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."

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