Entercom's WRKO-AM Boston plans to audition Don Imus' ex-sidekick Bernard McGuirk to co-host "Finneran's Forum" morning talk show, to try and bring up the show's ratings. McGuirk will audition Wednesday-Friday.
Former House Speaker Tom Finneran was the most powerful lawmaker in Massachusetts until he resigned from the Legislature in 2004 during a federal investigation. He began his news and politics talker this February, a few weeks after he pleaded guilty to obstructing justice for lying about his role in a redistricting plan that diluted the clout of minority voters. He was fined and put on 18 months' probation, reported The AP. Finneran said he was looking forward to working with McGuirk.