Brian Whitman, Ben Shapiro Added To Heidi Harris Show On KRLA, KTIE
July 11, 2012 at 3:54 AM (PT)
SALEM Talk KRLA-A (AM 870 THE ANSWER)/LOS ANGELES and KTIE-A (AM 590 THE ANSWER)/SAN BERNARDINO morning host HEIDI HARRIS has a pair of new co-hosts, as the station makes it official and adds veteran host and voice talent BRIAN WHITMAN and BREITBART NEWS Editor-at-Large BEN SHAPIRO to the show. "HEIDI HARRIS IN THE MORNING, WITH BRIAN WHITMAN AND BEN SHAPIRO" airs 6-9a (PT) and has been testing for two weeks on the air.
"We're committed to providing L.A.'s morning commuters with a show that informs, entertains and makes them want to stay in the car once they get into the parking lot at work," said SALEM VP/Dir./Spoken Word Format PHIL BOYCE. "We think that HEIDI, BRIAN and BEN create a unique mix for L.A. that will do just that ... Creating an on-air radio team is tricky, but these guys all developed chemistry and camaraderie instantly. You would think they had been on the air for years together. HEIDI continues to drive the bus on the air, and the guys seem to bring out the best of her many talents."
"When we threw these three people together we honestly weren't sure what would happen, but we knew that each of them brought a unique and important element to the mix," said PD CHUCK TYLER. "After hearing a week of shows we realized that something very special was coming out of the speakers."
WHITMAN has been a host at crosstown Talk KABC-A and the old Talk KLSX as well as at WABC-A/NEW YORK, and has provided voices for many prominent shows and hosts, including RICK DEES and SCOTT SHANNON. SHAPIRO, a HARVARD LAW SCHOOL and UCLA graduate, is a nationally syndicated columnist and author.
"It's a true honor and pleasure to join the unbelievably talented and fun HEIDI HARRIS on KRLA mornings," said SHAPIRO. "As a lifelong Angeleno, I grew up listening to KRLA, and to get a chance to sit behind the mics alongside HEIDI and BRIAN is a dream come true."
"I am so excited to be returning to the radio on a daily basis in LOS ANGELES," added WHITMAN. "I'm thrilled to team up with HEIDI HARRIS and BEN SHAPIRO. They are both total pros. We do a smart, funny, issue oriented morning show for SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA."
HARRIS added, "BRIAN and BEN are passionate about radio, and both bring a variety of life experiences to the show. It's great to have them."