Monday, August 3, 2015

Rizzo finds radio gig

Former City Councilman Frank Rizzo Jr. promises to be "less politically correct" as a radio talk show host, starting Thursday night.

Rizzo finds radio gig

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Like his father before him, former City Councilman Frank Rizzo Jr. is taking to the airwaves in his political retirement, as a radio talk show host.  Rizzo says he’ll be doing occasional gigs on WPHT, radio 1210, beginning Thursday night, from 10 p.m. to midnight.  He promises he’ll be “less politically correct” than when he took calls WWDB in the 1990s, when Rizzo was a Councilman.

“My slogan will be ‘Rizzo Unleashed,’” Rizzo told us Wednesday.  “I’ll always be polite, but I’ll tell it like it is, and I have the ability to do that.  I’m going to tell people possibly about some of the work ethic in City Council, in some of the people who represent them in the suburbs, and not in a watered-down way.”

Asked for examples of times when he pulled his punches,
Rizzo said:  “Talking about some of my colleagues, I had to be a little bit sensitive….If I was still in Council, I wouldn’t talk about Jim Kenney paying someone $28,000 in tax dollars to manage his Twitter account.  But maybe now I will.”

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