Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Jan. 12, 2009

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Saginaw's WSGW and WTKQ prepare for schedule changes

A big overhaul is on the way to Saginaw news-talk stations WSGW AM 790 and WTKQ FM 100.5 starting next week. When the changes are complete the week of January 26th, fans of popular programs from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, Laura Ingraham and Dennis Miller will be either listening to a different station and/or tuning in at a different time.

The changes will start on Monday, January 19th when Rush Limbaugh (noon - 3pm) and Sean Hannity (3 - 6pm) move to WTKQ. Their shows will be simulcast on their former home of WSGW for a week to help the transition. Changing timeslots on WTKQ on the 19th will be Glen Beck who shifts to 9am - noon (live) along with Laura Ingraham (6 - 9 pm).

The new weekday WTKQ FM 100.5 lineup starting the 19th:
6 - 8 am: The Morning Ticket with Pat Johnston & Todd Guerne
8 - 9 am: The Pat Johnston Show
9 am - noon: Glen Beck
noon - 3 pm: Rush Limbaugh
3 - 6 pm: Sean Hannity
6 - 9 pm: Laura Ingraham
9 pm - 6 am: Fox Sports

After a week off the air, Dennis Miller moves from 10 am - 1pm on FM 100.5 to noon - 3pm on WSGW. Miller's program will be followed by a new program to WSGW, Tom Sullivan, which will air from 3 - 6pm.

WSGW AM 790's lineup starting January 26th:
5 - 5:30 am: America in the Morning
5:30 - 9 am: WSGW Morning Team (local)
9 - 10 am: Art Lewis (local)
10 - 11:30 am: Listen to the Mrs. (local)
11:30 am - noon: Farm Service 790 with Terry Henne
noon - 3 pm: Dennis Miller
3 - 6 pm: Tom Sullivan
6 - 7 pm: WSGW Evening Round Up (local)
7 - 10 pm: Clark Howard
10 pm - 1 am: Jim Bohannon
1 - 5 am: Coast to Coast

In a release the stations' listener club, the stations explain, "Along with everything already written about changes, please understand we also undergo negotiations with network representatives who allow us to broadcast shows. We must finalize contracts and agreements, plus meet financial obligations."

The release also thanks listeners for their support and explains some of the reasons the changes above are being made.

Dropping off the schedule at WTKQ is the show from FOX TV host Bill O'Reilly who has decided to pull the plug on his daily radio program.

 

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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on January 12, 2009 1:45 PM.

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