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.