James T Harris Joins KFYI For Afternoons
iHeartMedia News/Talk 550 KFYI Phoenix has appointed James T Harris as its new 4-7pm host starting Monday, January 15.
Harris joins KFYI from Scripps’ 104.1 KQTH Tucson where he hosted afternoons from 2011 after previously hosting weekends at WTMJ Milwaukee. He will bring the “Conservative Circus” name for his show with him from Tucson.
Harris fills the slot that previously was held by Chris Merrill until his exit in October 2017.
iHeartMedia Phoenix announced today that James T Harris has been named on-air talent for 550 KFYI, The Most Trusted News in Phoenix, effective January 15. Harris will broadcast on weekdays from 4 – 7 p.m. iHeartMedia Phoenix has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than seven stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.
iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. James T Harris will serve as on-air talent, hosting afternoons on 550 KFYI. His show, The Conservative Circus, will feature lively, interactive discussion about local and national news and events.
“James is a special talent,” said Steve Geofferies, Executive Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s West Division. “He has created demand not only from his radio audience, but a national demand through his social following. The addition of James continues our strategy of acquiring top tier talent in Phoenix.”
“As the ringleader of the Conservative Circus, James brings a unique perspective and unrivaled enthusiasm for talk radio to 550 KFYI,” said Aaron Trimmer, Program Director for 550 KFYI. “We’re thrilled to add his voice to the station weekday afternoons.”
“James is the perfect addition to our KFYI line-up of conservative talk radio hosts, and I know he will add an exciting and entertaining show to prime-time talk radio in Phoenix.”, said Linda Little, AZ Region President iHeartMedia.
Harris previously worked as afternoon host for KQTH-AM in Tucson, Arizona.
“News Talk 550 KFYI is a legacy station with an impeccable reputation,” said Harris. “I look forward to working on the same team as my good friend Mike Broomhead and to bringing the Conservative Circus to The Valley.”