After having his voice taken off the air along with the closing down of 1290 WMCS, no serious minded person would argue that Earl Ingram has been missed as the premier talk show host in Wisconsin. The Drum received a press release announcing his return as of Saturday, February 4, 2017. Here is the release as follows.
Independent and Progressive Voices to Return to Wisconsin Radio Airwaves Feb 1.
Michael Crute, co-host of the nationally syndicated, Wisconsin-based, Devil’s Advocates Radio Show, announces the acquisition of WRRD 1510 AM Milwaukee/Waukesha. Crute and current licensee, Craig Karmazin-Good Kharma Brands, have agreed to terms of sale, with an operating agreement permitting the immediate format change while application for licensing transfer is processed by the FCC. The station has a strong, clear 25,000 watt daytime signal which covers the entire Milwaukee metro and travels West as far as Madison. WRRD 1510 AM will simulcast to livestream and provide a 24 hour, seven day a week format effective February 1, 2017.
“This is not simply a business deal, my mission is to offer Milwaukee and Wisconsin a new voice and change our political dialogue. Our state and our nation need more fact-based political conversations, more speaking truth to power, more inclusive voices, and less partisan rhetoric,” Crute says. “Wisconsin needs a dynamic, commercial alternative to the right and far-right voices that peddle propaganda and alternative facts”
The Devil’s Advocates Radio Show, featuring Crute and Dominic Salvia, will anchor afternoon drive. The Devil’s will return to their show’s successful formula of leading Wisconsin politics at 2 pm weekdays, before welcoming their national audience 3-5, and replaying the Wisconsin guests and headlines 5-6 pm.
The Bill Press Show, the Stephanie Miller Show, the Thom Hartman Show, and Free Talk Live will join the Devil’s Advocates in providing a live daily weekday line-up between 6 am and 9 pm CT. Westwood One will provide National news, daily features like Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and weekend national programming like Meet The Press. WRRD 1510 AM will welcome Milwaukee’s own Earl Ingram Show back to the Wisconsin airwaves Saturdays 12-3 pm.
“This is not about me. This didn’t happen without monetary and banking partnerships, a fair seller, sponsors taking a leap of faith, support from my family, my radio partner and syndication partners, and most importantly the good people of Wisconsin that have embraced the Devil’s Advocates and our sponsors. We look forward to bringing the best local and National hosts, offering diverse voices on the New WRRD News/Talk 1510 AM line-up,” Crute says.