Watchdog.org Launches Syndication Effort For National Weekly Show, Daily Illinois Show
September 30, 2014 at 3:57 AM (PT)
The FRANKLIN CENTER FOR GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC INTEGRITY's news site and podcaster WATCHDOG.ORG and its ILLINOIS division will be relaunching their audio efforts as WATCHDOG RADIO, syndicating content for stations in ILLINOIS and nationally.
The site, which focuses on covering state government, will syndicate a two-hour weekend show, "NATIONAL WATCHDOG RADIO," hosted by ERIC BOEHM and MATT KITTLE with KATHRYN (KATIE) WATSON of the site's WASHINGTON bureau on hand to discuss the week's top stories. For ILLINOIS, the daily "ILLINOIS WATCHDOG RADIO" will be available weekdays 9-11a (CT), hosted by BENJAMIN YOUNT and streaming at the site and offered to broadcast stations in the state.
The FRANKLIN CENTER's President, JASON STVERAK, said, "WATCHDOG RADIO is a chance for us to connect with a wider audience and bring them news stories that are impacting communities all over the country. It is our goal to discuss the issues that others don’t and keep Americans informed on waste, fraud and abuse at every level of government."
KITTLE added, "There are a lot of local radio shows that talk about city council, and plenty of national shows that talk about President OBAMA. But no one else is focusing on state government, and how the policies impact everything from local schools to the price of groceries. WATCHDOG RADIO fills that gap. I am excited to have that conversation with people everyday."
YOUNT said, "The closer government is to you, the faster it will impact your life. Lawmakers in SPRINGFIELD may seem far away from someone in northern ILLINOIS or somebody downstate, but the reality is that state government has much more of an everyday impact on people’s lives than Congress. That’s why, everyday, we need to have a conversation about what’s going on at the statehouse."