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WTKK adds Philly’s Michael Smerconish to Sunday lineup
Boston Herald ^ | 06/18/09 | Jessica Heslam/WTKK

Posted on 06/19/2009 7:23:13 AM PDT by raccoonradio

Philadelphia radio host Michael Smerconish is coming to WTKK-FM (96.9) on Sundays. The station plans to air his “best of” from noon to 3 p.m. starting this weekend.

Smerconish had filled in for WTKK afternoon-drive host Jay Severin during his month-long suspension.

Here’s more from the station: ================= Boston’s Talk Evolution 96.9 FM, WTKK Adds Michael Smerconish to Weekend Lineup

Smerconish’s Weekend Show Premieres this Sunday on 96.9 FM

Boston, MA (June 18, 2009): Boston’s Talk Evolution, 96.9 FM WTKK, announced today The “Best of” Michael Smerconish Program, will be added to the station’s weekend lineup beginning on Sunday June 21, from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.

More than just politics, Smerconish covers everything from government to pop culture: all-things-Obama, dating, marriage, kids, wine, and a little more politics of course!

“Bostonians and New Englanders will get to meet an issue to issue guy,” said WTKK Program Director Grace Blazer. “Michael Smerconish is a smart guy with a smart show and makes sense for WTKK’s weekend lineup. We will continue to expose our listeners and advertisers to special hosts and special shows to compete for their all too precious weekend time.”

Michael A. Smerconish is a Philadelphia lawyer-turned-political commentator. At age 29, he served as the presidential appointee under George H. W. Bush as Regional Administrator in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A true independent, Smerconish endorsed Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 National Election Campaign. Already a national media figure, Smerconish has guest hosted for Bill O’Reilly on The Radio Factor and for Glenn Beck. He has also appeared as a frequent guest on the NBC Today Show, The Early Show on CBS, Real Time with Bill Maher, The View, The Colbert Report, and Hardball with Chris Matthews.

He is the author of three books, including and writes weekly columns for both the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer. Smerconish has been named to Talkers Magazine’s annual Heavy Hundred most important talk show hosts in America, News/Talk All Star Player (R&R 2006),nominated Best Local Talk Host in America (R&R 2003), was awarded Best Talk Show and Best Evening Program (Philadelphia Achievement in Radio Awards), and Best Radio Talk Host (Philadelphia Magazine, 2004). He lives in Philadelphia.

WTKK’S new Sunday lineup is Garden Guys 6-9am, The Money Show 9am-Noon, Michael Smerconish Noon-3pm, Jimmy Myers 3-6pm, The Prime Time Car Hour 6-7pm, The Sports Huddle with Eddie Andelman 7-10pm.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: smerconish; talkradio; wtkk
Oh, the conservative for Obama guy?
1 posted on 06/19/2009 7:23:13 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

WTKK’s Blazer helped to develop his show. File under Wipe
That Smerc Off Your Face.


2 posted on 06/19/2009 7:24:17 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Worthless sack.


3 posted on 06/19/2009 7:25:47 AM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin 2012 - Saving America)
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To: raccoonradio
I think I heard part of his show while Jay was “taking a break”. I can't say that I was impressed, but then I didn't listen for long.
4 posted on 06/19/2009 7:26:33 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: raccoonradio

i used to listen to him in philly. his schtick gets old fast. once he started hanging around msnbc his views started skewing further and further left. no one can say with a straight face they are conservative and voted for obama.


5 posted on 06/19/2009 7:31:45 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: raccoonradio

Don’t waste your time getting too excited about this guy. He is a malignant narcicist and an opportunist.

He is tiresome and a big bore.

He has lost over half of his audience since he supported Obama. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing for sure.

I listen to Bill Bennett now over Smerch the chimp.


6 posted on 06/19/2009 7:36:45 AM PDT by Allison_Wonderland
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To: raccoonradio

When Smerconish when to the dark side this past election I was done with him. He’s no conservative.


7 posted on 06/19/2009 7:37:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: raccoonradio
This’d be good news for Philadelphia if it meant he'd be leaving the air here.

Sunday afternoons are a vast wasteland for talk radio. Be that as it may, I'd gladly listen to a 3 hour long infomercial on chondroitin supplements than five minutes of Smerconish.

8 posted on 06/19/2009 7:38:29 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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i used to listen to him in philly. his schtick gets old fast.

You mean the "Am I a metro-sexual" aka "I'm struggling to come to grips with my latent homosexuality and I believe it's appropriate to work through it at excruciating length on the radio" got old for you?

9 posted on 06/19/2009 7:41:33 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: raccoonradio

After Smerconish is Jimmy Myers. Sundays on WTKK is dreadful.


10 posted on 06/19/2009 7:42:53 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Allison_Wonderland

Oh, I’m not; just mentioning they added him...to a station that is not doing well (14th place).
Boston used to have Bennett and other Salem Communications
talkers (Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved) when we have Conservative Talk 1150 but the station owners decided to go to spanish religion.


11 posted on 06/19/2009 7:47:00 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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This liberal, bottom-feeding opportunist should be on Air America (or whatever is remaining of it)


12 posted on 06/19/2009 7:57:59 AM PDT by Free_SJersey (Liberty can promote equality- manditory equality will kill liberty. CONSTITUTION FIRST!)
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But the libs would consider anyone who is just a smidgen to the right of Mao to be a ‘far right wing wacko’....even his endorsing Obama wouldn’t make them want to take him...


13 posted on 06/19/2009 8:12:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

SELL OUT !!!


14 posted on 06/19/2009 4:46:17 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Barack the Messiah: Never in the field of US politics have so many waited so long for so little.)
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