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Radio briefs: ‘On Second Thought’ returning; no more Dan Patrick; Bert’s 20-minute hurricane wedding; Fish’s wedding proposal

Originally posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Virginia Prescott will be returning on air Monday for her show “On Second Thought” on WRAS-FM after a two-month break. It’s an hour-long talk show at 9 a.m. weekdays.

Prescott had joined WRAS in June from New Hampshire Public Radio but lost her producers and decided she needed some more time to familiarize herself with the state. So Georgia Public Broadcasting took the unusual step to shelve the show temporarily while Prescott traveled around to just learn different facets of Georgia. She comes back with a raft of story ideas and her own approach to a show that originally was created for Celeste Headlee.

Headlee,an author and speaker, is now working out of D.C. as a guest host on NPR. 

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Syndicated talk show hosts Dan Patrick and Colin Cowherd are longer on the Fan 3 (WIFN-AM) at AM1340 and FM103.7. Instead, Dickey Broadcasting will simulcast a majority of its Sports X shows from what used to be the Fan 2(AM1230, FM106.3). 

That means both stations will air “Hometeam” Brandon Leak and Joe Hamilton from 9 to noon, Tug Cowart and Hutson Mason from noon to 3 and the Stephen A. Smith show from 3 to 5 and Mark Zinno from 5 to 6 p.m., plus extra Chuck & Chernoff from 6 to 7 p.m.

“This was to help broaden  coverage of our live, local Sports X programming to the south side of Atlanta,” said Scott McFarlane, assistant program director. 

The Fan 3 will continue to air Fox Sports Radio on weekends and weeknights. 

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The Bert Show heard that a military couple had a wedding set in beach town Wilmington, N.C. this weekend. But Hurricane Florence put a kibosh on that.

So Bert listeners helped the family crowd-source most aspects of the wedding in Atlanta for 85 people.

Tiffany, who was shot in the leg during the Vegas massacre earlier this year but survived, sounded impressively calm about the situation. They had already scrambled, renting a large Airbnb home to hold the wedding. They also nabbed a DJ,and the original photographer is camping out in Atlanta. People called in to the show and within a few minutes, they got everything else: a videographer, a hairstylist, a caterer, bartenders, a florist, a wedding coordinator, a cake, a dance floor, chairs and tables. 

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NeedToBreathe helped a couple with a surprise wedding proposal.

Fish 104.7 set up a wedding proposal for a couple recently at a NeedtoBreathe concert. Here’s how Beth Bacall recalled it:

When Miguel Castillo and Andi Dunn met, they quickly discovered they had a shared love for the group Need to Breath. The music inspired their faith, and added fantastic memories to their dating life as they traveled to see them in concert near and far. Miguel realized that proposing to Andi at a Need to Breathe concert was the perfect way to start the rest of their lives together. After reaching out to Beth Bacall at 104.7 The Fish, Atlanta, she immediately put a Fish At of Love into action. With the help of Word Entertainment and the Need to Breathe Crew, Miguel popped the question backstage with the full support of Bo, Bear, Josh and Seth. And, she said yes!

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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