“Bonnie and Friends” to Debut September 16th on WDAY Radio

(Fargo, ND) -- WDAY Radio has announced that a new morning drive news program will begin airing Thursday September 16th on AM 970 and FM 93.1.

The program will be hosted by well-known local radio personality Bonnie Amistadi, with talk radio veteran Steve Hallstrom serving as co-host.

The program will be called “Bonnie & Friends” and will feature several news, weather, and sports personalities contributing to the program. “Bonnie & Friends” will air 5 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. each weekday.

“I love that feeling of being there early in the morning for my radio listeners,” says Amistadi. “Many of them have become friends and whether they are starting their day, heading to bed, or somewhere in between, I enjoy being the one who delivers their news, weather, and sports. And plenty of laughs too!”

The program completes a mission of bringing a full lineup of live, local programs to WDAY Radio.

“We are thrilled to announce this new program,” says Steve Hallstrom, President and Managing Partner of Flag Family Media. “Bonnie & Friends” completes a re-engineering of the broadcast day on WDAY Radio, and we’re proud to now have a full lineup of live, local shows between 5 a.m. and 6:30 p.m each weekday. We’re thankful to the Marcil family and Forum Communications for their partnership in helping us shape a robust lineup that pours massive resources into local news and weather content.”

"I am happy to work for WDAY, a local company that is investing in top-notch talent and filling the airwaves with great local programming and content that our listeners care about,” says Amistadi. “Local news, weather, and conversation, done right, will always have an audience and I can’t wait to be a part of this great lineup that delivers it each day.”

The new weekday lineup on WDAY Radio now includes:

  •  Bonnie & Friends (Bonnie Amistadi and Steve Hallstrom) – 5:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • The Coffee Club (Paul Bougie and Janae White) – 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • WDAY Midday (Kyle Cornell and Allye Doyle) – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • The Jay Thomas Show (Jay Thomas) – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • WDAY and ABC News (TV simulcast) – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.