Audacy Adds the “Erick Erickson Show” to News/Talk 98.9 WORD in Greenville

GREENVILLE, SC – June 19, 2023 – Audacy announces the addition of Erick Erickson to the weekday programming lineup for News/Talk 98.9 WORD (WYRD-FM), ‘The Voice of the Carolinas,’ in Greenville. The “Erick Erickson Show” can be heard weekdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET beginning June 21.

“With the arrival of Erick Erickson as the new afternoon talk show host on WYRD-FM, an unsurpassed team of talent will serve the Upstate, north Georgia and western North Carolina,” said Steve Sinicropi, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Greenville-Spartanburg. “Erick’s thought-provoking discussions, unyielding insight and captivating presence will be a welcomed addition to our listeners and partners. Erick will complete News/Talk 98.9 WORD’s incredible lineup, allowing us to provide unmatched content for listeners and the largest and most effective platform for advertisers.”

“I grew up spending parts of my summer in Upstate South Carolina and am thrilled to be on a station where I can connect with parts of my family and friends and make new friends,” said Erickson. “News/Talk 98.9 WORD isn’t just a powerful signal, but a strong voice and talk radio leader. I’m glad to be part of the team and look forward to spending more time in Greenville.”

Erickson is originally from Jackson, LA and was raised in Dubai. After practicing indigent criminal defense and estate law for six years, Erickson worked as the editor-in-chief for, the leading conservative political news blog for right-of-center activists. He then transitioned to broadcasting, serving as a political contributor to CNN and FOX News and hosting the evening drive timeslot on WSB Radio in Atlanta, covering politics, news, culture and current event topics. Erickson has been a regular co-host alongside Neal Boortz and the late Herman Cain and Rush Limbaugh and has since expanded his show to more than 20 radio stations nationwide.

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