Conservative commentator Erick Erickson, who operates blog site RedState.com, will host a local weekday show from 9 p.m. to midnight on AM 750 and now 95.5FM News/Talk WSB starting Monday. Erickson, who lives in Macon, regularly appears on CNN to talk about politics.
Financial guru and talk show host Dave Ramsey, who recently was bumped for a local afternoon show on 640/WGST-AM, will also join WSB from midnight to 3 a.m. Ramsey had been offered an evening spot on WGST but opted for WSB’s broader reach.
“He’ll be a great one-two punch with Clark Howard to add to our stable,” said program director Pete Spriggs Wednesday morning.
“Isn’t that cool?” Howard said in an interview today. “He reaches a different audience. His [show] is about people out of control in debt and getting their debt back in control. I cover everything people do with their wallet, not just people in crisis in debt. It’s like going to different specialists.”
Ramsey’s show, which is based out of Nashville, can be heard on 450 stations nationwide with an estimated 4.5 million weekly listeners.You can also listen to him live from 2 to 5 p.m. EST on his website, www.daveramsey.com. He has used his show as a platform for his successful Total Money Makeover seminars, which he most recently held last October at the Gwinnett Arena.
“We’re excited to be part of the WSB family,” said Suzanne Simms, vice president of Affiliate Relations for Ramsey, in a press release. “Dave has a lot of fans in the Atlanta area and we’re glad to bring them the show on Atlanta’s premier radio station.”
San Francisco-based syndicated host and native New Yorker Michael Savage will no longer be aired on the station, where he has been on from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. He has been with WSB for many years, first in an early evening spot but moved three years ago to a late-night position.
Herman Cain, the former senatorial candidate and ex-CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, will go to a two-hour format from three hours, airing from 7 to 9 p.m. instead of 7 to 10 p.m. Cain joined WSB three years ago and is a regular substitute for Neal Boortz, WSB’s syndicated host from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog