WTKA Ann Arbor adds Ira Weintraub as assistant program director
Effective August 17th, Ira Weintraub was been named Assistant Program Director for Sports Talk 1050 WTKA as of Monday. In addition he will be co-hosting and producing the "Michigan Insider with Sam Webb" morning show.
"Ira is such a major addition. His resume is rich with broadcasting, programming, and producing experience. I am so excited to see the places WTKA will go with Ira", stated Brian Cowan, Program Director of WTKA.
Having studied at the University of Michigan and University of Maryland for his undergrad work, Ira received his degree from the journalism school at the University of Maryland in May 2005. Ira's sports radio background comes from work at Sports Talk 980, WTEM in Washington. While at WTEM, he served in numerous roles including Promotions Coordinator and producer for The John Thompson Show, hosted by the Hall of Fame basketball coach of the Georgetown Hoyas and resumed his sports media career as a high school sports columnist and beat reporter in Chico, Calif. After 13 months on the West Coast, Ira returned in August 2006 to work at Redskins Radio as a producer and serve as the station's Web editor. He then relocated to Southeastern Michigan in December 2007 and worked briefly in Monroe before joining Ann Arbor Radio in early 2009 in a part-time role.