Carl DeMaio Co-Host of Afternoon Talk Show

By Joe Nelson

(This publication is a little delayed due to my bereavement hiatus)

San Diego, CA – April 1, 2015 – News Radio 600 KOGO announced today that one of San Diego’s highest profile political leaders, Carl DeMaio, will join the station.  DeMaio will along with Bob “Sully” Sullivan will host the DeMaio-Sullivan Report every weekday from 1-4:00 p.m. beginning Thursday, April 2, 2015.

The DeMaio-Sullivan Report will combine investigative journalism with inside knowledge of politics and an eye on advancing solutions.  While the show will focus primarily on local topics, it will also weigh in on national stories that have particular impact or relevance to San Diegans.

“We are thrilled to welcome Carl DeMaio to our lineup and I have no doubt that with his experience as a government watchdog and his inside knowledge of politics that this will be the most talked about show in San Diego,” stated Brian Long, Program Director for KOGO.

Veteran broadcaster Cliff Albert predicted DeMaio’s show will not be your standard talk show. “I have watched Carl DeMaio for years and he defies stereotypes by being willing to take on powerful special interests on both sides of the political spectrum. Add that to the balanced view and business savvy that Sully brings and you get something unique that you don’t see in typical talk-show fare."

DeMaio served four years on the San Diego City Council and is credited with helping reform city finances during one of the most turbulent times in the city’s history.  At times both big business and big labor opposed his ideas, but in the end the vast majority of his prescriptions were adopted.  DeMaio also garnered national media attention as a gay Republican willing to take on his own political party and challenge it to change. 

“I want to use this show to give San Diegans a vehicle to not just learn about important issues but to get involved in making a difference and advancing solutions,” DeMaio noted..

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gloria said…
Good idea--Carl will counter Sully's liberalism
Anonymous said…
Anonymous said…
I thought DeMaio moved back east. Will he be live, but not local?
Anonymous said…
I can already sense tension on this show. Sully seems a bit arrogant at times. I think Demaio can hold his own without a need for a sidekick.

There is a lot of potential here.
Anonymous said…
Sully has a tendency to want to insert his input thus cuts people off not fully grasping what they are trying to convey. Thankfully Carl doesn't do that and has actually said to sully a few times " well let him finish" etc. I like that as Sully's lack of listening annoyed me at times. Carl is a great addition!

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