If you’re a regular FMTALK 106.5 listener and a regular Lagniappe reader, this new radio show is the equivalent of the old “your chocolate fell in my peanut butter” commercials.
Jeff Poor started his newest media venture this week when “The Jeff Poor Show” launched Aug. 3 at FMTALK. Jeff is now handling the 9 a.m. – noon slot on the local talk station. Jeff comes to FMTALK after a stint at Huntsville’s WVNN, where he held down the 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. slot weekdays.
He’ll now be following “Mobile Mornings,” hosted by General Manager Sean Sullivan and co-host Dalton Orwig.
“Joining the team at FMTALK 106.5 was a no-brainer with Sean growing the station,” Poor said. “It seemed like a natural fit for me to come back to the coast after a long stint in Washington, D.C., and a short one in Huntsville. It is an exciting time in Alabama politics with reapportionment, possible U.S. senatorial and gubernatorial elections, and the upheaval in the Alabama Legislature. I hope that I can give listeners and readers the front-row seat perspective.”
Poor is also currently editor of Breitbart News’, Breitbart TV. He’s also a regular correspondent for Yellowhammer News and he’s written his “Beltway Beat” column for Lagniappe for several years.
Poor grew up in Birmingham and has reported from all 67 Alabama counties. He also has a building science degree from Auburn University and a journalism degree from the University of South Alabama.
New gigs for Yoder and Flannigan
Former WALA-TV GM Gary Yoder wasn’t on the streets long after he was suddenly replaced in late May by Corey Hansen.
Yoder was recently named GM for WLFI-TV in West Lafayette, Indiana, a Heartland Media-owned CBS affiliate.
Meanwhile, FOX10’s news director, Scott Flannigan, was promoted within the Meredith Local Media Group and is now news director for KCTV in Kansas City. His last day at FOX10 was July 22, and the move puts him in the country’s 32nd largest TV market.
Many of you may have received Lagniappe’s new Sunday email newsletter, “Sunday Brunch,” this past weekend, and hopefully it will become a fun part of your Sunday routine.
The newsletter goes out to our list of roughly 60,000 individual emails, and is an opportunity for me to offer some insight and inside information about the past week’s news cycle. I’ll also help you catch up on some things we’ve done that you might have missed. And you can expect some unique news and commentary as well.
“Sunday Brunch” is an effort for us to supply something new to fill that Sunday morning time when we all used to read the local newspaper. If you’re a Nappie voter or a lagniappemobile.com subscriber, you should be signed up. If you didn’t get the first issue and want to be added, go to lagniappemobile.com and when the pop up comes up, give us your email.
Nearly 10,000 people opened the first issue, so we’re off to a good start!
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