Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Coakley shifts to Internet broadcasts

Vince Coakley, who left WBT-AM (1110) this month after a year on the afternoon shift, is now doing an hour-long daily show on the Internet.

"It allows me to stay connected with listeners," Coakley said Tuesday. "I think they appreciate the opportunity to stay in touch."

Coakley's show, which he does from a home studio, can be found at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/vincecoakley .

Coakley said he's open to finding another job in broadcasting.

"I believe a lot of the topics I talk about on the program are timely and must find an outlet. I'm looking for the next venue to communicate a timely message. The message will find an outlet."

Before joining WBT-AM last year as a conservative commentator, Coakley was a news anchor at WSOC (Channel 9).

WBT plans to replace Coakley's show next month with "Brad & Britt," featuring Brad Krantz and Britt Whitmire.