Atlanta, Ga. - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cox Media Group Atlanta Builds New Home for ‘The Rush Limbaugh Program’ at News/Talk WSB
ATLANTA – Sept. 26, 2012 – Cox Media Groups’ (CMG) 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 host of America’s No. 1 talk radio 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 the addition of Rush to News/Talk WSB, the Neal Boortz Show will now air from 8:30 a.m. until noon.”
It was also announced that News/Talk WSB 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 hosts one of the most-watched news and information programs 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.
“While Atlantans drive home from work, they will hear important information they can’t get anywhere else, as well as the most traffic reports anywhere on Atlanta radio,” added Reed.
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. The Clark Howard Show also continues in national syndication on CMG stations WHIO in Dayton, Ohio, WOKV in Jacksonville, Fla., WDBO in Orlando, 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 Dave Ramsey and Adam Goldfein.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies. With $1.7 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.
About The Rush Limbaugh Program
Heard on nearly 600 radio stations by up to 20 million weekly listeners, The Rush Limbaugh Program is the highest rated national radio talk show in America. The program is nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks. Known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with his entertaining and informative brand of conservatism, Mr. Limbaugh is also widely credited with resuscitating AM radio by many industry experts. Please visit www.RushLimbaugh.com for more information.
About The Sean Hannity Show
Sean Hannity is the second most-listened-to radio talk show host in the America. Nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, The Sean Hannity Show broadcasts Monday through Friday from 3 - 6 p.m. ET on more than 500 affiliates. Hannity is the recipient of two Marconi Awards for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year, and is a three-time consecutive winner of the Radio & Records National Talk Show Host of The Year Award. For more information, please visit www.Hannity.com.