Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Popular right-wing radio host, Tom Becka, hired by KKAR, AM 1290, for 2-hour PM show starting April 30

Tom Becka, fired by KFAB last fall following a cost-analysis by Mitt Romney's firm, Bain Capital, will be back on the air with an afternoon program on KKAR, home to other right-wing personalities such as Dennis Miller and Sean Hannity.

From NRG's press release:
According to reports published immediately after Becka’s exit in the Omaha-World Herald, listeners began a social media campaign demanding the talk show host’s return to the airwaves. “This was clearly an opportunity for NRG Media,” explained [Market manager Andy] Ruback. “Public opinion matters most and clearly the listeners in Omaha wanted him back on the airwaves and I am thrilled we are able to provide compelling, local programming for our listeners.”
     “I’m looking forward to working very hard for two great companies doing what I love to do. I’m having a blast building a new FM talker for Radio Fargo-Moorhead, and now NRG Media and The Mighty 1290 are giving me a chance to continue to have a strong presence in Omaha...,” said Becka.
     ...Station Program Director Neil Nelkin said Becka’s program will air on the Mighty 1290 during weekdays from 4pm-6pm immediately following the Sean Hannity Show. Don Imus will lead off weekday morning at 5am, followed by Laura Ingraham from 8a-11a, Dennis Miller in middays, and Sean Hannity from 2pm-4pm. Nelkin said the all-new “Tom Becka Show” will round out the weekday prime lineup. 
     Becka takes to the Mighty 1290 airwaves on April 30th.
NRG Media owns six other stations in addition to 1290 KKAR-AM including: KQKQ-FM, KOOO-FM, KOPW-FM, KOZN-AM, KOIL-AM and KMMQ-AM and has 45 radio stations throughout four states in the Midwest – Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

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