Jay Severin
Political consultant and talk show host
Jay Severin
Jay Severin is an American political talk radio personality. Severin worked in 2011 and 2012 as an afternoon talk host at Boston's WXKS-AM Talk 1200. He has been hired by Glenn Beck's The Blaze Radio Network, an online service that started in late September of 2012.
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Dan Kennedy: The Demise of Boston Talk and the Ongoing Collapse of Corporate Radio
Huffington Post - about 4 years
At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jim Braude and Margery Eagan signed off for the last time from the morning talk show they had hosted on Boston's WTKK Radio. A few minutes later, the station reemerged as Power 96.9, a faceless entity blasting out robo-music of some sort. And Boston found itself with just one full-time talk radio station. The demise of WTKK has been portrayed as another nail in the coffin of right-wing talk radio. The estimable D.R. Tucker calls it part of "a downward spiral for a key element of the conservative entertainment complex." And, yes, that's surely part of it. But what we are really seeing is the demise of commercial radio in general, as corporate owners (Greater Media in WTKK's case) attempt to squeeze the last few nickels of profit out of a medium that may be in its final stage of collapse. By the end, WTKK wasn't even a right-wing talk station. Braude, a liberal, and Eagan, a moderate, hosted a civil show that was more about entertainment than po ...
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SouthCoast Muslims recall backlash - South Coast Today
Google News - over 5 years
He remembered calling into shock jock Jay Severin's radio program and being forced to explain why nuking the entirety of the Middle East was, in fact, a bad idea. He tried giving a nuanced explanation of the complex geo-political situation of the
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Updated: Orchards Reunion Planned - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
And if anyone tries to tell me that Jay Severin is back on the air, I will put my hands over my ears and loudly recite “I cannot hear you, I cannot hear you, I cannot hear you!” In short, I am turning my back on men of substance to spend it with Men
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Jay Severin airs out his dirty laundry - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Button-pushing radio host Jay Severin took to the Boston airwaves again yesterday — on WXKS-AM — and the first button he pushed was WTKK's. The switchboard lit up as Severin took to the mike. “This is the radio station I listened to
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WTKK fires back with Michael Graham - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
By Inside Track WTKK fired back yesterday at Jay Severin, the controversial yakker the FM talk station whacked in April. Just hours after it was announced that Severin would be back on the air on WXKS AM Talk 1200 tomorrow, his former station moved
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In Brief - August 16, 2011 - FMQB
Google News - over 5 years
Talk WXKS-AM (Talk 1200)/Boston announces that Jay Severin has signed a multi-year contract to broadcast weekdays from 3-6:00 pm He will begin airing on Talk 1200 on Thursday, August 18. Music video service VEVO announces a partnership with RCRDLBL,
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In union flap, Ch. 7 stars may skip health expo - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Bring back Jay Severin. That was the overwhelming response among MediaBiz readers when asked whether ex-Fox 25 chopper reporter Doug Meehan was the best choice to replace Severin on WTKK-FM (96.9). Nearly 70 percent of 940 online voters would welcome
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Detoxed ex-TV anchor: 'This is my last chance' - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Over 60 percent of MediaBiz readers don't believe convicted ex-House Speaker Sal DiMasi will end up with a radio show. Was ex-Fox 25 personality Doug Meehan the best choice to replace Jay Severin on WTKK-FM (96.9)? Vote at bostonherald.com
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WTKK fills nighttime slot - Boston Herald (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The announcement comes a day after the station tapped former Fox 25 chopper reporter Doug Meehan to replace Jay Severin in afternoon-drive. Boston, MA (June 15, 2011): 96.9 Boston Talks is pleased to welcome The Michael Smerconish Program to its daily
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Doug Meehan taking over for Jay Severin on WTKK - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Ex-Fox 25 chopper reporter Doug Meehan has been tapped to replace Jay Severin in afternoon-drive on WTKK-FM (96.9), the news talk station announced today. In a press release, the station said the West Yartmouth native brings “his
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Rising star applauds CBS changes - Boston Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
WTKK-FM (96.9) took a hit in the ratings last month without Jay Severin in the afternoon drive. WTKK dropped from a 2.6 share to a 1.8 among all listeners age 6 and up. The station fell from a 2.5 to 2.1 among the coveted 25- to 54-year-olds,
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Once Again, Our Big Government Fails to Deliver Big Security - Big Government
Google News - almost 6 years
Jay Severin, local conservative dj got suspended and almost fired for calling them "crimaliens". Holdmynose you are definitely headed in the right direction. Meet Angelica Hernandez, she's graduating today with as a "distinguished graduate" and class
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Steve Mindich sells New Hampshire radio station - Boston Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
A familiar voice has been on WTKK this week as the Hub talk radio station grapples with a permanent replacement for ex-yakker Jay Severin — whacked last month after bragging of the legions of former female employees he allegedly bedded
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Immigrants' Rallies Draw Small Crowds In Flu Scare
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Immigrants turned out for May Day demonstrations across the country in much smaller numbers than last year, with marchers pointing to uneasiness about the flu scare and job worries in the recession to explain why many people stayed home. Organizers had called for marches and rallies as a show of support for immigration overhaul legislation that
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For Giuliani, Donations Pose Balancing Act
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Weighing in the balance of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's decision on whether to stay in the Senate race are the millions of dollars he has raised in his effort to defeat Hillary Rodham Clinton. Nearly half of the $19 million has been donated by out-of-state voters, many of whom answered solicitations because they despise his opponent. Yet under
