WGAR hires Tim Leary for mornings
September 29, 2010
Veteran Clear Channel country WGAR/99.5 announced yesterday that they have a new morning show host.
It’s Tim Leary, host of “The Morning Showgram” on Hall Communications WCTK/98.1 “Cat Country” in Providence, Rhode Island. Leary’s last day at WCTK will be October 8; he’s slated to start at WGAR on October 25.
Upon the prospect of joining WGAR, Leary told AllAccess:
“I’m absolutely humbled and honored with this opportunity to work at such a country heritage icon as WGAR. My jaw is still on the ground as the reality of this sets in … totally excited.”
Leary will need that level of excitement… he has the otherwise challenging task of succeeding 18 1/2 year veteran Jim Mantel, who was abruptly let go back in August. WGAR program director Charlie Connolly and newscaster Laurie Hovater had been acting as interim morning hosts since then.