Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Birmingham Radio: N/T Simulcast Launches On WZRR

Cumulus Media announces that WZRR 99.5 FM launched this morning as Talk 99.5, Birmingham’s Real Talk.  The frequency is simulcasting N/T WAPI 1070 AM.

The former Country-formatted station officially became Birmingham’s newest news/talk station this morning at 6:00 a.m. CST, when it made the flip from stunt programming that ran throughout the weekend. Talk 99.5 features a live and local line--up from 6AM-6PM and the best in class of network programming from 6PM-6AM.

The new Talk 99.5 line-up is:
  • 6-10AM: Matt and Aunie with Matt Murphy and Andrea Lindenburg
  • 10-11AM: Andrea Lindenberg
  • 11AM-2PM: Richard Dixon
  • 2-6PM: Leland Live with Leland Whaley
  • 6-9PM: Mark Levin
  • 9PM-12AM: Michael Savage
  • 12-5AM: Red Eye Radio
  • 5-6AM: First Light with Evan Haning
Matt Murphy, WZRR-FM/Talk 99.5’s Program Director and Morning Host, said: “Talk 99.5, Birmingham's Real Talk is designed not only to be a source for breaking news and information, but as a place for Birmingham listeners to talk about the issues important to them. We are extremely excited to bring an all-star lineup to an all-star state. Our commitment to live and local hosts represents our commitment to delivering the very best news, information and talk to the people of Alabama."

WZRR 99.5 F, (100 Kw) Red=Local Coverage Area
David Walls, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Birmingham, said: "We will be the voice of our community. There is no better time to launch Talk 99.5 than during this hotly contested political season. Nothing delivers for advertisers like spoken word formats with a 100,000-watt flame-throwing signal. To have Talk 99.5 and Jox 94.5 in our stable just solidifies Cumulus Media-Birmingham as the go-to company for spoken word results."

“This line-up, local and national programming combined, underscores Cumulus’ commitment to news/talk and the growth of spoken word programming,” added Cumulus SVP/Content & Programming Mike McVay.

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