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Political Memo; The First Lady's Minuet on Clemency
NYTimes - over 17 years
Hillary Rodham Clinton is finding herself with the same problem as Vice President Al Gore. Both feel the need to distance themselves from President Clinton, but neither has quite figured out how far to go, or how close is too close. Mrs. Clinton's statement on Saturday that her husband should withdraw his offer of clemency to 16 Puerto Rican
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Mayor Says Adding Officers Is Key to City's Health
NYTimes - about 18 years
For Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, every aspect of the city's revitalization -- from the demonstrable growth in tourism to the impressionistic sense that residents feel better about their hometown -- can be attributed to its dramatic crime reduction. And that is the reason he gave yesterday to justify his plan to add as many as 1,500 officers to what
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THE 1998 ELECTIONS: NEW YORK STATE -- THE PARTIES; New Order for New York's G.O.P. and Democrats
NYTimes - over 18 years
Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato has long reigned as the undisputed king of New York's Republican Party. He chose the party chairman, swayed votes for local committees and county leaders, raised money and labored to build a party machinery in every corner of the state that was effective and loyal to him. With Mr. D'Amato's loss in the Senate race to
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THE 1998 CAMPAIGN: ATTORNEY GENERAL; In Debate, Spitzer Invokes Killing of Abortion Doctor
NYTimes - over 18 years
In the second and final debate in the race for State Attorney General, Eliot L. Spitzer, the Democratic challenger, accused the Republican incumbent, Dennis C. Vacco, yesterday of ignoring the threat posed by radical anti-abortion protesters, thereby helping to ease the way for this weekend's slaying of an obstetrician. The obstetrician, Dr.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jay Severin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 65
    The Jay Severin Show on The Blaze has been cancelled with the last air date being Sept 2, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Severin's first marriage was to Kathleen Cooney, one of his partners in the Severin-Aviles consulting firm.
  • 2012
    Age 61
    Starting in October 2012 Severin began broadcasting with TheBlaze Radio network.
    More Details Hide Details Run by Glenn Beck, the network is available through online streaming, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, Dish Network satellite television, Verizon Fios, Apple TV. Roku. iPhone and Android and select cable providers across the United States.
    On August 7, 2012, as part of the format change to Comedy 1200 effected on August 13, Severin was dropped from the schedule.
    More Details Hide Details The move also affected morning talk host Jeff Katz, as well as nationally syndicated host Rush Limbaugh, who returned to WRKO. AM-1200 has since switched formats again. They are now Bloomberg radio.
  • 2011
    Age 60
    Severin returned to Boston-area radio on August 18, 2011 on WXKS Talk1200 AM, which had converted from a Spanish-language station to conservative talk.
    More Details Hide Details He still delivered pointed commentary on politics and current events but avoided controversies such as those in the years on WTKK.
    In March 2011, Severin said, "I slept with virtually every young college girl I hired to be an intern or an employee for my firm."
    More Details Hide Details Following this statement, Severin was fired from WTKK. Greater Media said, "Severin was let go because he did not maintain an appropriate level of civility and adhere to a standard that respects our listeners and the public at large.it had become clear at several points in the past two years that Jay was either unwilling or unable to maintain our standards on the air. It's for that reason we have made the decision to end our relationship."
  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 58
    Severin was suspended until 3 June 2009, at which time he apologized by saying (in part), "My remarks were hurtful, unkind and wrong.
    More Details Hide Details For these remarks and for failing to meet the standards you are right to expect of me, I am sincerely sorry."
    On 30 April 2009, Severin said Mexicans were "the world's lowest of primitives," and said, "Its millions of leeches from a primitive country come here to leech off you and, with it, they are ruining the schools, the hospitals, and a lot of life in America."
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  • 2004
    Age 53
    On 25 April 2004, Severin said his comments were directed at terrorists, not Muslims in general, and stated, "I certainly regret any discomfort that may have been caused by the misunderstanding of my remarks."
    More Details Hide Details The Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) unsuccessfully called for Severin's dismissal.
    In April 2004, when a caller said United States citizens should "befriend Muslims living in the United States," Severin replied, "the vast majority" of those Muslims "... are not loyal to the United States and are ready, when the time comes, to take over this country."
    More Details Hide Details Severin added, "You think we should befriend them. I think we should kill them."
  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 48
    Starting in late 1999, Severin began hosting an afternoon talk show on WTKK.
    More Details Hide Details In September 2005, CBS Radio announced that Severin would host a show for select Infinity Broadcasting stations called "Jay Severin Has Issues". Severin returned to WTKK on 9 October 2006, after nine months in syndication.
    Severin accepted a late-night talk show position on WRKO which lasted from April to July 1999.
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  • 1997
    Age 46
    On May 17, 1997, Severin was married to Renee Melanie Klock in Sag Harbor, N.Y. They were wed in the Old Whalers First Presbyterian Church.
    More Details Hide Details They currently reside in Ipswich,Massachusetts. Severin describes himself as a "radical libertarian, a libertine." Within his capacity as a conservative talk show host, pundit, and while on air, Severin has described Hillary Clinton as "the devil" and Barack Obama as a "domestic enemy of the U.S. Constitution". In July 2004, Severin was nominated for a National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award for the Major Market Personality of the Year.
  • 1996
    Age 45
    Born in 1996.
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    Filling in for Gene Burns starting in October 1994, Severin began work as a talk show host on WOR, and worked there during the afternoon drive time slot until June 1996 when he was replaced by Bob Grant.
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