The Jim Bohannon Show with Rich Valdes


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Rich Valdes

weekdays 1- 5Am

Westwood One taps Rich Valdés as the new host of "The Jim Bohannon Show". Valdés, a New York-area talk show host and Westwood One air personality and producer, will continue the program's tradition of bringing listeners breaking news, interesting features and informative reports on a spectrum of topics each weeknight from 10pm to 1am ET.

"No one can ever fill Jim's shoes, but I consider it a blessing and great honor to be part of the next generation of late-night talk show hosts following the tradition of Jim Bohannon and Larry King, connecting with the amazing audience on all these excellent affiliates," said Valdés.

As his first guest Monday night, Valdés welcomes best-selling author, media personality and talk show host Mark Levin. Valdés has served as Associate Producer and regular guest host of "The Mark Levin Show."

Levin said, "Jim Bohannon is a legend. He's also the #1 gentleman of talk radio. His absence from radio will be deeply felt. But there is no better person to assume that slot than my dear friend and colleague, Richie Valdés. Richie V, aka Mr. Call Screener, has been a fill-in host for me and is superb. He is compelling, entertaining, smart, and an unapologetic patriot. I could not be happier for him and, even more, the great radio audience."

"Jim Bohannon has created brilliant radio for Westwood One for more than 40 years. He will forever be remembered in the pantheon of radio greats," said Suzanne Grimes, Executive Vice President Corporate Marketing, Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One. "We are excited to introduce a new, fresh voice with Rich Valdés, a worthy colleague who, in time, surely will join Jim in that rarified circle."