Thursday, July 14, 2005

Pack Your Pags and Get Out

It's no surprise that Joe Pagliarulo is leaving WRGB for a radio gig at ClearChannel mothership WOAI-AM, San Antonio. Rumors of Pags departure have been swirling for months, including one that he'd suffered early-onset corneal damage from the giant wrinkle erasing studio lights aimed at Liz Bishop.
What does this mean for WRGB? Nothing.
Those who would know say that if research is to be trusted, Pags wasn't exactly Joe Popularulo with area viewers ---and we've seen bigger local anchors depart without hurting their station's performance. I half expected a different sort of departure ---possibly involving Liz's consigliere Fred Dicker taking Joe out in a rowboat for a little Fredo fishing.