Thursday, August 25, 2011

Radio King

Author Stephen King offers left-leaning talk show

Horror writer Stephen King offers left-leaning talk show for 2 Maine radio stations

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Stephen King is offering an antidote to what he sees as the biases of right-wing radio talk shows by hiring a former Green Party vice presidential candidate to co-host a morning talk show on two stations he owns. In a rare public appearance, the horror writer held a news conference Tuesday in Bangor, Maine, at the headquarters of his three-station Zone Radio network.

"The Pulse Morning Show" will be co-hosted by 50-year-old Pat LaMarche and 43-year-old Don Cookson, a former television reporter. LaMarche ran for vice president as a member of the Green Party in 2004. During the news conference King said, "We're a little to the left, but we're right." The show will begin airing on WZON-AM and WZON-FM at 6 a.m. on Sept. 12.

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