Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, is rapidly becoming a popular radio and TV personality, but publicity people are not fully promoting his fine efforts --- including solid interviews and comments on issues of the day --- in the competitive broadcasting arena, notes Grumpy Editor.
The Mike Huckabee Show on radio airs “live” --- noon to 3p.m. Eastern --- opposite long-time top talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
But trying to get an up-to date list of radio stations carrying Huckabee’s daily talk show is difficult.
Cumulus Media Networks, which syndicates the radio program that debuted on April 9 on about 180 stations, doesn’t show all current outlets on its Web site.
Noteworthy is that on June 14 Huckabee started airing on radio station KXAR in Hope, Ark.
Why is the addition of KXAR considered nifty fodder for alert PR people?
That’s the station where Huckabee started work at age 14.
It led to basic training in broadcasting, including on-air chatter, which probably is why he does so well (without “errs”) now on radio and on his Fox News TV show, Huckabee, airing on Saturday and Sunday nights.
A radio listener yesterday welcomed his debut in the Hammond, Ind. area.
So he’s building his radio coverage that includes the three-times-a-day The Huckabee Report syndicated on almost 600 stations.
Ratings on Huckabee’s daily three-hour radio show would get a boost if some stations ran his timely remarks and interviews “live.”
New York’s WOR, for example, delays airing his show until evenings. Seattle’s KCIS trims his show to two hours in the late afternoon, seven hours after its live airing.