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America Now Has A New Host

***Program Note***
I was never the host of “America Now.” From the beginning, my company, has given me the privilege of being heard on many more stations than I otherwise would have. What you have been hearing is “The Joe Pags Show.” It was to be for just a very short time.. and, thankfully, it lasted about a year.

Meghan McCain has been announced as the new host of “America Now” and she starts on Monday. I wish her nothing but the very best in this new gig.. and want to thank Premiere, Julie Talbott, Bill May, Peter Trippi, David Bugenske, Miranda Moreno and everyone else involved for their incredible support of me and my show this past year. The Joe Pags Show existed before this opportunity and will continue. If you listen on WOAI, KPRC, KTLK, KHOW and KEX — nothing will change for you. My show will be same time for you after this week. Thank you so much to the great listeners on the America Now stations for taking this ride with us for the last year. Love you guys!! Pags and Cari

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    V Colemere
    July 17, 2015 Reply

    Nooooooooooo ooooooooooo. ...first Andy now you are keaving....I can guarantee you I will not listen to Megan McCain.... Godspeed Joe! You will be missed#

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    Jeff
    July 17, 2015 Reply

    Just watched the archive of you subbing for JD on NewsMax, & Just wanted to say, "Great Job!" --Jeff

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    Bob
    July 17, 2015 Reply

    joe it's been a pleasure listening to your show .

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    Lori
    July 17, 2015 Reply

    So glad to see Mpls on the list that gets to keep you guys. I was seriously freaking out thinking of drive time without you. Love you and your show.

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    Drusilla
    July 18, 2015 Reply

    Iam very sad your leaving WLNI you Joe and Cary are the reason I listen. Not sure where I live I can get the other stations I live way out in the country we dont have TV to see you on news or computer just my phone which is hard to get signal. Thank you both you will be missed..

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    Ima Nonymous
    July 18, 2015 Reply

    You were pretty gracious about the change. I don't get America Now. Don't they know they have a good thing going with the Joe Pags show? Letting Andy Dean go was a bad move too. I WILL NOT listen to John McLame's daughter!! Let Joe Pags and the chocolate voiced Cari stay on instead!!

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    Walter Yuen
    July 18, 2015 Reply

    We need you back here in Hawaii. We like the lighter type of political entertainment that you bring here. We have you on the weekends but not enough.

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      Joe Pags
      July 18, 2015 Reply

      Tell the station! ;)

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        Rendy Gentry
        July 20, 2015 Reply

        Just did! Greetings from Biloxi MS.

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    Pat Sumpter
    July 18, 2015 Reply

    Good to hear you!! Your show is excellent stuff!! Please keep it going!! pds

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    sandra marks
    July 20, 2015 Reply

    I can't believe they are putting a non conservative on that show. I loved your show . now I have nothing to listen to cause I am not listening to her at all. I will missss you a lot. I hope Kfbx will drop america now and permanently replace it with your show.

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    DEBI STRINGFELLOW HAWK
    July 20, 2015 Reply

    NO INTEREST IN MEGHAN MCCAIN.

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    Anthony
    July 20, 2015 Reply

    Just turned on the radio and heard Megan McCain! I got too accustomed the Italian-American guy who only ate nachos (you food traitor). And Cari... Miss Chocolatey.

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    Mike
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    Hopefully we can find you on Iheart radio or another internet access

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    Bill McClure
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    Megan is not Joe. Had to turn it off...

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      Steven
      July 21, 2015 Reply

      Me too!!

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    Steven
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    Joe....will miss you in York Pa. McCains daughter held my attention for almost 4 mins. Hope you come back when she tanks.

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      Jeff Robertson
      July 21, 2015 Reply

      How did you like her taking calls from her Dad's friends heaping praise on his plate?

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        Joe Pags
        July 21, 2015 Reply

        I'm on the air when the show airs. I can't listen.

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    Steven
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    Pags..!!! Come back Pags!!!

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    DE-173/Code 19
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    I realize that one needs to depart gracefully, but I have no such restriction. If Meghan McCain wasn't the daughter of a politician, she'd just be another uptight spoiled millennial, who wouldn't get an audition, much less the show. What idiot thinks she has anything to offer. Whose next, Chelsea Clinton. I am done with this show.

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      RGBMS
      July 24, 2015 Reply

      You are absolutely right!

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    Jeff Hathaway
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    Really was enjoying the show. Good mix of entertainment and political commentary, sometimes the other guys are to serious. Heard it on WWVA in Wheeling, WV. Are there other options?

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    JOHN BAUMILLER
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    JOE: I HAVE ENJOYED THE SHOW YA HAVE,,AND I HONEST WILL SAY,,,Meghan McCain,,,,DOES NOT HAVE THE QUALITY YOU ALWAYS GAVE US. I TOTALLY LOST INTEREST WHEN SHE .MADE A BIG DEAL ABOUT HER "BABY BROTHER". AM SURE HE IS A GOOD BROTHER,,THE THIS SHOW FORMAT IS NOT ABOUT FAMILY FEELING I RESPECT THE SEN. MCCAIN,,AND AM ALSO A FELLOW VIETNAM VET.,,,BUT HIS DAUGHTER LACKS QUALITY FOR A SHOW YOU DID WITH THE HIGH QUALITY YA GAVE US ALL. LETS HOPE THIS IS A TEMP. MISTAKE ON THE HIGHER UPS AND GETS CHANGED QUICKLY JOHN BAUMILLER NEW HOLLAND PA

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    John Griffin
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    So.....WBCF in Florence, AL FINALLY did something right. They kept Joe Pags in their schedule. Whoever closed this deal, THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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      Joe Pags
      July 21, 2015 Reply

      I'm so glad I'm still on your station!

