WYD Media Management Launches Ernest Istook Show
July 10, 2012 at 4:58 AM (PT)
RON HARTENBAUM's WYD MEDIA MANAGEMENT, which has to date syndicated liberal talkers STEPHANIE MILLER and THOM HARTMANN and centrist MICHAEL SMERCONISH, has added conservative and former Congressman ERNEST ISTOOK (R-OK) to its stable for a new syndicated talk show launching JULY 16th in conjunction with HERITAGE ACTION FOR AMERICA. "ISTOOK LIVE" will air 9a-noon (ET) weekdays.
"Working with ERNEST ISTOOK and HERITAGE ACTION FOR AMERICA, a grassroots organization in WASHINGTON, DC that promotes conservative policies in Congress is a wonderful opportunity to broaden the depth and breadth of WYD programming" said HARTENBAUM. "It's absolutely clear in this election cycle that we need to have an entertaining but intelligent discussion on issues confronting our nation and with Istook, WYD can deliver a balanced perspective."
ISTOOK, who already hosts a daily radio commentary, added, "I'm in recovery from 25 years in public office, so when I share my insights it's good for the public and therapy for me. Talk radio is my passion. It lets me deliver straight talk about what's happening to our American Dream -- but without losing my sense of humor."
WYD sister company WYM MEDIA MANAGEMENT lead marketing associate LIZ LAUD is handling affiliate sales for ISTOOK's show; reach LIZ at Lizlaud@mac.com or (310) 625-9753.