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Grace Curley, the executive producer of the Boston-based “Howie Carr Show” and a Boston Herald contributing columnist, goes live with her new daily show on iHeartMedia’s WRKO Monday.

“The Grace Curley Show” will air live from noon to 3 p.m., leading into Howie Carr’s program from 3 to 7 p.m. that is heard on 25 stations in New England.

“I am ecstatic for this huge opportunity to host a talk radio show and offer my perspective on politics, pop culture and more,” Curley said. “Over the last six years I’ve been mentored by one of the best in the business, and I look forward to putting the skills I learned from Howie Carr to the test and creating a show that is interesting, unique and entertaining.”

Kathy Carr, president of the Howie Carr Radio Network said Curley, “is her own talent and will have many new elements to her daily program.”

Herald columnist Howie Carr said, “Grace Curley is a great talent and just the sort of host talk radio needs to take the industry to the next level — a young, articulate, conservative woman who already has years of experience in drive-time programming, state-of-the-art podcast and daily print journalism.”

Curley’s column appears every in Sunday in the Boston Herald.

Affiliates carrying Curley’s show include: WRKO 680 AM, Boston; WTSN 98.1 FM, Dover, N.H.; WTPL 107.7 FM, Concord, N.H.; and WEMJ 1490 AM Laconia, N.H.

Bay State plugs in $4M for electric vehicle charging locations

Massachusetts has provided an additional $4 million to support more electric vehicle charging stations across the state.

The money comes from the state’s portion of the 2017 Volkswagen diesel emissions court settlement.

Of the $4 million, $1.5 million will fund fast-charging stations, $1.5 million will be spent on public-access charging stations, and $1 million will go to workplace and fleets charging station infrastructure, according to state officials.

Gov. Charlie Baker said in addition to cutting greenhouse gases, the electric vehicle charging programs will also provide economic development opportunities and support the growth of innovative clean energy jobs.

The Baker administration released an energy plan last week that calls for a requirement that all new cars and passenger trucks sold in Massachusetts be zero-emission vehicles starting in 2035.

Providence Housing Authority gets $1M in federal funding

The Providence Housing Authority is getting more than $1 million in federal funding to help provide housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, authorities say.

The housing authority will use more than $900,000 of the funding, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to offer rental vouchers to house people with disabilities and their families, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said in a statement this week.

Another $100,000 will go to help homeless veterans and their families find and maintain housing.

“COVID-19 has dramatically increased the need for housing assistance, and the necessity of rapidly moving more people away from homelessness and into more permanent housing could not be clearer,” Reed said.

The Providence Housing Authority is Rhode Island’s largest public housing agency, providing affordable housing to more than 12,000 residents.

“This funding is so critical given the challenges in our community that have been compounded by the pandemic and the widespread need for stable housing,” said Melissa Sanzaro, executive director of the authority.

Sours: https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/01/03/ticker-4m-for-electric-vehicle-charging-locations-providence-housing-authority-gets-1m/


Talk radio station in Boston, Massachusetts

Radio station in Boston, Massachusetts

WRKO AM680 logo.png
CityBoston, Massachusetts
Broadcast areaNew England
Frequency680 kHz
BrandingWRKO AM 680
AffiliationsABC News Radio
Premiere Networks
Total Traffic and Weather Network
Westwood One
(iHM Licenses, LLC)

Sister stations


First air date

December 19, 1937; 83 years ago (1937-12-19)

Former call signs

WLAW (1937–53)
WNAC (1953–67)

Call sign meaning

former owner RKO General
Facility ID1902
Power50,000 watts

Transmitter coordinates

42°29′25″N71°13′05″W / 42.490278°N 71.218056°W / 42.490278; -71.218056
Repeater(s)100.7 WZLX-HD2 (Boston)
WebcastListen Live

WRKO (680 AM) is a commercial news/talkradio station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, serving Greater Boston and much of surrounding New England. Owned by iHeartMedia, WRKO is a Class B AM station that provides secondary coverage to portions of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine during the day, but is highly directional at night to protect a number of clear-channel stations on adjacent frequencies. WRKO serves as the Boston affiliate for ABC News Radio, Coast to Coast AM and This Morning, America's First News with Gordon Deal; syndicated personalities Joe Pags, John Batchelor and Bill Cunningham; the flagship station of The Howie Carr Show, and the home of radio personality Jeff Kuhner. The WRKO studios are located in the Boston suburb of Medford, while the station transmitter resides in nearby Burlington. Besides its main analog transmission, WRKO simulcasts over the HD2 subchannel of sister station WZLX,[1] and streams online via iHeartRadio.

