WPHT-AM has announced that they are dropping radio titans Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity from their lineups beginning next January.
Nice try, guys. It’s more likely that Clear Channel, which owns the company that syndicates the two hosts, is anticipating flipping one of their Philadelphia music stations to talk and is yanking the two from WPHT for their own purposes. Radio stations don’t announce format changes two months in advance unless they’re trying to get out in front of something.
Listeners will be subjected to more blather from far-left Obama apologist Michael Smerconish.
Beck and his fellow right-wing gabber Sean Hannity were dumped yesterday by the city’s top-ranked talk-radio outlet, WPHT, The Big Talker (1210-AM), in a shakeup aimed at keepin’ it local.
While Hannity and Beck – nationally the No. 2 and No. 3 most-listened-to talk hosts behind Rush Limbaugh – are scrambling to find a new home in America’s fourth-biggest media market, the shuffle means a more prominent role for locally based Michael Smerconish.
The station announced that Smerconish would return to the afternoon drive-time slot, with a local hour at 3 p.m. and then his nationally syndicated show from 4 to 7 p.m. Another longtime local host, Dom Giordano, takes over for Beck from 9 a.m. to 12, while a new hire – Kansas City conservative yakker Chris Stigall – will do the morning-drive slot. The changes are slated to take effect in mid-January.
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