Former WMAL Host Brian Wilson Takes Mornings At WWTN Nashville
Cumulus Media Conservative Talk “Supertalk 99.7 WTN” WWTN Hendersonville/Nashville TN has filled its morning opening with former WMAL Washington DC host Brian Wilson.
Wilson had been filling-in on the morning show at WWTN since Ralph Bristol’s exit in January. Wilson himself had been let go from mornings at Cumulus’ 630 WMAL Washington DC/105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge VA in May 2017.
Prior to joining WMAL in 2011, Wilson was a senior correspondent and anchor for Fox News Channel. He also spent two terms at Fox’s WTTG-TV Washington DC where he co-anchored their morning news.
Cumulus Media announces that it has signed veteran broadcaster Brian Wilson as the Host of Nashville’s Morning News on Nashville’s premier News Talk radio station SuperTalk 99.7 WWTN-FM, airing weekdays from 5:00am-9:00am. Wilson heads to Nashville from Washington, D.C., where he was most recently Co-Host of the popular morning show on Cumulus News Talk station WMAL-AM/FM.
Wilson previously served as a senior correspondent and anchor for the FOX News Channel. Based in the nation’s capital, he covered the White House, Capitol Hill, and everything in between. Prior to his time at FOX News. Wilson co-anchored the Emmy Award-winning FOX 5 Morning News on WTTG in Washington, D.C. He has twice served as chairman of the 2500 member Capitol Hill Radio TV Correspondents Association and graduated with distinction from American University with a Master’s Degree in Print Journalism. A native of Odessa, TX, Wilson began his career in radio news and racked up a string of statewide awards when he was only 19. Wilson began his television career in Amarillo, TX, at the age of 21 and spent time as a reporter and anchor in Mobile, AL, before moving to Washington, D.C. in 1986.
Dan Mandis, Program Director, SuperTalk 99.7 WWTN-FM, said: “Brian has spent decades telling stories, whether covering the White House in Washington, D.C. or local stories from America’s heartland, and he’s seen it all. As Brian has been covering Nashville’s Morning News on WWTN, listeners have already been responding to his perspective and insights. I’m thrilled that he’s committed to moving to Nashville and hosting Nashville’s Morning News full time. He’s a great addition to an already outstanding radio station.”
Wilson said: “Even though I was born in Texas and spent the bulk of my professional career in Washington, D.C., I always felt at home when I visited Nashville. Beyond the great music scene, I’ve been impressed with the friendliness and common sense of the folks here. I’m thrilled to be out of the Washington swamp and to be establishing roots in Music City. I’m also pleased to renew my association with Cumulus. Thanks to my old Cumulus boss in D.C., Bill Hess, and Cumulus/Westwood One EVP of Content & Programming Mike McVay, for their instrumental role in making this happen. I look forward to working with my new Nashville bosses, Allison Warren, Charlie Cook, Dan Mandis — and WTN’s top-flight morning team — to make Nashville’s Morning News the dominant show in its time slot. In Nashville, they often say that the formula for a good Country song is, “three chords and the truth.” I’ll leave the guitar playing to the Nashville Cats, but I’ll do my very best to give Music City the truth as best I can discern it.”
Allison Warren, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Nashville, said: “Today’s announcement helps solidify SuperTalk 99.7 as Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s premier live and local news talk station. Nashville and Middle Tennessee residents craving topical and relevant news, weather and traffic are about to be challenged, entertained and engaged like never before.”