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WTIM Hires New Morning Show Host

After 25 years, a new voice for WTIM’s Morning Show will be taking over in April. Sam Wood, 22, of Lincoln, a soon-to-be graduate of Lincoln College's radio broadcasting program, has been named the new host of the Morning Show on Newstalk WTIM THE BIG 870 AM and 96-point-3 FM.  Wood will fill the position being left by the upcoming retirement of long-time host Matt McLemore on April 2nd. McLemore spoke on the Morning Show about how he got started with WTIM.


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Wood was introduced on Friday. He told listeners he’s ready to be the new voice of Taylorville.



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Wood has journalism experience writing for newspapers in southern Illinois and Lincoln, as well as hosting a public affairs radio program on the Lincoln College radio station.  

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