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Talk 540-AM Host Rob Redding Takes Show National


MONROE, La., Feb. 22, 2008 - Talk show host Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.'s brand new two-hour weekly radio show, named after his Web site Redding News Review, will go national on March 1st.

Redding's company Redding Communications, Inc. (RCI) is teaming with the Genesis Communications Network to distribute Redding News Review, now heard exclusively on the show's flagship station Talk 540-AM KNOE in Monroe.

"Genesis Communications is proud to add Redding News Review to its distinguished list of talk radio programming," said Ted Anderson, owner of the Minnesota-based network.

GCN is a syndication network for more than 40 talk radio programs heard on nearly 200 radio stations on ABC Starguide III. Its Web site is located at

"GCN is an important part of our growth strategy," Redding said. "This is the longest radio show that I have ever syndicated nationally: everything else up until now had been an hour long. This new show will set the bar for compelling independent talk on a diverse set of issues."

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News segments by Redding, who is known as "America's Independent Voice," are already heard weekly by thousands on XM Satellite Radio and on more than 10 affiliate radio stations. His weekly podcast is downloaded by hundreds each week on his "Black Web Award"-winning Web site, He is also a frequent guest on National Public Radio and the Fox News Channel, and has been quoted in some of the nation's top newspapers.

His radio program uses exclusive headlines taken from The site has been called a "clearinghouse for African American news" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper.

Author of "Hired Hatred: Why politicians, political parties and the political prejudices they tout are mutually exclusive from good government," Talkers magazine noted Redding's uniquely Independent views on government by listing him as one of the "100 Most Important Radio Talk Hosts In America."

What's more, Redding has been called one of the most "respected names in the media," by urban magazine Upscale, and "one of the most intellectual and intriguing radio talk show hosts since Tavis Smiley" by urban industry authority Radio Facts.


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