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Ray Appleton began his radio career in Fresno in 1969. That career has taken him from Fresno to London and back. He has been a part of the KMJ team since 1987 and continues to share his thoughts and viewpoints with his very large and loyal audience weekdays from 11am-2pm on Central California's News Talk 580 and 105.9 KMJ!


Fresno, CA


Ray Appleton began his radio career in Fresno in 1969. That career has taken him from Fresno to London and back. He has been a part of the KMJ team since 1987 and continues to share his thoughts and viewpoints with his very large and loyal audience weekdays from 11am-2pm on Central California's News Talk 580 and 105.9 KMJ!




(559) 495-1620


SNL A New Low. Stefanik offers key endorsement. Liz Magill Resigns. Penn And Harvard Raked In $19.7 Million From Qatar And Saudi Arabia. Biden Charges Indict Biden's Justice Department Too

Sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” was roundly mocked online this weekend for its cold open on Saturday which bizarrely targeted GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY) for her questions during a recent Congressional hearing on anti-Semitism in colleges and universities, instead of the college leaders who were widely panned for their testimonies. House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik has endorsed Prasanth Reddy for Kansas's 3rd Congressional District, handing the political newcomer a coveted endorsement that could help boost his standing in the GOP primary next year. University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill has resigned as president of the university in the wake of intense backlash over her failure during a recent congressional hearing on Capitol Hill to say whether advocating for the genocide of Jews is permissible on campus. Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania received $19,772,237 in donations from Qatari and Saudi entities over the past two years, including from both nation's governments, according to data collected by the Department of Education. Vindication for two IRS whistleblowers has come on two major fronts in the past week as the Justice Department, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and President Joe Biden all look substantially worse. Indeed, Garland looks so corrupt that he should lose his job. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


5K Illegal Migrants Released Into U.S. Daily. Immigrant Arrested in Capital Murder Case. Don Jr On Haley. Oil Refinery Goes Up In Flames Inside Iran. Vivek Hot Mic

Biden administration officials have privately told lawmakers that an average of 5,000 illegal migrants are released into the U.S. each day, and more than 670,000 evaded Border Patrol in fiscal year 2023, Fox News reported Saturday. A Texas mother was shocked to discover her daughter, 16-year-old cheerleader Lizbeth Medina, had been murdered in her apartment on Tuesday evening. Rafael Govea Romero, an undocumented migrant, is now facing charges of capital murder in the death of the Texas teen following his arrest on Saturday. Donald Trump Jr. told Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Saturday entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy “basically ended” former Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R-SC) “political career” during Wednesday’s debate, and the Republican establishment is trying to prop up Haley as a “last hope” alternative to former President Donald Trump. An oil refinery inside Iran went up in flames over the weekend, triggering several massive explosions. Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy had an embarrassing hot mic moment during an X Spaces broadcast in front of over 100,000 users when it sounded as if he had been relieving himself in the bathroom after forgetting to hit the mute button on his phone. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Hunter Biden Hit With 9 New Criminal Charges. US Government Wants Hunters to Shoot 500,000 Owls. CNN Sets Up 2 GOP Debates .

President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was hit with numerous felony charges on Thursday night stemming from a federal investigation into his taxes. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants hunters to shoot more than 500,000 barred owls to help protect other native species. CNN announced Thursday it will host a pair of Republican presidential debates in January, which are not sanctioned by the Republican National Committee (RNC), ahead of the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Californians Released From Prison Will Receive $2,400. L.A. Business Owner Victimized By Gang Of Thieves. Fresno Strays Stay

Hundreds of Californians released from prisons could receive direct cash payments of $2,400 — along with counseling, job search assistance and other support — under a first-in-the-nation program aimed at easing the transition out of incarceration and reducing recidivism. The owner of a construction and electrical company blasted the Democrats he said he voted for after a group of at least 10 thieves broke into his business early Wednesday morning. More stray dogs and cats will have to stay on the streets of Fresno after The Fresno City Council voted to approve a resolution to drastically reduce the number of animals taken in at the already overcrowded Fresno Animal Center. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Penn loses $100 Million Donation. Wharton Board Demands Penn President Liz Magill Resign. DEI Offices Need To Be Closed First. Flag of Palestine To Be Raised In Downtown Fresno. Arabs React After Screening Footage

