Dinges: NewsRadio KLBJ making lineup changes

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Dinges: NewsRadio KLBJ making lineup changes

NewsRadio KLBJ is shaking up its lineup.

The new schedule, which features 10 hours of live, local programming each weekday, is set to debut Monday on 590 AM and 99.7 FM.

The biggest change: Hosts Todd Jeffries and Don Pryor are taking over the morning drive shift.

The station’s morning show has been in a fluid state in recent weeks, since co-host Sgt. Sam Cox retired. Cox’s former co-hosts, Mark Caesar and Ed Clements, are sticking with the station, but will be heard later in the day.

Caesar will helm a show from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. alongside Charlie Hodge. Hodge was previously on sister station 93.7 KLBJ-FM.

Clements, meanwhile, will team up with longtime NewsRadio KLBJ afternoon host Jeff Ward from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“Austin’s diverse and rapidly growing population deserves an outlet for meaningful, insightful conversation, and we believe this lineup serves that interest with the most compelling and entertaining hosts in Austin and beyond,” said Chase Rupe, vice president of programming and operations for Emmis Austin Radio, NewsRadio KLBJ’s owner.

A new show from 93.7 KLBJ-FM’s Dale Dudley is being added weekdays at 2 p.m., while another newcomer, the nationally syndicated “Dana Show” featuring conservative talker Dana Loesch, will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dudley will continue to co-host the 93.7 KLBJ-FM morning show, as well.

“NewsRadio KLBJ is available on 590 AM, the region’s biggest radio signal, and also in Austin on 99.7 FM,” said Emmis Austin Radio vice president and market manager Scott Gillmore. “We are welcoming another generation of information-hungry listeners to Austin’s most venerable and provocative radio brand.”

The full NewsRadio KLBJ lineup, effective Monday:

  • 6 a.m.: “The Todd & Don Show”
  • 9 a.m.: Mark Caesar and Charlie Hodge
  • 11 a.m.: Rush Limbaugh
  • 2 p.m.: Dale Dudley
  • 3 p.m.: Jeff Ward and Ed Clements
  • 7 p.m.: “The Dana Show”
  • 9 p.m.: “Ground Zero” with Clyde Lewis

New TV shows on the way

Fall’s here, which means it’s time for a bevvy of new syndicated shows on Austin TV stations.

Here’s a look at some of the newcomers you’ll see during daytime hours — and late at night — starting as soon as this week.

KEYE

Tyra Banks returns to daytime TV on “The Fab Life” starting Monday at 3 p.m. The show displaces “Celebrity Name Game” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” which land at 12:35 a.m. and 1:05 a.m., respectively.

KTBC

“Hollywood Today Live” debuts Monday at 1 p.m. The entertainment newsmagazine bumps back-to-back episodes of “Divorce Court” to 3 a.m.

KNVA

“Crazy Talk,” spotlighting the craziest moments from daytime TV, can be seen at 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. starting Monday.

Hit sitcom “Mike & Molly” joins the CW affiliate’s lineup at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 21. That’s the same day Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0” settles into the 1 a.m. time slot.

KVUE

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Austin’s ABC affiliate is sticking with its existing syndicated shows — including “Live with Kelly and Michael,” “Extra,” “Inside Edition” and “Ellen” — this season.

KXAN

“Crime Watch Daily,” featuring crime news and features from across the country, bows Monday at 2 p.m.

The American-Statesman will take a look at new primetime shows a little later this month, so stay tuned.

Read my blog at tvradio.blog.austin360.com or follow @gdinges on Twitter to get the latest updates on local radio and TV stations.

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