Listeners tuning into 710 KIRO have a new program in the overnight hours: a news talk show with truckers in mind. The Midnight Trucking Radio...
Listeners tuning into 710 KIRO have a new program in the overnight hours: a news talk show with truckers in mind. The Midnight Trucking Radio Network out of Dallas replaces the “Bryan Styble Show” that had aired for almost one year.
KIRO’s program director, Tom Clendening, said the change was made to boost ratings and to allow the station to put more effort on news gathering and coverage. Bryan Styble will remain a part-time KIRO employee.
The syndicated trucking show is a mix of trucking-industry news, politics and lifestyles. It’s co-hosted by Gary McNamara and Eric Harley.
“It’s a combination of a morning show. … A little bit of CNBC and Fox News and throw in a little bit of Rush and Sean Hannity,” co-host Harley said in an interview Monday.
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The program’s title is flexible. Local markets who shy away from having a program with “trucking” in its title can leave it out, said Radio Network marketing director Mindy Baker. And that’s exactly what KIRO’s doing.
“The Midnight Radio Show” now airs midnight to 5 a.m. weekdays; 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekends. More info: www.midnighttrucking.com.
— Florangela Davila,
Seattle Times staff reporter