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  • WPRO Providence talk personality John DePetro is sued for sexual harassment

    08/13/2012 5:11:05 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    radio-info.com ^ | 8/13/12 | radio-info
    Co-worker Diana (“Dee”) DeQuattro alleges several inappropriate incidents, including one on May 21. Her suit filed in Rhode Island Superior Court alleges that late-morning WPRO talkhost DePetro asked her to go to lunch, and instead of heading to Newport Creamery, “as they had done in the past...DePetro drove to a house on a dead-end street...insisted that plaintiff exit the car and come into the house...and made sexual advances.” He had “previously boasted to plaintiff that he rented a house with certain other individuals where they would bring women and get together for sexual parties.” DeQuattro says she told Cumulus market...
  • Howie Carr live thread 3/26/07

    03/26/2007 10:47:47 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies · 438+ views
    HowieCarr.com ^ | 3/27/07 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr live thread. (First hour of Howie's show won't be on WRKO or WXTK on TUE and THU due to Red Sox, but I think WCRN will have it. Just a few more pre-emptions...)
  • Disgraced Hub talk host lands R.I. radio gig

    02/08/2007 12:32:40 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies · 505+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/8/07 | Jessica Heslam
    Controversial gabster John DePetro blew it in Boston - one of the top radio markets in the country - but has landed a new job at a Rhode Island radio station. DePetro’s new morning talk show on WPRO-AM in Providence debuts Wednesday. The station wanted him so badly they fired host Dave Barber after a mere 10 months on the job. Boston’s WRKO-AM axed DePetro in November after he called gubernatorial candidate Grace Ross a “fat lesbian” on the air. In July, DePetro was suspended for two days and forced to apologize for calling ex-Turnpike boss Matt Amorello a “fag.”...
  • Martha, make these slackers suffer for their art

    02/07/2007 1:16:36 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 64 replies · 1,174+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/7/07 | Howie Carr
    Attorney General Martha Coakley, I implore you: Don’t plea-bargain with the Turner terror tots. Whatever you want to call them - Beavis and Butthead, Cheech and Chong - these two knuckleheads deserve jail time. You already shook down Time Warner for $2 million, which was a good start. But to finish the job, you have to lock up these two freelance (read: unemployed) “performance artists,” if only for a month. I’m not encouraged by the fact that sources say you’ve been sitting on the smoking gun since Friday. I’d hate to see you pull a Tom Reilly and broom this...
  • Have a very PC holiday - Love, Mitt

    12/20/2006 2:16:59 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 43 replies · 1,047+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/20/06 | Howie Carr
    Something’s missing from Gov. Mitt Romney’s Christmas card. The word “Christmas.” Oh sure, no Beautiful Person has dared use the word Christmas on a “holiday” card for years. The word disappeared from official White House greetings in 1983 - when Ronald Reagan, of all people, was president. But Mitt is running for president as THE conservative candidate. What might get him pulled over by the PC Posse in Cambridge would surely make him wildly popular in, say, Des Moines or Spartanburg. But no. Instead we have the politician’s traditional adorable family (with Mitt in an inexplicable purple shirt) and inside,...
  • DePetro ’stunned’ by firing: Healey calls comment ’inappropriate’

    11/03/2006 11:28:04 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 23 replies · 1,566+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/03/06 | raccoonradio
    WRKO radio today fired loose-lipped talk jock John DePetro for calling Green Party gubernatorial candidate Grace Ross a “fat lesbian” on his morning show yesterday. The station also fired DePetro’s board operator, Jimmy Kiesling. DePetro, hired by the Entercom-owned AM station in 2004, has retained an attorney. “I was stunned and very disappointed,” DePetro told the Herald after station brass showed him the door at a meeting this morning. “I have no doubt that terminating John’s employment was the right action to take,” WRKO program director Jason Wolfe said in a statement released today. “In the context of what he...
  • ‘Fat lesbian’ quip about Ross lands WRKO jock in hot water

    11/02/2006 11:29:28 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 58 replies · 1,718+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/3/06 | Jessica Heslam
    WRKO talk jock John DePetro is back in the hot seat and fighting for his job after calling gubernatorial candidate Grace Ross a “fat lesbian” on his radio show yesterday. Sources say Julie Kahn, vice president and New England market manager for Entercom, owner of WRKO-AM (680) and WEEI-AM (850), is “furious.” “This corporation has zero tolerance for this type of nonsense. We have a high standard,” said George Regan of Regan Communications, which represents WRKO. DePetro was pulled off the air today and has been ordered to a meeting at the station. The latest on-air insult comes nearly four...
  • Can you all say ANYTHING on the radio anymore???

    07/25/2006 9:19:41 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 231+ views
    Radio-Info.com Rhode Island Board ^ | 07/23/06 | whatdidusay
    (Boston talk radio host John DePetro, formerly of Providence, was taken off the air for 2 days for calling Big Dig head honcho Matt Amorello a "fag") When I heard the tape of Depetro using (calling) the Mass dig man a F.A.G. , I realized why Satelite radio is here and will stay here. Take Depetro out of this..... Any of you'Air' people; is this not the gun pointed to your head? When those 'HATE SPEECH' laws came around in the 90s , I knew the 1 st Amendment and Media were under attack. Now you can be a Black...