Newport's RoadStar Radio News comes to The Midnight Trucking Radio Network

| 4/19/2002

Newport Communications' RoadStar Radio News can now be heard on flagship station WBAP-AM and its Midnight Trucking Radio Network affiliates, nationwide and coast-to-coast, at 3:40 a.m., CST, Monday through Friday. Newport's RoadStar Radio News replaces Overdrive Trucking News and the Overdrive Top 10 Countdown.

Each night as truckers call in and discuss what's on their minds with The Midnight Trucking Radio Network's hosts Eric Harley and Joe Kelly, they can also hear a comprehensive wrap-up of the day's biggest trucking stories. RoadStar Radio News anchor Evan Lockridge is backed by RoadStar magazine's team of writers and editors. The team gives listeners the most important stories that affect their professional lives.

"As a live news/talk trucking format, The Midnight Trucking Radio Network needed up-to-the-minute coverage from their publication partner," says Mindy Baker-Herring, marketing manager for MTRN. "Roadstar Radio News supplies just that with high quality industry news coverage on a daily basis." MTRN and its 50,000-watt clear channel affiliate radio stations give RoadStar Radio News unprecedented coverage beyond any other syndicated trucking radio news program in the country. MTRN includes such high-powered stations as WBAP 820-AM, WJR 760-AM, KBOI 670-AM, WBT 1110-AM, KRVN 880-AM, KTNN 660-AM, KGA 1510-AM, WXGI 950-AM, WTMA 1250-AM, WJMS 590-AM, KFEQ 680-AM, KERN 1410-AM, WNAX 570-AM and Sirius Satellite Radio.

RoadStar Radio News is also heard regularly on affiliates the Dave Nemo Radio Network; KVOO-AM, Tulsa, OK; and XM Satellite Radio (RoadStar Radio News is the only trucking broadcast available on both satellite radio services).

RoadStar Radio News can also be heard on the web, 24 hours a day in streaming audio at More information about MTRN is available at RoadStar Radio News is produced by Newport Communications, including RoadStar, Heavy Duty Trucking and Truck Sales & Leasing, as well as Newport's web site at