WOBM/WADB Shifts To Talk

Oldies 1160 WOBM 1310 WADB Bob Marianne Levy Talk Townsquare Media Oldies 1160 WOBM Lakewood Township/1310 WADB Asbury Park, NJ has dropped the format and shifted to Conservative Talk.

Morning hosts Bob & Marianne Levy will remain with the station in mornings from 5:30 to 9:00 as will the brokered talk shows heard in the 9:00 hour. The new additions to the station are Glenn Beck from 10am-12pm, Rush Limbaugh 12-3pm, Sean Hannity 3-6pm, and Todd Schnitt in evenings.

The Monmouth/Ocean market was one of the few in the country without a locally based syndicated talk outlet. Townsquare sister “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW Trenton regularly leads the market, but listeners to syndicated programs had to rely on New York or Philadelphia stations. As Monmouth County is embedded in the New York market, in the past syndicators wouldn’t want a local signal competing with their New York flagships with the same programming.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.


  1. This one doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Are that many fans of those syndie shows actually gonna switch from WABC or WPHT to these lesser signals, especially for in-car(you can drive out of 1160’s or 1310’s coverage areas pretty fast) or at-office (where these 2 stations are likely to have bad signals)?

    As least with oldies, they are providing a format not as easily available. As for demos, yep, oldies have older demos, but so does conservative political talk.

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