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‘Ben Ferguson Show’ exits WBAP/820 AM

Ben Ferguson
Ben Ferguson

A little more than three years after taking over the 9-11 a.m. slot at WBAP/820 AM, the Ben Ferguson Show has left the building, apparently by choice.

Well, not entirely left. Ferguson’s national show will air on Sunday, as indicated by this Facebook post:

 

Thank you to #dfw for an amazing 3 years! I am excited about some new things I will tell you about ASAP! You can still hear my national show on WBAP every Sunday night from 7-9 P.M.

Posted by Ben Ferguson Show on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ferguson joined WBAP after the departure of long-running host Mark Davis in 2012 (Davis quickly joined KSKY/660 AM, where he has been doing 7 to 10 a.m. for just over three years).

So far, there’s no word on whether Ferguson will go next. But Ferguson, who made his mark at age 13 when he b ecame the youngest radio talk-show host in the country (per his bio), has long been a TV-friendly personality, appearing regularly locally (on KDFW/Channel 4 with “Fox 4 With Ben Ferguson” segments that will continue airing at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and in breaking-news situations) and nationally (across the cable-news board, on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC and their sibling cable networks). For the past two years, he has been a CNN political commentator.

He maintains a national radio show, but a TV move doesn’t seem out of the question. (No sooner had we posted that than Ferguson told us via Facebook email: “I am taking on more TV responsibilities. I will be able to make the announcement later this week!”)

“Ben had done a great job over the past three years,” Tyler Cox, operations manager/program director for WBAP, said via email. “We have great respect for him and wish him well.”

Chris Salcedo is the new host in the 9-11 a.m. weekday slot. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Salcedo is a former anchor/reporter for KTVT/Channel 11 and KTXA/Channel 21 (he was part of the anchor lineup when TXA 21 launched its no-longer-extant TXA 21 News: First in Prime, a two-hour, prime-time local newscast, in 2006).

Salcedo had filled in for national personalities including Glenn Beck and contributes to The Blaze, and has done fill-in work on WBAP as well. He is executive director of the Conservative Hispanic Society. His full bio is here.

Follow Ferguson on Twitter at @benfergusonshow. Follow Salcedo at @ChrisSalcedoTX.

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