Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Riverbend adds three new local talk radio shows

Riverbend Communications has added three new local talk shows to its daily lineup on Newstalk 690 and 1260. Idaho’s Morning News with Tim Lewis is now airing Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 a.m.

Hosted by News Program Director Tim Lewis, the show aims to cover anything relevant to eastern Idaho residents: news, weather, traffic and road conditions, sports and entertainment.

Riverbend Communications has brought in Carissa Coats, former managing editor of Local News 8, to host Idaho’s Midday News each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mark Richardson, longtime host with his father, Mel Richardson, and a fixture in Idaho radio, anchors Idaho’s Afternoon News from 4 to 6 p.m. Additionally, he is hosting a weekend edition of  “Probing America” on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

All three hosts intend to be live, local and more than just politics, bringing an up-to-the moment feel and sound to east Idaho radio. Riverbend is also addding more in-depth coverage and local and community news to the Web, on http://www.eastidahonews.com/.

Riverbend Communications also owns Classy 97/KLCE-FM; Z103/KFTZ-FM; K-Bear 101/KCVI-FM; and 105-5 The Hawk/KTHK-FM.