wtkk mg studio_thumbYes, it’s true—I won’t be returning to the airwaves of WTKK. Friday was my last show.

After seven years, Greater Media has chosen not to renew my contract.  If you’ve been reading the Boston Herald or watching Fox25, this isn’t a huge surprise.  Is WTKK switching to music? Will it be an all-Latina polka station (my favorite rumor)?

I have no idea. Like they say in the radio biz “Stay tuned.”

Here’s what I do know:

I’ve had seven fantastic years in Boston with some of the most amazing, well-informed and funniest listeners/callers/tweeters in America. I looked forward to coming to work every single day.  And I had this opportunity thanks to Peter Smyth and Greater Media. I may not agree with all the programming decisions they’ve made over the years, but I am truly grateful to Peter and the entire Greater Media family.

I also had the support of terrific sponsors and advertisers who stuck with me when our friends on the Left made things…er, a bit thick, shall we say. It’s greatly appreciated.

And one more thing I know: I’m not going away. I’m still writing for the Boston Herald, I’m still on Fox 25 this week, I’m still doing NewsTalk in Ireland, etc. etc.  And I’ve already had some interesting conversations about the media and my future, with more lined up for the first of the year.

You can find out about all of them by checking out MichaelGraham.com, or my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MichaelGrahamShow) or following me on Twitter (@MGraham969).

Better still, send me at note at Michael@MichaelGraham.com. I’d love to hear from you.

And please—have a Merry Christmas.  If you’re as lucky as I am to have a family that’s healthy and loves you, then all the other stuff is small stuff.

There are bigger and better surprises in the future. Like they say in the radio biz…

Michael Graham
Radio talk show host, columnist for the Boston Herald, stand-up comic and former GOP political consultant. Learn more about Michael here.

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