Audacy Announces New Weekday Lineup on News/Talk 98.9 WORD in Greenville

New Shows Hosted by Mike Gallagher and Joey Hudson, Bill Frady Moves to Afternoons

GREENVILLE, SC – May 1, 2024 – Audacy announces weekday lineup updates for News/Talk 98.9 WORD (WYRD-FM) in Greenville, effective May 6. 

Mike Gallagher will host “The Mike Gallagher Show” weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET. Joey Hudson will host a new show, “Sunrise Carolina with Joey Hudson,” weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. ET and a magazine-style show, “The WORD on the Street,” on Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

“I am thrilled to have Mike return to News/Talk 98.9 WORD,” said Steve Sinicropi, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Greenville-Spartanburg. “Mike is part of the fabric of Greenville; he connects with our audience and will be a terrific advocate for our advertisers. Having Mike and Joey onboard will enhance our incredible lineup and offer listeners live, locally connected talent.”

“To return to the same station where I started my radio career 35 years ago is mind-blowing,” said Gallagher. “I’m excited to reconnect with Upstate audiences and advertisers on this powerhouse brand. Having my dear friend Joey play a significant role in the show is the icing on the cake. Everyone knows the Upstate is home to me. So, who says you can’t go home again?”

Gallagher, also known as “The Happy Conservative Warrior,” is the nationally syndicated host of “The Mike Gallagher Show.” He previously hosted the morning show on 77 WABC (WABC-AM) in New York and launched his radio career in Greenville in 1989. As founder of “Gallagher’s Heroes: Fallen Officers Fund,” he received the New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association “Heroism Award” in April 2015.

“I’m ecstatic to join the team at this heritage station,” said Hudson. “It’s especially gratifying to join my longtime friend and mentor Mike as he makes his triumphant return to the Upstate. As a lifelong resident of the area, I’m fortunate to continue serving the community I love as part of The Voice of the Carolinas. Thank you to Steve Sinicropi, Mark Hendrix and the 98.9 WORD family for welcoming me back to the airwaves.” 

Hudson, a broadcaster, community service leader and businessman with a decade of experience in local radio, hosts the daily podcast “Just The Truth.”

As part of the changes, “Straight Talk with Bill Frady” will now be heard weekdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. The new weekday lineup is as follows.

5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. ET: “Sunrise Carolina with Joey Hudson”
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET: “The Tara Show” 
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET: “The Mike Gallagher Show”
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET: “Straight Talk with Bill Frady”
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET: “The Charlie James Show”

Listeners can tune in to News/Talk 98.9 WORD on air in the Upstate in Greenville and Spartanburg and nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  

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