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Salem Adds Heidi Harris to Mornings on Two Stations


Beginning Monday, April 23rd, Salem Communications will introduce a new brand called "The Answer" to two more stations, according to Salem VP Director, Spoken Word Format, Phil Boyce (pictured). Morning host Heidi Harris join KRLA-AM (in L.A.) and KTIE-AM (in  Riverside) for wake-up duty 6am to 9am. At the same time, the stations will be re-branded as "The Answer," following on the heels of a similar re-branding at the company's News Talk radio station, WNYM-AM 970 in NY City.

Boyce said both the new morning show and the new name and positioning will make both stations more competitive, with more attitude in the imaging, and more opportunities to position the stations in their markets. "We have been using the name 'The Answer' in New York since March 12th, and could not be happier with the response. The on air attitude and positioning is much more positive and we decided we could do something similar for KRLA and KTIE. The addition of Heidi Harris to the morning show is a major investment in the future of these stations,  the timing was perfect to combine the new show with the re-branding effort." 

Heidi Harris was first heard on the air on KDWN in Las Vegas in 1998 during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, when she volunteered to go on the station for free. Her unique take on that issue and others captured the imagination of the city and caught the attention of crosstown competitor KXNT where she became co-host of the morning show in 1999. Later she became the solo host of the morning show on KDWN and developed a great track record, attracting the attention of Salem and KRLA management who wanted their own local morning show. Harris departed Las Vegas radio in March and quickly made the jump to Los Angeles and Riverside, where she begins April 23rd, 6am to 9am.

"I am thrilled and excited to join Salem Communications, a company that has quickly become one of the most respected places to work in radio and a company with a huge commitment to what I do: the News Talk format," said Heidi Harris. "I can't wait to get back on the radio, and to do my thing in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, two great markets for talk, and two great stations," according to Harris. Boyce added, "Heidi is a proven talk radio pro with a great personality and great instincts on topic selection and on-air attitude, so I am confident she will make a splash in LA and the Inland Empire."

(1/31/2014 8:47:16 AM)
AAlYIO I cannot thank you enough for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

- NY
(10/26/2013 4:44:25 PM)
GTvNLr Im grateful for the post.Really thank you! Cool.

- NY
(10/24/2013 7:49:51 PM)
EKG975 Major thanks for the blog article.Thanks Again. Want more.

- NY
(4/4/2013 11:08:26 AM)
Heidi Harris was exciting and very knowledgeable about everything. She made KRLA in the early morning fun and enjoyable. KRLA has made a big mistake by letting her go. Brian and Ben are OK
but boring and to into themselves and talk over each other which gets on my nerves. Scott McIntyre looks good now on 79.0 radio.

- Leonor Perez
(4/27/2012 10:00:30 AM)
Conservative Talk radio and the Internet are the only places left now where one can still learn the truth.

Our government lies constantly. Liberal media all lie and make things up constantly.

Obama and his liberal Democrat goons are looking for ways to control these two mediums. Once they succeed, the dismantling of America is going to be accelerated.

Till then, than you Heidi Harris for your contribution to rescuing America from enemies at the gate.

- Malone

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