Washington Times To Launch Morning Radio Show
March 23, 2009 at 10:02 AM (PT)
The WASHINGTON TIMES plans to launch a syndicated morning radio show to be distributed through TALK RADIO NETWORK. The new three hour show, to air weekdays 6-9a ET, will feature news and interviews from the conservative paper's newsroom. A host will be named within about a month; the paper also plans hourly newscasts for radio.
"I think the goal here is to take what we've done so successfully in print and translate it to radio," said TIMES Executive Editor JOHN SOLOMON. "The concept is that when you tune in in the morning, it's not going to be yesterday's news."
"The WASHINGTON TIMES has made a very strong commitment to investigative reporting, building a journalistic team, headed by former POST honcho JOHN SOLOMON, that will be second to none," said TRN CEO MARK MASTERS. "We believe this unique journalistic team, combined with radio’s ability to give the time and context needed to flesh out breaking stories, will make for a powerful winning combination in talk radio. Rather than commenting on yesterday’s news, this news show will have the capacity to make, break, and drive the news cycle. Like 60 MINUTES once did for TV, this show can do for radio. We are very excited and honored to embark in this partnership with THE WASHINGTON TIMES investigative team."
"Our distinctive news reporting is reaching millions of new consumers across this country, and we are pleased to be partnering with MARK and one of the best news talk radio companies in the world to help spread our enterprising journalism to the radio format," said TIMES President/Publisher THOMAS P. MCDEVITT. "In a time of large economic and national security challenges, Americans will be able to get distinctive, authoritative news from one of America's most influential newspapers delivered through an innovative radio show produced by the best in the business."