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Redding named program director at TALK540 KMLB

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Aug. 17, 2009, 12 a.m. - Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Robert "Rob" Redding Jr. this month takes the helm as program director at Talk540 KMLB-AM in Monroe, La.

Redding, who started his nationally syndicated show at KMLB almost two years ago, begins his first full week of programming the station this week.

"KMLB is a mainstream heritage station of more than 79 years," Redding said. "I look forward to extending the station's lead in an aggressive market, which covers three states."

KMLB is owned and operated by Holladay Broadcasting/The Radio People.

Redding's show can be heard in all 50 states on XM 169 and seven great terrestrial radio stations - including stations in San Francisco, the Austin area, the Orlando area, and in Myrtle Beach and Charleston - via the Eagan Minnesota-based Genesis Communications Network. 

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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, ReddingNewsReview.com. 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, Redding News Review, uses exclusive headlines taken from ReddingNewsReview.com. 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.

He won an ADDY in March and an Associated Press award in June for his work.

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