McPhee rejoins WRKO
Michele McPhee, who left WRKO 680 last August(BRW 8/16), will return to the talk station with a new 4-hour midday show beginning at 11am on Monday(6/11), it was announced today.
For the past 10 months McPhee worked at WCVB-5 in Needham as a general assignment reporter focusing on law enforcement and crime stories. Her last day at the TV station was last Friday(6/1).
With her return to WRKO 680, McPhee displaces nationally syndicated Laura Ingraham(11am-1pm) and local host Jen Brien(1pm-3pm) on the schedule. She will now serve as a lead-in to WRKO's afternoon icon Howie Carr(3-7pm). According to WRKO's announcement, McPhee also becomes Carr's primary fill-in host, the role more recently shared by weekend host Avi Nelson and Col. David Hunt.
Speaking of Carr, his current WRKO contract is set to expire in early fall but according to the Boston Herald it contains a 2-year renewal clause which he is attempting to escape and find another radio home on the dial. Carr briefly addressed his contract situation last week when he talked with "Ken and Mike" from WGAN 560/Portland,ME which is one of his New England affiliates.
BRW Notebook :
Coming to a Theater Near You : "Car Talk - The Musical" inspired by the hit WBUR 90.9-produced National Public Radio 35-year radio show of the same name and written and directed by Suffolk University Professor Wesley Savick will begin a 2-month(June 14-August 12) run at the Central Sq. Theater in Cambridge next week.
Brothers Ray and Tom Magliozzi, co-hosts of NPR’s “Car Talk,” , aka Click and Clack, first appeared on the Boston airwaves in 1977. Their WBUR radio call-in show, which offers automotive know-how with an air of hilarity, was picked up by NPR for a nationwide audience in 1987.
Ticket and theater information can be found here.