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WPRO
City of license Providence, Rhode Island
Broadcast Providence metropolitan area
Slogan News Talk 630 & 99.7 FM
Frequency 630 kHz
First air date 1924, 2 predecessors, WLSI & WDWK, merged into WPRO on October 16, 1931
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning PROvidence
Sister stations(s) WEAN-FM, WPRO-FM, WPRV, WWKX, WWLI
Owner Citadel Broadcasting Corporation
Sister Stations WEAN-FM, WPRO-FM, WPRV, WWKX, WWLI
Webcast Listen Live to News/Talk 630 WPRO
Website 630 WPRO-AM & 99.7 WEAN-FM's Website

WPRO (630 AM) is a radio station located in Providence, Rhode Island. The station is owned by Citadel Broadcasting Corporation & airs a talk format. The building itself is named after longtime morning host Salty Brine. Other memorable WPRO alumni voices include Jimmy Gray, Holland Cooke, Gary Berkowitz, Larry Kruger, Ed Cherubino, Joe Thomas, Gary Degraide, Davy Jones, Andy "Big Ange" Jackson & Brother Bill Goodman. New York media personalities who previously worked @ WPRO include WABC Radio host Mark Simone & WCBS-TV correspondent Magee Hickey.

WPRO programming is also heard on WEAN-FM 99.7; this arrangement has been in place since March 11, 2008.

WPRO's current program director is Paul Giammarco, who previously held the position @ WSAR in Fall River, MA.

On August 16 2007, WPRO announced that former Providence mayor Buddy Cianci would be hosting a weekday program on the station starting September 20. The announcement came after a bidding war for Cianci with cross-town rival WHJJ. He is joined by veteran WPRO broadcaster Ron St. Pierre.

Current ProgramsEdit

Monday through FridayEdit

  • 1-5 AM: Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
  • 6-10 AM: John DePetro & the WPRO Morning News
  • 10 AM-2 PM: The Buddy Cianci Show with Ron St. Pierre
  • 2-6 PM: The Dan Yorke Show
  • 6-9 PM: The Matt Allen Show
  • 9-11 PM: Michael Savage Nation
  • 11 PM-1 AM: The Jerry Doyle Show

Weekend programming includes locally produced shows as well as syndicated shows such as The Mutual Fund Show with Adam Bold, Dr. Dean Edell, Meet the Press & Bill Cunningham.

SubstitutesEdit

Frequent substitute for Dan Yorke was Matt Allen his producer until 2008 when Matt began his own show. Lately it has been Jim Hummel former ABC 6 Investigative Reporter who left the station after dissatisfaction with the new management.

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