Key Networks, a next generation syndication company serving the radio industry, announces that its nationally syndicated news talk program, The Jesse Kelly Show, debuted Sunday, August 3, 2020, on Entercom’s WBT-AM/FM in Charlotte, NC. The show can be heard on WBT-AM/FM every Sunday from 10:00am-1:00pm EST.
Mike Schaefer, Brand Manager, WBT-AM/FM, said: “Jesse Kelly represents the evolving sonic landscape of News Talk. Jesse’s informed, funny, and brings unique experience and wisdom to the listeners that has been earned as both a Marine Corps combat veteran and a Congressional candidate. We’re excited to bring Jesse’s show to the listeners of WBT!”
Dennis Green, Chief Revenue Officer, Key Networks, said: “We are delighted that the legendary WBT-AM/FM Charlotte is bringing Jesse to its audience. Thank you to Mike Schaefer for looking to the future of talk radio with a talent whose star continues to rise as the next generation of talk radio.”
The Jesse Kelly Show debuted as a three-hour show in national syndication this April, and is available to stations LIVE Monday through Friday from 9am-Noon EST, with delayed broadcasts available via XDS. Key Networks delivers The Jesse Kelly Show to stations in all market sizes. All network advertising is included with the show, with no additional barter units for stations to run. To hear The Jesse Kelly Show, visit: https://www.jessekellyshow.com/.
Born in the Ohio Rust Belt, Jesse Kelly moved to Montana with his family at age 10 and grew up hunting, fishing and being part of his family’s construction business, where he learned his work ethic from his father: ‘Work hard, make no excuses, no complaining and make something of yourself.’ Having always respected the armed services, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2000 and on 9/11, watched the towers fall from inside his barracks. He later deployed to Iraq as an infantry Marine during the Second Persian Gulf War and received an honorable discharge after four years.
In 2010, with no political experience to speak of but many opinions to share, Kelly decided to test the political waters and ran for Congress in a Democratic-controlled district of Arizona. Though a virtual unknown in the race, he was only narrowly defeated by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The race initially ended in a vote recount. After his Congressional run, Jesse continued to be a major voice among conservatives, using his large social media following as a platform to continue many of the conversations started on the campaign trail. He signed on to host a one-hour show on 950 KPRC in Houston, TX, in 2018, which then aired as a two-hour program.