Tantum to Produce Fred Thompson Show
February 9, 2009 at 8:13 AM (PT)
RED ZEBRA BROADCASTING Talk WTNT-A (FREEDOM 570) and Business WWRC-A (MONEY 1260)/WASHINGTON PD GREG TANTUM is joining WESTWOOD ONE as Exec. Producer of the new FRED THOMPSON show. The former TENNESSEE Senator, presidential candidate, and actor's daily show replaces BILL O'REILLY's "THE RADIO FACTOR" in WESTWOOD ONE's lineup.
"It’s with great enthusiasm that we announce GREG TANTUM as the Exec. Producer of The FRED THOMPSON Show," said WW1 EVP News/Talk Programming BART TESSLER. "The combination of GREG's sizable Talk radio experience and Sen. THOMPSON's unique background in politics and entertainment will make for a new kind of Talk radio show that affiliates and listeners are going to love."
"In these troubling times there is a need for a strong voice of common sense and leadership," said TANTUM, the former PD at stations like KFWB-A/LOS ANGELES, WCAU-A/PHILADELPHIA, and WTWP-A (WASHINGTON POST RADIO)-WWWT-A (3WT)/WASHINGTON and News Dir. at KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO. "Senator THOMPSON's experience in government and entertainment are without comparison, his perspective unequaled and his voice unmistakable, all of which is going to make for great radio."