Sources state Beck’s views are all over the place and he dables in religion and the show is confusing which doesn’t sit well in various markets. Buckley Radio is dropping the hot-button program from four of its stations in Connecticut. Those stations include: WDRC-AM, WWCO-AM, WSNG-AM, and WMMW-AM, which simulcast the same programs.
“I am making the change in programming to address the Talk of Connecticut listener’s desire for more locally originated program that feature Connecticut issues,” Eric Fanhoe, Vice President/General Manager, Buckley Radio of Connecticut, wrote in an e-mail this past Thursday. The Connecticut division’s program director, also confirmed the need for more local programming in an e-mail: “Quite simply, we are making the change in our programming lineup because our TALK of Connecticut listeners have expressed a desire for more locally originated programming featuring issues important to us here at home. This change will more closely align us with that goal.”
The move comes nearly three months after Buckley’s flagship station in New York, WOR Radio, dropped Beck in early January. At that time, WOR executives replaced Beck with a local veteran host.