The University of Pennsylvania lost a $100 million donation over controversial Congressional testimony from the school's president. The powerful board of Penn’s Wharton business school is calling on University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill to resign over disturbing remarks that she made this week while testifying before Congress. The moral degeneracy of the presidents of three prestigious universities who recently refused to condemn calls for genocide clearly is symptomatic of a larger problem. The long-term solution must be to eliminate diversity, equity, and inclusion bureaucracies and policies, root and branch, from higher education. The flag of Palestine will be raised in Downtown Fresno on Friday, according to the office of City Councilmember Miguel Arias. A group of Arabs from the Middle East and North Africa were deeply disturbed after viewing 47-minutes of Hamas’s October 7 atrocities during a screening at the Israeli consulate in Boston, Massachusetts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Miguel Arias Plans Palestinian Flag Ceremony. Biggest Risk Facing the United States. Ivy League Hypocrisy

Miguel Arias will hold a ceremony at 2:30p tomorrow (Friday) to fly the Palestinian flag at Eaton Plaza. The Taiwan Strait — that’s where the military showdown between China and the U.S. is happening right now in real time. The leaders of the nation's most elite universities are facing accusations of hypocrisy for defending free speech in the face of anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian protests while censoring conservative views on campus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Jimmy JJ Walker Joins The Ray Appleton Show

Jimmy "JJ" Walker calls in to discuss the passing of his longtime friend and tv legend Norman Lear and shares an incredible insight as to how he got his role on Good Times. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Riley Gaines launches 'Real Women of America' calendar. Ramaswamy Goes After Haley. Haley Rips College Presidents. Megyn Kelly Pulls No Punches. Republican Debate Top Five Takeaways. Illegal Chinese Biotech Lab in Ca Received Tax Credit

Former NCAA competitive swimmer Riley Gaines has created a calendar representing conservative women. Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy criticized former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley during the fourth Republican presidential primary debate on Wednesday night in Alabama over recent remarks that she made about anonymous social media accounts. Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed presidents at some of America’s most prestigious universities for failing to condemn calls for the genocide of Jews on their college campuses. Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly delivered on her promise to throw fastballs at the fourth Republican National Committee primary debate Wednesday night, asking candidates direct questions from the start. The fourth Republican National Committee primary debate featured several candidate quarrels and new lines of attack as the clock ticks down to the first nominating contest of 2024 in Iowa on Jan. 15. An illegal lab run by Chinese biotech firm, Prestige Biotech, was discovered in Reedley, California. The lab contained genetically engineered mice and over 20 infectious agents, including COVID-19, Hepatitis B and C, and others. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Congressman John Duarte Joins The KMJ Airwaves. Start of new Space Race. Biden Not Sure About Running

The Congressman and Ray begin by discussing the news of McCarthy's retirement announcment and his evaluation of the new Speaker, Mike Johnson. Plus Congressman discusses a couple new bills he has gotten behind. The Peregrine Lunar Lander is primed to be the first private spacecraft to land on the moon as it opens NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. President Joe Biden said he is “not sure” he would be running for re-election in 2024 if former President Donald Trump was not also seeking a second term. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Tom Del Becarro Is On KMJ. Top University Presidents Balk. Update - UNLV Shooter Dead

Tom and Ray begin with discussing the breaking news of Kevin McCarthy's announcement of retiring. Also talked about is the Federal Reserve. Three top American University presidents balked during a congressional hearing on Tuesday when questioned several times if students calling for the “genocide of Jews” warrants a violation of their respective campus’ codes of conduct. The suspect in the shooting on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas “has been located and is deceased,” Las Vegas Metro Police said in an update on social media. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


DeSantis Looks To Take Down Haley. Trump largely ignores GOP rivals.Concerns grow. McCarthy Will Retire.

Republican presidential candidates have another shot before the Iowa caucuses to convince GOP voters they are best suited for the nomination during Wednesday's fourth primary debate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Roughly 40 days before the Iowa caucuses, former President Donald Trump is reserving most of his ire not for his GOP primary challengers but for President Joe Biden, his presumed 2024 rival should he secure the Republican nomination. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who this fall became the first speaker to be ousted from power in the middle of a congressional term, said Wednesday he will resign from office at the end of this month. A handful of former United States military leaders have argued in recent days that the Department of Defense has not adequately responded to a series of attacks against U.S. forces carried out by groups with Iran's backing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Steve Hilton Is Back On The Ray Appleton Show

Steve and Ray dive into last weeks Newsom vs DeSantis Debate, CA 61 billion dollar shortfall, the middle east, a couple of housing ballonts, and so much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Kash Patel Joins The Ray Appleton Show. NATO Chief Warns of Bad News

