Clear Channel's WGST To Change Format
Cox Media Groups’ News/Talk WSB is making a series of changes to its weekday programming schedule. Effective Oct. 1, 2012, “The Rush Limbaugh Program,” America’s highest rated national radio talk show, will be heard weekdays from noon until 3 p.m. on CMG’s flagship station, Atlanta’s 95.5FM and 750AM News/Talk WSB.
“Rush is America’s No. 1 talk show, and it’s fitting that he will be on the No. 1 news/talk station in America,” said Ben Reed, Vice President and Market Manager for CMG Atlanta. “With Rush moving to News/Talk WSB, the Neal Boortz Show will now air from 8:30 a.m. until noon.”
News/Talk WSB also announced that it and Sean Hannity have entered a long-term agreement keeping WSB as his Atlanta home. Hannity is one of the most influential political commentators in America and is host of the most watched news and information program on the Fox News Channel.
“Atlanta’s Evening News” returns weekdays 5 – 7 p.m. with traffic every six minutes led by Captain Herb Emory and the WSB Traffic Team, continuous breaking news, Atlanta’s most accurate and dependable weather with Chief Meteorologist Kirk Mellish and fast-paced, urgent commentary from Erick Erickson on the news Atlanta listeners may have missed while they were working.
Additionally, WSB is proud to continue being Clark Howard’s Atlanta home. The Clark Howard website has exploded online as the premiere consumer information center of choice for most Americans and continues to grow. Clark’s radio show moves to evenings in Atlanta, 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Simultaneously, Clark adds CMG News/Talker WDBO in Orlando as his live flagship station beginning Oct. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Clark Howard Show also continues in national syndication on CMG stations WHIO in Dayton, Ohio, WOKV in Jacksonville, Fla. and KRMG in Tulsa, Okla., in addition to some 200 additional affiliates.
“When we discovered Clark Howard’s 600,000 monthly podcast downloads and the millions of page views to www.clarkhoward.com, we knew the Clark Howard brand had grown much larger than his radio show,” Reed said. “He’s genuinely an ‘on demand’ product, and his audience routinely goes to his website first."
The News/Talk WSB prime-time schedule effective Oct. 1 includes:
4:30 – 8:30 a.m. Atlanta’s Morning News with Scott Slade
8:30 a.m. – Noon Neal Boortz
Noon – 3 p.m. Rush Limbaugh
3 – 5 p.m. Sean Hannity
5 – 7 p.m. Atlanta’s Evening News with Erick Erickson
Following the Clark Howard Show at 8 p.m. will be Adam Goldfein at 10 p.m. Finally, the Dave Ramsey Show moves to midnights and weekends on News/Talk WSB.