Jay Severin back behind the mic in Boston


Four and a half months after Greater Media’s Boston Talker WTKK-FM fired Severin for telling listeners he hired and exploited “mostly attractive young women” as interns and slept with most of them in his political consulting office, Clear Channel’s WXKS-AM Talk 1200 in that market announced (8/16) a multi-year contract where he’ll air weekdays from 3-6:00 p.m. He begins 8/18.

“I am a fan, friend, and follower of Talk 1200’s Jeff Katz, Glenn Beck, Rush and Sean Hannity” said Severin.  “It is a great honor to become a member of this team.  I’m excited to talk issues with the world’s best and brightest listeners each and every day.”

Severin began his radio career in 1996 at WOR in New York. In late 1999, he began hosting an afternoon talker on WTKK. In September 2005, CBS Radio announced Severin would host a show for select Infinity Broadcasting stations called “Jay Severin Has Issues”. Severin returned to WTKK in October 2006, after nine months in syndication.
In addition to his radio career, Severin was a political analyst for MSNBC.  He also provided commentary and analysis both in print and television, including appearances on Fox News, CNN, ABC and BBC.  Prior to a career in media Severin worked as a national media strategist in numerous major campaigns across the U.S. 

Mary Menna, CC Radio Boston/Providence President and Market Manager, sent RBR-TVBR a list of the station’s new lineup:

RBR-TVBR observation: We knew he’d resurface in Boston sometime, but are a bit surprised a major radio group picked him up. As is par for the course, after a major gaffe behind the mic, the advertiser list will be limited. The show will make its money with stalwart advertisers from his WTKK show and local advertisers not vulnerable to brash commentary and its backlash from listeners. Nonetheless, he will get most of his audience back.