By Dan McGowan
Rhode Island Radio Hall of Famer Ron St. Pierre is returning to WHJJ-AM as the new morning show host, WPRI.com has learned.
In a brief Facebook message Tuesday, St. Pierre confirmed that he’ll replace host Helen Glover. The show begins Wednesday morning. He had been filling in for Glover whenever she took a vacation day in recent months after being let go by WPRO in February.
The veteran radio and television broadcaster is known for helping turn WHJJ into a ratings powerhouse when he became its program director in 1982. He later did the same at WPRO before he became a co-host and executive producer of Buddy Cianci’s show in 2007.
St. Pierre was inducted into the state’s Radio Hall of Fame in 2010.
Glover, a Portsmouth resident who was a contestant on “Survivor: Thailand” in 2002, began hosting the morning show on WHJJ in September 2005. She won the Associated Press award for best talk show four times.
WHJJ is owned by Clear Channel Communications. WPRO is owned by Cumulus Media.