On Top with THE BOX

Commonwealth Foundation radio program rated No. 1 in Harrisburg Metro

HARRISBURG — Today, the Commonwealth Foundation announced that its radio program, THE BOX: Inside • Outside • On with Matt Brouillette on WHP 580 AM, is the No. 1-rated program in the Harrisburg Metro area and listening time, according the recently released Winter 2007 Arbitron ratings. WHP 580 AM is also the 4th highest rated talk station in the United States on a per capita basis.

“When the Commonwealth Foundation decided to launch a media project to help spread the message about the benefits of limited government, economic freedom, and personal responsibility, we were venturing into a new venue as a public policy think tank,” said Matthew J. Brouillette, president of the Commonwealth Foundation and host of THE BOX. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the news about our early success on the air.”

In addition to more than 10,000 listeners tuning in every Saturday morning from 8-9am on WHP, hundreds of listeners download THE BOX each week online at www.theBOXprogram.com and at iTunes. The Commonwealth Foundation also disseminates highlights of THE BOX on CD every month to friends and supporters of the Foundation, as well as elected officials across Pennsylvania.

Brouillette first ventured into talk radio in late 2003 when he guest-hosted “The Bob Durgin Show,” which airs weekdays from 3-6pm and reaches more than 47,000 people during the week. Brouillette now appears regularly as both a guest and a guest-host on talk radio stations across the Commonwealth.

Each month, Eric Epstein of Rock the Capital and Three Mile Island Alert joins Brouillette on THE BOX to provide an alternative perspective on the program. “While Matt and I might disagree on specific policy proposals, what I appreciate about Matt and THE BOX is the desire and commitment to finding real solutions to our current public problems,” said Epstein. “You don’t hear the worn-out partisan talking points on THE BOX. Rather, you’ll get a healthy discussion where listeners of all political persuasions get plenty of food for thought.”

THE BOX airs every Saturday morning from 8-9am on WHP 580 AM in Central Pennsylvania. More information on THE BOX can be found at www.theBOXprogram.com.

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THE BOX: Inside • Outside • On with Matt Brouillette was launched in January 2007 as a media project of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives, a non-profit public policy research and educational institute located in Harrisburg, PA. More information on the Commonwealth Foundation can be found at www.CommonwealthFoundation.org.

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