Bend, OR To Get New Talker
August 18, 2008 at 6:16 PM (PT)
HORIZON BROADCASTING Classic Rock KWLZ (LAZER 96.5)/WARM SPRINGS-BEND, OR and new AM station KBNW-A/BEND will flip to Talk as NEWS RADIO CENTRAL OREGON with a lineup including PREMIERE's GLENN BECK, PREMIERE/ABC's SEAN HANNITY. WESTWOOD ONE's DENNIS MILLER, TALK RADIO NETWORK's LAURA INGRAHAM, DIAL GLOBAL's ED SCHULTZ, and TALK RADIO NETWORK's PHIL HENDRIE, plus a local morning show, "WAKE UP BEND!," with PD ROY LAMELA and News Dir. BILL BAKER. Also airing on the new station will be the syndicated MIDNIGHT RADIO NETWORK and WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORT and weekend shows "AT HOME WITH GARY SULLIVAN" and LEO LAPORTE's "THE TECH GUY." ABC affiliate KOHD-TV will share news resources with the new station as well.
“Listeners and clients have often asked us about an alternate News/Talk service in CENTRAL OREGON and we are excited to offer a new product with well established nationally syndicated talk show hosts,” said President and CEO KEITH SHIPMAN. “We are also committed to providing local, regional and national news coverage that is relevant to our listeners in CENTRAL OREGON.”
HORIZON is acquiring the new AM (at 1340 AM) from IMMACULATE HEART RADIO.