Cumulus News/Talk 102.9 KARN-FM Little Rock is adding new morning and afternoon shows.
Kevin Miller, formerly of AC “B98.5” KURB and CHR “Alice 107.7” KLAL will take over the morning “First News” from 5:30-9:00am. Doc Washburn will join the station for afternoons from 2-6pm. Washburn most recently hosted an evening Talk show at Greater Media’s 1110/99.3 WBT Charlotte.
Miller and Washburn fill holes in the KARN schedule created when the station dismissed morning host Bob Steel, afternoon host Dave Elswick, and News Director Jack Heinritz in April.
Cumulus Media and Newsradio 102.9 KARN, Arkansas’ news, weather and traffic station, announce KARN’s new local programming lineup for mornings and afternoons. First News with Kevin Miller kicks off weekdays from 5:30am-9:00am, with traffic and weather every 10 minutes, local news updates every 15 minutes, local sports updates and daily commentaries from Mike Huckabee and Rush Limbaugh. Miller is a longtime market veteran taking over as permanent morning show host. A native of Little Rock, Miller has been a part of Little Rock’s most successful radio stations for more than 25 years, including B 98.5 and Alice 107.7.
Beginning Monday, July 7, Doc Washburn hosts a new local show weekdays from 2:00pm-6:00pm, featuring his signature blend of news, commentary and entertainment for the ride home. Doc comes to KARN from WBT in Charlotte, NC. Prior to that he was a popular talk radio host in Southern markets including Savannah, Panama City, FL, and Fort Walton Beach, FL.
Adam Thomas, Program Director of Newsradio 102.9 KARN, said: “Kevin and Doc bring passion, experience and a love of local radio to mornings and afternoons on Arkansas’ legendary news radio station.”
Miller said: “There is so much history here and so many great broadcasters have worked to build KARN into the station it is. I know I’ve got some big shoes to fill, and I’m excited to get started.”
Washburn said: “I’m a Southern boy at heart and a recovering DJ who loves to talk. Arkansas is a great place to live, work and play and I can’t wait to join the Newsradio 102.9 KARN team!