Wednesday, January 25, 2017

RI Radio: Talker John DePetro Finds New Home

John DePetro, who abruptly announced his departure from Providence's WPRO 630 AM in December, will begin hosting a new four-hour afternoon show Wednesday on Newport's WADK 1540 AM, the station announced Tuesday.

Bonnie Gomes, president and owner of WADK's parent company, 3G Broadcasting, told The Providence Journal that she picked up DePetro after he left WPRO because it has been her goal since buying the station in 2013 to have a completely live and local lineup.

WADK 1540 AM (1 Kw)
Gomes, who said she's known DePetro for 30 years, since they both worked at Providence's WHJJ, said DePetro hopes his stint at WADK can be a launching pad. "He's looking toward bigger things," she said. "He's hoping to start syndicating in a couple of years."

DePetro issued the following statement:
I proudly announce I return to the Rhode Island airwaves starting Wednesday, January 25, 2017,  taking your phone calls weekdays live from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on 1540 AM WADK. Together, we will make Rhode Island afternoon radio great again. The John DePetro Show will be broadcasting from the right side of the issues, on the right side of the dial at 1540 AM. 
I am also pleased to announce I am now the exclusive owner of the John DePetro Show, which gives me full ownership of the content of the show and the freedom in the future to syndicate my popular, highly-rated, entertaining program. My listeners should get ready for the most entertaining radio I have ever done, and I will continue to tell  it like it is. As a genius once told me, "content is King." The John DePetro Show will be totally unstoppable, protected by God." 
On Saturdays, 1540 AM WADK will broadcast a 2 hour John DePetro Show Week in Review. Listeners can now enjoy 42 hours a week of the John DePetro radio show, on 1540 AM  WADK, and There will be a live link to the show on, and the show never ends on Twitter.  
I look forward to speaking to all the people of our state, and the various callers, including Ann from Cranston, Raymond the illegal and Henry B. Chafee. The John DePetro Show will always be "up down, always round , you know that." 

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