WRKO is one of three AM stations owned by iHeartMedia in the Boston market that features a spoken word format; WBZ (1030 AM) has an all-news radio format during the day and local talk all night, while WXKS (1200 AM) carries an entirely syndicated conservative talk line up.


WLAW (1937–1953)[edit]

Not to be confused with Whitehall, Michigan radio station WLAW.

The station first went on the air as WLAW on December 19, 1937, at 680 on the AM dial. The station was licensed to Lawrence, Massachusetts, some 25 miles north of Boston, but with its transmitter in Burlington, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. It was owned and operated by Hildreth and Rogers, publishers of the Lawrence Daily Eagle and Evening Tribune.[2]

The owners also acquired an FM station: WLAW-FM (93.7 FM) was officially dedicated on November 10, 1947.[3] WLAW opened a Boston studio on Tremont Street in the theater district in the early 1940s.[4] In mid-1951, WLAW and WLAW-FM moved to new studios at the Hotel Bradford in Boston.[5]

WNAC (1953–1967)[edit]

For the Boston radio station which identified as WNAC from 1922 to 1953, see WBIX.

Not to be confused with former Boston television station WNAC-TV (Boston) or Providence television station WNAC-TV.

In May 1953, General Teleradio, General Tire's broadcasting division and owner of WNAC (1260 AM), bought WLAW and WLAW-FM from Hildreth and Rogers for $475,000; and concurrently sold WNAC to Vic Diehm and Associates for $125,000.[6][7] WLAW's availability was seen as a way to "upgrade" the signal for WNAC; in 1947, the FCC denied a request to allow WNAC (1260 AM) to move to 1200 kHz and boost its power, using a directional 50,000-watt transmitter.[8][9] On June 17, 1953, General Teleradio changed WLAW's call letters to WNAC, moved the old 1260 AM format to 680 AM, and reassigned on- and off-air personnel. In effect, this new WNAC (680 AM) licensed to Lawrence became the successor to WNAC (1260 AM) licensed to Boston. For this reason, this transaction is seen as WNAC "moving" from 1260 AM to 680 AM.

Vic Diehm and Associates subsequently changed 1260 AM's calls to WVDA and launched a new format on that station utilizing WLAW's former studios.[6][10] WLAW-FM had its license surrendered, as WNAC-FM (98.5 FM) was retained by General Teleradio;[6] a separate station on 93.7 FM also licensed to Lawrence signed on in 1960 as WGHJ; now known as WEEI-FM.[11] While the new WNAC was, for all intents and purposes, a Boston station, its city of license remained in Lawrence until July 25, 1957;[12] at least until 1962, the legal station identification was "WNAC Boston-Lawrence."

For a brief time in 1956 and 1957, WNAC was affiliated with both the Mutual Broadcasting System and the NBC Radio Network after WBZ dropped NBC programming. WNAC remained a Mutual affiliate until the network, of which General Tire (by then doing business as RKO Teleradio Pictures) was a part-owner, was sold in July 1957.[13] WNAC also lost the NBC Radio affiliation to WEZE (1260 AM) (the former WVDA) in 1957. By December 1959, RKO Teleradio adopted the RKO General banner.[12][14]

In December 1958, WNAC-FM changed call letters to WRKO-FM, but retained its simulcast of WNAC's programming until 1963, when separate programming was inaugurated for half of the broadcast day.

WNAC, along with WRKO-FM and WNAC-TV (Channel 7), were nearly sold by RKO General to NBC as part of a multi-city transaction and station trade between the two companies announced in March 1960.[15][16] This arrangement wound up under review at both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Justice due to issues involving NBC's previous exchange of assets with Westinghouse Broadcasting in Cleveland and Philadelphia. Ultimately, the RKO-NBC transaction never materialized.[17]

Top 40 era[edit]

On October 12, 1966, WRKO-FM dropped its simulcast of WNAC outside of overnights and morning drive, and introduced an automated top 40 format.[18][19] Owing to WRKO-FM's relative success with that format, RKO General changed WNAC's call sign to WRKO on March 3, 1967, and the format also switched to Top 40;[20][21][22] both stations would still simulcast each other for 11 hours a day.[23][24] With this move, the Yankee Network, of which WNAC and predecessor WNAC (1260 AM) had been the flagship station of since 1929, ceased operations.[25]

