The average listener of Buddy's show has got to be pushing 80. It's like a small-time-club act with empty tables and somebody asleep in the back row, playing on lame puns and reminiscing about days past, names and events that have long since lost their relevance. The fact that anyone feels he has credibility after his Federal corruption conviction is yet another sad statement about Rhode Island. WRKO dumped "felon" Finneran mid-2012; hopefully starting a precedent for these disgraced former politicians-turned-hosts.
The only host I ever found informative or entertaining was Dan Yorke. He always seemed to have the "hot" guests on his program. Matt Allen's heart is in the right place, but there was never enough serious content to keep me listening for more than a few minutes.
None of WPRO's or WHJJ's pseudo conservatives would make it on Arizona talk radio, right-wingers here demand a much higher level of crazy, and a lot more venomous hate speech. They do have a soft spot for convicted felons, so they might tolerate Buddy Cianci, since he has been promoted to Sean Hannity's conservative "Great American Panel"
Give Buddy's spot to Loughlin and I might actually listen. I was never a John Loughlin fan as a politician...(sorry if you're reading this John although you did get my vote)...but he did a great job filling in for Yorke. As bad as it is trying to listen to a felon criticize unethical politicians (pot calling kettle), nothing is worse than having to listen to said felon clearing loogies from his throat.
Gene in the morning, Dan at nine, Matt at noon, Helen at three and John Laughlin at six. Done.
Send Dipitro and Buddy on the road, with Ron as their tour manager, doing stand up comedy in empty nightclubs.
"a much higher level of crazy, and a lot more venomous hate speech."
Hey Sammy-that fits you to a T [snipped-JK]
You want to talk "crazy"? I loved Peter Van Daam on the old Wale station. Although I don't think that was so crazy at all.
Does anybody think Pro has become much less hard hitting and more pop culture lately?
Peter was a Constitutionalist and activist. If it wasn't for him,I would still be one of those extremely low information voters who most likely vote for Democrats or Socialists or maybe even worse. He got me interested in the Constitution and how it affects my daily life.