Lagniappe’s own Jeff Poor launched a weekday conservative talk radio show on Huntsville’s WVNN this week.

Poor, who has written the weekly “Beltway Beat” column for Lagniappe for years, is now hosting “The Jeff Poor Show” Monday through Friday, 2-5 p.m. The show consists of political talk from around the region and state, as well as taking on national issues.

“Hosted by Jeff Poor, a conservative opinion-maker in Alabama, the show will offer listeners a fresh voice on politics, culture and news of the day,” WVNN’s press release stated.

Poor got his start in the news business as a student at the University of South Alabama. From there he went to Washington, D.C., where he worked for The Daily Caller and the Media Research Center. Currently he is also the editor of Breitbart News’ media vertical and regularly contributes to Yellowhammer News.

Poor grew up in Birmingham and has reported throughout the state, giving him a solid mixture of national and state politics upon which to draw for his show.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity for me to try something new like this. More importantly, writing a column for Lagniappe all these years has opened up a lot of doors, including a chance to host a show in Huntsville, and I’ll always be grateful for that,” Poor said.

“Jeff Poor is an experienced media personality with a real ability to decipher local and national issues,” WVNN Program Director Dale Jackson said. “His experience in media in Washington, D.C., and his Alabama upbringing make him the perfect fit for WVNN. I am thrilled to add Jeff to our already amazing lineup of local and national talkers.”

In addition to being picked up in the Tennessee Valley on both 770 AM and 92.5 FM, “The Jeff Poor Show” can be heard online through TuneIn Radio, WVNN.com and the IHeartRadio app.


Out with Laura in with Mike

Locally there’ve been some programming changes at FM Talk 106.5 FM.

Station manager Sean Sullivan tells us “The Laura Ingraham Show” is no more, as the host decided her FOX News gig needed all of her time. So now following “Mobile Mornings” is “The Mike Gallagher Show” from 9 a.m. until noon.

Gallagher is heard from New York each day as part of a syndicated program that reaches 7 million listeners a week. He is also a conservative author and has acted on stage and in film.

On the other side of the day, “The Joe Pags Show” is now running from 9 p.m. to midnight. Pags’ show is broadcast from WOAI in San Antonio and is ranked No. 14 in the 2018 Talkers Magazine “Heavy Hundred.”