ABOUT THE SHOW: Wake up and get your mornings off to the right start with "First News" on KARN Newsradio! Starting at 5:30 every morning, we give you news updates with Andy Pearson every 15 minutes, a check of traffic with Kevin Miller and weather from Fox16 every 10 minutes on the 9's, and Money News with Lou Graham of Morgan Stanley. Add Liveline interviews with the newsmakers that matter, and comedy and commentary from Rush Limbaugh, David Letterman, and Jay Leno. Top it off with commentary from your hosts, Bob Steel and Gina Martin, and you have the only early morning radio program in Central Arkansas that truly has you covered.
ABOUT BOB STEEL: Bob Steel began his broadcast career in radio but spent 35 years in television news, 18 of them in news management having served as news director of two Little Rock television stations. Between stints in TV news, Steel worked as a media relations consultant for the state's two largest advertising agencies. Bob enjoys golf, hiking and boating. Bob celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary last year -- He and his wife Sherry have three children and one grandchild.
ABOUT ANDY PEARSON: Andy Pearson is known to many Central Arkansas television viewers as a former weeknight news anchor and reporter. His career in Arkansas spans 16 years; with KATV from 1987 to 1993 and with KTHV from 1998 to 2006. Pearson began in radio at age 14 in Lafayette (luh-fay-ette), Tennessee, moving to WSM-AM/FM in Nashville in 1979 at age 19. He made the transition to television in 1986 in Mobile, Alabama.