Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

Saturday, July 10, 2021                                                                   

Contacts: Jeff Allen: [email protected] or Joe Rusch: [email protected]     

       St. Louis-based Group Launches New FM Talk Station 

NewsTalkSTL Begins Broadcasting July 19th on 101.9 FM and 99.1 HD3

ST. LOUIS, MO – Epic STL, a local company formed by long-time St. Louis radio colleagues Jeff Allen and Joe Rusch, will launch NewsTalkSTL on Monday, July 19th.  The station will be heard on both 101.9FM and 99.1 HD3 (K270BW / KLJY-HD3)

Debuting on Monday, July 19, the NewsTalkSTL live and local lineup features St. Louis radio mainstays Tim Jones, Chris Arps, Mike Ferguson, Tony Colombo, Vic Porcelli, Katie Fitzpatrick, Rodney Boyd, and Randy Tobler.  The station will also feature nationally known conservative rising star, Dan Bongino.  The Dan Bongino Show is now heard on 200+ stations nationwide in the old Rush Limbaugh time slot.

“When people tune in, they will hear voices that they know and trust talking about the issues that impact their city.” President of Programming and veteran St. Louis radio programmer Jeff Allen said. 

Epic STL is owned by a small group of local investors, with the majority of the company shares controlled by Joe Rusch and Jeff Allen.  The station will be operated by a lot of the team that put the first FM talk station in St. Louis on the air more than 20 years ago.

“This is the team that defined conservative talk radio in St. Louis for many years and we are excited about the opportunity to do it again.” Managing partner for Epic STL, Joe Rusch said.  

NewsTalkSTL at 101.9FM and 99.1 HD3 will also be available via streaming on their website,, an Alexa smart speaker skill, and a mobile App for smartphone users. 

Follow on Twitter: @Newstalkstl, Facebook: NewsTalk STL  

NewsTalkSTL will broadcast from the former Emmis Communications Studios located in the Powerhouse at St. Louis Union Station.  In recognition of their former colleague and Emmis chief engineer Sam Caputa who passed away in 2018, the studios have been renamed the: Sam Caputa Memorial Studios