A new radio show will appear on a familiar Elkhart County station.
On Monday, May 5, Truth Radio 1340 will officially launch on 1340 AM, known historically as WTRC-AM. It also will be streamed on elkharttruth.com.
The show will be hosted by Tommie Lee, a local radio veteran and the current afternoon news anchor of Michiana News Channel.
WTRC has been simulcasting talk radio content 24 hours a day with 95.3, Michiana News Channel. From 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays, it will have separate programming and then return to simulcasting Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, as well as local news.
“This move returns a local radio station to Elkhart County and takes advantage of the great journalism we already have originating from The Elkhart Truth newsroom,” Publisher Brandon Erlacher said.
There has been a void in Elkhart and Elkhart County without its own radio station, Erlacher said. “I’m so excited that we can give back to the community a show that originates here,” he added. Local high school football and basketball games will be broadcast this coming fall and winter, he said.
Editors, reporters and others from the Truth staff will provide local content and appear on the show to discuss community news. Local leaders will be guests on the show and take calls from listeners.
In addition, local businesses will be able to tell their stories and provide information to listeners.
After the broadcasts and livestream, audio clips will be posted on elkharttruth.com for listeners to be able to access after each show.
The show will have a presence on Facebook and Twitter @TruthRadio1340.
The new station is a result of a partnership between Federated Media and The Elkhart Truth, both of which are owned and operated by the Dille family.
“We at Federated Media are excited to be teaming up with The Truth to bring local and relevant radio back to Elkhart County. The community needs local news, information and programming, and combining the resources of The Truth with our radio stations will make Truth Radio the place to turn in Elkhart County,” said Clint Marsh, market manager for Federated Media.
Editor's note: The original version did not include the hours for the show, which are 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays.