Glenn Beck back on local radio ... sort of

Glenn Beck, whose radio show was dropped by WPHT-AM (1210) in January, has found a quasi-local outlet: WILM-AM (1450) in Wilmington, Del.

Starting Monday, March 14, WILM will carry Beck's show from 9 a.m. to noon daily.

Sean Hannity, who lost his WPHT affiliation at the same time, is heard on WILM from 3 to 6 p.m. daily.

It's not clear if Premiere, Beck's syndicator, is billing this move to advertisers as his re-entry into the Philadelphia radio market.

WILM's 1-kilowatt signal (compared with WPHT's 50-kilowatt flamethrower) barely reaches into Philadelphia.

Talk shows' national syndication deals generally require "clearance" in at least the top 10 local markets. Philly is #7 and Wilmington, strictly speaking, is #77.

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