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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WDRB News Director Barry Fulmer today announced that local
conservative columnist John David Dyche, whose opinion pieces appeared for
nearly a decade on the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial pages until his
recent departure from the newspaper, will soon begin writing new opinion
columns for the station's website, WDRB.com. Dyche will also occasionally
appear on WDRB newscasts to discuss his opinions.
Plans call for Dyche's first column to appear on April 15,
and it's expected that he'll contribute approximately two pieces per week as
compared to two per month for the Courier-Journal.
"We see John's
participation as an additional enhancement to a revamped and expanded 'Opinion'
webpage that we believe will provide even more relevance to the many people who
have made WDRB.com the fastest-growing website for news and opinion in the
Louisville market," said Fulmer.
"And this isn't the end. Very soon we'll be announcing the name of yet another regular
contributor who will represent the more liberal side of things to
counterbalance John David's conservative leanings, and I believe our viewers
and web visitors will find the range of ideas fascinating."
"It is no secret we intend to have the most viewed web page
in the city," said Station President and General Manager Bill Lamb. "And the
only way to attract the most readers is by investing in the best and deepest
content. This is the next logical step
toward that goal."
"I have to say, I
couldn't be happier about having this new – and improved -- outlet for my
thoughts on politics and other issues," said Dyche. "Clearly, given all WDRB has accomplished in
the last few years and the amazing amount of resources they've committed to
their news product, they've become the go-to station and website for people who
take journalism seriously. And I'm
delighted to become a part of their ongoing success story."