Latest Articles


Baker's Learning Curve

In the first Massachusetts gubernatorial debate, this past June on WRKO radio, Republican Charlie Baker fared poorly, sounding defensive and petulant during testy exchanges with Governor Deval Patrick and Treasurer Tim Cahill.
A debate shows that the candidate is improving — but has a long way still to go
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 20, 2010

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

New in the Phoenix: After Brown, the Democrats' talk-radio challenge

In which I ask whether liberals can possibly avoid hundreds of Coakley-esque talk-radio drubbings this fall. Please take a look.
By Adam Reilly  |  February 04, 2010

Howie's gay love-in!

Wait, lemme get this straight: Was that Howie Carr — who's known for accompanying on-air references to homosexuality with a crude audio approximation of gay sex — happily schmoozing with guest Randy Price this past week?
Carr plays nice with Randy Price. Plus, the Globe's tough new Kennedy bio defies expectations.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 18, 2009
Finneran's folly

Finneran's folly

 No, Tom Finneran's not a journalist. But as a talk-radio host, he really needs to be able to ...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 09, 2009

Wendy Murphy vs. free speech

--"That means, 'Shut up. Don't lie.'"That would be Wendy Murphy, co-host of WRKO's Finneran's Forum,...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 26, 2008

'RKO jettisons Hopkins, adds Ingraham

I speak of Reese Hopkins, who's out of his 10 am-noon slot effective tomorrow, and Laura Ingraham, the nationally syndicated yakker who'll take said time...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 16, 2008

Getaway Carr

Howie Carr’s jump from WRKO-AM to WTKK-FM isn’t a done deal just yet.
Why WRKO should cut Howie loose. Plus, journalism’s unsolvable PR conundrum
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 11, 2007

Media Moses

Bruce Wall is blessed with a talent for publicity.
What's behind Pastor Bruce Wall's nose for news?
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 11, 2007