WYPR replaces respected host with hack
Please tell me WYPR isn’t serious:
Days after firing longtime talk radio host Marc Steiner, WYPR announced today that Sun columnist Dan Rodricks would replace him.
The news came as the station, facing passionate protests from Steiner loyalists, pushed back its fundraising drive originally set for next week.
While Steiner’s firing came as a shock to people who viewed his show as a unique civic forum, some said replacing him with a well-known local columnist and media personality might quell some of the backlash.
Of course, Rodrick’s is a well-known leftist journalism hack, draft supporter with misplaced priorities, and he is nowhere near the level of Marc Steiner. And if anybody heard Rodricks’ performance on the Chip Franklin show when they were paired together on WBAL, or if you saw the old Rodricks for Breakfast TV Show on WMAR-TV, you know that this is not anything resembling an improvement for WYPR.
I’ll be interested to see what our friends on the left have to say about this…