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WPRO axes St. Pierre; LaPierre misses the mark; who wants to be pope?

News broke late Thursday that talk radio station WPRO had laid off Ron St. Pierre, a Rhode Island Radio Hall of Famer who was serving as producer and de facto co-host of Buddy Cianci's show.
Ronzo gets the boot
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 22, 2013

WPRO drops St. Pierre

Buddy Cianci was on a plane to Florida for a five-day vacation. So Ron St. Pierre, his longtime talk radio sidekick, had the microphone to himself.
Off Air
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 22, 2013

Cicilline-Gemma II lands with a thud

After their raucous, televised debate a week previous, there was an air of expectation surrounding Congressman David Cicilline and businessman Anthony Gemma's recent Democratic primary debate on WPRO radio.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 07, 2012

Uncertainty at WPRO

Could Rhode Island's talk radio firmament be poised for a shakeup?
On the Air
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 09, 2011

Chafee’s talk radio ban

Governor Lincoln Chafee's announcement this week that his administration would forsake talk radio sparked all manner of outrage.
On the Air
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 14, 2011

WPRO swaps two big personalities

Talk-radio listeners could be forgiven for wondering if WPRO sprung a bit too far forward this week when Buddy Cianci's show begun airing at 2 pm instead of the usual 10 am.
Spring Forward
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 19, 2010

A veteran TV reporter tries something new

Months after leaving ABC6, investigative reporter Jim Hummel was chatting about his future over lunch with public relations guru Dante Bellini. Plans to take up with WJAR's news team, long the ratings leader in the Providence market, had evaporated wit
On the Air
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 16, 2009

Bad blood at 'PRO

The ongoing Hatefest at Salty's Joint has hit the Urinal, with an absolutely ridiculous story alleging that veteran Rhode Island radio hand, Ron St. Pierre, inadvertently "assaulted" John "The Journalist" DePetro with an 8x11" sheet of paper loaded wit
Trouble at Salty's Shack. Plus, firefighters burn their bridges and Esserman's bad attitude.  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 19, 2009

Losing a Brown basketball legend

On the sadness front, while P+J missed our chance to say the sporting old boys hereabouts were grieved to learn of the passing of former Brown basketball star Eddie Morris on March 5.
Plus a mad money man, off-color comics, and a Laffey-Chafee gaffe
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 11, 2009