BISMARCK, N.D. – A new media company is starting a radio show that will focus on the North Dakota Legislature.
The live show will be called “The Legislature Today.” It will air from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It will start Jan. 7, the night before the Legislature starts.
Former North Dakota Associated Press state Capitol reporter Dale Wetzel will host the show. It will feature interviews with newsmakers, and take listener calls.
It’s part of a media project that will include websites and Bismarck’s Great Plains Examiner newspaper. Other partners are former North Dakota Republican state chairman Gary Emineth and Fargo radio talk show host Scott Hennen.
Emineth and Hennen are prominent Republicans -- but they say the show will present all sides of the issues.
Wetzel says the show won’t be a “Republican propaganda project.”
The Legislature Today will be broadcast on flagship KFYR Radio of Bismarck. Other affiliates will include AM 1100 “The Flag” in Fargo and KTGO AM 1090, which covers northwestern North Dakota’s oil country.
It will be broadcast from the Peacock Alley bar and restaurant in downtown Bismarck. The “Peacock” is a favorite hangout for legislators and lobbyists during the session.