Wexler, a Westport resident, has won the Gracie Award, the Best of Gold Coast three times, the Best of Westchester and the Connecticut Press Club Award. BW’s co-founders Publisher Damon K. Jones and Editor-In-Chief AJ Woodson have often appeared on The Lisa Wexler Show, which was previously broadcasted on WFAS-AM, based in Westchester, from December 2011 to June 2015 .
“I’ve greatly enjoyed my time at WFAS, but the offer to join WGCH was too good to pass up,” Wexler tells BW. “The station is locally owned, and the commute from Westport will be a lot easier on my back and my gas bills. The reason I am going to WGCH, as opposed to elsewhere, is because the AM 1490 signal is heard throughout much of Westchester County, particularly on the I-287 corridor. Please listen on AM 1490 and on WGCH.com , which live streams the broadcast and stores past shows, in case you miss the 4-6 pm time slot.”
“We wish Lisa the best in continuing to give a voice on local, state and national issues,” says Damon K. Jones.
Wexler’s radio talk program, will now be airing exclusively on Greenwich-based WGCH 1490 AM from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
“On July 6th, will be airing 4-6 pm weekdays, tune in am 1490,” Lisa shares. “It can easily heard in Greenwich, Stamford and much of Westchester. But also as far as Westport on the I-95 part of town, and a bunch of Long Island too, goes right across the sound.”
Lisa often had Damon & I come to the station to discuss current stories we were covering, or speak on certain issues concerning politics, police criminality and many other important issue from our point of view. She also often read news from BW on the air. We will miss going to the WFAS studio to do her show (you can still hear us on the Bob Marrone morning show on WFAS) but we wish her much success in her move. But have no fear, her move to WGCH, only means we will now be introduced to and reach a whole new audience.
“I expect AJ and Damon to make the shlep to Greenwich to continue to keep my audience informed about the stories covered in Black Westchester,” Lisa says.
“Sounds like a plan, that just means more readers for us,” Damon says smiling, in response to Lisa invitation for BW to continue to appear on her show at the new station.
Overall it should be a good look, as she expands her brand and the sponsors are all onboard with the move as well.
“I’m so grateful – all my sponsors have come with me, and I’m already adding more,” Lisa says.
Lisa has hosted on WABC and WOR radio and appears often on television as well. Lisa has appeared on The Today Show, Morning Joe, The Early Show, Sean Hannity, Huckabee, and many other regional and local television shows. She won “Best of Westchester Radio Personality” for 2012, and was the “Gold Coast Best Radio Personality” for 2011, 2010 and 2009. Lisa was also named one of “Connecticut’s 2010 Movers and Shakers” by the Connecticut Jewish Ledger. In 2011, The CT Press Association gave The Lisa Wexler Show top prize as Best Radio Show in Connecticut.
Lisa is also the probate judge for the Westport/Weston district. Wexler’s sister is Jill Zarin, one of the original “Real Housewives of New York City.” Together with their mother, Gloria Kamen, they wrote a bestselling book , “Secrets of a Jewish Mother,” since translated into Russian, Chinese and Japanese.