WPHT TO LAUNCH NEW LINEUP WITH CHRIS STIGALL HOSTING
MORNING DRIVE BEGINNING ON JANUARY 3,
Michael Smerconish To Contribute Exclusive Live Afternoon
CBS RADIO’s The Big Talker 1210 AM announced today
an enhanced lineup of personality based programs which will begin to rollout on
Monday, January 3, 2011.www.philadelphia.cbslocal.com will be one of
America ‘s up and coming talk show hosts, Chris
Stigall who joins the station from KCMO Talk Radio 710 in
Kansas City where he has
hosted morning drive since 2006.
Stigall’s hiring is the result of Michael
Smerconish’s decision to discontinue his morning program so he can focus on his
popular nationally syndicated midday program. Smerconish will debut in his new time
period on Monday, January 17, 2011.
“Michael has been the crown jewel in WPHT’s lineup
for many years and we respect his decision to shift his focus to afternoons,”
said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO
“We searched high and low before offering Chris
mornings at WPHT. Philadelphians have never been shy about
sharing their views which will make for some engaging conversations in morning
Smerconish added, “First and foremost, I wanted to
remain on our flagship station WPHT, but to put forth the best program I need to
refocus my commitments.
“We are in an exciting and historic time in our
country and I couldn’t be more proud to be broadcasting in the birthplace of
American democracy on the legendary WPHT,” said Stigall.
Our job is to address the topics on everyone’s minds with input from
those in the know and the listeners dealing directly with the
Rounding out the daytime schedule launching on
Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 is long time Big Talker host Dom Giordano
(weekdays, 9:00AM-12:00Noon), and Rush Limbaugh (weekdays,
Additional programming will be announced at a later date.
In addition to hosting morning drive at KCMO,
Stigall has been a contributor to CNN and serves as a guest host for the
country’s top radio talk show hosts including Senator Fred Thompson,
Michael Savage, Lou Dobbs, Rusty Humphries and Jerry Doyle. He also
regularly contributes print and on-line columns for publications across the
Stigall received a degree in broadcasting and
Maryville . During that time, he
also studied comedy writing and television production as an intern with The
Late Show with David Letterman broadcast on the CBS Television Network.