Update 4/25: WKIM made the move to Talk this morning. The station’s launch lineup includes America’s Morning News, Laura Ingraham, Clark Howard, local host Ben Ferguson from 2 to 6pm, Mark Levin, and John Batchelor.
Original Report 4/24: The Cumulus acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting will not stop changes at some Citadel stations. Citadel will be flipping “Gen X Music 98.9” WKIM Memphis to Talk as “NewsTalk FM 98.9“. The move will put the station in direct competition with Clear Channel’s 600 WREC and locally owned 1210/87.7 WMPS. Facebook and Twitter accounts for the new station are already live.
WREC will unveil modifications to its lineup on Monday, April 26. Memphis Morning News adds the 8:00 hour, replacing the first hour of Glenn Beck. Syndicated Todd Schnitt replaces local host Andrew Clarksenior in afternoons. Clarksenior will move to weekends. The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Wrap replaces Michael Savage from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.