WPRO-A's John DePetro Returns To The Air Despite Boycott
January 6, 2014 at 12:27 PM (PT)
CUMULUS Talk WPRO-A-WEAN/PROVIDENCE JOGN DEPETRO has returned to his 9a-noon slot after a month-long absence, CBS3/SPRINGFIELD reported. Although his absence was never specified, it did come after he called union protestors "union hags" and "whores" --including spelling out the word -- and subsequently apologizing on-air.
A union-backed campaign to get DEPETRO off the air, which was supported by GOV. LINCOLN CHAFEE, Republican party officials and others, who now refuse to appear on the station. (NET NEWS 12/13). He told listeners that the boycott the boycott was "nothing more than politicians and unions trying to interfere and silence public opinion."