unprecedent- ed event.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, they’ll host a marathon BlogTalkRadio special that’ll give hundreds of voters the opportunity to weigh in on whether the president-elect can lead our nation out of the quagmire of financial-market implosion, rising unemployment, escalating street crime, prohibitively expensive health care, still-unapprehended terrorist leaders, a protracted Iraqi War and other blights the Bush administration failed to tame.

Kicking off at 6 p.m. and running live until 12 a.m. ET, Exit Poll ’08 will feature pundits from both sides the political spectrum, including:

Farai Chideya, host of National Public Radio’s News & Notes, Val Zavala, anchor of PBS Los Angeles affiliate KCET-TV’s Life & Times Tonight, Lee Bailey, publisher of the Electronic Urban Report, Rev. Leonard Jackson, special advisor to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Julie Vanderpost, chairperson for California Republican Women for McCain, Wendy Davis, national field & training director for 21st Century Democrats, and Martha Mitchell Zoller, host of The Martha Zoller Show on WDUN-AM in Gainesville, Ga.

Also joining Kevin and David will be fellow BlogTalkRadio hosts – and fellow Battle of the Blog Talkers contestants – Chad Everson and Andrea Shea King.

But no pundit’s voice will be more important than yours: Kevin and David will do their damndest to get as many callers on the air as possible.

“Even if that means…” notes David.

“Breaking in on each other mid-sentence,” says Kevin.

Marathon Special to Take America’s Post-Election Pulse: Real Change – or Just More of the Same?

One of the longest White House races in U.S. history draws to a close tomorrow.

But come the day after, when the mud has dried, the votes have been counted and a president-elect stands before us promising change, where will we the people stand?

That’s what Kevin Ross and David McLaughlin are bent on finding out. And who better for the job than America’s best blog talkers?exitpoll-home-page1

Last month, Kevin – an African-American Republican from Los Angeles – and David – a white Democrat from outside Atlanta – took top honors in FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog Talkers. Now, the odder-than-odd odd couple is teaming up for an unprecedent- ed event.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, they’ll host a marathon BlogTalkRadio special that’ll give hundreds of voters the opportunity to weigh in on whether the president-elect can lead our nation out of the quagmire of financial-market implosion, rising unemployment, escalating street crime, prohibitively expensive health care, still-unapprehended terrorist leaders, a protracted Iraqi War and other blights the Bush administration failed to tame.

Kicking off at 6 p.m. and running live until 12 a.m. ET, Exit Poll ’08 will feature pundits from both sides the political spectrum, including:

Farai Chideya, host of National Public Radio’s News & Notes, Val Zavala, anchor of PBS Los Angeles affiliate KCET-TV’s Life & Times Tonight, Lee Bailey, publisher of the Electronic Urban Report, Rev. Leonard Jackson, special advisor to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Julie Vanderpost, chairperson for California Republican Women for McCain, Wendy Davis, national field & training director for 21st Century Democrats, and Martha Mitchell Zoller, host of The Martha Zoller Show on WDUN-AM in Gainesville, Ga.

Also joining Kevin and David will be fellow BlogTalkRadio hosts – and fellow Battle of the Blog Talkers contestants – Chad Everson and Andrea Shea King.

But no pundit’s voice will be more important than yours: Kevin and David will do their damndest to get as many callers on the air as possible.

“Even if that means…” notes David.

“Breaking in on each other mid-sentence,” says Kevin.

America’s Top Blog Talkers from the Left and Right Ready to Rumble – Again! – on FOX News Radio

Kevin “The Close Call Kid” Ross and David “The Mouth from The South” McLaughlin will begin mixing it up on FOX News Radio bright and early tomorrow morning.

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Kevin: So you might as well quit now, Mouth.

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David: Now the REAL battle begins, Kid!

The Battle of the Blog Talkers winners will join FOX Across America host Spencer Hughes in co-hosting four live, hour-long editions of the national show through Friday, Oct. 24.

This special Election 2008 series gets under way at 8 a.m. ET, with Heading Right’s Kevin coming to you from his hometown of Los Angeles, and Heading Left’s David from his hometown of Rome, Ga.

Earlier this month, the talk titans beat out six other contestants in a week- long FOX News Radio tournament to determine Ameirca’s best talkers from each side of the political spectrum.

Their victories (decided by listeners voting via mobile-text message and an online poll) were announced Oct. 13 by Spencer on Fox Across America, which hosted the historic debate series.

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America's Top Blog Talkers from the Left and Right Ready to Rumble – Again! – on FOX News Radio

Kevin “The Close Call Kid” Ross and David “The Mouth from The South” McLaughlin will begin mixing it up on FOX News Radio bright and early tomorrow morning.

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Kevin: So you might as well quit now, Mouth.

DM

David: Now the REAL battle begins, Kid!

The Battle of the Blog Talkers winners will join FOX Across America host Spencer Hughes in co-hosting four live, hour-long editions of the national show through Friday, Oct. 24.

This special Election 2008 series gets under way at 8 a.m. ET, with Heading Right’s Kevin coming to you from his hometown of Los Angeles, and Heading Left’s David from his hometown of Rome, Ga.

Earlier this month, the talk titans beat out six other contestants in a week- long FOX News Radio tournament to determine Ameirca’s best talkers from each side of the political spectrum.

Their victories (decided by listeners voting via mobile-text message and an online poll) were announced Oct. 13 by Spencer on Fox Across America, which hosted the historic debate series.

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America’s Top Blog Talkers Rev Up for Special FOX Series by Swapping Co-Hosting Duties

In a move that does democracy proud, the winners of FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog TalkersKevin “The Close Call Kid” Ross from the right and David “The Mouth from the South” McLaughlin from the left – are taking to each other’s shows to remind their fellow Americans to “get out the vote.”

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Kevin: Get thee to a polling booth!

Kevin kicks off the show of unity tonight on BlogTalkRadio’s The Kevin Ross Show at 11:30 p.m. ET as he welcomes David as his guest co-host. Then David does the same this Sunday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. ET on BlogTalkRadio’s The Kudzu Vine.

The fact the neither blog talker champ fits his party’s stereotype has not gone unnoticed.

“How ironic is it that I’m a black Republican from L.A. and David – a white guy from Georgia – is a Democrat?” Kevin tells us.

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David: Exercise your right to vote!

“Don’t forget that I’m a Baptist – and a football coach, to boot,” quips David.

Kevin and David beat out six other BlogTalkRadio hosts in last week’s weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine America’s best talkers from each side of the political spectrum.

Their victories (decided by listeners voting via mobile-text message and an online poll) were announced Monday by FOX News Radio anchor Spencer Hughes on Fox Across America, which hosted the historic debate series.

But the war of words isn’t over yet.

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 21, David and Kevin will join Spencer in co-hosting four days of Election 2008 shows on FOX News Radio, from 8 to 9 a.m. ET.  Stay tuned for details on that special series.

In the meantime, if you missed any of last week’s blog-talk action, click here to download those shows now.