August 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM CDT - Updated June 25 at 5:40 AM
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Stephen King is offering an antidote to what he sees as the biases of right-wing radio talk shows by hiring a former Green Party vice presidential candidate to co-host a morning talk show on two stations he owns.
In a rare public appearance, the horror writer held a news conference Tuesday in Bangor, Maine, at the headquarters of his three-station Zone Radio network.
"The Pulse Morning Show" will be co-hosted by 50-year-old Pat LaMarche and 43-year-old Don Cookson, a former television reporter. LaMarche ran for vice president as a member of the Green Party in 2004.
During the news conference King said, "We're a little to the left, but we're right."
The show will begin airing on WZON-AM and WZON-FM at 6 a.m. on Sept. 12.
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