As of Friday, October 27th, Joh DePetro is no longer on the air in Newport County.

Follow his radio show from 1 pm to 5 pm on Thursday, October 26th, DePetro gave notice to WADK that he would no longer be hosting his show on AM 1540 WADK.

DePetro is not an employee and instead rented the space from Newport’s only AM station.

Station owner Bonnie Gomes says that there were no words exchanged and she doesn’t know why the sudden departure took place.

After departing WPRO at the beginning of the year, DePetro starting hosting his radio program on WADK in January

DePetro posted on Facebook that he will be making an announcement regarding the future plans for his radio show on Monday, October 30th at 8 am on

Gomes tells us that she is looking at other programming options to fill the radio stations programming. WADK is a low powered am station which operates from sunrise to sunset daily.

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