On the air. Van Ritshie and Kate Brannan shake up morning sat WALL Radio by switching shifts

| 29 Jan 2021 | 02:09

Effective this passed Monday, Feb. 1, WALL Radio has swapped midday host Kate Brannan and morning host Van Ritshie.

Brannan will take over the morning show from 6 to 9 a.m. and Ritshie will immediately follow from 9 a.m. to noon.

Jim Frey remains 3 to 7 p.m. and the Jimmy Howes Show airs 7 to 10 p.m.

“After 53 years of doing morning radio, it will be great to sleep in and not have to get up before the roosters,” Ritshie said in the station’s press release detailing the changes.

Added Brannan: “My show should be a part of your complete breakfast. And I look forward to promoting non-profits and their events.”

Brannan started her broadcasting career at WALL in 1977. Van Ritshie started at WIZR in Glens Falls in 1968 and has worked at other Hudson Valley stations over the years.

“The key to a quality local business is not just adjusting to the needs of your customers but to your staff as well,” said General Manager Mary Ridings. Each host brings a distinct, different flavor to our station that our listeners embrace.”

WALL Radio is Orange County’s oldest continually operated radio station, playing a pop-based classic hits format. The station blankets Orange County and the Hudson Valley on 94.1, 94.9, 105.7, 106.3 & 106.5 as well as 101.5HD2 and 1340 am.

The station is available worldwide via smart devices & speakers, online app and WALLRadio.com.

WALL Radio is locally owned by Neversink Media Group LLC, along with WDLC Country 107.7/95.3FM and Lite 106.9 WYNY in Port Jervis.

For additional information, call Neversink Media at (845) 856-6000.