Huckabee Launches Today
April 9, 2012 at 6:08 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS is launching MIKE HUCKABEE's syndicated daily talk show TODAY (4/9), with Republican presidential candidate MITT ROMNEY scheduled to appear with the former ARKANSAS Governor. Among the show's clearances, the show will air on a tape delayed basis in evenings 8-10p (ET) on BUCKLEY Talk WOR-A/NEW YORK; CUMULUS Talk KSFO-A/SAN FRANCISCO is clearing the show live 9a-noon (PT); JW BROADCASTING Talk WCFO-A/ATLANTA is airing the show 1-4p (ET); CUMULUS Talk KLIF-A/DALLAS is airing the show live 11a-1p (CT); CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM Talk WQRT-A/CINCINNATI has added the show on tape delay 3-5p (ET) weekdays; and BUCKLEY Talk simulcast WDRC-A/HARTFORD-WMMW-A/MERIDEN-WWCO-A/WATERBURY-WSNG-A/TORRINGTON, CT and GORE-OVERGAARD BROADCASTING Religion KIRV-A/FRESNO are also taking the show.
While affiliates in over 180 markets have been inked, the show will initially launch in 20 markets with "significant expansion" expected. HUCKABEE will also host a series of live radio "Town Hall" events around the country. Veteran talk producer RENEE BAKOS is serving as Exec. Producer, with former ESPN Sports WEPN-A (1050 ESPN)/NEW YORK afternoon producer JOEY SALVIA as Technical Dir./Creative Dir. and CASEY ACEVEDO as call screener.
"We've been overwhelmed by the interest from radio stations and listeners from coast-to-coast eager for Governor HUCKABEE to begin his daily show, and we're so pleased this exciting day is now here," said co-COO JOHN DICKEY.
"I've spent the last couple of months gearing up and talking to listeners about the kind of Talk radio they want -- more conversation, less confrontation. Let's get started with that!" HUCKABEE said.