WRKO, Tom Finneran parting ways


Entercom’s WRKO-AM Boston and Tom Finneran co-announced that Finneran will leave the station after his show on Thursday, 5/31. Finneran has been with WRKO, hosting morning drive “The Tom & Todd Show,” since 2/07.
Said Finnernan: “Today I am announcing that I will be making my last broadcast on the Tom and Todd show this Thursday morning. Over the past several days, Jason Wolfe and I have been talking about various plans and opportunities which lie ahead for me and for the station. Those opportunities are of interest to me but are not compatible with the hours I keep and the effort I make to prepare for and to execute a well-informed show every morning. When I brought such matters to Jason for his consideration we talked more broadly of the road ahead and it seemed to each of us that a certain freedom of movement and of opportunity would be presented by an amicable parting.”

“I try to learn from history and from our listeners, who in sharing some of their own histories, have been great teachers.  I thank them and WRKO for a fast and fun five years,” added the former Speaker of the Massachusetts House.

Co-host Todd Feinburg will become the sole host of AM drive on WRKO effective Friday, 6/1.

Said Jason Wolfe, VP of Programming for WRKO: “Tom has worked very hard for WRKO these last five years and he did an excellent job. I’ve appreciated the opportunity to work with him, and on behalf of all of us at WRKO, we wish him nothing but the best in all his future endeavors.”