YORK (July 30, 2002) The Wall Street Journal Radio Network announced
today that it will launch
"The Wall Street Journal This Morning," a new morning business-news
radio show. Ron Kilgore, a veteran
of radio business news, will anchor the program that begins in late
"The Wall Street Journal This
Morning," an hour-long show, will bring the Journal's insightful,
informative and imaginative way of covering the world of business
to radio listeners. This will be the "Voice of the Journal,"
with a creative mix of coverage that further deepens the Journal's
commitment to make sense of business and the business of life. The
new radio program will complement the business-news updates heard
throughout the day on more than 180 affiliates of The Wall Street
Journal Radio Network across the United States.
" 'The Wall Street Journal
This Morning' will be an exciting, compelling new way for listeners
to start the business day," said Paul Bell, executive director
of The Wall Street Journal Radio Network. "We aim to focus
on daily issues and stories that have personal impact on listeners:
Managing your money and retirement savings in a skittish market,
keeping your company and career growing in a turbulent business
environment, and making wise use of your precious time," Bell
continued. "Each show will preview the Journal's take on what
to watch for later that day in the worlds of business, money, the
markets, travel and technology, marketing and media, careers, e-commerce
and much more."
Bell added, "Advertisers and
radio stations alike have approached us looking for new business
news programming that's engaging, informative and authoritative.
'The Wall Street Journal This Morning' answers that need. We see
'The Wall Street Journal This Morning' as an immediate leader in
the growing category of nationally syndicated business-news programming.
We welcome the chance to compete, and we believe with Ron
Kilgore as a strong, nationally known and acclaimed anchor,
the show will be great success.
'The Wall Street Journal This Morning' as host is a dream come true
for me," said Ron
Kilgore. "To be a part of the Journal's world-wide news
gathering team, and to write, edit and broadcast for the number
one business news brand is an extraordinary opportunity for me.
It's a wonderful challenge, but it will also be fun to bring the
Journal alive for radio listeners at home, in the car and even people
arriving early at the office," Kilgore continued.
Chuck Fishman, currently editor of CNET Radio's morning show and
producer of its "AnchorDesk with David Coursey" program,
will join The Wall Street Journal This Morning" as producer.
Since joining CNET Radio as a producer in January 2000, Fishman
has been part of a team which has built and defined the nation's
first all technology news radio station. Prior to his positions
with CNET, Fishman was producer for 2 ½ years of "Business
for Breakfast," on Clear Channel Radio's KTLK-AM, Denver. (The
Denver station now uses the call letters KKZN-AM.) CNET Radio is
a unit of CNET Networks, Inc., San Francisco. Clear Channel Radio
is a unit of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., San Antonio.
"The Wall Street Journal This
Morning" will feature content from each day's Journal, The
Wall Street Journal Online, the Dow Jones Newswires, and The Wall
Street Journal Sunday. Mr. Kilgore will oversee all news content
broadcast on "The Wall Street Journal This Morning." He
and Mr. Fishman will work closely with reporters, editors and columnists
from The Wall Street Journal and its parent, Dow Jones & Company,
The late September launch of the
new radio program further broadens the Journal's 113-year commitment
to covering the important business news of the day.
About Ron Kilgore
Ron Kilgore, host of "The Wall
Street Journal This Morning," is finishing a 3 1/2-year stint
as anchor/reporter for the KFWB-Los Angeles Times Noon Business
Hour, and seven years at KFWB. In that time he has successfully
melded his own original reporting and interviewing with business-news
coverage from The Los Angeles Times. While at KFWB he has won "Golden
Mike" awards from the Southern California Radio-TV News Directors
Association for best live coverage, best spot news coverage, best
economic news report, and best team coverage. Prior to his position
at KFWB-AM, Mr. Kilgore was for five years the news director at
KFYI-AM in Phoenix. He also was an anchor and reporter for NBC Radio
News and Mutual Radio in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kilgore, a native
of Oklahoma, got his start in radio at KKAR-AM, Pomona, California.