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Jamie Allman coming back to STL radio, less than year after being fired for Twitter rant

Jamie Allman coming back to STL radio, less than year after being fired for Twitter rant

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After being dumped from the dial 10 months ago, conservative talk-radio conflagrator Jamie Allman will be back later this month to heat up the airwaves.

Allman returns on Feb. 28 as the morning host on KXFN, which promotes itself as "The Answer" and broadcasts on 105.3 FM and 1380 AM.

The show, "Allman in the Morning," will air weekdays from 6-10 a.m.

In April, Allman lost his ratings-topping radio show on KFTK (97.1 FM), after he made comments on Twitter that criticized teen anti-gun activist David Hogg, an outspoken survivor of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Allman’s post drew harsh criticism and sparked an advertiser boycott that quickly cost him both his radio gig and a weekly television show on KDNL (Channel 30).

A St. Louis native, Allman was a reporter with KMOV (Channel 4) for 15 years before going to work in 2004 as head of communications for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He resigned in 2005 and began working at KFTK.

Allman's new station is owned by Salem Media Group, which operates 115 stations in the U.S., including a gospel-music station here in town, WSDZ (95.1 FM).

Station general manager Gregory Lhamon said Allman is "bright, passionate, and asks tough questions when he interviews political leaders. He’ll keep them on their toes, that’s for sure."

KXFN also carries "The Dana Show" with Dana Loesch from 1-3 p.m. weekdays, followed by a two-hour show from ex-perennial political candidate Ed Martin.

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