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        John Griffin
        July 22, 2015 Reply

        As am I. They still carry only the first two hours, but that's better than no hours. Besides, I can always catch the third hour live or recorded on IHeartRadio.

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    Jeff Robertson
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    Say it aint so Joe... I started with you about 3 months ago so I knew nothing about America Now. After 1 evening with McCain my brain feels so numb. (In retrospect I was glad I didn't say "head") Time to start a letter writing campaign or buy a rooftop antenna with a "double-trick reverse drag chute" to funnel your signal into my conservative diode AM radio. A high quality signal such as yours is greatly appreciated. Jeff

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    Derick
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    Listened to Megan on Monday. Really bad show with a lot of nothing important. Turned it off and will continue to turn it off when she comes on. Was good listening to you Joe! Keep rockin.

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    Steven Cohen
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    Come back to WFTL Fort Lauderdale. There is no "contact us" on WFTL's website, so no way to complain to them since I don't do social media. Today was my first and last time with Megan McCain.

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    Drew
    July 21, 2015 Reply

    Didn't hear the Joe Pags Show. Thought I had wrong station. Went to his website & got the bad news! Thumbs down to WDBO 96.5fm Orlando. Love Megan but Pags is motivational, very talented & truly a legend.

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    Steve K
    July 22, 2015 Reply

    Miss you very much Joe! Meghan sounds like a teenage cheerleader and has no authoritative delivery, thus no credibiity in my book. Alas, another lost listener!

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    Shelly
    July 22, 2015 Reply

    Joe, I love your show! I cannot believe that WHYN in Springfield, MA has replaced your show with Meghan McCain. I searched all over AM & FM for your show but couldn't find it at all. I will be letting the station know that I want you back in the evenings. I hope I can hear you on the Weekend Show. I am devastated! I will not be listening to the replacement.

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    Becky
    July 22, 2015 Reply

    We are going to miss listening to you, Mr. Pags. I loved your show. Blessings to you and Cari for continued success. You will be missed here in the Fresno area.

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    Jason
    July 22, 2015 Reply

    Glad you are still on in Yakima. I enjoy your show and am not a Meghan McCain fan in the least. Last week I left a voicemail with the KIT manager and told him how much I like your show and dislike all that Meghan McCain stands for. On Monday afternoon I turned on KIT and was dreading that I would hear Meghan, to my delight it was the Joe Pags show! I think they already made the decision to keep your show before I left the voicemail. Still, I hope it helped reenforce that they made a good choice. You are really liked in Yakima. I have even heard callers on the KIT morning show talk about how they love Joe Pags.

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      Joe Pags
      July 22, 2015 Reply

      thanks for wanting to keep me there. I'm thrilled with being on KIT.

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    Stephen Smith
    July 22, 2015 Reply

    Sure going to miss you and Crai. I even started drinking Dr. Pepper. I will be contacting WVOC in Columbia about not leaving you on the air. Listened to about 15 minutes of Megan McCain and that was all I could take. Wish you the best of luck in the future.

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    James
    July 29, 2015 Reply

    Tuned in one night to hear the pure common sense that is the Joe Pags show and what do I find.....Meghan McCain spending an entire segment discussing the finer points of the bachelorette. WTF..... WLNI in Lynchburg, VA would be wise to drop her as soon as they can. Until then I will listen live when I can and to archives on iheartradio. You rock Joe, Cari, & team!

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    Dean Haskins
    July 30, 2015 Reply

    If given the choice to hear static or Meghan McCain, I'll go with static every time. What a waste of airtime--I will NEVER listen to that drivel.

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    Susan Landwer
    July 31, 2015 Reply

    Help! It seems like an eternity without out Joe here in Tucson! Please come back - can't take Meghan McCain for more than 5 minutes.

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    Stephanie Bynum
    August 2, 2015 Reply

    Tried really hard to listen to her show, can't do it...., she's not very entertaining, sounds like a teenager and the topics are so bland...... It's a talk show not Oprah on radio........ Miss your show greatly.....

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    James
    August 3, 2015 Reply

    Hi Joe From Biloxi, MS. Just talked to Mark at WBUV. Will not listen till they bring you back to Mississippi Gulf Coast. Loved your show. James

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    bonnie smicker
    August 5, 2015 Reply

    I miss you Joe and Cari! I just sent an email to Craig Stevens at our local affiliate (waeb) to let him know that it pains me to listen to Meghan McCain. I cannot handle her boring discussions and I don't want to hear her say, "I am so excited" one more time. I was so hooked on you as part of my evening commute after visiting my horse. I could always count on a true laugh out loud moment from your show. Come back to Allentown, PA soon!!!!

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    Kevin Jones
    August 8, 2015 Reply

    I turned on "America Now" without Joe Pags. I quickly turned off "America Now" without Joe Pags...unlistenable...

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    Kevin Jones
    August 8, 2015 Reply

    Attention America Now stations...when the next rating book comes out...you got a headache. #America Now with Joe Pags

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    Audrey O'Danals
    August 11, 2015 Reply

    Well.....That sucks. I turned on my radio and what do I hear? Not Joe and Cari. I tried to listen this evening, and maybe I need to give Ms. McCain a chance, but I sure will miss you Joe. I don't think you're on any stations where I am. Bummer.

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    Bob
    August 12, 2015 Reply

    I used to listen to you on 650 AM in Sacramento. Deleted that station from my dial. If the station is lucky, Arbitron will not call me during the next ratings period. You have the best show on the air! Please come back to Sacramento.

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    Ed Stiles
    August 13, 2015 Reply

    America Now dropped you?? (I listened on 103.1 KWLA in Many, LA, but not any more.) Are you kidding me??? You're my favorite talk show host in the whole wide world!! And I just can't take more than 60 seconds of that McCain girlie's teenie bopper voice!

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