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Chip Franklin Joins KGO

Chip Franklin 810 KGO San Francisco Cumulus NewsCumulus News/Talk 810 KGO San Francisco is adding a 12-3pm talk show hosted by Chip Franklin.

Debuting on Monday, December 8, Franklin will replace two hours of news programming and the business program “After The Bell” which currently airs from 1-2pm. Most recently Franklin hosted mornings at 600 KOGO San Diego from 2007 to 2013. He has also hosted programs at WBAL Baltimore and WMAL Washington in addition to performing as a stand-up comedian.

After the addition of Franklin, KGO will air News blocks from 5-9am and 3-11pm.

Cumulus announces that Chip Franklin will host a weekday talk show on KGO (810 AM) debuting December 8 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Pacific. Franklin is a talk show host, comedian, musician, and filmmaker who has written for and appeared on shows and networks including: Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien, The Situation Room, Larry King, The CBS Morning Show, CNN, HBO and Showtime. He has written speeches for Congressmen and jokes for Jay Leno. A winner of 7 Edward R. Murrow awards for radio and television writing, Franklin’s 2004 National Murrow award for writing was presented by Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw. Franklin hosted mornings on KOGO from 2007-2013, and writes position pieces and prep for guests on Real Time with Bill Maher, Good Morning America and Face the Nation. He also regularly appears at comedy clubs across the U.S.

John Dickey, Executive Vice President of Content and Programming for Cumulus said: “KGO strives to inform and entertain the Bay Area with relevant news and compelling talk hosted by big personalities. Chip Franklin’s point of view, intelligence and wit are going to drive some amazing conversations on KGO.”

Franklin said: “The current narrative is that San Francisco is all liberals, progressives and Democrats mixed in with the occasional 4.9. Maybe, but I see it more as a city that simply embraces freedom and more to the point, the free expression of ideas regardless of ideology. Whether it’s politics, art, music or comedy, it all starts with a passion discovery of life here in the Bay area, the wider world, and our inner lives.”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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