Friday, May 29, 2015

Glenn Beck back on local radio ... sort of

WILM in Wilmington picks him up starting Monday.

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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