Skip to comments.Same old Jay Severin
Posted on 01/04/2006 11:47:49 AM PST by raccoonradio
Due to an apparent programming glitch at 96.9, the first few minutes of Jay Severin's national debut Tuesday night were preempted by a Laura Ingraham repeat. Jay's show kicked in at around 7:10 pm. In case you tuned out and missed the show, Jay spent most of the evening discussing and clarifying his alleged comment about killing all Muslims, which is old news to Boston's listeners.
The hilight of the show came when Severin was asked by a Boston area caller to respond to Scot Lehigh's "Phoney Pulitzer" column. He refused to address the issue, claiming he didn't want to give Lehigh any attention. Very weak. This reply indicates that Lehigh's column must have been right on the money.
He can be entertaining but has a big ego (and yet is secretive about his private life), self-contradicting (Kerry-esque flip-flops?) etc.
just started in the 7-10 pm slot in philly. not enough info to report. anyone else have the scoop on him?
I listened to him for about 4 years. I got fed up with him last year when he turned against the Iraq war (He even interviewed Cindy Sheehan.) and sided with the courts over the Schiavo case.
I did the same thing. I've always thought he was somewhat of a BS artist. I know he was recently caught claiming to have a graduate degree from BU that he, in fact did not. He also refuses to name the campaigns that he has worked on. He claims to be a libertarian, but I think he's just an aging hippie that sees the rise in conservatism as a good business opportunity.
I tried listening a few times when he aired in Boston, but I couldn't stand his ego. Stories constantly about meeting hotties at upscale bars and yuppie gyms, when all the time he was really a married guy broadcasting from - what - his basement on Long Island?
>>anyone else have the scoop on him?
Just type "Jay Severin" in the FR search and check out stuff like this, from last month:
>>when he turned against the Iraq war
claims Iraq was not a clear and present danger. If this show flops he can always get a job at Air America.
I like his show. It is one of the best on the radio. I listened to him for many years here in Boston. I like that he isn't a republican cheerleader and that makes him quite refreshing to me. I don't agree with everything that he says but he does a great show and I believe is going to do very well nationally. Be warned that he can be a little vulgar.
Have been listening to new Jay Severin show. It can be entertaining, yes, but the questions about the "fake Pulitzer", etc., still linger.
1) Via http://www.jayseverin.org (a Severin watchdog site), go to "Jay's Pulitzer" for a transcript of a call Jay took on air the other day. He mentioned that the Globe had to print a retraction...but failed to say that the retraction
was in regards to Jay's Muslim comments, NOT one of the "fake Pulitzer" claim!
2) A caller tonight asked him how his lovely wife Renee was doing. Jay accused the caller of "making a name up out of thin air". Now, Jay's personal life in some ways can be seen as his own business but then again he is a public figure (and fodder for gossip columnists, etc.) The guy paints himself on air as a young (not so), swingin' single (not so). Oh well, is he fake? Is he entertaining? Both.
Do I have anything against him? No, but it's fun to talk about this stuff. Again, the show can be good at times, and if he turns out to get more listeners than Rush, more power to him. But figured I'd mention these...
Jay Severin: Best Actor.
Anyone know what stations he'll be on? I want to see if I can pick up the broadcast in Va Beach.
I would suggest WPHT 1210 AM, "the big talker" from
Philadelphia, which should be receivable all along the
Eastern seaboard at night.
In Boston: WTKK FM 96.9.
Washington DC: WJFK-FM 106.7
St. Louis: KMOX AM 1120
Dallas: KRLD AM 1080
Thanks raccoon! Just what I was seeking. I used to listen to him when I lived up in Mass., and it was the highlight of my vacations / visits to my folks. We'd listen to him and laugh and comment etc. When I moved here, well...
No problem...WPHT should work for you. Unfortunately during baseball season he might get pre-empted often by Phillies...
from Phillies site:
PHILLIES RADIO NETWORK:
WPHT AM Philadelphia 1210 (Flagship station)
Severin finally admits he does his show from Long Island.