2019 Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast Jim Faherty

2019 Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast: Jim Faherty

Jim Faherty is WERC’s Veteran news anchor.  WERC curated him from heritage News Radio station 1010 WINS in New York.  He regularly anchors the afternoon News on WERC from 2:00 to 7:00.  The following  is an aircheck of Jim’s 4:00 PM Newscast on Tuesday November 27th, 2018.  This cast is typical of what Jim produces each day for afternoon  listeners on WERC.  

Introduction begins with top local story...on this date...The Response of the Hoover Police department to the Shooting of EJ Bradford at the Riverchase Galleria on Thanksgiving.  Then a pitch to traffic and weather.  After giving the current conditions, jim pitches to our national network news from Fox News Radio with 2 minutes of national news.  Then, onto the body of Jim’s Local Newscast.  

First item: The Mayor of Hoover in a press conference earlier that afternoon acknowledging demands to release the video of the deadly police shooting of EJ Bradford (with multiple audio clips).   He then pitches to a package from WERC reporter Angie Norvelle.  He closes with mention of the next thing to happen regarding this story, tonight’s planned protest from police headquarters. 

Second item: Jefferson County Probate Judge is expected to survive a hit and run accident that killed his wife and injured his daughter.  

Third item: Jefferson County District Attorney Mike Anderton has been fired by Danny Carr. 

Fourth Item: Birmingham’s new Football team the Birmingham Fire has a draft happening tonight.  This story featured recycled sound from team president’s appearance on WERC’s morning show. 

Credit: Jim Faherty

 Contest: 2019 ABBYs Category R13

Station NewsRadio 105-5 WERC

Large Market: Birmingham

Submitter: John Mountz

Contact johnmountz@clearchannel.com, 205-439-8155


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