The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

28 July 2007

Buddy Cianci Released From Prison, Providence Talk Radio


Will Another Criminal Pollute Talk Radio?

In New England, all eyes are on convicted felon and former Providence Mayor- For- Life Buddy Cianci (shown left in photo with Boston Mayor Tom Menino), who has just been released from prison. After disgraced former Massachusetts House Speaker Tom Finneran, will Buddy be the next criminal to pollute local talk radio?

During Cianci's corrupt regime, bribery was just about the only way to get permits approved and the mob became closely tied to city business.

Since then, Providence has tried to move forward, with new development and a fresh look, but will one area talk station send the city right back to its darkest days?

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  • Quit acting like radio is some holy sanctuary you self-righteous a-hole. The only difference between a convicted felon and somebody like you is the felon has been caught and you haven't.

    The ability to inform and and entertain the public should be the only requirements for working in radio and you failed miserably at it Maloney.

    Quit your whining about the scarcity of fill-in talent at your other blog because we all know the only reason you are harping about it is because you are bitter they aren't calling your sorry ass.

    It is high time you see the writing on the wall and pursue a new career Maloney. If it is so important to have people hear your shrill voice then I suggest you start an internet radio program. I am sure MOP can give you some pointers on how to start one.

    By Blogger elmonica, at 28 July, 2007 16:42  

  • Another felon?

    Who would be the first felon?

    Viagra-smuggling, Oxycontin-procuring Limbaugh?

    By Blogger metrodorus, at 29 July, 2007 01:19  

  • Who would be the first felon?

    If you read the article, you would see if was Tom Finneran. Finneran's lack of radio skills is destroying the morning drive time slot on WRKO.

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 29 July, 2007 12:10  

  • Benson,

    Today your blogging sin is copyright infringement of this web graphic created by Lundesigns and frequently used by Maloney on this site.

    Now let's take a look at how Maloney utilized the "In Bed" graphic here. If you look closely Benson, not only does the graphic include the web address "" in the lower right corner, but the end of the post includes a link to David. A. Lunde's website.

    Given your continued pattern of improper blogging etiquette Benson, I will contact David A. Lunde and report to him this infraction and suggest that he contact you and request that you either remove the graphic and/or provide proper attribution.

    I told him that you don't allow comments and do not provide an email address on your blog but that I thought you could be contacted using one of the following two email addresses:

    By Blogger elmonica, at 29 July, 2007 16:42  

  • Elle Monkia

    Good point, honey. I should have added more of the left wing media, like NPR, HuffPo, and the LA Times. I'll give your suggestion a try.

    Thanks again.

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 29 July, 2007 19:48  

  • Well, I live in Providence, and I'm fairly sure that the mere presence of Buddy Cianci on talk radio isn't going to turn the city back into LaCosaNostraville.

    In fact, Buddy is a natural for radio talk - a medium where his strengths as raconteur and provocateur shine. And as long as it keeps him away from running for mayor again? So much the better.

    By Blogger Roger Williams, at 30 July, 2007 02:32  

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