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Thursday, August 29, 2019

If the election were held today, would Governor Raimondo be reelected?

 Can we vote again? Governor Raimondo is less than a full year into her second term and the wheels are coming off fast. The bad news is weekly for "the Guv" with no end in sight. So far in 2019 the state is ranked 50th for worst state to do business. The education scores released show the state is getting crushed when compared to Massachusetts. The Governor is now the subject of an Ethics Commission investigation into a no-bid $1 billion dollar contract. Twin River is dying due to new competition coming from Encore in Ma. UHIP received a $2 million dollar fine by the Feds and IGT and Twin River are publicly fighting in a messy dispute. 

Raimondo has an approval rating of 38% making her the second least popular Governor in the country.  Would Raimondo receive 4 more years if the election was this November? 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

CH 10 live newscast interrupted by Providence thug with graphic language


The team you trust got ambushed by a Providence thug on live television Friday evening. While reporter Sam Read was live with an update on a police officer shot, a street punk grabbed the CH10 mic with obscene language for all to hear. Caution: graphic language in video below.

 What is equally appalling was the silence by city officials at the disgraceful behavior by a street punk moments after a police officer was shot. If the punk who grabbed the mic was white wearing a MAGA hat and the reporter was black, Elorza and Raimondo would have held a press conference denouncing the disgraceful act. 

The city of Providence was on full display for the state to see how far it ha fallen, yet crickets from the mayor and the governor. The reporter handled the incident with class and grace. 

For the latest on media in RI, listen to the John DePetro Radio Show. 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Should Channel 6 hire Frank Coletta for the morning show?

Frank Coletta

 It would be the ultimate game changer boss move if ABC 6 decided to hire Frank Coletta, who just retired from NBC 10. Coletta is 67 and is way to young in this day and age to retire. If Channel 6 hired Coletta it would completely change the dynamic of local TV news and it would be a loud statement by the new owners of ABC6. Coletta and Art Lake signed " Morning Sunrise" on the air at NBC 10 and at times had some of the biggest ratings for an NBC affiliate in the country. Sunrise had a 70 share in the 90's which is unheard of in TV news. 

70 share

The morning dynamic has changed in 2019 with Today, GMA, Fox and Friends and Morning Joe, but local TV from 6:am-7:am is still a big money maker for the locals and Frank Coletta made NBC 10 plenty of money. The new owners of ABC6 should offer Coletta whatever he wants for a 5-year deal for 5:am-7:am on CH 6 as the lead-in to GMA. Coletta would more than triple whatever ratings CH6 has in the morning plus tremendously increase revenue(sponsors love Coletta). 

last place

 People are very habitual about their morning routine from what time they get up, shower, eat, and leave for work. Viewers tend to be very habitual and loyal with morning television as opposed to other times in the day or night when they may flip around. Frank Coletta could pull his loyal viewers to ABC6 with as much as 35% of the NBC10 morning audience. Should he sign onto ABC6, it would be huge if done in time for November sweeps. WPRI Ch12 has a solid morning program and would probably not make a move towards Coletta, although they could benefit as well. There are few opportunities in media to completely move the needle with one change but ABC6 signing Frank Coletta as their morning anchor is one of those times. Ratings, revenue and big lead-in for GMA.

 Listen to the John DePetro Show for the latest on RI media. 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Raimondo blows off Bristol: first Governor in history of Rhode Island to skip parade


God save the Queena. Governor Raimondo made a loud statement by becoming the first Rhode Island Governor to blow off the Bristol July 4, Parade. Sources say the state congressional delegation were shocked Raimondo chose to skip the country's longest running parade because "she is tired of getting booed" in Bristol along the parade route.

Seth, Sheldon, Jack, Jim, David. Who is missing?

