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Redding returns to Macon, Georgia

Syndicated talk host Robert "Rob" Redding Jr. (L) and Clear Channel Market Manager Thomas Bacote (R) close the deal in downtown Macon.

By Staff

March 12, 2010, 8:30 p.m. - Rob Redding's Redding News Review talk radio show can once again be heard in his home state.

"We are excited to have America's true Independent Voice on in Macon," Clear Channel Market Manager Thomas Bacote said.

Redding's three-hour independent news radio program begins airing every Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. this weekend, Bacote said.

Redding's talk radio show has not been heard in Georgia since he left WAOK-AM in Atlanta in 2003. The Atlanta native has not done radio in Macon since his days doing nights at WIBB-AM's sister station WIBB-FM in the late 90s and later at WFXM-FM.

"WIBB is a historic station in a historic city," Redding said. "James Brown recorded 'Try Me' and 'Bewildered' at WIBB's studios, my family has a name in the city, because of Otis Redding, and who can leave out the importance of Macon being the home of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame."

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Redding, who is known as "America's Independent Voice," already has a weekly podcast that is downloaded by hundreds each week on his "Black Web Award"-winning Web site, He has also been 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."

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.

What's more, he won an ADDY in March 2009 and an Associated Press award for Internet news in June for his work.

Redding's show is already heard in all 50 states on XM 169 and terrestrial radio via the Genesis Communications Network. GCN airs the show on WURD-AM in Philadelphia; KTAE-AM in Waco, TX and Austin; WLMC-AM in Myrtle Beach and Charleston; WMEL-AM in Melbourne, Fla.; WVNA-AM in Tuscumbia, Ala.; and throughout Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi on KMLB-AM.  

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