Austin360 Radio Adds Additional Hosts & Programming
The Austin American-Statesman’s recently launched “Austin360 Radio” has announced additional on-air hosts.
Joining longtime Austin morning host JB Hager in afternoons is comedian Whitney Stropp. Local musician/DJ Amy Edwards will join the channel for a 12-3pm show. The station will also add a number of segments from existing Statesman writers. Food writer Addie Broyles, sports columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden, executive features editor Sharon Chapman, Austin360 editor Eric Webb, music writer Deborah Sengupta Stith and multimedia producer Alyssa Vidales will produce short-form content for the channel.
The station will also include weekend specialty shows and replays on podcasts.
Since its launch in April, Austin360 Radio has been a hit with listeners and advertisers for its unique spin on 1970s funk and soul music and for attracting top talent like local radio legend JB Hager. The streaming station continues to impress by adding to its lineup of programming and talent.
Every day is a refreshing mix of music, news, information and entertainment on Austin360 Radio, which listeners can access in a variety of convenient ways: visiting austin360radio.com; clicking on the radio button prominently displayed at the top of each of the Statesman’s three websites (statesman.com, austin360.com, hookem.com); and across a range of Google and Amazon entertainment devices and Sonos wireless speakers by using the TuneIn radio app.
Weekday programming includes traditional 1970s funk and soul hits as well current party-style remixes by the legendary Steve Raskin of the Fort Knox Five in Washington, D.C. and Austin-based DJ Manny. Local musician and DJ Amy Edwards entertains lunchtime listeners from noon to 3 p.m. Moving into the afternoon, 3-7 p.m., standup comedian and personality Whitney Stropp now joins host JB Hager. Together, they offer their insightful, humorous take on local topics.
Austin360 Radio is continually expanding its programming by sourcing talent directly from the Statesman’s newsroom. Austin360 food writer Addie Broyles, Statesman sports columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden, Statesman executive features editor Sharon Chapman, Austin360 editor Eric Webb, Statesman music writer Deborah Sengupta Stith and Statesman multimedia producer Alyssa Vidales provide informative and engaging segments on food, sports and entertainment in Austin.
“We are so proud of the variety and quality of programming we have to share with Austin360 listeners,” said Statesman Vice President of Advertising, Scott Pompe. “Our ability to source such experienced and highly regarded Statesman newspaper staff is a complement to our unique music programming. Our on-air talent and their reporting only add to what makes our station stand apart from other radio stations in Austin.”
Weekend programming includes replays of the popular podcasts “On Second Thought,” with Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden, and “I Love You So Much,” with Addie Broyles and Alyssa Vidales. In particular on Sundays, Austin360 Radio hits its groove with “Fat Sundays,” a mixture of New Orleans jazz, blues and zydeco, DJ Manny’s “Tropical Punch,” featuring funky electronic beats, cumbia and Afro soul, and The Green Lion Crew, which plays the latest dub and dancehall reggae.
Businesses interested in advertising on Austin360 Radio can contact Statesman Advertising at (512) 445-1739.