The move to a Top 40 format in March 1967 was an enormous success. For the next decade, WRKO was one of Boston's top-rated radio stations, and absolutely dominant among its target audience of listeners in the 18-34 demographic. Known to its listeners as "The Big 68," WRKO was home to such well-known personalities as longtime morning man Dale Dorman, Chuck Knapp, Joel Cash, Johnny Dark, J. J. Wright, J. J. Jeffrey, Harry Nelson (Afternoon Drive and later PD of WRKO in 1978), Shadoe Stevens, Frank Kingston Smith (who was known as "Bobby Mitchell"), Steve Anthony and many others. Mel Phillips, who replaced Bob Henabery as program director, served in that position from 1967 to 1972 before being replaced by Scotty Brink.

WRKO in 1967 even took a dig at market leader WBZ, a Westinghouse Broadcasting station that played popular music. In advance of WRKO's format change to Top 40, WBZ tried to get in front of WRKO by adopting the slogan "Boss Radio" (used on famous RKO General top 40 station KHJ in Los Angeles). WRKO, in response, was rumored to have had their DJs reading a liner that said "WRKO, putting the Boss in the Restinghouse." WRKO did ultimately drive WBZ out of the top 40 format.

WRKO's other main competitor was WMEX, which was Boston's original Top 40 station, starting the format in 1957. Even though WMEX's city ratings were good, it had a highly directional signal and did not effectively reach many of the suburbs, especially at night. WRKO (and the growing popularity of FM rock stations) eventually drove WMEX to a format change in 1975, with WRKO remaining Boston's sole AM Top 40 station. In May 1975, WRKO's airborne traffic reporter, "The Red Baron" (Rick Blumberg), joined the morning team with Dale Dorman and Bill Rossi. The Red Baron was both the pilot and traffic reporter, flying at 1000 feet over Boston, in a fixed wing aircraft. 1975 and 1976 were the only years that WRKO had an aircraft in the sky.

WRKO was propelled in its success by the introduction of the so-called Drake format originated by radio programmer Bill Drake. In contrast to other Top 40 formats at the time, it featured a limited playlist of only the top hits, with strict minimal talk and a more music approach presented in a straightforward manner. This format was adopted by other stations across the country, including RKO General stations KHJ Los Angeles, WHBQMemphis and WOR-FM in New York (now WEPN-FM). Virtually any station using the Drake sound rose to the top of its market.

By the end of the 1970s, however, rock and Top 40 radio had begun to migrate from AM to FM. In a three-year period from 1978 to 1981, WRKO lost a chunk of its audience. The station tried to compete with the surge in FM listening, first with a short-lived focus on album cuts and later by switching to more of an adult contemporary music format, featuring a morning program with market legend Norm Nathan. A switch to a country music format was also reportedly briefly considered. In 1980, WRKO began running talk programming during evening hours.

On September 27, 1981, the station switched to an all-talk format; at 6:00 p.m. on that date, Justin Clark played the last song, "American Pie" by Don McLean.

Talk era[edit]

After switching to the talk radio format, Norm Nathan was retained as morning host; the initial lineup also included Dick Syatt in late mornings, Dr. Harry Sobel in middays, Jerry Williams in afternoon drive, and Guy Mainella and David Brudnoy in evenings.[26] As it moved to more issue-oriented talk, some of the most prominent talk radio hosts in the country broadcast on WRKO, such as Gene Burns, the aforementioned Williams, Ted O'Brien, and Paul Parent.

But throughout the 1980s, WRKO's parent company, General Tire and Rubber, later renamed Gencorp, was under multiple federal investigations and ultimately under an FCC investigation due to its "lack of candor" for failing to disclose unlawful operations by General Tire. In the midst of the investigation into its parent company's problems, RKO General found itself under investigation for reciprocal trade practices involving several of its properties, and later for double billing by a radio network it organized, the RKO Network. The FCC license hearings culminated in the loss of the company's license to operate WNAC-TV;[27] RKO General sold the station assets to New England Television Corporation, who was awarded a license for a replacement station.[28][29] WNAC-TV signed off permanently on May 21, 1982, with WNEV-TV (now WHDH-TV) taking its place the next morning.[30][31]

