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America in The Morning
Other namesAmerica This Week (weekend version)
GenreNews magazine
Running time1 hour (5:00 am – 6:00 am)
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
SyndicatesMutual Broadcasting System
Westwood One
Dial Global/Westwood One
StarringJohn Trout
Executive producer(s)Kevin Delaney
Original releaseSeptember 17, 1984; 39 years ago (1984-09-17)
Sponsored bySalonpas
Websitewww.westwoodone.com

America in The Morning is a news program airing on numerous talk radio stations, syndicated by Westwood One, a subsidiary of Cumulus Media. The one-hour live program airs weekdays at 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time and is hosted by John Trout. The show features reports from AP Radio News, as well as a national forecast from AccuWeather, a look ahead to the day on Wall Street from CNBC, and the short-form feature Offbeat.[1] The program originally debuted on the Mutual Broadcasting System on September 17, 1984.[2] Jim Bohannon hosted the broadcast until December 2015. At that point, Trout took over the hosting chores after Bohannon decided to cut back his schedule, concentrating on his nightly Westwood One talk show.[3] Before his death in November 2022, Bohannon continued to contribute feature stories and interviews to America in the Morning.[4]

A weekend version, America This Week, another former Mutual news program, is available from Westwood One.[5] An alternate one-hour Westwood One news program known as First Light, hosted by news anchor Michael Toscano, also aired at 5 a.m. Eastern Time[6] until its cancellation on July 29, 2022. The two broadcasts had similar formats and some reporters were heard on both programs.

References

  1. ^ "America in the Morning". Westwoodone.com. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  2. ^ "WWO News America In The Morning Celebrates 35th Year". news.radio-online.com. Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  3. ^ "Bohannon Leaves "America in the Morning." - Insideradio.com: Story". Insideradio.com. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  4. ^ "NAB to Induct Jim Bohannon into Hall of Fame".
  5. ^ "The Week in Review". Westwoodone.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  6. ^ "First Light". Westwoodone.com. Archived from the original on 2015-12-03. Retrieved 2015-12-18.