WSJS 600-AM is changing its format and will focus on local news and sports, Truth Broadcasting, the station’s owner, said Wednesday.
The station has been all-sports since 2016. The new format begins June 6.
Now, new owner Stuart Epperson Jr. is bringing WSJS back to a local news and sports format.
Jeffrey Griffin will be behind the mic as host of “Triad Today,” from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays.
The radio station’s midday programs will include conservative current affairs programming from Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade, as well as Todd Starnes and Charlie Kirk.
“The Drive” with Josh Graham will remain in place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and JJ Jefferay is scheduled to host “The Yard Sale” from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturdays.
Westwood One-CBS Sports and local programs will complement the evening and weekend broadcast schedule.
Truth Broadcasting said the station’s longstanding relationship with Duke University will continue, as will its commitment to providing North Carolina high school football coverage.
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Sporting events such as NCAA basketball and football, College World Series, NFL and Masters will still be available to listeners.
“It is an incredible thrill, as well as a responsibility, to return the voice of the people to the WSJS,” said Michael Carbone, chief operating officer of Truth Broadcasting, in a press release.
“A local talk station belongs to listeners – our neighbors – to share their thoughts, their favorite things, their favorite teams, their passion for the Triad, their celebrations, their problems, their dreams. We will reignite this conversation and let the voices of the city once again color our days. »
Tom Hamilton, market manager for WSJS, said the station likes to provide the Triad with 24/7 sport.
But he said “so much has been lost with our connection to the Triad community with little to no live and local chat, news reports, guest hours, award-winning talk shows and more.”
“Now we’ve remedied that. Just wait to hear it!”