WPRO Radio http://ripr.org en Buddy Cianci Running Again For Providence Mayor http://ripr.org/post/buddy-cianci-running-again-providence-mayor <p>After claiming not to have his mind made up before taking to the airwaves for his afternoon talk show, 73-year-old Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr. revealed Wednesday he's staging an improbable comeback to become the next mayor of Providence.</p><p></p><p>Cianci is running as an independent -- the same approach he used during his 1990 return to power&nbsp; -- in a close three-way race, after having first won office in 1974 as a Republican.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:06:22 +0000 Ian Donnis, Catherine Welch & Scott MacKay 35755 at http://ripr.org Buddy Cianci Running Again For Providence Mayor RIPR's Own Dave Fallon Honored By Rhode Island Radio Hall Of Fame http://ripr.org/post/riprs-own-dave-fallon-honored-rhode-island-radio-hall-fame <p>The Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame announced its class of 2014 at a ceremony&nbsp; Wednesday.</p><p></p><p>Seven people, who’ve played some part in Rhode Island radio were named to the hall of fame at an event in Smithfield. The list included anchors, hosts, an engineer, and programmers.</p><p>Among them was Rhode Island Public Radio’s own afternoon host Dave Fallon, who got his start in the Ocean State forty-six years ago, on an easy listening station.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:18:24 +0000 John Bender 31091 at http://ripr.org RIPR's Own Dave Fallon Honored By Rhode Island Radio Hall Of Fame Scott MacKay Commentary: Buddy Cianci, The NEXT Mayor Of Providence? http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-buddy-cianci-next-mayor-providence <p>Love him or loathe him, Vincent A. `Buddy’ Cianci Jr., has long been Rhode Island ‘s political Rascal King. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay ponders the talk about another Cianci comeback.</p><p></p><p></p><p>F. Scott Fitzgerald said famously that there are no second acts in American life. The Jazz Age novelist never met Buddy Cianci.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:39:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 29491 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Buddy Cianci, The NEXT Mayor Of Providence? Buddy Cianci Diagnosed With Cancer, Says Prognosis Good http://ripr.org/post/buddy-cianci-diagnosed-cancer-says-prognosis-good <p>Former Providence Mayor Vincent `Buddy’ Cianci Jr., is being treated at Miriam Hospital for rectal cancer. Cianci, WPRO’s chief talk show host and a political analyst for ABC 6 said in a news release, ``I have been absent from the airwaves for the past week due to hospitalization for a recent diagnosis of cancer.’’</p><p>Cianci, 73,&nbsp; said that medical opinions indicate that ``the cancer is completely curable’’ and that the prognosis ``is for a full recovery.’’</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:31:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 28227 at http://ripr.org