Beck in, Roney out at WGY
LATHAM Glenn Beck is in at Latham radio station WGY (810-AM).
That means talk show host Al Roney is out.
Beck, whose local position on WROW (590-AM) ended on Feb. 8, when WROW ditched an all-talk format in favor of the “Magic” nostalgia-adult favorites format, will now be heard live on WGY Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Beck begins on WGY Monday, March 1.
Chuck Custer, WGY’s director of news and programming, said he’s hoping for a ratings improvement in the 9-to-noon morning time slot. “Glenn has one of the hottest shows in all of radio right now and we simply could not pass up the opportunity to add him to our on-air team,” he said. “With Don Weeks, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, you have arguably the biggest names and best talent in the radio business.”
Roney began work as a newscaster at WGY nine years ago. His morning talk show began July 31, 2006. Before that, he was heard in a one-hour evening talk show.
Roney was informed about the decision after his Thursday show.
Beck will chat live with WGY early morning host Don Weeks at 7:20 a.m. Friday during “Don Weeks and the WGY Morning News” to discuss the show and his move to WGY.