After a long and protracted battle, FCC administrative law judge Edward Kuhlmann ruled on August 11, 1987 that all of RKO General's broadcast licenses, including WRKO's license, be denied renewal;[32][33][34] this excluded WOR-TV, which had its city of license changed from New York to Secaucus, New Jersey, in an attempt to avoid the loss of its license, then was divested to MCA Inc. nine months prior to the ruling.[35] Gencorp initially appealed the ruling,[36] but was advised by the FCC that any appeal would be denied, and that their stations should be divested instead so as to avoid the indignity of additional license stripping without compensation.[37] As part of the settlements worked out in Boston, New York, Memphis, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and San Francisco, WRKO and its FM sister station, WROR (now WBZ-FM), were sold to Atlantic Ventures Corp., operated by cable television executive Steve Dodge, for $28 million in November 1988;[38] Gencorp only received $17.5 million, with the rest being awarded to past applicants that had competed for the licenses.[39]

On December 1, 1992, Atlantic Ventures acquired WHDH (850 AM) from New England Television Corporation so as to pay down debt;[40] the sale put both it and WRKO under the same ownership.[41] Atlantic Ventures then merged with two other radio groups, Stoner Broadcasting Systems and Multi Market Communications, on June 5, 1993, to form American Radio Systems;[42] then purchased the intellectual property of WEEI (590 AM) from Back Bay Broadcasters on August 15, 1994.[43] As part of the deal, WHDH (850 AM) would change its call letters to WEEI (850 AM) and change format to sports radio; The Rush Limbaugh Show, Howie Carr and the "Skyway Patrol" traffic report branding were all moved from WHDH to WRKO in the transaction, which was consummated that August 29.[43] American Radio Systems merged its station holdings with CBS Radio in 1998;[38] WRKO was spun off to Entercom, along with WAAF (now WKVB), WEEI (850 AM), WWTM (now WVEI) and WEGQ (now WEEI-FM), for $140 million.[44]

WRKO was, from 1986 to 1994, the flagship station for the Boston Red Sox. In 2006, Entercom inked a 10-year deal to make WRKO the co-flagship station for the Red Sox Radio Network along with WEEI; WEEI once again became the sole flagship station on August 26, 2009. WRKO also carried Boston Celticsbasketball broadcasts from 2005 to 2007, when WEEI assumed the flagship station role.

Howie Carr took over for Jerry Williams in the afternoon drive time slot in 1998, The Howie Carr Show eventually was picked up by other talk stations around New England and briefly syndicated by ABC Radio Networks before syndication was taken over by Entercom, and ultimately, by Carr himself.[45] After a lengthy labor dispute between Carr and Entercom in 2007, WRKO dropped the program in November 2014, with Carr signing WMEX as a replacement affiliate for the Boston market.[46] WRKO and Howie reached an agreement to carry the show again on March 16, 2015, but with the station as an affiliate instead of acting as his employer.[47]

On November 16, 2006, all on-air news anchors and traffic reporters were fired.[48]WGBH-TV's Beat the Press reported that the news and traffic reporters were informed individually and received severance pay. WRKO contracted with Metro Networks (now the Total Traffic and Weather Network) to provide hourly news updates, including traffic and weather, during the day. In announcing the decision, WRKO said that the station's local news and issues would be driven by the talk show hosts, instead of the news anchors.

The station itself made news in early November 2006, when late morning host John DePetro was fired following his on-air description of gubernatorial candidate Grace Ross as a "fat lesbian."[49][50] Former Massachusetts House Speaker Tom Finneran was then hired as WRKO's morning-drive host in January 2007, replacing Scott Allen Miller;[51] WRKO host Todd Feinburg was added as a co-host in January 2009. Finneran was dropped from the lineup at the end of May 2012;[52][53] his replacement, Michele McPhee, was paired with Fineburg until that October 31, when Jeff Kuhner was moved into the time slot.[54][55]

Massachusettsstate trooper Grant Moulison was WRKO's lead traffic reporter from 1985 until retiring from the force in April 2006, with 32 years of service behind him.[56]

