AM 970 The Answer/New York Officially Adds WIND's Joe Walsh For Afternoons
April 7, 2014 at 4:41 AM (PT)
SALEM Talk WNYM-A (AM 970 THE ANSWER)/NEW YORK is officially adding sister Talk WIND-A (AM 560 THE ANSWER)/CHICAGO afternoon host and former Congressman JOE WALSH to the schedule for afternoons. WALSH, who has been doing double duty since CURTIS SLIWA moved back to crosstown CUMULUS Talk WABC-A in JANUARY, will host a local NEW YORK hour 5-6p (ET) before simulcasting in both markets 6-9p (ET).
SALEM VP/Dir. Spoken Word Format and Regional Operations VP/NEW YORK PHIL BOYCE said "We looked at a lot of options for late afternoons, but once we put JOE on the air in NEW YORK something magical happened. He instantly bonded with the NEW YORK audience. JOE sounds like he was born and bred in NEW YORK with a fire-breathing attitude. NEW YORK politicians need to get ready for this guy."
WALSH said, "When (NEW YORK) Governor CUOMO said three months ago that conservatives weren't welcome in NEW YORK, I took that as an invitation. Other talk show hosts threatened to leave NEW YORK, but I told the folks at AM 970 I want to go where the enemy lives, and they took me in ... I will be looking for anybody who would destroy an AMERICA of free men and free women. Every day I want to fight those people and wake the rest of us up before it's too late.”