ATLANTA – March 2, 2018 – Conservative radio host Erick Erickson has signed a new, three-year agreement with Cox Media Group Atlanta’s WSB Radio that will keep him on-air through 2020. Erickson joined WSB in 2011 and moved into a prime daypart in less than one year.
“We are excited to have Erick as part of our radio family for the long term. He came into radio having never expected to be on radio and has thrived,” said Pete Spriggs, Director of Branding and Programming for WSB. “The contacts in his phone are a Who’s Who of newsmakers and power brokers. Atlanta is genuinely listening to the most connected man in radio.”
The new contract ensures that Erickson will cover the next presidential election for WSB. In addition to hosting “Atlanta’s Evening News with Erick Erickson,” weeknights from 5-7 p.m., he also provides political analysis for “Atlanta’s Morning News” and occasionally fills in for WSB’s Herman Cain.
“I fell into radio by accident, and it has been fun to really move from being a blogger and TV pundit into the role of talk radio host,” said Erickson. “These last couple of years were not at all what I expected, but I get up every day excited to keep Atlanta entertained and informed with what is happening locally, nationally, and around the globe,” he said.
About Erick Erickson
Erick Erickson is an attorney by training and founded the conservative site RedState.com, before moving to The Resurgent. Prior to joining Fox News as a political commentator in 2013, Erickson spent three years in a similar role at CNN. He has appeared on MSNBC, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Meet the Press. He has a syndicated newspaper column via Creator’s Syndicate in over 100 newspapers. In 2016, The Atlantic Magazine profiled Erickson, branding him as “the most powerful conservative in America.” The Hollywood Reporter describes Erickson as “the most influential conservative blogger on the Internet” and London’s Telegraph ranks Erickson in the top 100 most influential conservatives in America. Atlanta Magazine listed Erickson as one of the most influential and powerful people in Atlanta, Ga. He has been an occasional guest host for Rush Limbaugh and is currently also working on his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is author of Before You Wake: Life Lessons From a Father to His Children.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, seven daily newspapers and 11 non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and Diehards. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.