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Doug McIntyre Adds Double Duty At WABC

Doug McIntyre KABC 770 WABC Pat Kiernan Rita Cosby Ride HomeDoug McIntyre, morning host at Cumulus Talk 790 KABC Los Angeles will take over the 5pm hour on sister 770 WABC New York.

“Right Now with Doug McIntyre” will take the place of “The Ride Home”. The hourlong program debuted in January 2014 hosted by NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan. Rita Cosby joined Kiernan as co-host last May and stayed as solo host following Kiernan’s exit this January. Cosby will stay with WABC as a host of a weekly Sunday show starting March 8.

LARadio.com reports that McIntyre will host the WABC show from his home studio in Calabassas, CA. McIntyre previously hosted a 5am hour show for WABC in 2009 and originated the syndicated Red Eye Radio show.

News Talk Radio 77 WABC (“Where New York Comes to Talk”) announces that Rita Cosby will host a new weekend talk show, “The Rita Cosby Show”. The show will debut on 77 WABC on Sunday, March 8, and will feature exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names making headlines in current events, politics and entertainment. Concurrent with the announcement, 77 WABC announced that Friday, February 27, marked the last day of Cosby’s weekday afternoon drive show, “The Ride Home with Rita Cosby”.

Craig Schwalb, Program Director, WABC Radio New York said: “Rita has been a phenomenal asset to afternoon drive on WABC over the last year. Rita has decided that her TV commitments and international speaking engagements require her to spend more time away from her daily show. But thankfully, she wants to continue to be a part of the WABC family. We are thrilled that Rita will continue to be a great asset to WABC as she hosts her new weekend talk show, ‘The Rita Cosby Show’.”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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