Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Mar. 25, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Mar. 25, 2020

Live at Five and More

Yesterday at this time, I told you about the end of a long-running program on KXEL, “On Press Row” with Gary Rima, which will air its final edition this Friday. Now, information about some of the changes the show’s end will allow us to make.

In times like these, you need information you can rely on, from people you trust, and you need it right now. The Mark Levin Show is popular with many of you. It’s been airing from 6 until 9 p.m., but Mr. Levin actually does the program live from 5 until 8 p.m. Like many stations, we time shifted the program as needed. But there’s always the risk of something new happening that renders the program outdated, and that’s not fair to the host or the audience. So starting Monday, you’ll hear all three hours of the Levin program live, starting when you drive home from work at 5 p.m., through your dinner hour and into the early evening. Fans of the program will also note this means less pre-emptions during college sports seasons.

This also allows us to bring you an hour of the new Todd Starnes Show each weeknight. You’ve enjoyed Todd’s Christian conservatism through his commentaries that air three times each weekday on KXEL, and now we can give his voice an additional airing, from 8 until 9. He does his national show earlier in the day, and the hour we bring you is one without dated references…just common sense and conversation.

And we continue airing radio hall of famer Jim Bohannon’s nightly program live from 9 until midnight.

More live programming, and more voices…which is what we think you deserve in times like these.