WRKO has notably dropped The Rush Limbaugh Show from its schedule two different times: the first time came in March 2010 when Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia, current owners of WRKO) launched a talk station of its own on WXKS (1200 AM), and picked up the affiliation rights to it and other programs syndicated by Premiere Networks; this also included Coast to Coast AM, which WRKO aired in overnights.[57] After WXKS changed formats from talk radio to all-comedy in August 2012, both Rush Limbaugh and Coast to Coast AM returned to WRKO's lineup.[58][59] WRKO dropped Rush Limbaugh again in May 2015, citing the expenses for running Limbaugh had risen too steeply;[60] Kuhner was moved to the midday time slot, with a replacement morning show co-hosted by Kim Carrigan and Doug "VB" Goudie in a content partnership with The Boston Globe.[61]

iHeart era[edit]

On February 2, 2017, CBS Radio announced it would merge with Entercom;[62] that October 10, CBS and Entercom placed WRKO, along with WKAF, WBZ, WBZ-FM, and WZLX, up for divestiture as part of the process of obtaining regulatory approval of the merger.[63]iHeartMedia acquired WRKO, WBZ, WZLX and WKAF as part of a multi-market station and asset swap between it and Entercom; to meet ownership limits set by the FCC, WKOX was designated to be divested.[64] The merger was approved on November 9, 2017, and consummated on the 17th.[65][66] Until WKOX's spinoff into the Ocean Stations Trust was completed, WRKO was operated by the Entercom Divestiture Trust, while the sister stations began being operated by iHeart once the merger closed.[67] iHeart began operating WRKO on December 19, 2017.[68] On that date, it completed its acquisition of WRKO, WZLX, WKAF, and WBZ.[69] With the ownership change, WRKO added a simulcast on the HD-2 signal of WZLX.[1]

WRKO's studios moved to iHeartMedia's facilities in Medford in July 2018; the main talk studio is shared with WBZ.[70]

In late November 2018, WRKO moved Jeff Kuhner back to morning drive and Doug Goudie to middays, with Kim Carrigan exiting the station.[71] Two years later iHeart laid off Goudie and announced a new show to begin January 4, 2021 to be hosted by Grace Curley and produced by the Howie Carr Radio Network.


WRKO has two local conservative talk shows on its weekday schedule; Jeff Kuhner hosts the drive time program, and The Howie Carr Show, hosted by Howie Carr, airs in late afternoons; the latter program is regionally syndicated to a number of other talk stations in New England, and the 4 p.m. ET hour is simulcast on the cable network Newsmax TV. The Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong, a regionally syndicated financial talk show, airs in late mornings. Conservative talk shows hosted by Joe Pags (syndicated via Compass Media Networks); and John Batchelor (syndicated via Westwood One) air during the evening hours. Paranormal/conspiracy theory oriented program Coast to Coast AM with George Noory airs through the overnight hours, via Premiere Networks. This Morning, America's First News with Gordon Deal, also syndicated via Compass Media Networks, airs in the early morning hours.

WRKO airs several weekend talk programs, including: Gun Talk, Free Talk Live, The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show and The Lutheran Hour; syndicated shows hosted by Gil Gross and Bill Cunningham; and assorted brokered programming. ABC News Radio begins most hours at night and on weekends, with local news updates provided by the Total Traffic and Weather Network.


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External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRKO
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WRKO is a broadcast radio station in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, providing Talk Radio.

Home of The Kuhner Report with Jeff Kuhner, The Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong, Rush Limbaugh, and Howie Carr. http://WRKO.com/

Thank you to everyone who has liked WRKO on Facebook! Facebook is a forum for WRKO fans/listeners to engage with our brand and with one another. WRKO welcomes differing opinions as our platform is built on the exchange of ideas and information between our brand and our followers. However, it cannot be to the detriment or disturbance of the community and its individual members. It would not be in the spirit of WRKO, Facebook or social media in general to prevent our fans from exchanging ideas, comments, criticism and positive feedback within this community. Unfortunately, there will inevitably be a few individuals who, from time to time, will use profane language or display content that is not appropriate for general audiences. So, when we see behavior threatening to WRKO Facebook page or individuals within it, in accordance with Facebook's Terms of Service, we will delete comments. If an individual's disruptive behavior persists, then we may block that user from participating on the WRKO Facebook page.

WRKO's weekday programming includes The Kuhner Report with Jeff Kuhner (6-10am), The Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong (10am-noon), Rush Limbaugh (12-3pm), Howie Carr (3-7pm), Mark Levin (7-10pm), The Jim Bohannon Show (10pm-1am), Coast to Coast (1-5am), and Wall Street Journal This Morning (5-6am).

