Monday, January 18, 2010

WRKO talks up its election coverage

WRKO AM 680 just announced plans for its on-air coverage of the special US Senate election for the next three days. Here's the press release :

Boston’s Talk Station WRKO provides wall-to-wall coverage of Tuesday’s historic vote

Boston, MA (January 18, 2010) – WRKO AM 680 will provide comprehensive coverage of Tuesday’s Special Election to fill the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s seat in Congress.

Day-long coverage will begin at 5:30 AM with Tom Finneran and Todd Feinburg kicking off election day with reports from the field and political guests and pundits. They will be followed by Laura Ingraham, providing a national perspective on the race. From 12-3 PM from today through Wednesday of this week, Rush Limbaugh’s show will be replaced by Avi Nelson, who will provide extended local coverage and insight. Howie Carr will take the airwaves at 3 PM with additional guests, voter feedback and predictions. His show will extend an hour on Tuesday, airing until 8 PM when the polls close. Carr will be followed by Nelsen, who will stay on air until election results are final, with special reports from both the Brown and the Coakley Camps.

The station has also inked an exclusive deal with the Associated Press. Throughout the day, it will have access to exclusive AP poll results, videos and other digital content.

Additionally, WRKO roving reporters will be on the streets and at polling stations getting reaction from voters. Soundbites and videos will be aired on WRKO and available at

Coverage continues on Wednesday with Tom Finneran and Todd Feinburg, whose morning drive show will extend until 11 AM

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