First Light with Dirk Van
Week Days 5am-6am
First Light is a friendly one-hour news/talk magazine show that provides in-depth coverage of the top story of the day with on-scene reports, actuality and analysis. Your host, Dirk Van, guides you through the early morning and prepares you for the day ahead with all the information you'll need to know. First Light features interviews with top celebrities and newsmakers.
Dirk Van is the host of Westwood One’s First Light and The Week In Review. First Light, airing Monday to Friday from 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. ET, is the news-talk show providing in-depth coverage of the top stories of the day with on-scene reports, actualities, analysis, as well as interviews with top celebrities and newsmakers. The Week In Review, airing Saturday and Sunday, provides listeners with a full recap of the previous week’s news events in a lively half-hour of memorable quotes and sounds.
Van traded a career in physical anthropology for broadcast journalism in 1978 when he became news director of WGCH, Greenwich, CT. He graduated to the "Big Apple" as a reporter for WCBS and then news director of WHN.
First Light is now in its 12th year and going strong, having won numerous awards from the International Radio Festival, Ohio State University and other prestigious organizations. Van can also be heard as the morning drive anchor on Fox News Radio.
Van joined Westwood One in 1980 and has been serving up his own brand of news and information ever since.