From the "I Told You So" Files,...
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One of America's Great Radio Talents To Launch Additional Two Hour Program;
WOR-AM In New York To Carry Program Beginning on Monday, February 2
CBS RADIO, one of the nation's largest major market radio operators, and Dial Global are proud to announce the syndication of "The Michael Smerconish Program." Smerconish, currently heard weekday mornings (6:00-9:00AM, ET) on CBS RADIO's The Big Talker WPHT-AM in Philadelphia and WHFS-AM in Washington, D.C., will launch an additional live program (12:00Noon-2:00PM) beginning on Monday, February 2. WOR News Talk Radio 710 in New York is the first affiliate to sign on to carry the two hour show and will broadcast the program from 8:00-10:00PM each weekday night.
Smerconish, who has been recognized by Radio and Records as "one of the best local talk show hosts in America," and "one of America's most important talk show hosts" by Talkers Magazine, is a Philadelphia lawyer turned political commentator, best-selling author, and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. Prior to Smerconish's arrival at WPHT in Fall 2003 the station earned a 2.2 share among listeners 12 in morning drive. In the most recent ratings survey, Smerconish delivered a 5.5 share among the same demographic.
"We are thrilled to partner with Michael Smerconish and CBS RADIO and expand his program nationally," says David Landau, co-president of Dial Global. "Michael takes compelling positions on both sides of the issues and successfully moves the dialogue beyond politics alone. No doubt that is why his ratings track record in Philly is so strong against industry titans."
"Listeners all over America are looking for a fresh and unpredictable talent who sees the issues from all sides - Michael is just that person," says Amy Bolton, Senior Vice President, News and Talk for Dial Global. "He is poised to be the next great radio talk star."
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