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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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Tony Katz Goes Syndicated With Addition Of WSHY (104.3 The Patriot)/Lafayette, IN

This article originally appeared in All Access, December 11th 2018:

EMMIS News-Talk WIBC/INDIANAPOLIS host TONY KATZ has entered syndication with the addition of STAR CITY BROADCASTING News-Talk WSHY-A-W282CJ (104.3 THE PATRIOT)/LAFAYETTE, IN, effective JANUARY 7th. 

“The WIBC morning show has been a massive success, and continues to grow.” said KATZ, who hosts mornings and middays at WIBC. “With TONY KATZ TODAY, I’m able to talk about the things that matter most to people across the MIDWEST and across AMERICA. I’m thrilled to be adding THE PATRIOT to the family.”

“TONY KATZ is everything you want in talent.” said THE PATRIOT GM BILLY HUGGINS. “Opinions, common sense with a touch of sarcasm and humor. Best of all he is in our state capital, so we know LAFAYETTE is going to love listening to TONY KATZ!”

EMMIS INDIANAPOLIS Dir./Programming DAVID WOOD added, “I brought TONY in four years ago to build our morning show. He did it in two. Over the past 18 months doing TONY as well, his numbers have only grown. He’s more than ready to be a part of the national landscape. He’s a perfect replacement for LAURA INGRAHAM, or for any daypart.”

KATZ’ TOMORROW MEDIA is distributing the three-hour “TONY KATZ TODAY” show, which is available nationwide via XDS satellite. Find out more at tony@tonykatz.com.