Sacramento Radio News Talk on Location in Gulf; News Talk KTKZ 105.5 FM & 1380 AM Sends Hogue to Gulf Coast

Monday, September 19, 2005 3:23 pm PDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2005--Eric Hogue, the morning host on News Talk KTKZ 105.5 FM & 1380 AM is broadcasting live this week from areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Hogue will be broadcasting his program from various cities on the Gulf coast each morning, and taking part in hurricane relief efforts each afternoon.

"This is an effort to provide not only detailed coverage of the relief work in the area, but to give listeners an up-close-and-personal look at what's happening on the ground," said Chris Squires, program director of KTKZ. "Eric is following a group of Sacramento area relief workers who are working to provide assistance to hurricane victims. Not only is he reporting on their efforts, Eric is joining relief workers each afternoon following his daily broadcast."

KTKZ News Talk 105.5 FM and 1380 AM offer a full line-up of news talk programming beginning with The Eric Hogue Show (5 a.m. - 9 a.m.), Laura Ingram (9 a.m. - noon)), Michael Medved (12 p.m. - 3 p.m.), Hugh Hewitt (3 p.m. - 6 p.m.), Dennis Prager (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.), Mike Gallagher (9 p.m. - midnight), Dave Ramsey (2 a.m. - 3 a.m.), and Bill Bennett's "Morning in America" (3 a.m. - 5 a.m.). KTKZ provides national and local news every 30 minutes and as it breaks and weather and traffic throughout the day. In sports, KTKZ is home to Sacramento River Cats Triple A Baseball, Sacramento State Hornets and Cal Berkley Bears College Football as well as area high school football and basketball "Games of the Week."

For complete station programming guides, access the stations web sites at

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