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Rush Limbaugh returns to WRKO
WRKO brings together Feinburg and McPhee in AM drive
August 6, 2012
Audio: Hear Rush announce his return to WRKO on The Howie Carr Show
BOSTON, MA -- WRKO today announced a series of changes to their weekday programming lineup. Effective August 21, Rush Limbaugh will return to WRKO after a two and a half year absence. The Rush Limbaugh Show, America's highest rated national radio talk show, will be heard in the 12pm to 3pm time slot. WRKO also announced that Michele McPhee, who rejoined WRKO in June, will team up with Todd Feinburg in mornings.
"When we were presented with the opportunity to bring Rush back to WRKO, it was a no-brainer. He's the biggest personality in broadcasting and his return gives us an incredible one-two punch along Howie from noon to 7pm," said Jason Wolfe, Vice President of Programming for Entercom Boston. "Michele has done a solid job since she returned to WRKO, and I'm very excited about the new dynamic that she and Todd will create in the morning."
"We are excited about our new lineup. Michele and Todd in mornings make us better and bringing Rush back to WRKO gives our listeners the best news talk in Boston," said Jeff Brown, Vice President and General Manager/Entercom Boston. "WRKO has a tremendous track record of delivering real results for advertisers. These changes enhance our brand and what we can do for our clients."
The new WRKO prime-time lineup effective August 21:
5:30am to 9am: Todd Feinburg and Michele McPhee
9am to 11am: "The Financial Exchange" with Barry Armstrong
11am to 12pm: "The Kuhner Report" with Jeff Kuhner
12pm to 3pm: Rush Limbaugh
3pm to 7pm: Howie Carr
New to the WRKO team is Jeff Kuhner. Kuhner, who has been a regular contributor to the WRKO morning show and has filled in as a host for both Howie Carr and Michele McPhee, will anchor the one hour "Kuhner Report" from 11am to 12pm. Kuhner is a Washington Times weekly columnist, who has written for Human Events, National Review Online and Investor's Business Daily. He also serves as a fill-in host on Savage Nation.
Finally, WRKO announced that Coast to Coast AM with George Noory will return to the station overnights, holding down the 1am to 5am time slot. Heard by millions of listeners, Coast To Coast AM airs on more than 560 stations in the U.S., Canada and Guam, and is the most-listened-to overnight radio program in North America.
About The Rush Limbaugh Show
Heard on nearly 600 radio stations by up to 20 million weekly listeners, The Rush Limbaugh Show is the highest rated national radio talk show in America. The program is nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks. Known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with his entertaining and informative brand of conservatism, Mr. Limbaugh is also widely credited with resuscitating AM radio by many industry experts. Please visit www.RushLimbaugh.com for more information.
About Coast to Coast AM
Each night on Coast to Coast AM, listeners are captivated with discussions on news and current events, conspiracy theories and all things curious and unexplained. Nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, Coast to Coast AM broadcasts Monday through Sunday from 1-5 a.m. ET and can be heard on more than 560 radio stations in the U.S., Canada and Guam. Airing live seven nights a week, it's the-most listened-to overnight radio program in North America. For more information, please visit http://www.coasttocoastam.com.
About Entercom Communications
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the five largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of 111 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City.
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, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Athletics and San Jose Sharks.
Entercom focuses on creating effective integrated marketing solutions for its customers that incorporate the company's audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.
The company's radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism as well as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting.