Radio news-talk veteran Jim Watkins is getting back in front of the microphone to host a new podcast that will hopefully have a short lifespan. The Corona Virus Update is a short-format podcast that will feature the latest news about the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
“The podcasts are short, to the point, and confirmed,” said Watkins. Each episode lasts about 90-seconds. “There can be no question people need to know how this contagion is growing,” he said. “With so much misinformation potential, I felt it was important to have a reliable update when news of significance occurs and as this unknown virus expands around the world as well as here at home in the United States.”
Watkins is a 30-year radio veteran who is currently an affiliate relations manager for the Salem Radio Network. He previously hosted mornings on Genesis Communications’ WWBA Tampa (820). He also programmed Meridian Broadcasting’s news-talk WINK/WPTK Ft. Myers-Naples, FL (1240/1200) and Clear Channel’s “News Radio 990” KTMS Santa Barbara, CA. Watkins is also former news director and news anchor for USA Radio Network and Director of Content Relations for American Media Institute based on Washington.