Former House speaker Tom Finneran leaving his morning talk show at WRKO

Tom Finneran, the disgraced former Massachusetts House speaker who was hired by WRKO-AM as a morning talk show host, is leaving the radio station after five years, he and station officials said Tuesday.

In 2007, Finneran pleaded guilty to lying under oath during a racially-charged voter redistricting case, forcing him to leave the Legislature.

Finneran’s parting with WKRO appears to be amicable, with his last day schedule for Thursday. His co-host, Todd Feinburg, will continue to host the morning drive program solo.

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“Over the past several days, [vice president of programming] Jason Wolfe and I have been talking about various plans and opportunities which lie ahead of me and for the station,” Finneran said in a statement. “Those opportunities are of interest to me, but not compatible with the hours I keep in the effort I make to prepare for, and to execute, a well-informed show every morning.”

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