The WRKO studios are located at 20 Guest Street, 3rd Floor, Brighton, MA 02135. WRKO's General Contest Rules: http://www.wrko.com/contest-rules


Boston's Talk Station, AM 680 WRKO Call us for the following: Studio Line - 617-266-6868 or 877-469-4322 Chump Line on the Howie Carr Show: 617-779-3469 Contest Line - 617-931-1680 Text the shows at 680680.


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WRKO is a radio station in the United States. It is licensed to Boston, Massachusetts and covers broadcasting area of New England. Its slogan is “The Voice of Boston” and WRKO is actually the second most powerful radio station in Boston. So in reality you can find WRKO on air far outside Boston. They broadcast local and nationally syndicated talk shows like The Rush Limbaugh Show, Coast to Coast AM etc. You can also find hourly news updates and traffic and weather reports here. Show more

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  • Laura Chamberlain22.09.2021
    I find relief in listening to WRKO I would rather have a format with hosts that have The LOVE of country ,Vets, Family, police, firefighters, the love of FREE speech, I will take a little banter with this format any day.
  • Sally Bourbeau02.09.2021
    Have been listening for about 1 year. Love his take on most things and he has changed my opinion more than a few times. Jeff is extremely knowledgeable in the history of this country and the issues at hand today. Love the show. Do I agree 100%, no, but most times yes. Love it when he puts the liberals in their place.
  • Just started listening , enjoyed it .
  • Angel Santiago Saltamontes10.10.2020
    IGGY AZALEA will be VINDICATED. What she tho'tttttttttttttttt didn't work, actually, is gr'aaaaaaaaaaaaaaat! (tee hee hee). All shall hail Iggy, all shall hear the same promo enumerating big tunes from 1971 a hundred times a day. iHeart REEKS!!
  • I used to listen to this station, slowly went down in quality, but wow now a days it’s just gone way down, recently heard what seemed to be an attempt to motivate people to be childish and exaggerate things to make important subjects like social distancing a joke. Just adds to the problem.
  • Carole Kirkpatrick Loya12.05.2020
    Do yourself a favor Howie Carr… let Grace have her own show on some other station.. Is she your Gracie Allen. Who cares about whether she had her hair cut... on or off air.. poor choice of a chump.
  • VB, The man that did the survey ask him if next survey he will ask them how many are getting the extra $600. per week? And if the $600. stops how long will they agree to stay out of work?
  • Crozier had to go, VB. He was let go because he thought he was above reproach and leaked his letter to multiple news sources. You cannot go rogue.
  • Anthony LaVerde20.04.2020
    Had been a life-long, daily RKO listener. During the pandemic I’ve found Jeff Kuhner to be unlistenable. General format of the show from intro, tone and content (e.g., an exaggerated
  • Peter Canavan31.03.2020
    I too have been listening to Jeff for a long time. Lately, he seems to be drifting into hysteria and questionable conclusions. He should listen carefully to people who call in. Telling someone he is not a Christian is NOT respecting another person. Sorry Jeff, you are becoming unhinged.
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WRKO's weekday programming includes Boston's Morning Show with Kim & VB (6-10am), The Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong (10am-noon), The Kuhner Report (12-3pm), The Howie Carr Show (3-7pm), The Dave Ramsey Show (7-10pm), The Jim Bohannon Show (10pm-12am), Beyond Reality Radio (12-2am), Coast to Coast (2-5am), and This Morning with Gordon Deal (5-6am).

WRKO is owned by Entercom Communications (fourth-largest American radio company) and is affiliated with ABC News Radio. If you like Boston and want to stay tuned on what’s going on there this radio stations is definitely for you.

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WRKO's weekday programming includes Boston's Morning Show with Kim & VB (6-10am), The Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong (10am-noon), The Kuhner Report (12-3pm), The Howie Carr Show (3-7pm), The Dave Ramsey Show (7-10pm), The Jim Bohannon Show (10pm-12am), Beyond Reality Radio (12-2am), Coast to Coast (2-5am), and This Morning with Gordon Deal (5-6am).

WRKO is owned by Entercom Communications (fourth-largest American radio company) and is affiliated with ABC News Radio. If you like Boston and want to stay tuned on what’s going on there this radio stations is definitely for you.


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