New York City a Glenn Beck Radio Free Zone (for now)

New York City radio station WOR-710 AM has dropped the Glenn Beck, citing the show’s less-than-desired ratings. Which makes, at least momentarily, the boroughs of New York City a Glenn Beck radio free zone.  (Word has it syndicators are looking for a new outlet.)

Perhaps Beck’s self-styled turn to the prophetic last summer and fall—which included forays into the world of Black theology and the mysteries of the Bat Creek Stone, as well as his lachrymose and prayer-scented DC Rally in August —didn’t go over so well with hardboiled conservatives in the City?

Beck’s television ratings have reportedly taken a tumble for overall viewership, as have Fox News ratings in general.

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Joanna Brooks is the author of The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith (Free Press / Simon & Schuster, 2012) and a senior correspondent for Religion Dispatches.