Cianci Returns To WPRO
August 16, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
Former PROVIDENCE mayor BUDDY CIANCI is joining CITADEL Talk WPRO-A/PROVIDENCE starting SEPTEMBER 20th. The station is not yet disclosing where in the lineup CIANCI will land, although a release from the station indicates that morning man RON ST. PIERRE, midday local host JOHN DEPETRO, syndicated RUSH LIMBAUGH, and afternoon host DAN YORKE will continue with the station and have been informed of CIANCI's addition.
"It's a wonderful, wonderful opportunity to do what I like best, and it's Talk radio," CIANCI told ST. PIERRE THURSDAY morning. CIANCI was mayor from 1975 to 1984 and again from 1991 to 2002 before his conviction for racketeering in MAY, 2002. He hosted radio shows on Talk WHJJ-A/PROVIDENCE between mayoral terms, and on WPRO (with STEVE KASS) between his resignation and the start of his prison term, which ended this year. CIANCI criticized Talk hosts who have "a very narrow point of view" and claimed "I don't have an agenda, I'm out of politics."
I don't have an agenda, I'm out of politics.
"NEWS TALK 630 WPRO is the top-rated News/Talk radio station in this market because of its compelling and diverse lineup of Talk show hosts and our award-winning news staff,” said GM BARBARA HAYNES. “BUDDY CIANCI has a tremendous personality and extensive knowledge of RHODE ISLAND. We’re pleased to report that he will be on air beginning SEPTEMBER 20.”