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Glenn Beck, the popular talks show host has been dropped by New York’s WOR station.
The station announced it’s intention to drop Beck’s syndicated talk-show from January 17 and replace it with a show presented by Mike Gallagher.
"The reason is ratings," said WOR program director Scott Lakefield. "Somewhat to our surprise, the show wasn't getting what we wanted."
Beck had been viewed as a rising conservative radio DJ with trade magazine Talkers ranking him 3rd on its “Heavy Hundred” list for 2010, just behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
Jerry Crowley, the general manager of WOR praised Beck’s replacement, saying Gallagher would comment more on local issues.
Gallagher described the new opportunity as a privilege, adding that he looks forward to increasing “ratings and revenue”.