And that means Michael Savage is out. O’Connor will host a new three-hour weekday afternoon (3-6 p.m.) show on WMAL-AM/FM beginning January 2. He segues from his co-hosting duties on WMAL’s Mornings On The Mall with Brian Wilson. O’Connor has additionally hosted a 5 p.m. EST hour on WMAL-AM/FM since 2014.
Jake McCann, Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media-Washington, D.C. said, “Larry is a super talent in the industry. He’s funny and thought provoking, and his one-hour afternoon show is one of the top-ranked hours in Washington, D.C. It’s a natural progression to expand his afternoon program.”
Bill Hess, WMAL Program Director and Vice President, News/Talk for Cumulus Media said, “Larry’s success, both on our morning and 5 p.m. shows, has positioned him perfectly to re-open the local afternoon daypart on WMAL. He’s smart, entertaining, and an engaging storyteller who will anchor a program built on the stories of the day, with expanded service elements for our busy D.C. commuters.”