WSBA is shuffling its morning lineup to make room for another popular nationally syndicated program.

Starting today, radio host Gary Sutton will join the cast of "York's Morning News" from 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays.

Sutton formerly had his own show, "Main Street of America," which aired 9 a.m. to noon weekdays.

WSBA Marketing Manager Todd Toerper said the decision to move Sutton to the morning news show was based on his "huge popularity" in the York market.

Sutton said he is looking forward to joining the morning news show, even though he'll have to wake up earlier.

"I don't go to work in the morning; I go to opportunity," he said. "This is a new opportunity that came up that sounded really good."

WSBA program director Jim Horn said the station wanted to give listeners news, analysis and commentary.

Sutton and current "York's Morning News" personalities Horn, Mark McKenzie and Jeff Schiffman will give news and analysis from 6 to 8 a.m.

"(Sutton) was the person in our market best suited to provide colorful commentary on the headlines," Horn said.

For the last hour of the show, the hosts will open up the phone lines.

Horn said the morning show's format resembles "Main Street of America" in that it offers listener participation. "People can still call in and voice opinions," he said. "We feel it's an important part of the community experience."

Sutton, who has been in radio since 1995, said he likes "conversational" news programs.


"I live in the area," he said. "I love the people. They know me, and I know them."

Replacing Sutton's old time slot will be Glenn Beck's top-rated radio show "The Glenn Beck Program."

The station jumped at the chance to book the fourth-ranked nationally syndicated program when it became available, Horn said.

He said Beck offers "cutting-edge" perspective and opinion on current events.

WSBA now airs the six most popular conservative radio talk shows, including live feeds from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage programs.


--- What: "York's Morning News" featuring Gary Sutton
--- When: 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays
--- Where: Newsradio 910 WSBA

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