Memphian Todd Starnes says, “I’m proud to call myself a gun-toting, Bible-clinging, Deplorable Trump supporter. I am a rock-solid conservative and I do not compromise my beliefs. Period.”
These views appear to have gotten Starnes fired from his Fox News gig on radio and TV. (Conservatives Diamond and Silk just got fired from there, too.) It all started for Starnes when he agreed with Pastor Jeffress who claimed Democrats worship Moloch, an ancient demon to whom children were sacrificed. It was on Starnes’ radio show and that proved too much for the weak kneed Murdoch bros and their board pick, Paul Ryan.
Happily for us, Starnes landed in his home town. He ditched Manhattan for Memphis and even bought KWAM (am 990) from Legacy Media for $685,000. He will be a strong conservative voice for those of us who are surrounded by liberals/Democrats/Progressives. Starnes told Talkers magazine that KWAM will be the flagship for his radio show. “Memphis is my hometown. And I’m glad to be coming back to the Mid-South. Memphis deserves a locally owned and locally run talk radio station. Our news, traffic and weather will be produced in Memphis by Memphians. And I can promise that all-new ‘The Mighty 990’ is going to be a blowtorch for freedom across the Mid-South.”
Starnes was born in Memphis and studied communication at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he was an editor of the college newspaper, The Clarion. He joined Fox News in 2005 as a radio news anchor. Wikipedia says “Starnes underwent surgery for a near-fatal heart valve condition exacerbated by obesity, the subject of his first book, They Popped My Hood and Found Gravy on the Dipstick (2009). He has also published Dispatches From Bitter America (2011), God Less America (2014), and The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again (2017).”
His show airs on AM 990 from 11 to 2 weekdays. Starnes always colored his commentaries with plenty of humor and insight. I hope he’s wildly successful and helps this community regain its conservative roots.