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Also more here...Jay Severin Inks Syndie Deal with Infinity
Sep. 16, 2005
By Tony Sanders
Infinity Broadcasting has signed longtime political commentator and Boston radio host Jay Severin as a talk personality for “select” Infinity stations in the top 10 markets.
Severin has been the afternoon driver (3 p.m.-7 p.m.) on Greater Media's WTKK Boston since that station debuted its current talk format in September 1999. “Jay has always wanted to be syndicated, and we couldn’t be happier for him,” WTKK PD Paula O’Connor told Billboard Radio Monitor. "Now we’ll just have to work on convincing him that we want him to stay on FM Talk 96.9 as well.”
The Infinity release says that Severin will appear on some of that group’s stations in the top 10 markets. That leaves room for Severin to potentially remain on WTKK, since Boston is ranked market number 11 in the Spring 2005 Arbitrons. (WTKK is also the home for other Infinity/Westwood programming, notably “Imus in the Morning.”)
O’Connor confirmed to Monitor that Severin’s contract with Greater Media expires at the end of 2005.
Before joining WTKK, Severin hosted late nights on Entercom talk WRKO in the market.
I wouldn't miss either of them...at all. Mike isn't the only one that moans. [roll]JonJ said:There was also talk that TKK may be dumping Imus next spring too. Heard they were doing a "major revamping". They should dump Barnicle. I get tired lestening to his moaning and groaning.
Agreed. I like Sean, but Jay has that "touch" of mixing "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" with intellect and humor. From what I understand tho, he's not around here - he broadcasts from his home in Sag Harbor, NY. Nice bennie.Moderator said:I hope he sticks around hear. Shawn is ok but Jay is way better.