Herald, Ch. 25 report WRKO Finneran deal

Larry Weil kc1ih@mac.com
Tue Jan 16 10:27:32 EST 2007

At 4:12 AM -0500 1/16/07, chuckigo@maine.rr.com wrote:
>were it not for Finneran's new-found status as an out-of-work pol
>thanks to less than scrupulous dealings, do you honestly think he'd be
>any major market station's first choice to host morning drive?   i'm
>not putting the emphasis on that at all - i do believe i plainly
>stated that i feel that dues-paying and hard work in broadcast means
>everything.  the trend to hire individuals of no broadcast background
>is, as i initially stated, disheartening to those of us who have
>worked for years with an eye on the prize.  and that the hiring of
>said individuals based upon a level of notoriety is an extremely sad
>thing to me.

I'm thinking of an earlier example of someone with (I believe) no 
radio background who was hired and was quite successful:  Curtis 
Sliwa at WABC in New York.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

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