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Henry Santoro

By adamg - 4/17/15 - 11:36 pm

Dan Kennedy reports that WFNX refugee Henry Santoro is leaving phoenix-from-the-ashes RadioBDC to become a news anchor at WGBH radio.

He joins fellow ex-Phoenicians Peter Kadzis, Adam Reilly and David Bernstein - and Kennedy himself, a regular on the station's Beat the Press.

By adamg - 1/25/08 - 3:49 pm

Ken Jennings, yes, that Ken Jennings, gives his side of whatever it is that caused veteran WFNX news director Henry Santoro to stomp off the air yesterday. Basically, Jennings doesn't buy the story of Santoro quitting under an onslaught of complaints from outraged Jennings fans over a taped interview aired on the wrong day:

... I really don't understand a beloved local newsman quitting over some angry phone calls, even if there were any. It's not like he ran forged National Guard papers about the President. He mis-announced a little book signing. Who the hell cares? ...

You can't make stuff like this up.

Or can you? Santoro was back on the air this morning, at least, based on this Sandbox clip (toward the end).

By adamg - 1/24/08 - 3:43 pm

UPDATE: Kennedy now wonders if it was all a stunt.

Magdalena Kennedy was shocked to turn on WFNX this morning just in time to hear longtime news guy Henry Santoro announce he was quitting right that second:

... I suspected it was a prank, but called the station anyway, where an overwhelmed intern told me that the studio was empty because everyone had run after Henry to try to talk him down. After about 10 minutes of commercials and station IDs, most of the DJs returned to air, minus Henry and one person who was talking to him. They assured us that he was still in the building, and continued the broadcast as best as they could. ...

Chris Monks wonders if it has to do with Santoro announcing the wrong date for some local appearance by Jeopardy champion/cult leader Ken Jennings.

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