Cumulus Media Networks says veteran broadcasters Gary McNamara and Eric Harley (pictured) are the new hosts of Red Eye Radio. Currently airing on 80 stations, the show has been hosted since its 2010 launch by on-air personality and Los Angeles Daily News columnist, Doug McIntyre (he’ll remain within the Cumulus portfolio in a new role — we hear “within days” at KABC-AM LA).
McNamara and Harley are no strangers to overnight programming having entertained listeners across the country with their show, The Midnight Radio Network, for the past six years. Affiliates of TMRN will be able to receive the new version of Red Eye Radio, which will air Monday-Sunday from 1 – 6 a.m. ET, beginning 1/3/12 and offer weekly highlights for the Saturday and Sunday versions. So, the combined station roster will top 150.
McNamara’s talk radio career began in 1989 at WJJL Niagara Falls. He has also been behind the mic at WBEN Buffalo, WLS in Chicago and KXL in Portland, OR. In 2000 he joined the roster at Dallas/Fort Worth’s WBAP where he served as an afternoon drive personality. In 2005 the station paired him with trucking industry icon and on-air talent Eric Harley to co-host The Midnight Radio Network, which had built a loyal following among late night radio listeners. Prior to hosting the late night syndicated program, Harley served as a producer for the show and also hosted the Pure Gold format for ABC Radio Networks.