KGY AM 1240 in Olympia has changed what is refered to as a Full-Service format, 24/7 hosts who would host blocks of the stations time.
They still deliver the morning news, playing a song or 2 and inviting the Mayor or someone local in for an interview, but now KGY has joined the larger markets from having live/local all of the time, to a local morning show and then syndication the rest of the day and night from Dial Global and other networks featuring Jim Bohannon, Dennis Miller and Micheal Smerconish and Overnight America with Jon Grayson. A music block called Just Great Songs is offered on Saturday til midnight.
According to Talkers, President Obama Friendly to African American-Targeted Radio. President Obama
SiriusXM talk radio star Joe Madison (whose program is also heard on terrestrial outlet WOL, Washington, DC) tells Talkers that the President has reached out to the African American community, "being the first presidential candidate to seriously use social media to assist his election and re-election efforts but he’s also been a user of radio programs that target the urban audience."
"Madison says he believes the get-out-the-vote effort targeted to black radio by the Obama campaign appears to be working. “I believe the early voting we’ve seen in our community is due to black talk radio encouraging our audience to vote. Yesterday in Dade County, Florida, voters were in line until 1:00 am.”
Also from Talkers, Actor John Cusack to Produce and Star in Film About Rush Limbaugh. The Huffington Post reports that actor John Cusack’s company, New Crime Productions, is putting the finishing touches on the script of a movie about Rush Limbaugh tentatively titled “Rush.” The story quotes actress/director Betty Thomas (who also directed Howard Stern’s “Private Parts”) saying she will direct and that production starts sometime next year.