The War Room with Quinn and Rose

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Quinn and Rose was a syndicated conservative talk radio program hosted by Jim Quinn and Rose Somma Tennent. It was formerly broadcast during morning drive time from 6 A.M. to 9 A.M. and syndicated through Clear Channel Communications from flagship station WPGB.

The series was abruptly canceled after the November 15, 2013 broadcast, with Clear Channel citing an inability to reach a contract extension, later suggestions indicating that Clear Channel budget cuts were at fault, and the show's affiliates claiming the duo was fired. (The contract dispute appears to pertain directly to Quinn, as Rose remains a fill-in host for Clear Channel as of January 2014.) [1] Flagship station WPGB changed formats nine months after Quinn's firing; there has been speculation that WJAS, which picked up most of WPGB's lineup, would revive the program.[2] A major hangup in negotiations was that Quinn insists on retaining all rights to the Internet stream.[3] Quinn would eventually return to radio, but without Rose, in March 2015.[4] Rose, in turn, would pick up her own show on WPGP (AM 1250), in late May of the same year.[5] Both Quinn's and Rose's programs are carried by WYSL.

The program was designed to appeal to political conservatives. Quinn exposes liberals, the IRS, big government, radical environmentalists, the bias of the mainstream media, and outspoken Hollywood actors. He promotes issues such as the right to bear arms, the FairTax, Christian values, alternative media, and the military. Issues Quinn discusses from a conservative point of view include U.S. domestic politics, world affairs, science, economics, and social issues. Rose predominantly takes stances on issues concerning her spiritual faith with regards to politics, religion, family values, social problems, and education.

"Heads-Up" themes[edit]

The show has a unique format in that it is, for the most part, divided into thematic "Heads-Ups" (e.g. Liberal Heads-Up, "Euro-weenie" Heads-Up, ACLU Heads-Up), each with its own theme song:

The usual bumper music is Monster by Steppenwolf, Eminence Front by The Who, Stranglehold by Ted Nugent, Cradle Will Rock by Van Halen, La Grange by ZZ Top, Soul Shaker, Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) by Big and Rich, and Panama by Van Halen, American Radio by Carolina Rain and (on Fridays at the top of the hour) Working for the Weekend by Loverboy.


Starting in Pittsburgh, the show was syndicated mainly through the eastern United States. At its peak the show had eighteen affiliates, many of which paired the show with Clear Channel's existing conservative talk network (which does not have a morning drive program of its own). Most affiliates replaced the show with local programming, while other FM affiliates went to music formats. The show originated from WPGB.

The show was carried on XM Satellite Radio via "America's Talk" with the last show being carried on October 17, 2013, when Clear Channel pulled its programming off the XM platform.

Calls Freq. Branding Format Market/Market Rank[6] Timeslot Group Owner
WPGB 104.7 MHz Triangle-red.svgFM NewsTalk 104.7 News/Talk Pittsburgh, PA / 24 Live 6A-10A Clear Channel Communications
WYSL 1040 kHz Triangle-red.svg News Power 1040 WYSL News/Talk Avon-Rochester, New York / 54 Live 6A-9A Radio Livingston
W221CL 92.1 MHz
WHLO 640 kHz Akron's News Talk 640 WHLO News/Talk Akron, OH / 73 Tape 9A-12P Clear Channel Communications
WICO-FM 92.5 MHz Delmarva's Talk Stations News/Talk Salisbury-Ocean City, MD / 141 Live 6A-9A Delmarva Broadcasting Company
WVTT 96.7 MHz Triangle-red.svg NewsRadio 96.7 WVTT News/Talk Portville-Olean, NY / 200+ Live 6A-9A Colonial Radio Group
WFRB 560 kHz Talk Cumberland, MD / NM Live 6A-9A WTBO-WKGO Corporation, L.L.C.
WNCO 1450 kHz WNCO 1340 AM News/Talk Ashland/Mansfield, OH / NM Live 6A-9A Clear Channel Communications

Triangle-red.svg - Show is streamed via the internet.


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