Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh back on WRKO Monday; Talk 1200 ends
Posted on 08/06/2012 1:14:48 PM PDT by raccoonradio
WRKO welcomes back Rush Limbaugh on Monday. Coast to Coast might return too. It looks like Talk 1200 will end; supposedly the local hosts have been shown the door. The WRKO lineup will pair Todd Feinburg and Michele McPhee mornings followed by the Financial Exchange, Rush at noon, then Howie
A week from Monday, now I’m hearing
What happened to Felon Finneran?
Felon left RKO a little while back
I thought that Talk 1200 was a great idea. They could play Rush without having to pay for WRKO’s overhead. They had great stars like Hannity, Beck, and Levin. I thought that doing the weekend replays was a great idea for those of us who, for example, couldn’t catch Rush during the day.
An overall loss, IMO.
Is Severin out too?
BOSTON, MA — WRKO today announced a series of changes to their weekday programming lineup. Effective August 21, Rush Limbaugh will return to WRKO after a two and a half year absence. The Rush Limbaugh Show, America’s highest rated national radio talk show, will be heard in the 12pm to 3pm time slot. WRKO also announced that Michele McPhee, who rejoined WRKO in June, will team up with Todd Feinburg in mornings.
“When we were presented with the opportunity to bring Rush back to WRKO, it was a no-brainer. He’s the biggest personality in broadcasting and his return gives us an incredible one-two punch along Howie from noon to 7pm,” said Jason Wolfe, Vice President of Programming for Entercom Boston. “Michele has done a solid job since she returned to WRKO, and I’m very excited about the new dynamic that she and Todd will create in the morning.”
“We are excited about our new lineup. Michele and Todd in mornings make us better and bringing Rush back to WRKO gives our listeners the best news talk in Boston,” said Jeff Brown, Vice President and General Manager/Entercom Boston. “WRKO has a tremendous track record of delivering real results for advertisers. These changes enhance our brand and what we can do for our clients.”
The new WRKO prime-time lineup effective August 21:
5:30am to 9am: Todd Feinburg and Michele McPhee
9am to 11am: “The Financial Exchange” with Barry Armstrong
11am to 12pm: “The Kuhner Report” with Jeff Kuhner
12pm to 3pm: Rush Limbaugh
3pm to 7pm: Howie Carr
New to the WRKO team is Jeff Kuhner. Kuhner, who has been a regular contributor to the WRKO morning show and has filled in as a host for both Howie Carr and Michele McPhee, will anchor the one hour “Kuhner Report” from 11am to 12pm. Kuhner is a Washington Times weekly columnist, who has written for Human Events, National Review Online and Investor’s Business Daily. He also serves as a fill-in host on Savage Nation.
Finally, WRKO announced that Coast to Coast AM with George Noory will return to the station overnights, holding down the 1am to 5am time slot. Heard by millions of listeners, Coast To Coast AM airs on more than 560 stations in the U.S., Canada and Guam, and is the most-listened-to overnight radio program in North America.
I really don’t like Michelle McPhee. Her voice tends to grate on you.
An overall loss, IMO.
I agree. Although 95% of the talk radio I hear these days is via podcasts.
Too bad. Talk 1200 comes in much better out here.
Todd’s ears are going to bleed, she is NOT good radio. What is going to happen to Talk1200 - the station Limbaugh is currently on now? Anyone know? The lineup on RKO is terrible. Weekends are horrendous that’s why I’m concerned about Talk1200 I like their lineup during the week and weekends, no mortgage crap and Talk1200 has Billy Cunningham on Sunday nite instead of that dreadful Bob Brinker who drones on and on.
Ironically,Howie just lost his fight with
WRKO to be let out of his contract.He has to
wait another two years before he can leave.
It’s funny listening to Rush go on about how
WRKO is the premier radio station in the Boston area.
Howie has made no secret about how much he dislikes
working for WRKO.
I can’t listen to Wrko on Saturdays because of the guy who says his phone number like a million time an hour. They should put him on at night to put people to sleep.
I that in San Antonio??
You must be talking about that dreadful Bill Kelly zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
WRKO is Boston
Probably go back to being Spanish?
I don't know if Jeff Katz will be able to land on his feet, but I'm sure Jay Severin will be hired again somewhere -- and fired shortly afterwards.
Talk 1200 still has Glenn Beck, Jeff Katz, Severin and Hannity.
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