| | Advanced Search

 

Central MA Up + Comer: Vision Advertising CEO Laura Briere—Meet Central MA's rising stars...

FlyORH: Vote for Worcester in JetBlue Contest—Supporting ORH and JetBlue....

Catch the Moscow Festival Ballet With Your WOO Card—Where will you be WOOing this weekend?

Acclaimed Author Leah Hager Cohen to Give Reading at Holy Cross—Will read from new novel 'No Book but…

NEW: Michael Graham Taking Conservative Talk Show to Atlanta—Headed for a warmer climate

NEW: Worcester’s Wormtown Brewery Wins Denver Int’l Beer Award—A major honor bestowed to a local brewery

Paul Giorgio: Elizabeth Warren is Right on Student Loans—MINDSETTER Paul Giorgio examines the student debt crisis

Central MA College Standout: Smith College’s Megan Baker—Spotlight on a bright student...

Organize + Energize: 7 Reasons to Hire a Professional Organizer—With a little help from your friends...

Rob Horowitz: The Civil Rights Act, 50 Years Later—Celebrating a milestone...

 
 

slides: Who Will Replace Jim Polito in Worcester?

Thursday, December 06, 2012

 

Jim Polito is headed to Boston. The former investigative reporter in Springfield reinvented his career as a conservative morning talk show host in Worcester. Despite being New England's second largest city it is void of local network television and the spectrum of locally hosted radio is far narrower than Hartford, CT or Providence, RI.

The morning gig on WTAG is now wide open and a slew of local and out of market talent are rumored for the position.

Take a look at some of the potential candidates.

Prev Next

Rob Eno

Eno is experienced through his work with RedMassGroup.com, as an expert commentator with NECN and as a MINDSETTER with GoLocalWorcester.

He knows politics and is articulate at voicing conservative messages.

Wired into key conservatives in state and in DC, Eno would bring a broader perspective than Polito.

Prev Next

Dan Yorke

The Providence-based radio host used to work in Western MA. Today he hosts afternoons on WPRO AM, but he is the lowest rated on the station behind former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci and egmanic John DePetro.

WPRO's parent company, Cumulus, has announced that they will be cutting 7% this year.  Worcester might look good to Yorke.

Prev Next

Jennifer Roy

Jennifer Roy is Worcester's favorite girl-next-door.

She was recently the winner of the Jet Blue video contest.

She is connected to everyone in Worcester and the former local cable TV news reporter would be a big improvement with the likability factor.

But, the big question is, do WTAG listeners was likability?

Prev Next

Joe O'Brien

Former Mayor and sitting City Coucilman Joe O'Brien is rumored to be considering leaving the council. 

O'Brien is smart and has some big ideas - he attended Fordham, Harvard and knows Worcester.

Talk radio could be the perfect transition from City Hall to civilian life.

Prev Next

Chris Pinto

Bam! Pow! Boom! Chris Pinto is an offier in the City GOP and co-host to the cable political show, Activate Worcester.

Pinto is never shy about hardcore consevative issues. Think the Worcester version of Chris Christie.

Listeners will love him and others will love to hate him.

Prev Next

Matt Allen

Matt Allen is another Providence talk radio host, but he is the techno model. He is digitally savvy and has built a younger audience than the norm.

He is a social media pro and stays in contact with his listeners 24/7 leveraging Facebook and Twitter.

Libertarian in view point, Allen would align well with the discussion in central MA.

Prev Next

Tom Finneran

He has been one of the most influencial MA politicians of the past 25 years. A big time player since leaving the State House, Finneran knows all angles of the issue.

He hosted Boston talk radio for years - he would bring a Boston and beyond perspective to talk radio in Worcester.

Prev Next

Peter Blute

 

The former Rep Congressman from Central Mass has done time behind the mic. After a stint with the MA GOP and a brutal outcome in 2012 with Senator Scott Brown losing and Richard Tisei unable to grab a congressional seat, it might be a good time to jump.

Blute knows central MA. He is Worcester born and lives in Shrewsbury.

His big blemish was the iconic hit piece by the Boston Herald - Booze Cruise.

 
 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

Comments:

Stephen Quist

lmao..........

Luke M Vaillancourt

Michele McPhee

Mike Murray

I never thought I'd learn a new word from GoLocalWorcester until I read "egmanic," only to find out moments later that it is, in fact, not a word at all.

Andrew Strecker

Syndicated show.

Harry Huckum

McPhee, Katz, Robichaud all come to mind. But that is quite a distance for them to travel for the small market that Worcester is.

It might be a big deal for Tiny Timmy Murray and Congressman Jim McCastro but this is a piss ant town to those Boston names.

BB King

It doesn't matter. WTAG has virtually no listeners (compared to the big Worcester stations), and most of them are age 70+...

Harry Huckum

What big worcester stations?

Christopher Pinto

Paul Westcott from Manchester NH WGIR AM 610 & 96.7 the Wave The White House Brief on iHeartRadio




Write your comment...

You must be logged in to post comments.