 Parade organizers usually have to police the number of politicians that want to be part of the parade, and were upset Raimondo skipped it.  Raimondo marched last year along with her son while gearing up for her November reelection.  One parade source mentioned that even Gov. Linc Chafee always marched in Bristol despite his low poll numbers.

the Queena

 Raimondo skipping Bristol comes on the heels of her controversy to not light the State House dome red,white, and blue during the week leading up to July 4. Raimondo sources have indicated Governor Raimondo considers the American flag "divisive" and understands the position of Nike. Raimondo is said to be tired of the "whole Rhode Island thing" and hopes to get an appointment in a new Democrat White House administration. 

Listen to the John DePetro Radio show for the latest.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Update: Raimondo caves to public pressure and lights Rhode Island State House in red,white and blue!

state house July 4, after public pressure

No red, white and blue July 3,


The Colin Kapernick effect has hit Rhode Island. In order to avoid "a racist controversy" Governor Gina Raimondo had refused to have the State House lit up for July 4, for fear it would "look racist." The State House has been lit up in various colors all year to celebrate Black Pride, Gay Pride, Abortion rights, and National immigrant day, but Raimondo had refused to have the Red, White , and Blue around the dome. One source said Raimondo caved to public pressure about the lighting. 

The Governor feels the American Flag makes many people "uncomfortable" and feels the flag is "divisive." The Governor has also refused to march in the 2019 Bristol July 4, parade.  

 To find out what is really going on in the state, listen to the John DePetro Show.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Exclusive: Marrapese brother implicates brother Michael Marrapese in Facebook murder confession

He confirms his brother murdered Lauren Ise
He admits beating Lauren.

 He ain't heavy, he's my brudda. Steven Marrapese has been released from the ACI and went on a Facebook rant May 22,  where he implicated his brother Michael in the March 13, 2019 murder of former girlfriend Lauren Ise. 

Lauren Ise

Ise was found brutally tortured and murdered in her Cranston apartment and police have charged her former boyfriend Michael Marrapese with the murder. Steven Marrapese writes his brother Mike had "been up for a week using none stop"(drugs) when he committed the brutal murder. One Facebook friend tries to defend Michael Marrapese saying he doesn't believe the story on www.depetro.com (  warning: graphic details. )where the graphic details of the murder were revealed including removing of her eyes and writing in blood on the walls at the murder scene.  Steven confirms the details are true. He wrote " nope that part is true im not defending him also it was wrong. He still cant believe what he has done and it(guilt) is eating him up." Wow.  

no sex, he just killed her.

The video below was posted on Facebook and show the Marrapese brothers arguing with Cranston police outside the apartment prior to the murder of Lauren Ise.

 Steven Marrapese seems intent on trying to defend his brother by writing there was " no sexual assault" but does not deny the brutal murder. 

"she deserved to be killed"

Marrapese also pays tribute to his late father the feared mob enforcer and killer Frank "BOBO" Marrapese.

 ( The Facebook rants were deleted after 9:pm on May 22,2019). 

 Listen to the John DePetro Radio Show for the latest on the Cranston murder.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Raimondo hints at Presidential run and says people of Rhode Island are "with her"


  Who cares the state is a mess? In a weekend interview on ch6 Governor Gina Raimondo hints that she is "not running for President  next year" but open to the idea in 2024. 

Raimondo, the second least popular Governor in the country, appears delusional that she has turned Rhode Island into a success story and that her job seems almost done. Three of the top four cities in Rhode Island are teetering on bankruptcy and the state budget is over $10 billion dollars. Raimondo also says the people " are with her but may not like her." 

Under Raimondo the state education system is worse and she is on her second education commish who seems to have been fooled into taking the job. Raimondo has also further cemented her legacy by allowing the unions to take over the state and push reform out the window. Under Gina Raimondo, taxes continue to rise while services get worse and worse. Graduates of local colleges don't even pretend to look for a career locally and instead take the train up to Boston. The Wall Street Journal and Providence Journal have both turned on "the gov" after years of singing her praises. 

The fact is Raimondo simply does not even care anymore of attempting to move the state forward but instead just wants to cultivate allies in the Democrat party to move HER political career forward. Raimondo would rather try to spin the facts instead of making real progress. President Raimondo?  She would not even win her home state. Listen to the John DePetro Radio Show.