980 The WAAV in Wilmington, North Carolina is launching a new morning show hosted by conservative talk personality Nick Craig. The show will air live weekday mornings from 6am-9am EST starting on Monday.
The show focuses on the day’s biggest stories including Wilmington and the Cape Fear region. The show will feature a wide variety of topics, guests, and listener interaction.
“We are excited to have Nick join our 980 WAAV Cumulus family!” said Cumulus Wilmington VP and market manager Eric McCart. “He brings a fresh new energy and excitement to weekday mornings that our listeners will really enjoy. If it’s happening in Wilmington and the Cape Fear region, it’s happening on Wilmington’s Morning News with Nick Craig!”
WAAV features syndicated shows like the Chris Plante, the Rush Limbaugh Show, Ben Shapiro, and Mark Levin. The station airs Fox News and WECT-TV Local News at the top and bottom of each hour, plus WECT-TV Weather Forecasts and Right Now Traffic Reports throughout the morning.
“Traveling on the road paved by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, I’m excited to bring the next generation of conservative talk to the Wilmington region and beyond,” said Craig. “To be part of a legacy talk station like WAAV and Cumulus Media is quite the opportunity at my age. Looking forward to using these platforms to engage and interact with traditional talk listeners and the next generation.”
Dr. Laura Hits Podcasting Milestone
Schlessinger’s podcast is a segment from her daily SiriusXM show
Legendary talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger reached a major milestone in her illustrious career recently when her Call of the Day podcast reached the 100 Million download mark.
The podcast is a feature that is taken from Dr. Laura’s daily SiriusXM talk show in which she features a call she designates as the best from each day’s show.
“We set forth to make this podcast a new avenue to hear Dr. Laura,” said Take On The Day LLC president Geoff Rich. “It turns out we made it one of the most popular focusing on families and parenting.”
The Call of the Day podcast was launched in 2017 and has consistently ranked #1 in Parenting on ApplePodcasts, is top ranked in Kids and Family, and is among podcasting Global 200 according to Chartable.
Schlessinger moved her daily talk show from terrestrial radio to satellite radio 10 years ago. She was inducted in the Radio Hall of Fame in 2018. Dr. Laura is the author of 13 New York Times best-sellers.
Abrams to Step Down from KYW Newsradio
Abrams career stops included WHUM, WIP and WPEN before KYW.
Longtime Philadelphia anchor, editor, and reporter Mark Abrams announced his retirement from KYW Newsradio Thursday. The multi-talented Abrams worked as journalist for several different companies in both the print and radio industries.
Abrams’ career spanned 24 years. He came to KYW from WHUM in Reading, Pennsylvania. He also anchored at WPEN and WIP. He served as reporter, columnist and desk editor for the Reading Eagle and Reading Times newspapers.
He covered the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Catholic community extensively for KYW, including the papal visit in Philadelphia in 2015. He covered the selections of two different popes, live from the Vatican, both in 2005 and 2013.
“Mark Abrams has long been a versatile part of the KYW Newsradio family,” said midday news anchor Michelle Durham. “I wish you the best of luck in retirement. Your family’s always been your priority, and I’m so thrilled that you will have an opportunity to spend more time with them.”
Morning drive sports reporter Dave Uram: “I think a perfect way to describe your role on KYW for nearly 24 years is versatile. Reporter, anchor, editor — you did it all, and you did it with professionalism, enthusiasm and leadership.”
Regional Murrow Award Winners Announced
RTDNA named the winners Thursday
Various major market news/talk radio stations claimed Regional Murrow Awards Thursday. In total, 11 Audacy-owned stations took home 30 awards. The markets include Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Wichita.
Some of the Audacy brand managers reacted to the accolades using their social media accounts.
“Proud of the @NewsRadio930 News team for being honored with three prestigious Regional Murrow Awards for breaking news, digital coverage, and overall excellence,” WBEN Brand Manager, Tim Wenger said.
The Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that uphold certain standards established by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
“I’m so proud of the @KYWNewsradio team, winners of 5 regional @RTDNA Murrow Awards – most in our highly competitive region,” said KYW Brand Manager, Alex Silverman. “These awards reflect our commitment to our city, to substantive, compelling journalism, & to elevating the diverse voices & perspectives of our newsroom.”
Since 1971, RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards. Murrow Award winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.