Curtis Media News/Talk 680 WPTF Raleigh NC has rolled out a new lineup starting today with the addition of two syndicated shows and a midday news block. Fox News Radio’s Brian Kilmeade Show is added to WPTF from 9am-12pm, while Dana Loesch picks up the 1-3pm slot. An hour long newscast hosted by Scott Briggaman will be added from 12-1pm. The remainder of the lineup will consist of Triangle’s Morning News with Patrick Johnson remaining from 5-9am, Rick and Donna Martinez move from 9-10am to take over the 3-6pm afternoon news block, and Briggaman returns to anchor from 6-7pm. Clark Howard’s show moves from 12-3pm to 7-9pm. Tom Kearney from 9-10pm, Jim Bohannon from 10pm-1pm, and Red Eye Radio from 1-5am remain in place.
With the removal of Talk from 850 WPTK Raleigh, Curtis Media has flipped it and its new translators 104.7 W284CP Raleigh and 104.7 W284CD Youngsville to Oldies “Just Right Radio“. Owner Don Curtis told the Raleigh News & Observer that the new format will feature “a wide variety of songs, on purpose, going back to the late ’50s. We’re playing songs we think go together by ear, not by era. Then at night we’ll do all love songs from 7 to midnight, going both further back and further forward in time.” Curtis also indicates a format change may be on the way to Comedy “Funny 570” WFNL due to low ratings stating Bluegrass music as a possibility. Original Report 8/26: A little more than three years after Curtis Media split the programming of News/Talk 680 W...[Read More]
Curtis Media Group will split the programming of News/Talk 680 WPTF Raleigh in two on Tuesday, March 13. 680 WPTF will shift to mostly News utilizing CBS News, AP, and co-owned North Carolina News Network in addition to its local anchors. The syndicated Dave Ramsey talk show will remain in WPTF’s lineup. The bulk of WPTF’s current talk lineup will shift to what was sister Oldies “Kix 850” WKIX branded as “Talkradio 850 WPTF“. The new 850 lineup will feature current WPTF afternoon host Bill LuMaye in mornings, syndicated Neal Boortz and Clark Howard in middays, Brad Krantz and Britt Whitmire will move from mornings on “FM Talk 101.1” WZTK to afternoons (to be based out of sister 600 WSJS Winston-Salem) and the syndicated Mark Levin will air in...[Read More]