WPRO-A/Providence Host John DePetro Ending His Show
December 27, 2016 at 7:01 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA Talk WPRO-A/PROVIDENCE talk host JOHN DEPETRO announced on his personal blog that he will “conclude” his weekday 9a-noon talk show. DEPETRO had been off the air for much of DECEMBER due to a “health situation.”
“Thank you to all my listeners for making 2016 my best year ever in radio, with my coverage of the TRUMP campaign, my many exclusives, plus my national work on the SAVAGE nation and CNN,” DEPETRO wrote. “I am very grateful for the many loyal listeners who have been entertained by my program on WPRO over the past 10 years.”
Union-backed advocacy group FOR OUR DAUGHTERS, which previously organized a boycott of DEPETRO's show after he made several controversial comments about women, welcomed the announcement. "We accomplished what we set out to do -- JOHN DEPETRO is off the air at WPRO," FOR OUR DAUGHTERS Chairman MAUREEN MARTIN said. "Thank you to all the elected leaders, labor unions and community organizations who stood with us in opposition to misogyny and hate radio. The boycott is over. We encourage station leaders to formally adopt policies to prevent this type of situation from happening again.