Gubernatorial Debate

Date: 
June 16, 2010 - 7:00am

WRKO's "Tom & Todd" to Host Gubernatorial Candidate Debate

JUNE 15 UPDATE - State Treasurer and Independent Gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill has announced he will participate in the June 16th debate with Governor Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker. Cahill originally had a prior commitment which prevented him from appearing in the debate but adjusted his schedule so he would be able to participate.

Jason Wolfe, VP of Programming, says, "I'm really looking forward to Wednesday's debate and I'm glad that Treasurer Cahill is able to attend. Having all three candidates on one stage is going to be very exciting and will provide some extremely compelling radio for our audience."

The original press release on the Gubernatorial Candidate Debate can be found below.

Governor Deval Patrick, Republican Candidate Charles D. Baker and Treasurer Timothy Cahill (Independent) will go head-to-head on June 16th

Boston, MA (May 21, 2010)  –  Boston's Talk Station, WRKO AM 680 announced today that Governor Deval Patrick will debate Republican Gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker live in-studio from 7am - 8am on Wednesday, June 16th. The final hour of the show will be dedicated to analysis of the debate by hosts Tom Finneran and Todd Feinburg.

State Treasurer Tim Cahill and Baker were both confirmed for the originally scheduled June 18th debate, but WRKO wanted to make an accommodation for the Governor who confirmed his June 16th availability this morning. WRKO is very hopeful that Cahill will attend the debate as well.

Jason Wolfe, VP of Programming, says, "Our listeners are both passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the issues facing our state, and I applaud both Governor Patrick and Charlie Baker for agreeing to talk directly to our audience in this format. I am certainly hopeful that Tim Cahill will be able to participate as well. We look forward to having all three candidates engage in a spirited debate that will continue to capture the attention of the public for this very significant political race."

The Tom & Todd morning show with Tom Finneran and Todd Feinburg airs weekdays from 5:30am – 9am on WRKO AM 680.

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