WKOX-A/Boston To Flip To Talk As Rush Limbaugh's New Home In The Market
June 15, 2015 at 11:18 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA is flipping Spanish Hits WKOX-A (MIA 1430)/BOSTON to News-Talk as RUSH LIMBAUGH's new home in the market, effective JUNE 29th. The station will clear several PREMIERE NETWORKS shows that have either not been cleared in the market or were dropped from other stations; LIMBAUGH is moving to the new station from crosstown ENTERCOM News-Talk WRKO-A.
The lineup will include FOX SPORTS RADIO's "FOX SPORTS DAYBREAK WITH ANDY FURMAN AND MIKE NORTH" 6-9a, GLENN BECK 9a-noon, LIMBAUGH noon-3p, SEAN HANNITY (most recently on crosstown DALY XXL News-Talk WMEX-A) 3-6p, "AMERICA NOW 6-9p, WESTWOOD ONE's MARK LEVIN 9p-midnight, "GROUND ZERO WITH CLYDE LEWIS" midnight-1a, and FOX SPORTS RADIO's JASON SMITH (1-2a) and BEN MALLER (2-6a) overnight.
“We are excited to bring this powerful lineup of Talk show hosts to our cluster here in Boston,” said Market Pres. ALAN CHARTRAND. “We are confident that the biggest names in the Talk radio format will serve our listeners and advertisers well.”
“We are proud to have the best talkers in the business back home at iHEARTMEDIA/BOSTON,” added cluster SVP Programming DYLAN SPRAGUE.
The move is iHEARTMEDIA's second attempt at a News-Talk AM with PREMIERE programming; the previous attempt was at WXKS-A as TALK 1200, now Business News BLOOMBERG RADIO.