iHeartMedia Talk 710 WOR New York has filled its nearly year-long morning vacancy with Todd Schnitt and Len Berman.
Schnitt aka MJ Kelli, who will continue his syndicated afternoon talk show based at 970 WFLA Tampa, is best known for his eighteen year run in mornings at CHR 93.3 WFLZ and syndication. Longtime WNBC-TV sportscaster Len Berman will co-host with Schnitt. Berman may be best known for his “Spanning The World” sports bloopers segment that regularly ran during the Today Show. Since retiring from WNBC in 2009, Berman has operated his own blog and made fill-in appearances on multiple New York stations.
The duo will air from 6-10am beginning Monday, January 26. WOR’s morning show has been vacant since Elliot Segal returned to Washington, DC last February.
710 WOR-AM, iHeartMedia New York’s legendary news talk station, will debut its new morning show, “Len Berman and Todd Schnitt in the Morning,” weekdays from 6-10:00 a.m., beginning Jan. 26th. “Len Berman and Todd Schnitt in the Morning” will focus on New York and feature interactive programming, showcasing what local listeners are talking about in news, sports, entertainment and pop culture.
Len Berman and Todd Schnitt are two veteran broadcasters and native New Yorkers.
Berman is an Emmy-Award winning sportscaster and New York Times Best Selling Author who has covered just about every major sports event including multiple Super Bowls, World Series and Olympics during his 40-year career in broadcasting. He was a long-time sports anchor for WNBC-TV and creator of “Spanning the World,” a monthly collection of sports bloopers, which is a long time staple on NBC’s Today Show. In addition, Berman was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Schnitt is an award-winning nationally syndicated radio talk show host heard on over 50 stations nationwide, which he’ll continue to host via the show’s flagship station WFLA Tampa. He previously hosted the very successful “MJ Morning Show,” which ran for 18 years in Tampa on WFLZ and included affiliates in Atlanta, St. Louis, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach and Ft. Myers. In addition, Schnitt has won numerous national awards from Billboard Magazine, Radio and Records and is currently listed at No. 19 on the “Heavy 100,” a list of the most important radio talk show hosts in America by Talkers Magazine.
“Len Berman is the perfect co-host, he is a well-known New Yorker and brings a ton of wit, wisdom and street smarts to the microphone,” said Schnitt. “Together we are very excited to construct a new local, engaging and entertaining morning show for New York.”
“I’ve been fortunate to broadcast for some historic stations and am thrilled to add the iconic WOR to that list,” said Berman. “Todd Schnitt has made his mark as a fresh creative voice in many markets and I’m confident he’ll do the same in New York.”
“Len is a well-known sports reporter and this opportunity will also showcase his other skills and personality,” said Joe Puglise, Market President, iHeartMedia New York. “Listeners will immediately engage with Todd’s quick wit and creative take on the things that impact New Yorkers.”
“This is the entertaining, informative and locally focused morning show that New Yorkers have been waiting for,” said Thea Mitchem, Senior Vice President of Programming, iHeartMedia. “We are confident the show will quickly become an essential part of New Yorkers’ mornings.”
WOR News Director, Joe Bartlett, will continue to provide news updates throughout the morning.