Skip to comments.New conservative talk in Youngstown OH (also Anchorage AK)
Posted on 12/29/2010 9:12:02 AM PST by raccoonradio
Youngstown used to have two adult standards stations. Now none. First, Clear Channels WNIO announced it will soon become Sports Radio 1390, and now Cumulus re-purposes WSOM, Salem, OH (600) to conservative talk. The new lineup? TRNs Americans News In the Morning, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Dennis Miller, Jason Lewis and Rusty Humphries.
Anchorage (AK) also has a new talk station, though its not all-conservative. Fox News Talk 1020 adds in some of the progressive talk of sister KUDO (1080), which is temporarily silent. Fox News Talk 1020 is KOAN, the former KABA, which has been dark since September 2008 because of transmitter problems. Owner is Alaska Integrated Media. New lineup at 1020 is John Gibson, Brian Kilmeade, Alan Colmes, Lars Larson, John Batchelor, Doug McIntyre and the local Shannyn Moore, Beer 101 (Hey, its Alaska) and Getting Down to Business with Dave Weatherholt.
The time around New Year’s is popular for format changes. For example up in Burlington VT/Plattsburgh NY, apparently there are too many rock stations splitting up the audience so
rocker Champ 101.3 will become ESPN 101.3 with mostly national, some local sports, and 3 AM stations in NW Vermont
which had been ESPN will switch to Fox Sports Radio.
There will be more than a few format changes across the nation and this article highlights two that feature conservative talk. Some national talk hosts like
Fred Thompson (and Boston’s sports talker Eddie Andleman)
are hanging up the headphones while some new hosts are winding up on your dial; I think Tom Tancredo has a show in Colorado which, who knows, could go national
Good to hear!
I don’t do a lot of traveling, but I’ve noticed on those trips that I do make that there are a surprising number of fairly major cities that have no conservative talk radio programming or the Fox News Channel on motel televisions.
Of course, CNN is always represented...
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