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Land Line Now: Can it really be five years?

This month, Land Line Now celebrates five years on the air. Land Line Now is the first daily news and information program designed specifically for America’s truck drivers. Produced by OOIDA, the show is broadcast nationwide each day on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Road Dog Trucking channel, Sirius 147 and XM 171.

Each day’s show includes a newscast keyed to the most important and current issues in trucking; national and state legislative analysis; and longer pieces covering everything from truckers’ lifestyles to regulatory information.

This popular package is created by a team of veteran journalists and broadcasters that includes Host Mark Reddig, News Anchor Reed Black and Senior Correspondent Terry Scruton. Barry “The Iceman” Spillman is the show’s senior producer/engineer; Jim Fetzer is second engineer. Sherry Murry is the show’s traffic coordinator.

The show features a range of guests with expertise in the trucking industry, including OOIDA’s top brass and DC staff plus Senior Editor Jami Jones, State Legislative Editor Keith Goble, and other LL reporters and editors. When you tune in to Land Line Now, you may hear an exclusive interview with your state’s governor or somebody like T. Boone Pickens or Ralph Nader. You might even hear the inside scoop straight from DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.

The show airs 7-8 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.-12 a.m. Eastern.

In its five years on the air, Land Line Now has won more than two dozen local, regional, national and international awards for its work. It’s good stuff.  LL

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