San Diego — Radio was good to Carl DeMaio and his reform movement. Over four years, Carl DeMaio built his weekday DeMaio Report radio show on AM-600 into a ratings powerhouse in the southern California market. Now Carl DeMaio is back on the airwaves with daily editorials on the news of the day and an on-demand podcast at DeMaioShow.com and on Spotify, and other major platforms including iHeartRadio, iTunes, Spreaker, Amazon Alexa, and Google Podcasts over the next few days.
“I’ve made the decision to go back on the air because my loyal listeners say they miss our dialogue each day and because I believe Republican candidates need to speak directly to voters without the bias and distortion of the liberal news media,” said DeMaio.
When DeMaio announced his campaign for US Congress, Federal Communications Commission equal time regulations required that he step down from his job hosting the DeMaio Report. In this new format, DeMaio is paying for the airtime for his daily editorials and will produce his on-demand podcast using campaign funds. DeMaio says the investment is well worth it.
“I believe in the power of news radio to inform and activate activists,” noted DeMaio. “I will be the first Member of Congress to produce a regular talk show – bringing voters inside the depths of the Washington Swamp to expose what is really going on and what activists can do to help drain that swamp,” said DeMaio.
DeMaio has long been known for trying new things in campaigning and says Republicans need to break-the-mold of stale campaigns of the past. In his own campaign for Congress in California’s 50th District, Carl DeMaio broke records for a Republican congressional candidate by raising over $450,000 from grassroots donors in the first 72 hours, with an astounding $250,000 of that coming in the first 24 hours along. More than 5,000 donors contributed just an average of $88.89 each. Showing sustainability, more than 300 grassroots donors contributed twice during the 72 hour period.