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WWRL was one of the first stations in the metropolitan area to gather and report local news. "The Voice of Queens County" played to ethnic groups in at least a dozen languages. Program director Lou Cole personally announced shows in Italian, German, Frenc
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NewsMax.com: Inside Cover Story
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Adriane Gaines, the station manager for WWRL, shrugged off Williams' controversy, which involved his receiving some $240,000 from the Department of Education to promote Bush's program.Gaines told the Times that Williams will "bring a new, interested audience to increase our ratings."
Following news of the Education Department contracts, Tribune Media Services dropped Williams as a syndicated columnist.But many individual news outlets - including NewsMax.com
- have kept his
column, which he
As for listeners to the new show, Williams told the Times he
expects he'll be "called on the carpet" about his
"It goes with the turf," he
said."You don't just recoup your credibility in two months.I'm going to have to spend some time earning the trust and credibility of others again.They can't just judge me by the rhetoric of my apology; they have to judge what I do."Gaines
doesn't think it'll matter."We feel it's something that unfortunately happened but we can all move on," she
told the paper.
Talk Radio Network: Company News
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Adriane Gaines, GM, WWRL, New York's Progressive Talk says, "With the addition of Phil Hendrie to our overnight line-up, we are presenting our listeners with a live talk show that is unique and different.
Radio Ink - The Voice of Radio Revolution
www.radioink.com, 20 Mar 2005 [cached]
Adriane Gaines, the general manager of WWRL, said Williams was hired as part of an effort to "bring a new, interested audience to increase our ratings."
Three investigations are under way into the $240,000 contracts between the Department of Education; Ketchum Public Relations, which hired Williams on the department's behalf; and Williams, a prominent black conservative commentator who wrote a weekly column and made frequent national television appearances until earlier this year. Williams, a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas whose column had been printed in about 50 newspapers nationwide, was dropped in January by his major syndicator, Tribune Media Services, after it was revealed that he had been paid to promote the president's signature education legislation, No Child Left Behind.
Williams said he
expected callers to badger him about the controversy at first."That goes with the turf," he
said."You don't just recoup your credibility in two months.I'm going to have to spend some time earning the trust and credibility of others again.They can't just judge me by the rhetoric of my apology; they have to judge what I do." Gaines
did not believe Williams had been compromised as a political commentator."We feel it's something that unfortunately happened but we can all move on," she
Premiere Radio Networks - Home
www.premrad.com, 26 Oct 2010 [cached]
"We are pleased that Randi has reunited with the WWRL audience to expand the progressive dialogue and tackle the substantive issues that are so important to our listeners in this ever-changing political landscape," stated Adriane Gaines, WWRL general manager.
BoreAmerica: Meta Archives
boreamerica.com, 11 Sept 2005 [cached]
"We would not exactly want people to know what it is," said Adriane Gaines, WWRL's station general manager, "given the current environment that we are in [referring to terrorism].
Radio transmitters and towers are very vulnerable in the current climate of security in America."
Like I said, she won't confirm what it's for.