D.C.'s 'Big Talker' Adds Washington Times Newscasts
May 18, 2009 at 5:11 AM (PT)
The WASHINGTON TIMES is now supplying radio news reports and features in morning drive to CBS Talk WHFS-A (THE BIG TALKER 1580)/WASHINGTON. The paper reports that the segments include the voices of over a half-dozen reporters from the daily paper. Two-minute reports will air at the top of each hour, with 30-second features on the half-hour.
"Our intent is to provide fresh, compelling news in a radio format that you just can't find anywhere else. Our investigations, our focus on national security, faith and family issues is unique in the marketplace. Our take on culture and media is also original," said TIMES Exec. Editor and VP/Content JOHN SOLOMON. "We've found that there is a clear appetite for this kind of reporting, and we plan to fill the void with some very credible journalism."
"We are very pleased to build on our partnership with The WASHINGTON TIMES and share the depth of their resources in reporting local news with our listeners. It seems lately The WASHINGTON TIMES is on the forefront in breaking important stories both locally and nationally, and that it will be reported from their newsroom, on our air, is of terrific value to our D.C. area listeners," CBS RADIO WASHINGTON VP of Programming MICHAEL HUGHES.
"THE BIG TALKER 1580 is very excited to have The TIMES provide newscasts for us in the morning-drive slot. This will give our station more of a local feel and provide a better fit for our syndicated programming," said PD GREGORY J. EDGER.
The TIMES previously announced a daily three-hour morning show to debut JUNE 1st, distributed by TALK RADIO NETWORK.