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Allen Hunt decides to end syndication run, maintains WSB Radio show on Sunday nights

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After five years, local talk show host Allen Hunt has decided to end his daily syndicated talk show effective May 31.

The former Methodist pastor, who is now a Roman Catholic, is taking a job as Vice President for Strategy in partnership with his friend Matthew Kelly and the Dynamic Catholic Institute, according to his blog on his website. The job, which includes writing and speeches,  precludes him from committing to his daily radio show as well.

The show, heard on 160 stations nationally but not in Atlanta, focuses on issues of morality and faith in terms of everyday life and current issues but is not a traditional religious show.

He will keep his local weekly Sunday evening show on AM 750 and now 95.5FM News/Talk WSB, which airs from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be live again. His Saturday show on the station will be dropped, Hunt said in a follow-up interview.

“I’m an Atlanta guy,”  Hunt said. “It will be fun to do my show live again.”

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

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Bluesman

April 5th, 2011
1:56 pm

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Festus McFiddles

April 5th, 2011
2:07 pm

Mr. Smarty Pants by Gum

April 5th, 2011
8:32 pm

Never have I heard anyone in my life be so wrong on so many issues as this clown. Seriously, I wonder how he can even get through his morning routine without F’ in it up. I bet he has used shaving cream as mouthwash and soap as deodorant. I feel so sorry for anyone he “preached” to or “comforted” while a minister. Anyone from his old Church have any stories to tell?. We are all ears.

tore

April 5th, 2011
9:03 pm

Why does WSB radio have nothing but right wing nut jobs on the air. I feel sorry for the idiots that listen to this crap on a daily routine. They probably don’t have a life.

TVBoy

April 5th, 2011
9:12 pm

well, gee tore, i’m sorry you’re so sore about it. i guess you’re just too superior for the rest of us

Vikram

April 6th, 2011
7:49 am

He used to be about right and wrong. Now he is all about being just another Republican talk show host who talks about “right and wrong” when really he is just intent on bashing Obama. I used to be a huge fan and now I am definitely not. Glad he is gone.

observor

April 6th, 2011
10:23 am

I’m not a fan of him, but if some how manages to piss off the idiots on the left, then I guess he’s doing something alright.

truthpaste

April 7th, 2011
1:48 am

@Michael. You are spot on. He has a passionate hate for Muslims. He is begging for Jessica Coloto to stay in the states even though she was brought in illegally, but doesn’t want any Muslim to even be allowed to apply for citizenship. I can do without him.

Iwasthere

April 7th, 2011
9:12 am

I attended the church in which he delivered messages for many years. Allen was a Bible preaching solid messenger who related God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit to everyday life. Unfortunately, this did not transition to the radio show. In it he was an egotistical personality who moved steadily to the “shock jock” side of radio. He became totally irrelevant. I’m certain his decision to leave was more about ratings than the new job. No way his radio broadcast was self sustaining.

Michael

April 7th, 2011
12:13 pm

I liked his Jesus stuff until he went political. Just like I liked Boortz until he went national. It used to be Bill Campbell this, Atlanta water dept that. Now it’s Obama, Pelosi, country destruction, blah, blah, blah.

Ted

April 9th, 2011
2:41 pm

His show is irrelevant. No one will even miss it or care that it’s gone. He talked about not being right or left which was a big lie. He’s just another right wing, mean-spirited conservative and the only difference is that he hides behind the cloth.

bill

April 9th, 2011
6:14 pm

It is about time this show was yanked.