New York Talk Radio Station Drops Glenn Beck Citing Poor Ratings

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WOR will replace him with Mike Gallagher as of Jan. 17.

NEW YORK – New York radio station WOR has decided to drop Glenn Beck as of Jan. 17 due to weak listener numbers, the New York Daily News reported.

"The reason is ratings," the paper cited WOR program director Scott Lakefield as saying. "Somewhat to our surprise, the show wasn't getting what we wanted."

WOR, one of the city's two big talk stations is replacing him with Mike Gallagher, who was a host on the city’s WABC station before he went into national syndication. WOR lauded Gallagher as a New Yorker who will comment more on local issues than Beck, the Daily News said.