Well, this is disappointing. Via email:
WRKO today announced a series of changes to their weekday programming lineup. Effective August 21, Rush Limbaugh will return to WRKO after a two and a half year absence. The Rush Limbaugh Show, America’s highest rated national radio talk show, will be heard in the 12pm to 3pm time slot….
“When we were presented with the opportunity to bring Rush back to WRKO, it was a no-brainer. He’s the biggest personality in broadcasting and his return gives us an incredible one-two punch along Howie from noon to 7pm,” said Jason Wolfe, Vice President of Programming for Entercom Boston.
Bleah. The “no-brainer,” Mr. Wolfe, should have been to decline the opportunity to bring Rush back. I suggest that Mr. Wolfe bear in mind his own words regarding an incident on WRKO six years ago:
This corporation has zero tolerance for racial intolerance.
If that’s so, why would it be a “no-brainer” to bring Rush, who has repeatedly demonstrated at best “racial intolerance,” to your station? Never mind – I’m not sure I really want the answer. (Note: go read the quotes at the link. They are amazing. Perhaps someone should advise Mr. Wolfe that they exist, since he apparently doesn’t know.)