Brian Whitman Inks Contract Extension At KRLA
December 12, 2013 at 9:07 AM (PT)
SALEM Talk KRLA-A (AM 870 THE ANSWER)/LOS ANGELES "THE MORNING ANSWER" co-host BRIAN WHITMAN has inked a contract extension with the station. WHITMAN, a veteran of KIIS-F, KLSX, and KABC-A/LOS ANGELES and WABC-A/NEW YORK, joined KRLA in MAY 2012; he co-hosts the morning show with ELISHA KRAUSS and BEN SHAPIRO.
SALEM VP/Director, Spoken Word Format PHIL BOYCE said that WHITMAN "is one of the most talented voices on LOS ANGELES radio, and we are delighted to keep this growing show together for the foreseeable future. I have worked with BRIAN since 1996 when I hired him at WABC in NEW YORK, and used him across the country as one of the funniest voice over guys on the air. But his skills go much beyond comedy voices. He has grown into a very talented talk show host doing morning drive in Market #2."
WHITMAN said, "I've been truly blessed to be on the air here in LOS ANGELES since 1991. I am excited about the continued growth of our radio show, our station and our brand... I am so grateful for the truly overwhelming support I've received from SALEM's Chief Executive Officer ED ATSINGER, and the entire management team."
PD CHUCK TYLER said, “I am thrilled that BRIAN is on board for the long haul. He is crazy fun to work with. The BRIAN/BEN/ELISHA team is really breaking new ground in LOS ANGELES morning radio."
VP/GM TERRY FAKY added, "With all the changes in LA talk radio coming up, we are excited to keep THE MORNING ANSWER consistent and growing into 2014!"