Audacy Reveals New Programming Lineup for Wilk News Radio in Wilkes-Barre
PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 22, 2021 – Audacy announced a new weekday programming lineup for WILK News Radio (WILK-FM, WILK-AM, WAAF-AM, WODS-AM) in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA, effective immediately. The station subsequently announces Nikki Stone as midday show host and welcomes former Lackawanna County commissioner Bob Cordaro as afternoon show host.
Weekday programming will kick off with “America in the Morning” from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. ET. Jason Barsky will co-host the station’s morning show “The Morning News with Nancy and Jason” alongside Nancy Kman from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET. Stone will be heard from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET, followed by “The Bob Cordaro Show” from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Frank Andrews will continue to be heard from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET, “The Ben Shapiro Show” will air from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, “The Dave Ramsey Show” will be heard from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET, and “Coast to Coast AM with George Noory” will air from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. ET.
“We’re really excited to introduce this enhanced slate of programming to our listeners as we focus on the issues that matter most to Northeast PA,” said Ryan Flynn, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. “Nikki brings a breadth of experience in this market which we think will quickly build a sense of trust between her and our audience. Bob Cordaro, also someone with deep local roots, is an expert on area, the people, and local politics. I trust his candor and connection with our audience will quickly translate to a successful afternoon show.”
“Northeast PA has always been home to me,” said Stone. “I’m excited about this chance to open up conversation, talk about the issues that matter and have a little fun with the people I consider neighbors and friends.”
Nikki Stone has served as a traffic and on-air personality for the station since 2017. Other previous positions include commercial copy writer and announcer for Cumulus Media’s four radio station portfolio in Wilkes-Barre; afternoon drive host and marketing consultant for Shamrock Communications in Scranton, PA; afternoon drive host and sales manager for WGMF in Tunkhannock, PA; night drive host, promotions director and music director for Citadel Communications in Wilkes-Barre; and operations manager for WEMR in Tunkhannock, PA.
“I am incredibly honored to become part of the team at WILK and Audacy,” said Cordaro. “While it is a daunting task to replace the great Rush Limbaugh in Northeast PA, I feel privileged to be able to do so. I want to thank our management team here in Scranton Wilkes-Barre as well as everyone at Audacy for giving me this opportunity. We are going to have a lot of fun promoting a conservative commonsense agenda that works for the people of this area and our country.”
Bob Cordaro is the former Lackawanna County Commissioner, a role he served from 2000 to 2008. He has also previously worked in Washington D.C. on the staff of former Congressman Charles F. Dougherty, was the Democratic nominee for US Congress in 1988, Solicitor of Dunmore, and member and Chairman of the Board at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. In addition to his role with WILK, Cordaro has formed Synergist Solutions, LLC which provides practical planning, business, marketing and media advice for companies, political candidates and individuals throughout the Northeast United States. He also owns a geothermal energy and energy resale business. Following graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, Cordaro launched Chance Communications which built, owned and operated five radio stations in Northeast PA.
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