FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you need news, there's a new place to turn to all day every day and all night every night. It's 1200 -1460 Wink News Radio and it just launched this week.
Vice President and General Manager Wayne Simons says there was no all-news station in the market, and when breaking news happened, there really was "no place to turn on the radio dial to get that information."
Wink News Radio uses resources from WINK-TV, the News-Press and the Naples Daily News. Simons says it "combines the skills and resources of 250 news professionals."
News anchor Bill O'Neal says listeners are "going to hear all of the stories that have an impact on their lives every day. Whatever's happening in their neighborhood and whatever's happening around the nation."
There's also traffic and weather every ten minutes. "It's a way to keep our viewers and listeners up to date on what's happening in the marketplace continuously," says Simons.
"It's rapid fire," adds O'Neal. "You're going to hear a lot of different things. Of course, this is a very fast-moving world and we're trying to mirror that."