RALEIGH – We conservatives often complain of ‘the media,’ but, you know, not the good ones. If you listen to talk radio i western North Carolina, you know that Pete Kaliner, host of conservative talk on WWNC 570-AM weekdays from 3-6 PM, is one of the good ones. Unfortunately, though, the award-winning radio journalist, former TV reporter, talk show host’s time with the station, and thus his radio show, is coming to an end.
All good things come to an end.
All jobs have a shelf life.
I’ve been informed by iHeartMedia that the shelf life of the afternoon show at WWNC in Asheville is over.
I’ll begin the job search now.
Thanks for letting me be a part of your life for the last 8 years.
— Pete Kaliner (@PeteKaliner) January 14, 2020
Conservatives in western North Carolina, and across the state, will miss Kaliner’s shrewd commentary and sense of humor, while remaining hopeful about what might be next for him in the way of political and cultural commentary.
That includes Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC):
Pete is tremendous. Tough, fair, and exceedingly gracious. Hate to see him go but really thankful for all he’s done for Western NC—and excited to see where he lands next. https://t.co/d4g532nAWt
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 14, 2020
Pete started in radio over 20 years ago, working with the Charlotte Hornets as on-air talent before moving into local news reporting, and hosting radio shows. North Carolina, like anywhere else, is a sea of Left-leaning media, and so Kaliner has offered listeners for the last eight years a safe harbor on an island of sanity.
We, like the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, are excited to see where Kaliner lands next.