Michael Castner is a U.S. journalist, television host and radio personality. Currently he hosts The Daily Wrap for the Wall Street Journal Radio Network. The syndicated show debuted in April 2011, and airs live from 6 to 9 pm Eastern Time. Charter affiliates include KTLK, Los Angeles, and KLIF, Dallas. Affiliates 96.9 WTKK-FM, Boston, WHNZ, Tampa, and KSTE, Sacramento, were added in the summer of 2011. Additional large market affiliates KVI, Seattle, KHOW, Denver (9 pm-midnight), KEX, Portland (6-7 pm), and 92.3 KTAR-FM, Phoenix, were added in January, 2012.
Previously Castner was co-host of a daily morning drive radio show on WRNO-FM in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also hosted an afternoon show on Newsradio 1150 WJBO Radio in Baton Rouge, LA. Both are ClearChannel stations. His first ClearChannel station was KFI in Los Angeles.
He most recently hosted The Nightside Project for Bonneville International which was heard each weeknight on KSL/Salt Lake City, KTAR/Phoenix, and WWWT/Washington. As host on Nightside, Castner took the time slot to number one from 12th place in 9 months. He was laid off from KSL as of November 7th, 2007. At the time of his laying off, the show was scheduled to enter syndication nationwide.
Castner has a career span of nearly 30 years, having worked for KFI/Los Angeles, as well as hosting shows on the E! Network for 14 years. Castner also served as press advisor to congressional candidate Joseph P. Kennedy II, and as the communications consultant for the Utah State Senate. Castner was a Washington correspondent for Tribune Broadcasting covering the White House and State Department.
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