July 30, 2015 Atlanta - Erick Erickson, host of The Erick Erickson Show and organizer of RedState.com at News 95.5 and AM750 WSB on Thursday, July 30, 2015. This is for Political Insider. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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Erick Erickson adding three-hour radio show from 9 to noon about Georgia politics starting in at WGAU in Athens

Originally posted Monday, April 29, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Erick Erickson on his personal Facebook today said he is planning to host a three-hour radio show from 9 to noon on top of this current 4 to 6 p.m. gig on News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB.

WSB Program Director Pete Spriggs said the show “is in the preliminary planning right now and our sister station in Athens WGAU [98.7 FM and 1340 AM] would be the flagship.” 

Erickson said given that Georgia is a swing state, he feels “conservatives are at a disadvantage. Local media has largely collapsed. National media tends to only cover Georgia when it can help the Democrats. Talk radio is either hyper-local from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. or nationally focused from 9 a.m. to 6 a.m.”

So he is planning a live show that will “focus on Georgia news and politics, not national stuff” from 9 to noon. He will give it away to any station in Georgia that wants it and will launch in a couple of moths. While WGAU will cover the show costs, he said he is going to spend the next couple of months raising money to pay for distribution costs. 

“I think I can pull it off,” he wrote. “It’ll mean doing 5 hours of radio a day. But it is something I want to do. It is something I think would be good for people in Georgia.”
Erickson joined WSB in 2011. His current contract runs through 2020. 

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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