It's little surprise that Buddy is landing at WPRO-AM. In the short term, with the station vowing that it will maintain its current hosts, this is the main upshot of Cianci's plan to start at WPRO next month:
-- It provides a revenue stream for Cianci, who was not in the best financial shape before going away.
-- It further strengthens WPRO (disclosure: I'm a weekly guest on the Dan Yorke Show), which has emerged since as Rhode Island's dominant local talk station since WHJJ axed Arlene Violet and diminished its local presence last year.
While WHJJ is thought to have made a serious bid for Buddy's services, the prospect of going to the less popular of RI's two talk stations may have been a factor.
For now, the big question is how Cianci's arrival will jibe with the personal dynamics of John DePetro and Yorke, who are hardly bosom buddies.