Sports, Food and Fun – A Station for the Passions of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA – Today, Entercom New Orleans announced the launch of a new station, 3WL 1350. This AM station is an extension of the Gulf South POWERhouse, WWL AM/FM. 3WL builds on the success of this legendary New Orleans station by offering a “branch” focused on the passions of New Orleans. 3WL will go live Monday, October 14th.
“3WL 1350 celebrates the three greatest passions of New Orleanians: sports, food and fun! Think of 3WL as a radio station as tasty as gumbo, as fun as Mardi Gras and as passionate as Saints fans on Sundays,” said Chris Claus, Vice President and General Manager of Entercom New Orleans. “3WL will build on the tremendous success of WWL, but have a focus all its own. This is an exciting time for Entercom New Orleans and our clients. There is no city like New Orleans in America and there will be no station like 3WL in New Orleans.”
Award-winning WWL Operations & Program Director, Diane Newman, who will oversee 3WL, commented on the launch, “From 6am to 6pm 3WL 1350 has a lineup that New Orleans not only knows but connects with. With sports in the morning, food at lunch, and a larger-than-life personality, Spud McConnell, in the afternoon, 3WL launches with tremendous strength, proven talent, and unquestioned passion.”
3WL’s lineup will launch Monday, October 14th and feature:
6am to 9am – Morning Drive with T-Bob Hebert and Kristian Garic. T-Bob, former LSU lineman and son of iconic Saints QB Bobby Hebert, joins Saints sideline reporter and WWL sportscaster Kristian Garic to create NOLA’s newest and best morning sports show.
9am to Noon – The Power of NBC Sports with Erick Kuselias.
Noon to 3pm – “The Food Show” with Tom Fitzmorris.
Now in its 25th year, “The Food Show” with Tom Fitzmorris taps into the hot New Orleans food scene and a culture wrapped around the Crescent City’s love of food—eating out or dining in. It’s a platform unlike any other in local media.
3pm to 6pm – The Lighter Side of The Spud Show.
WWL mainstay John Spud McConnell brings his irreverent take on life, politics, and today’s events to 3WL 1350 on a new edition of The Spud Show. Spud will celebrate our city’s lighter side and what makes the Crescent City so special!
6pm to 6am – NBC Sports Radio
When 3WL is not live and local, the backdrop will be NBC Sports Radio.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City.
Known for developing unique and highly-successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio’s most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company also is the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and San Jose Sharks.
Entercom focuses on creating effective multi-platform marketing solutions for its customers, incorporating the company’s audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.
The company’s radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism as well as the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2012 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek.