iHeartMedia Tampa Bay’s WFLA to debut The Ryan Gorman Show’ in January
Ryan Gorman will bring something fresh to the drivetime slot at WFLA.

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The show will feature local coverage, as well as discussions and interviews with local and national dignitaries.

Radio host Ryan Gorman is part of iHeartMedia Tampa Bay’s WFLA new morning drive lineup, with a new self-titled show.

“The Ryan Gorman Show” will hit airwaves starting Jan. 4 from 7 to 10 a.m., as part of an extension to the morning drive lineup. It will follow “AM Tampa Bay with Jack Harris,” which runs from 5 to 7 a.m.

Gorman will host the new program alongside co-host Aaron Jacobson and producers Katie Butchino and James Burlander. The show will cover the biggest news stories and trending topics from the Tampa Bay area, from the latest headlines to weather and traffic updates, plus discussions and interviews with local and national dignitaries presented as the talk of Tampa Bay.

“I’m excited to make the move to mornings and follow Jack Harris, a Tampa Bay and talk radio legend, and bring something unique and different to talk radio,” Gorman said in a statement. “We’re going to cover the biggest stories of the day and have fun doing it. Plus, we’ll feature guests who have the inside scoop on what’s happening in Tampa Bay and across the country and how it will impact you. I’d like to thank the incredible leadership team at iHeartMedia Tampa for the opportunity to host a morning show in my hometown.”

Gorman has been a local fixture at News Radio WFLA as host of PM Tampa Bay since March 2018. He will continue to host “iHeartRadio Communities,” focusing on national topics that runs on iHeartRadio stations across America.

Harris, who has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than 50 years, also expressed excitement about the new show.

“We’ve got some great things happening in the mornings on 970WFLA beginning in the new year,” Harris said. “First, we’ll be expanding the local mornings on News Radio WFLA to five hours, and we’ll also be expanding our news coverage. As always, ‘AM Tampa Bay,’ followed by ‘The Ryan Gorman Show,’ will be chock-full of information and entertainment.”

Gorman made his mark on Tampa Bay radio as a moderating voice on a station traditionally known for conservative voices, with a younger, witty perspective on current events and politics. He often features segments tackling sometimes controversial subjects with a serious, yet sometimes humorous approach, featuring guests ranging from local politicians and newsmakers to journalists and pundits.

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  • John E Stratford

    December 7, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Not right to bury Jack before we get up, and then cut off the first hour of Glenn Beck.
    This is a stupid move.

    • Marion

      December 7, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      AGREED. Gorman is terrible, and no one wants to listen to him, especially in the morning. Who in their right mind would pick Gorman over Jack Harris, and then Beck?
      I literally have no other reason to listen in the morning… nice move.

    • Paula N Hawkins

      December 8, 2021 at 9:03 am

      I totally totally agree with this…..a really stupid move!!! With all the things being taken away or changed on us, to have FLA make this sort of switch is just not good!! I have been a listener of FLA since the days of Mark Larsen and before Glenn Beck was even on. Beck brings something to our listening day that can’t be replaced by the likes of Ryan Gorman. Please reconsider this move.

  • Greg

    December 7, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Faithful listener for years right up till the retirement of Teddy. Listened only semi-regularly after, and now sorry to have to tune them out all together. The newer people just ain’t hacking it. And Jack’s on vacation too much. Sorry.

  • Paula N Hawkins

    December 8, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    I’ve left FLA a message that I hate this doubly bad move…..so here is what I’m starting to do NOW…….I found another iHeart radio station that carries Glenn Beck starting at 9:00 am so I won’t miss any of his 3 hrs……the one I found is WJNO on iHeart out of west palm…..GB 9-12 and then Clay and Buck at noon…..I just won’t hear wfla from 9 to 3–AND won’t hear any of their ads either, which hopefully their advertisers won’t like to hear., especially if others do the same as I’m doing.

  • S. Austin

    December 9, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Regarding the Great Radio Reset: First they silenced Mark Levin on 1250, now they are working to do the same with Glenn Beck. No other radio personality does the research of Glenn Beck and his staff. Yes, listen on line from now on. Who is next on the chopping block of silence?

  • Philip

    December 9, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Gorman says that the move came from to many lighting game’s guessing he didn’t check raisin show ratings. More persons tune into the lighting game than they tuned in his show. Daaa. So we’re supposed to listen to this pin head garble and his Beck opening. I’m out

  • Willem Marx

    December 9, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Will not be listening to this guy. Why on earth undermine Glenn Beck? WFLA will suffer in the ratings. It is one thing to put Gorman at 6pm, but in the morning and especially from 9 to 10 am is ratings suicide.

  • Bob Carley

    December 14, 2021 at 10:55 am

    It is time fot Jack Harris to slide into retirement, but Ryan Gorman is the worst person you could have brought in. Ryan is an arrogant liberal who will destroy your morning show. Then to cut out Glenn Beck or delay his start is just suicidal programming. WFLA is dead. RIP 1/4/22.

  • Peter Medveczky

    December 15, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Gorman is always unprepared regurgitating liberal talking points. Very arrogant and annoying personality. No more listening to WFLA in the morning. I guess WFLA is not interested making money the old way relying on ads. They are funding the morning show using woke/socialist/Soros donations.


    December 19, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    So sad to see what WFLA has become, simply a matter of time before everyone (Media) caves in. The material and new Weekend schedule( Sunday Podcast) has taken a turn that we had hoped NOT to see, alas, here it is. Many of your original listeners are growing weary of the changes and will be moving on.

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