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1580 WNEW Washington To Cover Government/Business News

Update 9/11: It took awhile for this one to come to fruition, but CBS will flip “1580 The Big Talker” WNEW to “1580 Gov.Biz Radio” on October 1. The new lineup at the station will feature Business programming from Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and other syndicated sources as well as locally originated programming. The station’s new lineup is as follows: 5-7am: Bloomberg’s First Word with Ken Prewitt 7-10am: The Daily Briefing with Nancy Lyons. A local show focusing on the government sector. 10am-12pm: On The Economy with Carol Massar and Michael McKee 12-1230pm: The Capitol Hill Report with Nancy Lyons 1230-4pm: Bloomberg’s The Hays Advantage with Kathleen Hays 4pm-6pm: Clark Howard 6pm-7pm: The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Wrap with Michael...Read More

Talking Big in Washington

Update 11/2/08: Some snooping on the CBS Webserver has brought us the above image showcasing some of the hosts coming to WPGC. WPHT Philadelphia (which happens to use the same Big Talker branding) morning host Michael Smerconish is featured along with syndicated hosts Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Lou Dobbs, and Dr. Laura. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the new format launch in time for Tuesday’s election. Original Post 10/21/08: 1580 WPGC Morningside, MD/Washington, DC has always been the bastard child of the CBS cluster in the Washington market. Bouncing in and out of simulcasts with FM sister 95.5 WPGC-FM, the station had seen some success in recent years as a gospel outlet until Radio-One launched that format on 104.1 WPRS. That led WPGC to shift to Black Talk and last ...Read More

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