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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Shara Fryer joins 740 KTRH

Former KTRK 13 anchor Shara Fryer

Newsradio 740 KTRH announced today that Shara Fryer will join its news team, effective Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Fryer will anchor Houston's Morning News with Matt Patrick from 5-8:00 a.m.

Fryer spent more than 25 years working in broadcast television at ABC 13 (KTRK), where she covered stories from Houston and around the globe. She is also an award winning journalist, conducting interviews with presidents, foreign heads of state, well known Texans and national and international celebrities. Fryer currently serves as Director of the World Affairs Council of Houston. As a cancer survivor, she devotes much of her time to various cancer outreach programs and established the Shara Fryer Cancer Research Fund in the Department of Surgical Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

"Shara is a pro with an incredible reputation and we are fortunate to have her join our talented team at KTRH," said Eddie Martiny, President and Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston. "Over 25 years of major market broadcast excellence combined with her commitment to numerous charities in Houston make Shara the perfect choice for mornings on KTRH. This further proves KTRH's commitment to serving Houston with the most up to date news and information."

"I'm excited by the energy and raw spirit of radio. It's a brand new world for me and I see Clear Channel with iHeartRadio as an innovator for a new future of broadcasting," said Fryer. "There's a spark with Matt and the entire KTRH team that I hope listeners will feel and join us weekday mornings. I'm thrilled to be a part of the energy, conversation and connection of KTRH and our community."

"We are thrilled to have Shara on board," said Bryan Erickson, Director of AM Operations, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston. "Shara will bring an unmatched level of credibility and trust as a veteran news anchor. For over two decades Houstonians welcomed her into their homes on a nightly basis and now they can ride to work with her."

The KTRH Newsradio 740 programming line-up:
· Houston's Morning News with Matt Patrick and Shara Fryer from 5-8:00 a.m.
· The Michael Berry Show from 8-11:00 a.m. and 5-7:00 p.m.
· Rush Limbaugh from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
· Sean Hannity from 2-5:00 p.m.

- 740 KTRH's Lois Melkonian leaves Houston
- Former KTRK 13 staffers talk Marvin Zindler's legacy (PHOTOS)
- Shara Fryer returns to Houston TV on Fox 26 KRIV

(This post is from a release sent to me by Clear Channel Houston)


  1. I still only see a 3 hour news block instead of a 24 hour one in that line up.

  2. In the past, whenever I turned to the radio for news, I would listen to 740AM. Not any more. I can't take the obvious right wing bias of this station.

  3. Who? Nobody will care.

  4. It's AM radio. No one will care.

  5. In the last 2 months KTRH has lost all of its female talent. Any bets on how long Shara will last before she wises up?


  7. I love Shara Fryer. However, i wouldn't dare touch KTRH with a 10ft pole, so I think i'll pass.

  8. I miss Lois and that hot chick that moved to Florida who did the funny videos on air. Bring them back then I'll listen again!

  9. Awesome!
    Shara will be great!
    I will be listening.

  10. Shara is a news icon. I don't understand why she needs to be with him. He's a horrible man. Shara you are better than him. Run. girl. Run.


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