WPRO's Buddy Cianci To Run For Mayor Of Providence Again
June 25, 2014 at 4:11 PM (PT)
Seven years after serving time in prison for corruption, former PROVIDENCE Mayor and current CUMULUS News-Talk WPRO-A-WEAN/PROVIDENCE host BUDDY CIANCI has announced that he is running for Mayor once again. CIANCI filed papers with the Board of Canvassers to run one of eight candidates for the post.
If CIANCI wins, he will be Mayor for a third administration, the previous stints being 1975-1984 and the second in 1990-2002. He went to prison for five years on racketeering charges in 2002 and subsequently became a host on WPRO. He will come off the air for his campaign, with TARA GRANAHAN taking over afternoons as of THURSDAY (6/26).