According to Colorado's Morning News host, KOA "the perfect station" for weatherwoman related to Limbaugh
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On June 25, after learning that KUSA 9News and Newsradio 850 KOA weatherwoman Becky Ditchfield is distantly related to nationally syndicated right-wing radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, KOA Colorado's Morning News co-host April Zesbaugh called KOA "the perfect station" for Ditchfield. The segment also was simulcast on the June 25 broadcast of KUSA's 9News Daybreak.
Limbaugh's program airs from noon to 3 p.m. Mountain time weekdays on KOA, which is owned by Clear Channel Communications Inc. KOA's lineup also includes such Denver-based conservative hosts as Mike Rosen, "Gunny" Bob Newman, and Jon Caldara.
From the June 25 broadcast of KUSA's 9News Daybreak:
GARY SHAPIRO (9News Daybreak co-host): Hey, we want to introduce the newest member of the KOA/9News team --
ZESBAUGH: That's right.
SHAPIRO: -- Becky Ditchfield. She joins us from the backyard right now to talk a little bit about the heat. And so, well, your radio viewers --
ZESBAUGH: Hey, Becky.
SHAPIRO: -- radio listeners obviously can't see her.
STEFFAN TUBBS (Colorado's Morning News co-host): Hi, Becky. Good morning. Yeah, we had Becky over here at the radio station here on Friday, so it was great to put a face with a name, and she'll be joining us on the radio side as well.
DITCHFIELD: Yeah, good morning, guys. We certainly had those hot temperatures yesterday and today included. But, fortunately, it looks like we got a cool-off on the way for tomorrow. So, we'll look forward to those 80-degree temperatures again tomorrow afternoon.
KYLE DYER (9News Daybreak co-host): Can't wait.
TUBBS: Now, we, we understand, Becky, you're somehow related to Rush Limbaugh?
DITCHFIELD: I am.
DYER: You are? Ah.
DITCHFIELD: I am. Yep. It's on my mom's side. Actually, it's my great-great-grandmother and his great-grandmother -- if you're still following -- were sisters.
HITCHFIELD: So, they were -- the last name was Isenberg. So, that's how --
ZESBAUGH: Have you ever met him?
HITCHFIELD: No, I haven't met him, but I, from what I know, my grandparents actually still meet with and know his -- some aunts and uncles of his.
ZESBAUGH: Very cool.
SHAPIRO: That is wild, isn't it?
TUBBS: What are the odds?
DITCHFIELD: I know.
ZESBAUGH: This is the perfect radio station for you, then.