Star City Broadcasting will flip Sports “Fox Sports 104.3” 1410 WSHY/104.3 W282CJ Lafayette IN to News/Talk “104.3 The Patriot” on Monday, July 23.
The station will feature a mostly syndicated line-up of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Michael Savage. The station will include news reports from their sister co-owned stations. No announcement on what the station will feature in mornings.
From its headquarters on South 18th Street, local multi-media powerhouse Star City Broadcasting today announces the creation of a new FM News/Talk station, “THE PATRIOT 104.3 FM,” bringing the very popular News/Talk format back to Greater Lafayette. The station will use its recently launched FM station on 104.3, broadcasting from the heart of Lafayette, and simulcast on AM 1410 WSHY.
“This area is booming, and there has been a huge demand for news and talk on the FM dial,” said Star City General Manager Billy Huggins. “We will combine the power of top national talk shows, local personalities, and news from our growing TV stations to create a radio station that will most definitely be ‘The Voice of Greater Lafayette.’”
Positive Community Impact
“Interest in what is going on nationally and throughout the world is at an all time high,” stated Ski Anderson, Star City Operations Manager, “No matter what side you’re on, being part of the debate is important. Combining the resources of Star City’s four television stations and our well-established radio stations will give us a solid base to launch and grow news and talk, crystal clear on the FM dial.”
“I am thrilled to have a radio home in Lafayette,” said Frank Acomb, host of the weekly show, Frankly Speaking. “There is so much going on nationally and internationally that affects the local economy, from small businesses to major industries. Tariffs, immigration, school funding and more all make a difference right here, and now we’ll get to talk about it.”
Born on The Fourth of July
“We signed our own declaration to create this station on the Fourth of July. The Patriot 104.3 FM will launch July 23rd at 12 noon. We have lined-up the nation’s top news talk talent, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck and Michael Savage, and we are auditioning local voices to make sure we cover the whole story, and how it impacts Greater Lafayette,” said Huggins. “If you are interested in being part of the discussion on THE PATRIOT 104.3 FM, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”