NYC Radio Station Dumps Glenn Beck

Beck, meanwhile, Beck unplugs 'hotline to White House'

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 5, 2011 4:42 AM CST | Updated Jan 5, 2011 6:45 AM CST

(Newser) – Glenn Beck's radio show is currently without a home in New York after having been dropped by WOR, one of the city's biggest talk radio stations. "The reason is ratings," WOR's program director tells the New York Daily News. "Somewhat to our surprise, the show wasn't getting what we wanted." The station plans to replace him with another conservative, Mike Gallagher, a New Yorker whom they hope will have more to say about local issues.

Over on his Fox show, meanwhile, Beck unplugged the red phone he had installed just in case the White House decided to call, Mediaite reports. "I will no longer look to others for leadership or answers. We’re out of time. I will lead, me and my family," Beck told viewers. "And I will teach my family and myself to be independent, honorable, educated, self-reliant, and charitable. And with firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, I choose to re-found this amazing nation by rediscovering it within myself and sharing it within the circle of my own influence."

TV and radio host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.
TV and radio host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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Glenn Beck, tired of waiting for President Obama's call, unplugs the red phone.   (Mediaite)

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