ABOUT RYAN

Ryan Gorman currently hosts PM Tampa Bay Monday through Friday starting at 6p EST on NewsRadio WFLA in Tampa, FL. The show breaks down the biggest news stories of the day and features interviews with national, state and local newsmakers, analysts and experts. He also hosts Best Of The Bay, a show dedicated to highlighting the people and organizations that represent the best of his hometown, Tampa Bay. In addition to those two shows, Ryan hosts national coverage of elections and major news events for iHeartRadio. He's also a contributor to the WONK-FM "Reaction Zone" in Washington D.C. and the Daytime TV show on the local Tampa NBC affiliate.

 

Ryan’s radio career started at the age of 16 while he was still in high school. He began interning at the legendary pop music station WFLZ-FM (93-3 FLZ) in Tampa, FL and also became an afternoon talk show host at a small station, WWJB-AM, in Brooksville, FL.

 

After Ryan graduated high school he went on to study political science and history at the University of South Florida while continuing to work at 93-3 FLZ. He quickly rose from intern to weekend talent to the late-night show host. He also became an on-air talent for the cities largest Alternative station, STAR 95.7. In addition to his work at 93-3 FLZ and STAR, he hosted USF’s top college radio show on WBUL-AM, where he focused on politics and coverage of the 2004 Presidential election.

 

In May 2005, Ryan left the University of South Florida and 93-3 FLZ to take a job as the Night Show Host and Music Director for WFKS-FM (97-9 KISSFM) in Jacksonville, FL. During his time at 97-9 KISSFM he helped the station reach record ratings in both his day-part and overall. He continued to host his highly rated night show until January 2007, when he accepted a position as Morning Show Co-Host on WKSS-FM (KISS 95-7) in Hartford, CT.

 

While he was Morning Show Co-Host he helped improve the shows ratings and web reach to new highs and received the Best Morning Show award from the Hartford Advocate. He also led a petition, garnering over 20,000 signatures, to stop an increase in the state's gas tax. The petition was brought to the floor of the state legislature and led to the increase proposal being voted down, saving state taxpayers from paying even more at the pump.

 

In July 2008 Ryan added Afternoon Talk Show Host duties for 960 WELI-AM in New Haven, CT in addition to his morning show co-host job. During this time he lent his insight into the 2008 Presidential elections while interviewing prominent local, state and national political figures, including the Governor of Connecticut and a U.S. Senator.

 

In May 2009, Ryan returned to his home state of Florida and accepted the position of Afternoon Show Host at WFKS-FM (97-9 KISSFM) in Jacksonville, FL. In addition to his show, he ran the day-to-day operations of the radio station.

 

Finally, in October 2010, Ryan accepted the position of Afternoon Show Host at WKSC-FM (103-5 KISSFM) in Chicago, IL. Ryan’s show quickly became the highest-rated afternoon show in the history of the station, going #1 in all demos for four consecutive quarters. Plus, for the full year of 2012, Jordan finished #1 in all key demos. His show continued to be the most-listened-to radio show in Chicago, consistently averaging over 1 million listeners per week. In February 2012, Ryan was promoted to Assistant Program Director of WKSC-FM, where he helped in the day-to-day operations of the radio station. He also hosted The Weekly Show, a half-hour talk show each week dedicated to covering all things Illinois in addition to interviewing the biggest names in music and news. The Weekly Show aired on WKSC-FM, WLIT-FM, and WBEG-FM each weekend in Chicago.

 

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