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KTAR News adds new local programming show on weekday evenings

PHOENIX — Bonneville Phoenix announced Friday that it is elevating its commitment to local programming by launching a new local evening news-driven talk show, Reality Check with Darin Damme, on Jan. 3.

“Darin is an exciting talent who will bring a conservative voice and strong opinions that will represent the values of so many in the Valley,” said Ryan Hatch, Bonneville Phoenix Vice President of Content and Operations. “Born and raised in Arizona, he also has a passion to improve our community and deliver a voice for a better Phoenix.”

Damme, who started in radio at the age of 12 at KMOG in Payson, is a former highly-rated Top 40 morning show host on KZZP and KZON in Phoenix. Damme has also written for

“This is a historic time in our country and our state and this opportunity is a dream come true as KTAR News is the authority when it comes to informing the Valley,” said Damme. “My goal is to bring important stories to our listener’s attention, hold our leaders accountable, highlight what they’re doing right and be the biggest thorn in their side when they aren’t representing us to the standards we deserve.”

The new show will air evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will replace Arizona’s Evening News. The start time of the Dave Ramsey Show evening airing will move to 8 p.m.

The update KTAR News show lineup beginning Jan. 3 is below:

5 a.m. to 9 a.m.: Arizona’s Morning News with Jim Sharpe and Jayme West
9 a.m. to noon: Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes
Noon to 2 p.m.: The Dave Ramsey Show
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Arizona’s Afternoon News with Mac and Gaydos
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Reality Check with Darin Damme

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