Red Eye Radio is a syndicated overnight radio show hosted by radio veterans Gary McNamara and Eric Harley and is targeted toward long haul truckers. Red Eye Radio has broadened its mission to include everyone living and working non-traditional hours. This broadened audience includes shift workers, travelers, truck drivers and others who embrace the new 24/7 lifestyle. With many restaurants, retailers and other business establishments open round the clock. Red Eye Radio is the successor to Midnight Trucking Radio Network, a program whose roots go back 40 years.
Red Eye Radio has a proud history, as the longest running nationally syndicated radio program focused on the needs of the trucking industry in the United States today.
For 40 years the show has kept a key focus: to be part of the fabric of the trucking industry. Red Eye Radio has done this by consistently providing professional drivers up to the minute news, information and entertainment with one key goal: create a positive in-cab experience while helping truckers become more efficient and stay entertained while on the road.
The show's Katy-Award Winning Hosts, Eric Harley and Gary McNamara, together bring the show over 40 years of broadcast experience. MTRN's on-air talent, combined with strongly branded resources, enable Red Eye Radio to deliver a quality broadcast and maintain the highest standards in the industry.
Red Eye Radio (Formerly known as The Midnight Radio Network) wins Top News/Talk Program at Katies!
The Midnight Radio Network (MTRN) was awarded Best News/Talk/Call In Show at the 44th annual Press Club Katie Awards on Saturday, November 2nd at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas Texas. Eric Harley and Joe Kelley, hosts of MTRN, were selected from thousands of entries from radio stations airing across five states; Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. "This News/Talk approach to trucking radio has really taken off. This award confirms that we are providing "the best" product to the trucking industry", said Bob Shomper, Operations Manager of WBAP, 820 AM, the flagship station of the network.
The Katie Award is one of the highest recognized symbols of excellence in radio and journalism. The Network was proud to be recognized within the same awards ceremony where Walter Cronkite received his first-ever lifetime achievement award for his more than 60 years in journalism.
Hosts Joe Kelley and Eric Harley expressed gratitude to the listeners of The Midnight Network. "Our trucking audience makes the show very interactive as we strive to maintain a topical and informative radio broadcast," said Kelley.
Then owned and operated by ABC/Walt Disney Company, Red Eye Radio (Cumulus Media Network) is a nationally syndicated trucking radio program that blankets the US, Canada and Mexico. You can listen to Red Eye Radio on 50,000 watt AM stations as well as Sirius Satellite Radio (www.RedEyeRadioShow.com for station listing).