Jim DeFede To Fort Lauderdale? -- UPDATED

I'm hearing rumors from good sources that journalist Jim DeFede, the veteran Miami reporter who is no longer doing his radio show on WINZ, is headed to ... WFTL-850, which is based in Broward County. The 50,000-watt signal stretches from Fort Pierce to Key West, so all you folks who have been lamenting the loss of DeFede in the comments belowshould have some good news.

The big man should give the station some welcome balance from the usual right-wing crap spewed by the likes of Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham (yeww!), Dr. Laura, and locals like Kelley Mitchell and Joyce Kaufman.

More to come. Working on getting confirmation and reporting the details.

(The Miami Herald's Joan Fleischman reports on DeFede today, saying that he's "reportedly" going to FTL. Hmm, wonder who reported it? How about some props, Joan? Oh well, at least she advances the story -- congratulations to Jim, who has lost 63 pounds.)

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