Audacy’s KYW Newsradio to Host Philadelphia Mayoral Debate Broadcast
PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 9, 2023 – Audacy’s KYW Newsradio (103.9 FM and 1060 AM) will host a mayoral debate ahead of the Philadelphia general election. Democratic Nominee Cherelle Parker will face Republican nominee David Oh live on October 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET during 103.9 FM’s highly-rated “Philadelphia’s Morning News” program.
“Since the primary election was decided in May, we have been working diligently to ensure that we could provide this service to our audience,” said Kevin McCorry, News Director, KYW Newsradio. “The next mayor of Philadelphia will shape our city for years to come. We need urgent solutions to the city’s most pressing issues, including the gun violence crisis, the opioid crisis, the economy and public schooling. Presenting a format where candidates get to exchange ideas in real time is a fundamental building block of the democratic process, and we’re proud to break our normal format to offer this program.”
The confirmation of this debate comes on the heels of KYW Newsradio’s “Breakfast with the Candidates” debate forum in the spring that featured the five leading Democrats. This debate will feature the same award-winning slate of KYW journalists, including morning drive Anchor Ian Bush, City Hall bureau Chief Pat Loeb, Education Reporter Mike DeNardo and Community Impact Reporter Racquel Williams.
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