Congalton Signs New Radio Deal

Written by Estero Bay News

December 1, 2022

KVEC radio host Dave Congalton will continue his long-running afternoon talk show for at least another five years.

Congalton recently announced on his show that he had signed a new Letter of Agreement with American General Media in early November. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but Congalton told listeners that he “got everything I asked for.”

Starting on Tuesday, January 3, the popular show also known as “Hometown Radio,” will cut back to three hours and run weekday afternoons from 3:05 to 6 p.m. KVEC plans to air “Best of Dave” segments during the 6 p.m. hour. Craig Hill will continue to serve as producer.

Congalton said he started thinking about cutting back last August. 

“I’ve been doing the four hour format for 20 years and suddenly I started feeling less energy,” Congalton told his listeners. “I thought about it a lot during my vacation in September. It came down to this: keep doing the four hour show and maybe do another two years, or cut back a bit and go for five. I don’t want to retire, so it was a pretty easy choice.”

San Luis Obispo attorney Stew Jenkins represented Congalton in the American General Media negotiations. 

The veteran broadcaster marks his 31st anniversary with KVEC on January 6, 2023 with special guest Jimmy Paulding, new District 4 county supervisor.

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