Tom Barnard announces new podcast

Local drive-time radio legend Tom Barnard, who just disclosed a new four-year deal with KQRS, has yet another announcement: He'll be starting a new podcast – not affiliated with the station – with former morning show partner Tony Lee. Barnard announced the new venture on his Facebook page.

It's been a busy week of Facebook posting for Tom Barnard, one of the nation's most popular local morning radio hosts. On Friday he announced on his Facebook page that after some retirement speculation, and some personal hesitation, he had a new four-year deal with KQRS-FM.

On Saturday morning, he announced a new project in a post on Facebook: "Cumulus has been kind enough to allow me to do a podcast. It is not affiliated with K.Q. It will be called Tom Barnard Radio FYR."

Barnard says the podcast could be launched in about a month. Barnard posted: "The cast includes my family and, I'm happy to announce, Tony Lee!"

Lee is a former longtime show partner, well-remembered for his "Tony Tunes," a series of song parodies.

Here's a bit more about Barnard's new deal.

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