Lexington conservative radio host Leland Conway is leaving WLAP 630-AM to host a similar show in Richmond, Va.
"It's a great opportunity, but I want to make sure I say this right ... it's not an easy decision to make to do what we're doing," he told listeners of his 3-6 p.m. show on Thursday afternoon.
Conway, 36, has done The Pulse of Lexington, which is known for lively discussions of current events, for nearly six years. His last day is April 6.
He recounted the tale to listeners of how he started out at radio company Clear Channel locally reporting on high school basketball and football. He also wrote a political blog and then was asked one day if he would like to host a show about politics.
"The best part of the job has been using my voice to help keep an eye on government and facilitate dialogue on important issues," he told the Herald-Leader on Friday.
Conway's new show at WRVA 1140-AM will be broadcast during the same time slot, and he noted the show will be Webcast for listeners who want to follow him to his new gig.
Joshua Everett, program director for WLAP, said Mandy Connell of WHAS news/talk radio in Louisville will fill in during some afternoon shifts through April. Others will also help out while the station conducts a nationwide search for Conway's replacement.