KZPT/Tucson Goes Talk As 'The Truth'
April 9, 2007 at 4:52 PM (PT)
JOURNAL Hot AC KZPT (Z 104.1)/TUCSON flips to Talk as "THE NEW 104.1 THE TRUTH -- TUCSON'S NEWS FM." Former ENTERCOM Talk WXNT-A/INDIANAPOLIS PD ANDREW LEE will serve as PD of the new station, which will feature syndicated shows like TALK RADIO NETWORK's LAURA INGRAHAM and JERRY DOYLE, JONES' NEAL BOORTZ, WESTWOOD ONE's BILL O'REILLY, SALEM's MIKE GALLAGHER, and RADIO AMERICA's GREG KNAPP with "more to come," including local shows, according to the station. Local news updates will be provided by crosstown ABC affiliate KGUN-TV.
"The decision to launch an FM News/Talk station was made after extensive research and fulfills our desire to respond to the needs of the Tucson community. Until now, listeners had to sort through a variety of AM signals –- sometimes hard to hear -– to find their favorite news shows," said JOURNAL TUCSON VP/GM DIANE FRISCH. "THE NEW 104.1 THE TRUTH will provide insight and information on daily news and current events.... TUCSON is ready for an FM News/Talk radio station –- one that has the courage to stand up, speak out, and encourage listeners to do the same. Ours will be a radio station that connects with TUCSON and all of southern ARIZONA."