The Who Radio Text Line
Marie saved those texts and rereads them whenever she’s struggling. They help remind her that she’s not alone.
Radio stations often host and sponsor a wide variety of community events. With SimpleTexting, you can easily add a form to your website for listeners to sign up to get involved!
Max & Amy
Amy Sweet and Max Schaeffer replace Van Harden on the morning show at 1040 WHO. Amy is an experienced morning radio personality, and Max is thrilled to be back in Des Moines with his longtime on-air partner.
Personality… screwball, raunchy, and blunt. Amy says what’s on her mind, regardless of whether it’s offensive or not. She’s easy-going but has a gale-force personality that makes her a bit of a loose cannon.
Relationship Status… complicated. She’s dating Steven, a sweet musclehead, but also sleeps with other men behind his back. She’s commitment-phobic, having inherited her father’s philosophy that monogamy is unrealistic. At work she has a rocky relationship with Dianna and is trying to impress Aaron in order to get that promotion. At home she’s a loving mother to her two daughters, Peyton and Kenzie Charlotte. She’s a strong fighter, boasting that she started her combat training at age 5. She also likes to collect dolls, including one of Tara’s alters.
A self-described conservative Republican state senator, Jeff Angelo created a bit of a stir last week by announcing formation of Iowa Republicans for Freedom. This is a group that backs constitutional amendments to ban same-sex marriage. The move is a little ironic since Angelo himself has recently married Tara van Brederode, a Unitarian Universalist.
Angelo has a strong sense of community and has worked for the past 17 years as a morning host at WHO radio. His show, Need to Know with Jeff Angelo, airs from 9 to 11 a.m each weekday. He covers a variety of topics, including politics and pop culture.
When he is not at the station, Angelo spends time with his wife, Debbie Hulett, and their children, Logan and Kayla. The family lives in Creston. When he returns to the area for various events, he often enjoys the camaraderie that exists among local residents. They are also close with their extended family.
When Simon Conway takes the mic at Iowa’s biggest talk radio station, WHO-AM, an introduction set to country music proclaims him “one of the proudest citizens of the United States, ever.” A flamboyant conservative who has slammed traffic cameras in Des Moines and challenged his $75 speeding ticket in what he calls a kangaroo court, he sounds very much like a typical rightwing talkshow host.
But he’s also very much his own man. He’s a naturalized US citizen who was born in London and says his conservative beliefs were forged by experience of European-style socialism. He once ran a successful corporate communications business in the UK and has filled-in around the country on major stations.
During his afternoon drive show, around 65,000 Iowans tune into iHeartMedia’s news/talk WHO-AM in Des Moines. He’s also a trustee on the board of the USS Iowa and conducts a yearly BBQ sandwich giveaway for veterans. He also supports Puppy Jake, a service dog program for wounded warriors.
Clay Travis & Buck Sexton
Clay Travis and Buck Sexton have launched a new era of talk radio entertainment in the legendary time slot of Rush Limbaugh. The duo is airing on hundreds of stations, including NewsRadio KLBJ. They’re a formidable team that combines a fascinating blend of real life experience as they cut through the clutter and get to the heart of today’s most compelling stories.
Both Travis and Sexton come with large, existing audiences. Travis’s show, Outkick the Coverage, is a Fox Sports Radio program; and Sexton has his own series with Premiere Networks. Combined, they attract an audience of millions.
While the pair admits no one will ever replace Limbaugh, they believe they can draw new listeners by focusing on conservative causes and topics that resonate with many people across multiple generations. They’re also embracing the social media phenomenon that is Twitter. They frequently interact with listeners and even ask for their feedback via tweets. It’s a fun way to keep the audience engaged.