Tom Finneran is a convicted FELON, a SLUG tried and found guilty of lying under oath so what does WRKO do to this reprobate who deserves to be in JAIL (If it had been uoy or me they would have nailed us to the wall for this)? They have the unmitigated gall to HIRE HIM and to give him the plum morning commute slot! When this happened, multitudes of WRKO listeners contacted the station and flat out told them that they, along with me would drop our support for WRKO AND ITS SPONSORS and would no longer listen to them in the morning and that is just what we have done. I wrote numerous scathing letters to the management of WRKO pleading with them not to hire the liberal sleaze bag, hack "FELLON" Finnerean, Howie also voiced his objections but the management staunchly refused to listen to their audience and went ahead and did it anyway. The ratings for Finnerans show bore out the fact that the audience made good on our threats because they are in the toilet where they belong.
Along with the disgrace of hiring a convicted felon to comment on the political and MORAL issues of the day, WRKO has been eating into Howies airtime for months now by broadcasting Red Sox games and pre-game hype in his time slot... BOREING. So all I can say is WRKO has gotten what it so richly deserves; lay down with "dogs" and you get fleas. I hope Howie cleans Finneran's and WRKO's clock.
If anyone from WRKO is reading this: I hope you ENJOY your time with Tommy Taxes, AFTER Howie leaves, I am permanently switching stations for good. I, along with countless other FORMER WRKO listeners will listen to Howie Carr on his new station and will NO LONGER listen to Rush (the ONLY other conservative host you have left because you FIRED everyone else) on WRKO... You lost the bulk of your listening audience when you "jumped the shark" by hiring the convicted sleaze bag "Felon Finneran.
All I can say is:" See ya, wouldn't want to be ya.
Depending on where you live you can still hear Rush on
great radio stations like...
WTAG 580 Worcester
WGIR 610 Manchester NH
WGIP 1540 Exeter/Ports. NH
WGIN 930 Rochester NH
WPRO 630 Prov RI
WXTK 95.1 Cape Cod
WTIC 1080 Hartford
I would say WRKO had their high point in the early 1990s. We had Gene Burns from 10-2 and Jerry Williams from 2-6. I lost so much productivity at work those years listening to those guys! Ted and Janet in the morning weren't bad either. And of course it was Jerry who launched Howie's radio career in the first place, giving Howie (and Barbara Anderson of Citizens for Limited Taxation) a regular segment on his show.
I'm also old enough to remember when WRKO was a Top 40 station and I still have a few airchecks from that era.