Hudson Valley Focus LIVE premiered Monday, October 1, 2012 at 6:00 AM on WKIP 1450 AM Poughkeepsie and WELV 1370 AM in Ellenville. Tom Sipos will be replacing Imus in the Morning in the 6:00 to 9:00 AM time slot Monday through Friday. The topics being covered will include politics, education, economic development, the arts, careers and the changing economic landscape.... These are the same topics I have covered in more than 800 Hudson Valley Focus shows over the last seventeen years. The expanded time slot will allow me greater flexibility to have in depth discussions with the people who are the decision makers, political and business leaders from throughout the Hudson Valley.
Most importantly, rather than take another programming feed off of a satellite, station manager, Chuck Benfer, wants to experiment with a return to live, local talk radio. Our goal is to connect with the community and present the issues that affect us all. It is also our goal to present issues in a way that will positively effect our lives. Future segments will provide listeners an opportunity to call in to discuss issues and express their opinions.
I am open to your suggestions about topics, guests and issues that you think are important for future shows.