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Glenn Beck’s New Year Spoiled; Dropped From WOR

Reported by Aunty Em - January 5, 2011 -

New York City! If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, as Frank Sinatra used to sing. Now we learn that WOR in the Big Apple has dropped The Glenn Beck Radio Drama Theater from its line-up of Right Wing talkers in the city that never sleeps. To add insult to injury, he’ll be replaced by Mike Gallagher, another Right Wing blowhard who appears on the Fox “News” Channel as a “contributor.” Daily News’ David Hinckley writes:

"The reason is ratings," said WOR program director Scott Lakefield. "Somewhat to our surprise, the show wasn't getting what we wanted."

Talkers Magazine rated Beck as #3 on its 2010 “Heavy Hundred” list, behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. The same list shows Gallagher as #19.

To make matters worse, Hinkley reports:

WOR's move is certain to trigger speculation about where Beck could land next in New York, since his syndicators at Premiere do not want to lose an outlet in this market.

WABC has no vacancies at the moment, having recently hired Joe Crummey for the 10 a.m.-noon slot. WNYM (970 AM) is also a possibility.

On a side note: Not surprisingly, considering his Fox “News” affiliation, Mike Gallagher is someone who appears in the News Hounds archives over and over for stupid, hateful, and mendacious comments.

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