Jim Bohannon will stop hosting “America in the Morning” after Friday’s broadcast, ending a 31-year run with the Westwood One-syndicated morning talk show. He’ll will continue to host the long running “Jim Bohannon Show.” Bohannon has been the only host of “America in the Morning” since its first broadcast in 1984. The program, which blends news, weather, sports, business and interviews, airs on about 250 stations.
John Trout, a veteran broadcaster and regular guest host, will replace Bohannon on the show effective January 18, 2016. Bohannon will continue to contribute his daily feature, “Offbeat,” and newsmaker interviews to “America in the Morning.”
"It's time for me to cut back the daily schedule a bit and focus my attention on the research, interviews, and calls for my weeknight Jim Bohannon Show,” Bohannon said in a release. “Listeners will love John Trout as host. He's got a stellar track record and he’s been a terrific fill-in. The show is in great hands and I wish him much success.”
Trout, a seasoned radio and television broadcaster, has worked in range of capacities in radio, including as on-air host, newscaster, sales manager and program director. By age 21 he was hosting a top 40 morning radio show in Evansville, IN on WSTO-FM. His radio stops include Indianapolis, Virginia Beach, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC. Trout has also worked as a television meteorologist at WLFI-TV Lafayette, IN and WBOC-TV Salisbury, MD.