iHeartMedia news/talk radio personality Simon Conway is assuming the lead host role on the morning show on the company’s Orlando talk station WFLF-AM “Newsradio WFLA.” Conway – who continues his role hosting the afternoon drive show based at WHO-AM, Des Moines and syndicated to WMT-AM Cedar Rapids and WOC-AM, Quad Cities – takes over the new morning show role from Bud Hedinger, who retired from the station after 20 years. Conway says, “It is such an honor to have been given the keys to this amazing morning drive show in the heart of Central Florida. We have a great crew and we are aiming to be hard-hitting, fun and entertaining all at the same time.”
Iowa talk radio personality Simon Conway – who’s heard on flagship station WHO-AM, Des Moines as well as iHeartMedia’s WMT-AM, Cedar Rapids, and WOC-AM, Quad Cities – hosted former President Donald Trump live in the WHO studios on Wednesday (5/31). Conway tells TALKERS that it’s one thing to get a former president on the air, it’s another to have Trump in studio for a 30-minute interview. He says, “I spent hours on Memorial Day in our building with Secret Service. Then on Tuesday there was more planning with the advance team and finally yesterday we had to figure out how to keep our stations on the air while they ran dogs through our building. This is the second time I have interviewed President Trump in studio. Iowa has a unique role in the election of presidents, and I am proud that I get to play a part in that.”
Pictured above is Iowa talk radio host Simon Conway (right) – heard in afternoon drive on iHeartMedia‘s WHO, Des Moines; WMT, Cedar Rapids; and WOC, Quad Cities – with Florida Governor (and potential GOP presidential candidate) Ron DeSantis(left) at the WHO studios last Friday (3/10). Conway also interviewed former President Donald Trump yesterday ahead of his rally in Davenport. Conway says of his interviews with the candidates, “We really do play an important role in the process.” Since last summer, Conway has also interviewed former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Senator Tim Scott.