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Wall Street Journal Radio Network To Launch New Daily Talk Program Hosted By Michael Castner
Posted- Monday, February 28, 2011

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal Radio Network announced today plans to launch a new, live evening show called "The Daily Wrap from The Wall Street Journal with Michael Castner." Scheduled to debut in spring 2011, the news, talk and opinion broadcast will originate from the Journal's headquarters in New York City and air live each weekday from 6-9 p.m. ET. Journalist and radio personality Michael Castner has signed on as the show's host. Wall Street Journal Radio Network Logo

On "The Daily Wrap," Mr. Castner will break down the major news and developments of the day on a range of topics, including U.S. and world news, politics, entertainment, health, technology, sports and more with contributions and analysis from Wall Street Journal reporters, editors and opinion writers as well as newsmakers and special guests.

"The Daily Wrap will showcase the breadth and depth of reporting and resources from across Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal to serve high-quality news and analysis, interviews and opinion across myriad topics," said Nancy Abramson, executive director of The Wall Street Journal Radio Network. "The show will complement the Journal brand expanded content and scope, fascinating stories and new ideas and provide an exciting new opportunity and alignment for advertisers."

The Wall Street Journal Radio Network currently serves more than 400 affiliates in the U.S. with breaking news, business, consumer spending and financial market news. Programming includes The Wall Street Journal Report, The Dow Jones Money Report, Watching Your Wallet, Barron's on Investment, The Wall Street Journal This Morning and The Wall Street Journal This Weekend.

"Michael Castner is a rising star in talk radio and will bring his unique voice and versatile skills to the mix for a compelling broadcast in a tone the audience will love," added Ms. Abramson.

"My goal for the show is to quickly and informally capture the essence of the day's top issues," said Mr. Castner. "I'll be talking with reporters and opinion leaders who will share information and observations. We'll look for unique details through conversation, not confrontation."

About Mr. Castner

Michael Castner's television and radio career has spanned news, entertainment and politics. He currently serves as a host on WRNO-FM in New Orleans and WJBO-AM in Baton Rouge, La. He previously hosted the Nightside Project heard on KSL- AM/FM Salt Lake City, KTAR in Phoenix and Talk Radio 3WT in Washington DC., and served as news anchor for KFI-AM in Los Angeles. Mr. Castner began his on-air career with a local radio station in Texas and television stations in Idaho, Wisconsin and Texas. He then served as a television news correspondent for Tribune Broadcasting, covering the White House and State Department, followed by roles as a U.S. Congressional press advisor and communications director for the Utah State Senate. Mr. Castner returned to television and worked in London and New York as a reporter and producer for Entertainment Tonight and the syndicated show Everyday with Joan Lunden. Castner hosted his own talk show and Red Carpet coverage on E! Entertainment Television.

About The Wall Street Journal Radio Network

The Wall Street Journal Radio Network ( has been the leading provider of business-news programming for radio stations in the United States for more than 30 years. The network serves listeners on over 400 radio stations with late-breaking business, consumer spending and financial-market news around the clock. The network is home to The Wall Street Journal Report, The Dow Jones Money Report, and Watching Your Wallet, Barron's on Investment, The Wall Street Journal This Morning and The Wall Street Journal This Weekend.

Business-news reports from The Wall Street Journal Radio Network are carried on the leading radio stations in the country including WCBS-AM, New York; WLS-AM, Chicago; KGO-AM/KSFO-AM, San Francisco; WMAL-AM, Washington, D.C.; WWJ-AM, Detroit; KTRH-AM, Houston; WLW-AM, Cincinnati; KIRO-FM, Seattle and KTAR-FM, Phoenix. The Wall Street Journal This Morning is heard on over 200 stations including WLS-AM Chicago, WRKO-AM Boston, WPGB-FM Pittsburgh, and KNEW-AM San Francisco.

One of the toughest interviews I have ever done
Posted- Sunday, July 19, 2009

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I don't remember the last time I have done an interview with such mixed emotions. On one hand you have a father who has lost a baby daughter. On the other hand you have a father who admits that it could have been prevented. And because of that, their house is now a crime scene and their surviving 14 month old is being held by child protective services. Listen for yourself. Here is Robby, the father of the baby when he called in to my morning show.

My Baton Rouge Show on WBRZ on the Thuggin It DVD
Posted- Thursday, July 16, 2009

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As you know I don't do interviews. Rolling Stone begs. Larry King cajoles. No. Ya wanna know what I think...listen to the show. But Brian was willing to give his two cents in my place in an interview with WBRZ. They used some of your calls and some of our show to highlight the deserved public outcry on the Thugging It DVD. Thanks to the folks at Channel Two for stopping by. Hope my surgical mask wasn't too weird for you. I saw another Michael do it once. Shamone!

A Call to our show leads to a police standoff
Posted- Friday May 8, 2009

What a morning we had on the show...well at the end of it anyway. A man called our show and said he was going to kill himself or go out in a firefight with cops. Program Director Jim Fisher was filling in for Producer Amy this morning and he took the call. CLICK HERE for the  full story on NOLA.COM. We were reminded this morning of the trust you place in us and we don't take it lightly. We are also grateful for the help and compassion shown to this man by the New Orleans Police Dept. and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Dept. The man was not charged with a crime and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Hit the player below to hear the message that I sent out to the man to call us back. Thank God he did. -MICHAEL CASTNER


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Here is the article that came out in the trade publication Radio and Records at the beginning of October. It site's the radio show's success in the ratings and the plans at that point to syndicate the show nationwide.


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I appeared on Attack of the Show on the G4 Network. Their host Kevin Pereira is a regular guest of ours and I wanted to return the favor...besides Kevin let me bitch about Apple and how much they are like Microsoft. It was like free front of millions of people around the world!


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This is pretty much the beginning of the end. Note the opening paragraph. lol. Kinda taken out of context..but that was all it took!

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