Al Roney, the local voice who organized the Albany Tea Party last year, and was planning another one for April 17th this year, has been fired by WGY. They’re replacing him with Glenn Beck, who was dropped locally when WROW moved away from talk radio. They told the Times Union they picked up Beck for “ratings reasons.”
Al served us well, covering local issues that no one else would even mention, and he will be sorely missed in the capital region.
To WGY: I no longer have a reason to tune in to 810. Hope that helps your ratings.
Monday’s rally is scheduled for Monday from 9 a.m. to noon — the hours during which Roney’s show aired. WGY is located at 1203 Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham.
3/1 update on the rally, including a quote from Al Roney, here.
4/5 Al comments on his current plans here.