WAOK-AM has shifted its line up to accommodate Oprah’s favorite gal Gayle King.
The news/talk station at 1380 on the AM dial has added King’s syndicated show from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. this week. To fit her in, the station cut an hour back from Lorraine Jacques-White’s morning show, now from 6 to 9 a.m., and one hour from Warren Ballentine, now from 11 to 1 p.m.
King can also be heard on Sirius XM.
In addition, Rob Redding is coming back to WAOK-AM after a seven-year absence, this time with a weekly Sunday evening show from 7 to 10 p.m. “It’s going to be a no-holds-barred talk show, from the President to the people who like to call themselves leaders in our community and beyond,” he said. He’s heard on nine stations nationwide, including Sirius XM 169.
Redding, who leans conservative, was on WAOK from 2001 and 2003. “I’m glad to be back on WAOK,” he said.
Redding is also program director at KMLB-AM in Monroe, La. He owns a house in Macon and spends time in Atlanta. Over the past nine years, he has also operated a popular clearinghouse Web site for African-American news called the Redding News Review. He said it’s set to draw 2 million unique visitors this year.