Radio talk host Lynn Cullen is re-launching her talk show -- on the Internet. "Lynn Cullen Live" will stream live weekdays at 10 a.m. on the Pittsburgh City Paper Web site [www.pghcitypaper.com], starting Aug. 18. The one-hour shows also will be archived on the site and available to download.
Cullen has been a fixture on local talk radio, with stints at talk formats on the former WTAE-AM and the former WPTT-AM. She joined WAMO-AM in March, but was off the air two months later when the pending sale of WAMO and its sister stations was announced.
With much of commercial radio -- both locally and nationally -- dominated by conservative talkers, Cullen's "Lone Liberal" stance has drawn a loyal and vocal following.
The newsweekly City Paper has been looking for ways to expand its Web content with original programming, said publisher Michael Frischling. "When we read about WAMO exiting their format, we thought it might be an interesting concept to have Lynn be a part of our Web site."
WJAS-AM (1320) is shuffling its weekday schedule and adding more local programming to the lineup. Starting Monday, WJAS personality Chris Shovlin will host the 3 to 7 p.m. afternoon drive show.
The syndicated John Tesh program, which is WJAS's current afternoon drive offering, moves to 7 p.m. to midnight.
Shovlin was part of the WJAS morning team from 1991 to 2008. He's also director of marketing and promotion for Renda Broadcasting's three Pittsburgh stations: WJAS, WSHH-FM (99.7) and WMNY-AM (1360).