N.J. 101.5's Jersey Guys Cited As 9th Most Powerful In State By PoliticsNJ.com
June 21, 2007 at 12:04 PM (PT)
The influential POLITICSNJ.COM website has released its "POWER LIST 100" of the most powerful political figures in NEW JERSEY, and in at #9 are CRAIG CARTON & RAY ROSSI, MILLENNIUM Talk WKXW & WXKW (NEW JERSEY 101.5)/TRENTON's "JERSEY GUYS" afternoon team. The site, giving them props in a backhanded manner, writes, "NJ 101.5 FM’s THE JERSEY GUYS offend huge segments of the state’s population, often don’t care about the facts -- but that’s exactly what gives them so much shwack in the political arena. What they say has actually influenced elections -- though not necessarily for the person they were trying to hurt (see JUN CHOI) -- and any way you look at it, that’s real power."
And at the bottom of the list, selected by readers in an online vote, is Religion WIBG-A (LIFE RADIO 1020)/OCEAN CITY-ATLANTIC CITY morning talk host HARRY HURLEY, about whom the site writes, "The radio talk show host's influence is limited to ATLANTIC COUNTY, but people listen to him there -- and when it comes to NEW JERSEY politics, what happens in ATLANTIC CITY hardly stays just there. Keep an eye on what this broadcaster/webmaster says this fall about pivotal races for County Executive, State Senate and Assembly: he can actually swing votes."