WHMP Adds Midweek Politics with David Pakman Not an April Fool’s Joke!
NORTHAMPTON, MA – 4/1/2010 – WHMP, the western Massachusetts staple of news/talk radio programming, is adding Midweek Politics with David Pakman to it’s weekly lineup starting this Saturday, April 3rd at 1pm, joining the likes of Bill Scher’s Liberal Oasis Radio Show and other programs making up “Local Talk Saturday.”
“If you live in western Massachusetts and listen to talk radio, you know WHMP,” said Midweek Politics producer Louis Motamedi, who added, “We’re thrilled to be on Local Talk Saturday and are looking forward to expanding the local audience to correspond with recent national growth. After all, we’re based right in Northampton.”
Asked about rumors that Midweek Politics was being urged to become a daily program by many of the 70 affiliate stations, Motamedi said only that “doing a daily program has been mentioned, but we are considering a number of next steps for Midweek Politics.”
WHMP 1400AM serves the Pioneer Valley, and is owned by Saga Communications. WHMP is repeated on WHNP 1600AM (Springfield), WHMQ 1240AM (Greenfield), and on the FM dial at 96.9. The station carries a number of the top progressive talk radio programs in the country, including Thom Hartmann, Stephanie Miller, and Ed Schultz, and is well known for The Bill Dwight Show, airing weekday mornings at 9.
Midweek Politics is a multi-facet media talk show hosted by David Pakman. Midweek Politics is a political program, focusing on the politics and news of the week, with regular interviews of liberal, conservative, and non-political guests. Midweek Politics can be heard on over 70 radio and television stations, recently adding Atlanta, Hartford, Tampa, and Philadelphia, and also seen/heard in Charlotte, Nashville, Grand Rapids, Dayton, Olympia, Anchorage, Winnipeg, and over 50 others.
Midweek Politics is currently the largest program in the country originating in Massachusetts, as well as the largest program hosted by an individual as young as Pakman. Midweek Politics first aired in August 2005 on WXOJ in Northampton, Massachusetts. While an undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts, during his time as an intern at the Media Education Foundation, Pakman began the evolution of a local version of Midweek Politics on WXOJ that would soon become a national success. Since June 2009 Pakman has been working with nationally syndicated progressive talk radio host Thom Hartmann, Pakman has partnered and distributed Thom’s radio program to Pacifica Radio Network and other public radio stations, and established distribution of Thom’s half hour TV show, The Big Picture, on television stations throughout the country. Midweek Politics online: