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Jeff Kuhner takes over WRKO-AM 680 morning drive
October 31, 2012
Boston, MA -- WRKO-AM 680 announced Wednesday that "The Kuhner Report" with Jeff Kuhner will take over morning drive from 6:00am - 9:00am, starting Thursday, November 1. Kuhner, who has been and will continue to host from 11am until noon, replaces Todd Feinburg and Michele McPhee.
Commenting on his expanded role, Kuhner said, "I am truly honored and happy to be at WRKO. This is a wonderful opportunity and my goal is to create the best morning talk show in Boston."
Jeff Brown, Vice President and Market Manager for Entercom Boston said, "This caps off a season of positive change for WRKO. It's the right move for our two most important customers, our listeners and our advertisers. Needless to say, I'm excited about our future."
Kuhner has been with WRKO since January 2012 as a weekly guest on the radio station. He has filled in on every daypart as well, and his one hour show, dubbed "The Fastest 60 Minutes in Radio," launched this past August. Additionally, Kuhner will be a regular contributor to WRKO.com with blogs, columns and weekly podcasts.
Kuhner, who has made the move to Boston, will continue to serve as the lead political columnist for The Washington Times. His column, which appears every Friday, is consistently one of the most popular in The Times' commentary section. Kuhner is also the president of the Edmund Burke Institute, a Washington think tank. He did his doctoral work at Ohio University and taught U.S. history at McGill University in Montreal from 1998-2000 before deciding to make a career change to journalism. He has made numerous national radio appearances and served as a frequent guest host on "The Savage Nation."
"Jeff has made an immediate impact in a very short period of time and has demonstrated that he's ready for a bigger platform," said Jason Wolfe, Vice President of Programming/Entercom Boston. "The positive reaction to his 11am hour has been simply overwhelming and his fearless, honest brand of talk makes him appointment listening."
"Jeff Kuhner is a rising star and I'm very happy to have him as part of the WRKO team," added Assistant Program Director Bill Cooksey.
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Known for developing unique and highly successful, locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio's most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company is also the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Memphis Grizzlies, Kansas City Royals, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Athletics, and San Jose Sharks.
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The company's radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Awards for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2007, Forbes named Entercom one of America's "Most Trustworthy Companies."
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