Horn taking mic from studio to podium


Jennifer Horn will still be trying to talk to an audience, but it will be as a candidate for the Republican nomination to the US House of Representatives in New Hampshire’s 2nd District, rather than as a talk show host on News-Talk-Info WSMN-AM.

This will be Horn’s second leave of absence, as she took a year off to try for the same seat in 2008.

This time the task may be easier – incumbent Paul Hodes (D-NH) is in the race for the Senate seat being abandoned by Judd Gregg (R-NH). But she is not the only Republican to notice the empty House seat in the district, and will likely have to make it through a primary contest if she is to face off with whomever the Democrats nominate in November 2010.

“It has been my great pleasure to be a part of the Absolute Broadcasting family both this year and in the past,” said Horn. “I am grateful to Tom Monohan, not only for this opportunity, but for his continued commitment to local talk radio, and I wish everyone at Absolute Broadcasting the very best.”

Mike Winn, General Manager of Absolute Broadcasting, said: “We are very pleased that Jennifer was able to bring her award-winning show back to WSMN this year. Her focus on concerns of both local and national importance, including everything from local school and city issues to the nation-wide health care reform debate, has offered an important local voice to these critical subjects. Her show has been a valuable entry in the WSMN lineup and she will be missed. We wish her the very best as she moves forward from here.”

WSMN is licensed to Nashua NH and broadcasts from 1590 kHz on the dial.