WGY Names Doug Goudie as New Morning Co-Host


Doug Goudie

Doug Goudie

Albany, N.Y. – January 04, 2021 – iHeartMedia Albany’s News Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY, The Capital Region’s Breaking News, Traffic & Weather Station, announced today that Doug Goudie will join the morning show along with current co-host Kelly Lynch, effective January 7, 2021. The morning show broadcasts weekdays from 5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

“With Doug’s rich experience as a recent midday talk host on iHeartMedia Boston’s WRKO, TV Commentator on WFXT-TV and long-stint on The Howie Carr Radio Show, I’m confident that he will satisfy the expectations of WGY listeners for years to come,” said Jeff Wolf, News and Program Director for WGY. “The heart of what brings so many Capital Region listeners to WGY in the morning will remain unchanged. Doug and Kelly will both entertain and inform with meaningful conversations on the important local and national stories of the day but having fun will continue to be part of the show as well.”

“I think our morning show listeners will really enjoy Doug,” said Lynch. “He’s genuine, smart, funny and an engaging storyteller. Plus, he’s from the Northeast, so he’s not afraid of snowstorms or dealing with me!”

“I am very much looking forward to working with Kelly and the rest of the talented team at one of the most iconic radio brands in America,” said Goudie. “I cannot wait to get started!”

Goudie fills the vacancy created in December after former co-host Chuck Custer retired after more than 36 years with WGY.

iHeartMedia Albany has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than seven stations comprised of music, talk and news formats. 

iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Albany market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 2 billion app downloads and more than 140 million registered users.

About iHeartMedia Albany

iHeartMedia Albany owns and operates WGY, WKKF, WOFX, WPYX, WRVE, WRVE-HD2 & WTRY and is part of iHeartMedia.iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; through its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; other digital products and newsletters; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.