Traficant lands a part-time job on radio

YOUNGSTOWN — Ex-U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. has signed a management deal and landed a paid job as a Saturday afternoon talk show on one of Cleveland’s largest radio stations.

The radio show, to air 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays, is “only the beginning,” said George Saadi, a Liberty native who operates Ace’s Choice Entertainment in Los Angeles. Saadi is co-managing Traficant with Bill Aucoin, who owns the New York City-based Aucoin Globe.

Traficant’s first show on WTAM, 1100 AM, is Saturday. Traficant signed a three-month contract with WTAM with a clause that lets him out of the deal if he decides to run for Congress, said Dennis Malloy, his director of communications. Feb. 18 is the filing deadline to run in the May 4 primary.

The WTAM program is “the first step in the puzzle for a syndicated radio show,” Malloy said.

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