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Conservative, but not ‘pissed off,’ Indy radio host Tony Katz enters Lafayette market

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – When Tony Katz, at the time doing odd time slots from a home base in Los Angeles, lost a 2013 tryout at Indianapolis radio station WIBC to “The Chicks on the Right,” he said he struck a deal with the management that passed him up.

“I said, ‘Listen, I think we had a good relationship,’” Katz said last week. “‘You’ve got a 9 (p.m.) to midnight slot. Let me do that from Los Angeles, and I’ll do it free.’”

Eight months of that arrangement led to a morning shift on the news and talk station.

“Like I tell people,” Katz said, “now I live in America. … I’m thrilled to call Indianapolis home. I’m thrilled to be building the empire from right here.”

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