Carl DeMaio at his campaign kickoff on Aug. 5. Courtesy of the campaign

Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio had to give up his daily talk show on KOGO AM-600, but is returning to the air with paid messages and a weekly podcast.

The DeMaio campaign said daily editorial messages and a weekly podcast will be available at CarlDeMaio.com and soon on Spotify, iHeartradio, iTunes, Spreaker, Amazon Alexa, and the Google Play store.

“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 the 50th District in East County, Federal Communications Commission equal time regulations required that he step down from his job hosting the DeMaio Report on KOGO.

In this new format, DeMaio is paying for the airtime for his daily editorials and will produce his on-demand podcast using campaign funds.

“I believe in the power of news radio to inform and activate activists,” he said. “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.”

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.