Briefs: Eric Von Haessler signs new contract at WSB; Johnny Kauffman leaves WABE; Youngblood’s new home

"The Von Haessler Doctrine" started its weekday run on WSB in early 2017 and has remained a top performer for the station. WSB Radio

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"The Von Haessler Doctrine" started its weekday run on WSB in early 2017 and has remained a top performer for the station. WSB Radio

Youngblood will be joining Live 365.

Eric Von Haessler and his “Doctrinaires” have signed new contracts with WSB radio.

The Von Haessler Doctrine ― which features Von Haessler, Autumn Fischer, Tim Andrews and Jared Yamamoto ― announced the news on social media platforms Thursday without saying how long the new contracts are.

The show, which debuted in its current time slot of 9 a.m. to noon in early 2017 to replace the late Herman Cain, has referenced the on-going negotiations in recent weeks on the air.

WSB, heard on 95.5 on the FM dial, 750 on the AM dial and plenty of places online, has no reason to complain: the Von Haessler Doctrine has been a solid No. 1 performer on a station that has been largely No. 1 in Atlanta for several years.

Von Haessler said, in a text: “Contract negotiations are always a little awkward but management has never wavered in their support for the show. There is a lot of mutual respect.”

Drew Anderssen, WSB program director, declined to comment.

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Johnny Kauffman, a political reporter for 90.1/WABE since 2015, is leaving Sept. 10 for a new job. WABE-/FM

Credit: WABE-FM

Johnny Kauffman, a political reporter for 90.1/WABE since 2015, is leaving Sept. 10 for a new job. WABE-/FM

Credit: WABE-FM

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Johnny Kauffman, a political reporter for 90.1/WABE since 2015, is leaving Sept. 10 for a new job. WABE-/FM

Credit: WABE-FM

Credit: WABE-FM

Political reporter Johnny Kauffman is leaving 90.1/WABE-FM for a new job as a producer at Campside Media, a podcast company.

Campside describes itself as a company “that puts storytellers first. We specialize in serialized narrative podcasts reported and hosted by some of the best journalists in the world.”

Its most notable podcast is “Chameleon: The Hollywood Con Queen,” a series that unmasked the man behind one of the strangest entertainment-related grifts.

Kauffman’s final day at WABE is Sept. 10. He starts with Campside later in the month.

He joined WABE in 2015. Before that, he was a producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting and NPR in Washington, D.C.

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Youngblood did a weekly oldies show on local radio for three decades. CR: Twitter public photo

Credit: Kiss 104.1

Youngblood did a weekly oldies show on local radio for three decades. CR: Twitter public photo

Credit: Kiss 104.1

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Youngblood did a weekly oldies show on local radio for three decades. CR: Twitter public photo

Credit: Kiss 104.1

Credit: Kiss 104.1

Youngblood, who was let go from Kiss 104.1 last year after 20 years at the station, has found a new home on the Web via Live 365.

His new Youngblood Radio show will debut Sept. 11 from 7 a.m. to noon featuring 1960s and 1970s R&B hits. (That is the old time slot he had on Kiss.)

“I was really skeptical at first because I’m not an IT person,” said Youngblood, who is in his 60s but won’t say specifically. “They had to convince me that people my age could pick the show up.”

Youngblood said the time off has been relaxing but he was also anxious to get back on the air in some form.

If the weekend show does well, Youngblood said he will start a morning show as well.

Ricky Steele and James Sturgis, Youngblood friends and supporters, are putting the new show together and already manage a Facebook fan page for Youngblood with 3,400 supporters.

“He’s not doing this for the money,” Steele said. “He’s doing this because he loves his fans and this music.”

The show will be available on the Alexa app and the iHeart app as well as Live 365.

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