Rush Radio 1200/Boston To Launch Monday; WRKO Replaces Limbaugh With Local Show
March 2, 2010 at 3:13 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL and PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS make it official and announce that RUSH LIMBAUGH will be in the lineup for the launch of the new Talk format at WXKS-A/BOSTON, which will take the name RUSH RADIO 1200/WXKS. The launch has been moved up to MONDAY (3/8) at noon. As previously announced, PREMIERE's GLENN BECK, SEAN HANNITY and JASON LEWIS and CITADEL's MARK LEVIN will be in the lineup; PREMIERE's "COAST TO COAST AM WITH GEORGE NOORY" has already started airing on the station in advance of the format launch.
"BOSTON is the birthplace of the American Revolution," said PD BILL GEORGE. "RUSH RADIO will lead a new revolution beginning MONDAY, MARCH 8th at noon. From our months of research and planning to SCOTT BROWN's recent Senate win, it’s clear that there is a changing tide in MASSACHUSETTS. People are ready to embrace the type of conservative ideals that RUSH RADIO 1200 and its hosts embrace."
Earlier in the day, crosstown ENTERCOM Talk WRKO-A announced that MASSACHUSETTS Republican strategist CHARLEY MANNING would replace LIMBAUGH in its lineup starting MONDAY (3/8). MANNING, a frequent WRKO fill-in host, told the BOSTON HERALD's JESSICA HESLAM that his show will "touch on all of the local issues that everybody is talking about, but with a special look at politics. I’m looking forward to really getting into politics, especially because this is going to be such a great year with the three-way race for governor, a big race for attorney general and state treasurer."