Rush, Beck Heading For New FM Talker In South Bend
April 15, 2010 at 4:34 AM (PT)
FEDERATED MEDIA Classic Rock WAOR/SOUTH BEND's previously-reported move to the 95.7 FM slot presently occupied by Urban WYPW (POWER 95.7) on MAY 10th will open the 95.3 FM frequency for a new Talk station, reports the SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE and INDIANA RADIO WATCH, and the new "FM NEWS TALK 95.3" will be taking PREMIERE's RUSH LIMBAUGH and GLENN BECK and the FOX NEWS RADIO affiliation away from crosstown SCHURZ Talk WSBT-A.
The new FM talker, also to be simulcast on what is presently Oldies-Classic Rock WTRC-A (HIPPIE RADIO 1340)/ELKHART, will be programmed by former BONNEVILLE Talk KTAR-F (NEWS TALK 92.3 KTAR)/PHOENIX ND and FEDERATED MEDIA Talk WOWO-A/FORT WAYNE OM/PD JON ZIMNEY and will feature longtime local radio and television personality GARY SIEBER in mornings. At WSBT, the station plans a new local show and the move and expansion of the syndicated DAVE RAMSEY show to noon-3p and SALEM's MIKE GALLAGHER adding an hour to run 9a-noon.
Meanwhile, WAOR's move to TALKING STICK COMMUNICATIONS' 95.7 will add PREMIERE's BOB AND TOM (moving from new sister Active Rock WRBR (103.9 THE BEAR)) to the lineup in MAY.