News Bites for January 24...
...The on-air tribute to the late Lin Brehmer on Audacy adult alternative WXRT Chicago (93.1) is available as an on-demand stream on the Audacy platform. The daylong tribute to the longtime host who passed away over the weekend after a long battle with prostate cancer was held on Monday, Jan. 23.
...Jacob Scholl will serve as a reporter covering northern Utah for Utah Public Radio and the Salt Lake Tribune, under a partnership, supported by local donors. “We’re grateful for the support of residents of Cache County, who have an appreciation and a desire to build a stronger community through local reporting,” Tribune Editor Lauren Gustus said in making the announcement. “And for UPR for thinking creatively about how to serve listeners and readers.” Utah Public Radio originates on Utah State University news/talk KUSU Logan, UT (91.5) and is simulcast on several signals across the state.
...Mt. Wilson Broadcasting “Go Country 105” KKGO Los Angeles will turn over middays to Walker Hayes for the month of February. His 10am-2pm stint begins on Monday, Jan. 30, and concludes on Friday, Feb. 24. “Walker has a huge following not only in Southern California but around the world,” KKGO Station Manager Michael Levine said in a release.
...Forum Publishing/Flag Family Media news/talk WDAY Fargo, ND (970) adds “Talk of the Town” hosted by local businessman Jon Adams. The hour-long program will air on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm, effective Feb. 1. “I want this content to reflect the positive vibe that we have in Fargo and talk about issues that face all of us who live here in the Metro area. I also want to focus on the positives of the minority community here,” Adams said in a release. “Fargo to me is the last bastion of hometown life on a large scale. That’s what we love about living here. In Fargo, all things are possible for all people. I know because I’m proof of that.”