Kash and Ray talk about several important topics including the Biden Crisis, the mood of the Country, Liz Chaney, Donald Trump, the Middle East, Plus a Republican Ralley Kash will be attending here in the Valley, and more. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has warned that Western powers should be prepared for “bad news” from Ukraine in the wake of Kyiv’s failed “counter-offensive” against occupying Russian forces. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Gold Bars Recovered In Menendez Bribery Case. Carry Gender Neutral Toys Or Face Fine. Schiff Claims Trump Won't Leave Office. CA Officals Predict 58 Billion Revenue Shortage Coming. Man Arrested For Planning ‘Mass Casualty Event

At least four gold bars that federal investigators recovered during their search of Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-NJ) home are directly linked to one of the men accused of bribing Menendez. A new California law slated to go into effect on January 1, 2024, will mandate stores that sell children’s items to have a gender-neutral section, according to a state government website. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said former President Donald Trump would "absolutely" refuse to leave office if reelected. The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) reported, December 1, that California will have a revenue shortage of $58 billion below Budget Act projections over the next two years. A man was arrested late last week for planning a “mass casualty event” at Tesla’s headquarters in Texas during an event to celebrate the much anticipated release of the electric car company’s new Cybertruck, according to law enforcement officials. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Jackson Ad Tells Voter To Head To Polls On Wrong Date. Multiple Commercial Vessels Attacked in Red Sea. Industry Braces for Price Hikes. Lady Ballers’ Becomes ‘Biggest Launch’ In Daily Wire History. 23andMe Admits Major Data Breach

A television advertisement from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who is running for mayor of Houston, is urging voters to head to the polls — but on the wrong day. A U.S. Navy warship and multiple commercial vessels came under attack Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said, marking a potential escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war. In a landmark decision, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that will raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers in California to $20 per hour starting April 1, 2024. This move, led by Assemblymember Chris R. Holden through AB 1228, empowers the Fast Food Council to determine minimum wages and propose changes in working conditions, including health and safety standards. “Lady Ballers” marks the biggest launch in DailyWire+ history, according to Daily Wire co-founder Jeremy Boreing. Genetic testing giant 23andMe has admitted in a SEC filing that it has suffered a massive breach that has exposed the ancestry information of millions of customers utilizing the DNA Relatives feature. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Assemblyman Jim Patterson Joins The Ray Appleoton Show For The Hour

Pacific Gas & Electric customers could see a drastic change to their energy bills if the energy firm has its way. PG&E, along with Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric, have submitted a joint plan to levy an income-based fixed rate model, with higher-income residents paying higher rates while lower-income households would pay less. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Liz Cheney Say US Will Be Under Threat. Swalwell Predicts Kevin McCarthy Will Be Next Expelled. Jayapal Slammed By Fellow House Dems. Majority Of Voters Support Impeachment Of Secretary Of DHS

Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said on this week’s broadcast of “CBS Sunday Morning” that if Republicans win a majority in Congress in the 2024 election, the United States will be under threat. Swalwell Predicts Kevin McCarthy Will Be Next Expelled From Congress . Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ritchie Torres blasted Rep. Pramila Jayapal for 'both sides' response. Regardless of one's political allegiances, people in the United States should be able to objectively criticize our leaders without first considering political affiliation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Tom Del Becarro Joins Ray. Scalise's Cryptic Message To GOP. DeSantis Blasts Newsom For In Laws Moving To Florida From Ca

Tom and Ray disect last nights debate between DeSantis and Newsom. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) offered a rare insight into the Republican campaign to stop his speaker bid in October following the ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) lambasted Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) over family members who fled California for Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday night. The comments were part of the governor repeatedly slamming Newsom over the loss of Golden State residents who left for other states in 2021 and 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Dem Dark Money Backs Hamas Friendly Groups. White Night May Enter Race

Anti-Israel activist hubs leading protests sympathetic to Hamas across the United States after the terror group's recent deadly attack against the Jewish state can thank an influential left-wing dark money nexus for helping to keep their lights on, documents show. Billionaire Mark Cuban spiced up the political debate this week when he dropped out of Shark Tank and sold a majority share in the Dallas Mavericks basketball franchise. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Elon Musk Blasts Advertisers. Biden Not Connecting With Young Voters

X owner Elon Musk ripped companies this week that are boycotting advertising on his social media platform after a recent post of his generated controversy. President Joe Biden confusing Taylor Swift and Britney Spears may have been funny, but a continued inability to connect with young people, especially young Democrats, will not be a laughing matter for his reelection campaign next year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.