SAN DIEGO - A new San Diego-based cable channel could end up competing with Fox News for the conservative cable audience.
It is unapologetically conservative and it could be coming to a cable channel in your home.
The upcoming launch of the One America News Network was announced Thursday. It is a creation of San Diego-based Herring Broadcasting. On July 4, the company – which also produces cable channel Wealth TV – will launch its newest venture, a conservative cable news network.
Former San Diego news personality Graham Ledger is among the hosts for a channel billed as a primary source of news and analysis that is focused on discussion and not shouting matches.
One America News Network will partner up with the newspaper The Washington Times, which will supply reporters, content and space for a production studio. Several of the shows will be produced at the studio in San Diego.
When asked if there is room for another player in the conservative news market, producer and host Jenn Barlow replied, "Absolutely."
Barlow said the high ratings for Fox News means there is room for another conservative channel, but how to appeal to conservatives?
"It's about diversity," said Barlow. "We aim to bring that diversity together."
Barlow said while Fox News is home to many traditional Republican voices, One America will feature the Tea Party and other perspectives within the party.
She said several big cable providers and cable viewers are knocking on their door and predicts One America will be in 10 million to 20 million homes across America when it launches.
The cable network said it will have both news programs and talk shows and will tackle topics ignored by other media.