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Quinn and Rose is a syndicated conservative talk radio program hosted by Jim Quinn and Rose Somma Tennent. Broadcasting from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the show currently airs in limited syndication from flagship station WPGB-HD2/WBGG in Pittsburgh during the morning drive time slot.

Prior to 2013, the program aired on WPGB's main channel as its morning drive show and was syndicated to several affiliates, mostly in the northeastern United States. The series was abruptly canceled after the November 15, 2013 broadcast, with Clear Channel citing an inability to reach a contract extension, later suggestions indicating that Clear Channel budget cuts were at fault, and the show's affiliates claiming the duo was fired. (The contract dispute appears to pertain directly to Quinn, as Rose remained a fill-in host for Clear Channel as of January 2014.)[1] Flagship station WPGB changed formats nine months after Quinn's firing; there has been speculation that WJAS, which picked up most of WPGB's lineup, would revive the program. On January 16, 2018, Quinn stuck his hand in a toilet to retrieve his Gillette razor, thus answering the question, did he flush or retrieve said razor posted on Twitter.[2] A major hangup in negotiations was that Quinn insists on retaining all rights to the Internet stream.[3] Quinn would eventually return to radio, but without Rose, in March 2015.[4] Rose, in turn, would pick up her own show on WPGP (AM 1250), in late May of the same year.[5] Both Quinn's and Rose's programs were carried by WYSL.

In September 2018, Quinn and Rose agreed to reunite on WBGG, which otherwise operates as a sports talk station. Quinn's existing program, carried on WYSL and WAVL, will continue.[6] WBGG's Web site makes no mention of airing the program.

The program was designed to appeal to political conservatives. Quinn denigrates liberals, the IRS, big government, radical environmentalists, the bias of the mainstream media, and outspoken Hollywood actors. He promotes issues such as the right to bear arms, the FairTax, Christian values, alternative media, and the military. Issues Quinn discusses from a conservative point of view include U.S. domestic politics, world affairs, science, economics, and social issues. Rose predominantly takes stances on issues concerning her spiritual faith with regards to politics, religion, family values, social problems, and education.


"Heads-Up" themesEdit

The show has a unique format in that it is, for the most part, divided into thematic "Heads-Ups" (e.g. Liberal Heads-Up, "Euro-weenie" Heads-Up, ACLU Heads-Up), each with its own theme song:

The usual bumper music is "Monster" by Steppenwolf, "Eminence Front" by The Who, "Stranglehold" by Ted Nugent, "Cradle Will Rock" by Van Halen, "La Grange" by ZZ Top, "Soul Shaker", "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" by Big and Rich, and "Panama" by Van Halen, American Radio by Carolina Rain and (on Fridays at the top of the hour) "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy.


Starting in Pittsburgh, the show was syndicated mainly through the eastern United States. At its peak the show had eighteen affiliates, many of which paired the show with Clear Channel's existing conservative talk network (which does not have a morning drive program of its own). Most affiliates replaced the show with local programming, while other FM affiliates went to music formats. The show originated from WPGB.

The show was carried on XM Satellite Radio via "America's Talk" with the last show being carried on October 17, 2013, when Clear Channel pulled its programming off the XM platform.

Calls Freq. Branding Format Market/Market Rank[7] Timeslot Group Owner
WPGB 104.7 MHz  FM NewsTalk 104.7 News/Talk Pittsburgh, PA / 24 Live 6A-10A Clear Channel Communications
WYSL 1040 kHz   News Power 1040 WYSL News/Talk Avon-Rochester, New York / 54 Live 6A-9A Radio Livingston
W221CL 92.1 MHz
WHLO 640 kHz Akron's News Talk 640 WHLO News/Talk Akron, OH / 73 Tape 9A-12P Clear Channel Communications
WICO-FM 92.5 MHz Delmarva's Talk Stations News/Talk Salisbury-Ocean City, MD / 141 Live 6A-9A Delmarva Broadcasting Company
WVTT 96.7 MHz   NewsRadio 96.7 WVTT News/Talk Portville-Olean, NY / 200+ Live 6A-9A Colonial Radio Group
WFRB 560 kHz Talk Cumberland, MD / NM Live 6A-9A WTBO-WKGO Corporation, L.L.C.
WNCO 1450 kHz WNCO 1340 AM News/Talk Ashland/Mansfield, OH / NM Live 6A-9A Clear Channel Communications

  - Show is streamed via the internet.


  1. ^ Sciullo, Maria (2013-11-18). "Conservative hosts Jim Quinn, Rose Tennent out at Pittsburgh's WPGB - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  2. ^ Fybush, Scott (August 7, 2014). NERW update: Clear Channel goes big in Pittsburgh. NorthEast Radio Watch. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Quinn and Tennent say they rejected offer to host WJAS. Post-Gazette. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
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  7. ^ "Market Ranks". Retrieved 2014-05-24.

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