Salem's New Pittsburgh 'Answer' Unveils Lineup, Including Rose Tennant
May 12, 2015 at 7:23 AM (PT)
As previously reported here at ALL ACCESS (NET NEWS 4/28), SALEM MEDIA GROUP is flipping WDDZ-A/PITTSBURGH, newly acquired from RADIO DISNEY, to News-Talk as AM 1250 THE ANSWER, tentatively scheduled for TOMORROW (5/13), and the company has now announced the lineup, which includes one local show with former crosstown WPGB and syndicated "QUINN AND ROSE" co-host ROSE TENNANT.
The new schedule includes SALEM's BILL BENNETT 6-8a (ET), TENNANT 8-10a, SALEM's MIKE GALLAGHER 10a-noon, SALEM's DENNIS PRAGER noon-3p, SALEM's MICHAEL MEDVED 3-6p, WESTWOOD ONE's MARK LEVIN 6-9p, and SALEM's HUGH HEWITT 9p-midnight.
"PITTSBURGH deserves a News/Talk station that reflects the conservative, hard-working heart and soul of its people," said GM TOM LEMMON. "We're thrilled to have an opportunity to provide an intelligent, sensible, conservative voice to the market. We want to be a station that tackles solid local and national issues with an intelligent opinion committed to truth and integrity."
TENNANT said, "This is a great opportunity for me -- a chance to do a talk show that fully reflects who I am and what I care about. While I may be providing my own version of Talk Radio -- I will be strong -- not strident -- where issues that affect our lives on every level are concerned ... AM 1250 is the ANSWER to the question: where can I go for conservative Talk radio in PITTSBURGH?"
SALEM SVP/Spoken Word Formats PHIL BOYCE said, "We were blessed to have most of the SALEM RADIO NETWORK talent available to help us, as well as ROSE and MARK LEVIN who are both going to make this station even stronger. We are committed to fulfilling our listener's insatiable appetite for breaking news and information, with hosts who can help them know what to make of it."