Times Radio News hits the airwaves


The Washington Times reports its Washington Times Radio News debuts Monday on CBS Radio’s WHFS 1580 AM DC, featuring hourly newscasts plus 30-second features that showcase exclusive content and original, investigative reporting from The Times newsroom. The segments will feature the voices of more than a half-dozen Times staffers. On 6/1, The Times will debut a three-hour, nationally syndicated morning-drive talker, produced in collaboration with Talk Radio Network.

“Our intent is to provide fresh, compelling news in a radio format that you just can’t find anywhere else. Our investigations, our focus on national security, faith and family issues is unique in the marketplace. Our take on culture and media is also original,” said John Solomon, The Times’ executive editor and vice president for content.

“We’ve found that there is a clear appetite for this kind of reporting, and we plan to fill the void with some very credible journalism,” he added.

WHFS will begin by airing the newscasts during its morning-drive programming.

WHFS features a daily lineup of conservative talk-radio hosts, including Michael Smerconish, Glenn Beck, Fred Thompson, Lou Dobbs and “Dr. Laura” Schlessinger.

Two-minute newscasts from Times sources will be broadcast at the top of the hour, followed by a 30-second feature at each half-hour.