Filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon, whose documentary about Sarah Palin, “The Undefeated,” has just been picked up by ReelzChannel, is taking his Los Angeles-based Sunday radio show, KABC’s “The Victory Sessions,” to a national audience.
From the TVS press release:
Victory Media Group and WMPS “THE POINT” (87.7 FM and 1210 AM) in Memphis TN jointly announced that KABCs The Victory Sessions will be now be carried on WMPS beginning Sunday, February 26, 2012. The program originates from KABC (790AM) in Los Angeles and is broadcast live on Sundays from 5-7PM (PST).
The Victory Sessions, which is commencing its national roll out, is a weekly radio show hosted by Stephen K. Bannon from its home station of KABC in Los Angeles. The Victory Sessions is “the thinking man’s radio” – a sophisticated and impassioned program for people who want to understand today’s events and how it shapes their lives.
Today’s announcement is the first of a planned nationwide roll out of The Victory Sessions, with additional markets planned for the spring of 2012.
Brian Beishline, general sales manager of KABC in Los Angeles, says “The Victory Sessions is the anchor of our weekend program. We look forward to its continued success as they roll out to Memphis TN “THE POINT” and beyond.”
Mark A. Skoda, President of MPS Broadcasting and host of the Mark Skoda Show stated, “I’ve known Steve for several years and had the honor of working with him in promoting his “Tea Party trilogy” of films: Generation Zero, Fire From the Heartland, and Battle for America. His extraordinary knowledge and financial perspectives gleaned from years on Wall Street provide a terrific jump off point for his radio show. Steve has also been involved in the Tea Party movement and has a passion for the county as well as a clear understanding of the issues facing this nation. I am excited about launching his show here on “THE POINT” and furthering intelligent dialogue and great guests from his home station on KABC!”
Stephen K. Bannon said “We are incredibly proud of our partnership with KABC and the great success and what we’ve accomplished in just 7 months, and we’re looking forward to working with Mark Skoda and “THE POINT” to continue to build our listenership. “THE POINT” represents the type of savvy audience that we reach out to each and every week, which is why we callThe Victory Sessions “the thinking man’s radio show.'” The Victory Sessions focuses on Culture, Economics, Politics and War.
Skoda added, “Our strategy is to roll out additional stations throughout the mid-south and southeast while providing solid conservative programming. Our lineup includes Steve Gill, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Miller, Phil Valentine, Rusty Humphries and Jon Grayson at Overnight America as well as my own program, The Mark Skoda Show. We’re definitely about sophisticated and activist radio and The Victory Sessions fits right in with our overall direction.”
Regarded as one of the nation’s most compelling and influential talk stations, KABC 790 AM is Southern Californian’s choice for informative talk, credible opinions, and breaking news. Our new revamped weekday line-up has proved to be a success with double-digit Arbitron ratings gains and our weekends dominate AM airwaves with consumer niche programs. One of the programs, The Victory Sessions with Stephen Bannon, leads the charge and completes our full lineup during his Sunday afternoon show while updating, motivating and educating listeners with Breaking News and topics that include Culture, Economics, Politics, and War!
About MPS Broadcasting
MPS Broadcasting provides conservative talk programming and operates terrestrial and Internet-based radio stations as well as local television. The company is focused on expanding conservative content and grass roots activism through its broadcasting network. Additionally, the company produces an international offering of local language political observation broadcast over an internet radio station. Further information about MPS Broadcasting and WMPS can be found at: www.wmpsthepoint.com.
About The Mark Skoda Show
The Mark Skoda Show is broadcast daily on WMPS “THE POINT” on AM1210 and FM87.7 and is syndicated by IRN/USA Network. The show covers issues from the founding of our country to the future of legislative efforts and government’s responsibility to its people. With a local flavor, we will enliven that debate, provide interesting guests and establish provocative debate of political issues facing the country. Further information about the Mark Skoda Show can be found at: www.markskoda.com.
About Stephen K. Bannon
Stephen K. Bannon is an award-winning conservative filmmaker who has written and directed such films as; In The Face of Evil, Generation Zero, Fire From the Heartland, Battle for America and Still Point in a Turning World: Ronald Reagan and His Ranch the official film of the Reagan 100 Celebration at the Reagan Ranch Center. In addition he has executive produced The Last 600 Meters, Titus Andronicus and The Indian Runner.
The latest film written and directed by Mr. Bannon, The Undefeated, premiered to critical acclaim in Pella, Iowa. The Undefeated chronicles the rise from obscurity of one of America’s new generation of leaders: Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. Taking on both the right and the left, The Undefeated takes an unflinching look at the state of discourse in contemporary American electoral politics. The Undefeated opened in limited release around the country on July 15, 2011.
Mr. Bannon is a former Surface Warfare Officer who served aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Paul F. Foster (DD964) with the Pacific Fleet. In addition, he is an honors graduate of the Harvard Business School and has a Masters Degree from Georgetown University. Mr. Bannon is a former Goldman Sachs investment banker. Mr. Bannon has been a financier and entrepreneur in the entertainment business for 25 years.
Mr. Bannon is the co-founder of the National Tea Party Federation and has been a frequent speaker at Tea Party conventions and rallies throughout the country.
Mr. Bannon is a native of Virginia who now resides in Laguna Beach. His daughter Maureen graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point in 2010. She is a Logistics Officer and recently returned from Iraq. She was serving with a Combat Engineering Battalion with the 101stAirborne Division while in Iraq.