WPRO-AM Host And Former Mayor Dies At 74


The WPRO Providence website carried the following statement about the death of Buddy Cianci. “It is with profound sadness that the WPRO-AM and Cumulus Providence family acknowledges the passing of Buddy Cianci, a dynamic force on our airwaves all over Southern New England for the past nearly nine years. We join his friends and family in their sorrow at this difficult time. The twice elected Mayor of Providence served for over 21 years and leaves a legacy that will be felt for many years to come.” In 2001, he was indicted on charges he orchestrated bribes for jobs, contracts, and contributions to his campaign fund and spent 4 1/2 years in jail.


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