WPOP/Hartford Flips To News-Talk
August 17, 2015 at 3:55 AM (PT)
As tipped when the station inked a deal to carry HARTFORD YARD GOATS baseball next season (NET NEWS 8/7), iHEARTMEDIA Sports WPOP-A (FOX SPORTS RADIO 1410)/HARTFORD has flipped to News-Talk as NEWS RADIO 1410 WPOP.
The station is simulcasting sister News-Talk WELI-A/NEW HAVEN's morning show "THE VINNIE PENN PROJECT" 6-10a and airing the regionally-distributed "THE FINANCIAL EXCHANGE" 10a-noon, BLOOMBERG RADIO noon-3p, HOWIE CARR's BOSTON-based syndicated afternoon show 3-6p. WESTWOOD ONE's MARK LEVIN 6-9p, and PREMIERE NETWORKS' "AMERICA NOW WITH MEGHAN MCCAIN" 9p-midnight.
“It’s been almost 18-years since the all-news format was heard on WPOP 1410AM," said Regional Market President STEVE HONEYCOMB. "We’re excited to bring back News Radio 1410 WPOP, an iconic brand and station focused on News, Traffic and Weather to serve the HARTFORD community in the iHEARTMEDIA line-up.”
“NEWS RADIO 1410 WPOP will focus on local news, weather, traffic and, less of the divisive political talk," said iHEARTMEDIA CONNECTICUT SVP/Programming DAVE SYMONDS. 'We are excited to provide the Financial and Business community in HARTFORD and central CONNECTICUT with a new option to hear the news that matters to them.”