Angela Hill joins our family, and WWL Radio launches a new station!
Iconic news anchor and beloved personality Angela Hill is joining the WWL radio lineup on Monday, September 30th, taking over the 1pm to 4pm time slot.
And, Entercom New Orleans has also announced the launch of a new radio station, 3WL 1350. 3WL will feature John "Spud" McConnell, long-time Food Show host Tom Fitzmorris, and a new morning sports show with Kristian Garic and T-Bob Hebert.
“It doesn’t get any bigger than this,” says Chris Claus, Vice President and General Manager of Entercom New Orleans. “Not only is Angela a household name, she’s one of the most respected, popular and beloved personalities in New Orleans and the Gulf South,” continued Claus.
Hill, who retired from WWL-TV earlier this year said, “I am sure people are asking, ‘what happened to retirement?’ I always said I was looking for the next chapter of my life. This is a natural fit, it’s in the city I love and talking with the people I love. I’ll have the opportunity to get to know my community better, and they’ll get to know me better,” said Hill. “Radio allows you to connect with and engage people on a more personal level. When you add the power and reach of WWL radio, we can do great things. My show will be engaging, fun and attract big time guests that will keep the Deep South talking. The sky’s the limit.”
WWL Operations & Program Director, Diane Newman, couldn’t be more excited about the move. “For decades, Angela Hill has been friend, family, community leader. Now she gets to expand and connect to her fans, guests and community in an intimate way. She’s a trusted journalist, an amazing interviewer and a great listener. Garland and Angela back to back is a powerful combination. Their perspectives are different…the ultimate skeptic followed by the ultimate optimist. It’s going to be a great ride.”
Garland Robinette welcomed Hill to the WWL radio team. “Angela is the world’s best communicator. People think she’s influential now, wait until she sits behind that WWL radio microphone,” said Robinette.