KFNN Money Radio welcomes J.D. Hayworth back to meaningful talk radio
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
J.D. Hayworth —- with a television and radio career that spans five decades, which includes a 12-year “detour” to Capitol Hill — returns full-time to Phoenix radio, reuniting with local news/talk station KFNN, for the weekday show from 3 to 5 p.m. drive time, “All Right Now!”
In 1994, Mr. Hayworth was elected to United States Congress from Arizona’s 6th District, as part of the first Republican House Majority in 40 years.
Mr. Hayworth’s new show “All Right Now” signifies his return to daily Arizona local broadcast radio as he was first heard on KFNN with his short-form morning commentary program, “The Business of Sports” in 1992 and 1993.
During that time, Mr. Hayworth was seen daily on local TV station Channel 10 as the weeknight sports anchor at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
“J.D. coming home to KFNN is a watershed moment for our station and all Arizona radio listeners,” said Ron Cohen, founder and CEO of CRC Broadcasting Company, owners of KFNN. “With so much interest in the 2024 election and Arizona’s growing notoriety as a key battleground state, the timing could not be better to bring J.D. back to host a daily show. No Valley radio host possesses J.D.’s credentials in both broadcasting and politics.”
Mr. Hayworth says he is grateful for the return to KFNN in Phoenix
“KFNN has given me this chance to return to the air on a regular basis, and I’m grateful,” Mr. Hayworth said in a prepared statement. “No one will confuse me with ‘Toto’ from the ‘Wizard of Oz,’ but I’ll ‘routinely pull back the curtain’ on what’s really happening with politics and public policy.”
In 1994, Mr. Hayworth made history when he was elected to Congress from Arizona’s 6th District, as part of the first Republican House Majority in 40 years. He became the first Arizonan to serve on the powerful Ways & Means Committee and was often called upon by GOP Leadership to help craft communication themes and serve as a national spokesman.
The six-term congressman then ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate in 2010.
Mr. Hayworth’s broadcasting background led to frequent guest appearances on cable news outlets and nationally syndicated radio talk shows. He even anchored telecasts of MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” and CNN’s “Crossfire,” and served as a guest host on the nationwide news/talk radio programs including Mark Levin, Erick Erickson, Laura Ingraham, Mike Gallagher, and Todd Starnes.