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Vince Coglianese Joins WMAL As Morning Host

Cumulus Conservative Talk 630 WMAL Washington DC/105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge VA has named Vince Coglianese as its new morning co-host along side Mary Walter. Coglianese joins WMAL from conservative website The Daily Caller where he replaced site founder Tucker Carlson as Editor-In-Chief when Carlson exited to focus on his Fox News Channel program last November. Coglianese has previous radio experience in Morehead City NC where he previously hosted a show on 107.1 WTKF. He replaces Brian Wilson on WMAL’s morning show following his exit in May. Walter joined the show in February after previous co-host Larry O’Connor moved to afternoons. Cumulus Media announces that it has named Vince Coglianese as Co-Host of NewsTalk WMAL’s “Mornings On The Mall” morning show, effective immediately....[Read More]

Talent Cuts At CBS, Cumulus & Entercom

While iHeartMedia has made the most news lately in terms of staffing cuts, recent downsizing moves have been made the past few days at Cumulus Media, CBS Radio, and Entercom. Two major market Cumulus News/Talk stations have shed talent in the past couple of days. Morning host Brian Wilson is out at 630 WMAL/105.9 WMAL-FM Washington DC after six years at the station. Recently added co-host Mary Walter remains in place on “Mornings On The Mall”. Ron Kuby exits as 12-3pm co-host at 770 WABC New York. Kuby and longtime co-host Curtis Sliwa returned to WABC in January 2014 when Rush Limbaugh moved to iHeartMedia’s 710 WOR. The duo previously hosted mornings together on the station from 2000 until 2007. Curtis Sliwa remains in place. As Entercom’s purchase of CBS Radio co...[Read More]

Mary Walter Joins WMAL’s Mornings On The Mall

Cumulus Conservative Talk 630 WMAL Washington DC/105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge VA has named Mary Walter as the new co-host of its “Mornings on the Mall”. Walter will join incumbent host Brian Wilson following the move of Larry O’Connor from mornings to afternoons at the start of 2017. Walter most recently hosted nights at iHeartMedia’s 840 WHAS Louisville after spending much of her career in New Jersey at “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW Trenton and 1450 WCTC New Brunswick. Cumulus Media announces that Mary Walter has been named co-host of WMAL/Washington, D.C.’s morning show, “Mornings on the Mall”, joining co-host Brian Wilson. Walter has been a frequent guest host on the station for the past several years and recently concluded an assignment as evening host at WHAS...[Read More]

Cumulus Renews Rush Limbaugh For Three Years

Cumulus Media and Premiere Networks have agreed on a three year contract to keep Rush Limbaugh on 33 of the company’s stations. The new deal will keep the show on Cumulus owned stations through the end of 2019 including 890 WLS Chicago, 820 WBAP Dallas, 760 WJR Detroit, 560 KSFO San Francisco, and 630/105.9 WMAL Washington DC. The renewal comes without the animosity of the last extension in 2013 that saw Cumulus threaten to drop Limbaugh as it did to Sean Hannity before agreeing a renewal in all markets except New York. Premiere Networks and Cumulus Media announced today a renewed and extended affiliation agreement that will keep The Rush Limbaugh Show on 33 Cumulus stations through 2019. On the heels of the program’s 28th anniversary in national syndication, the multi-million dollar...[Read More]

WMAL Goes Local In Afternoons With Larry O’Connor

Cumulus Conservative Talk 630 WMAL Washington DC/105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge VA is moving morning co-host Larry O’Connor to afternoons to host a daily show from 3-6pm starting Monday, January 2. O’Connor has co-hosted “Mornings On The Mall” with Brian Wilson since 2012 and added a one-hour afternoon show from 5-6pm in 2014. He will replace the syndicated Michael Savage in afternoons. O’Connor will continue to serve as Editor-At-Large for conservative blog HotAir.com. WMAL is seeking a new co-host to join Brian Wilson in mornings. Cumulus Media announces that it has named popular Washington, D.C. on-air personality Larry O’Connor as Host of a new three-hour weekday afternoon show on WMAL-AM/FM. “The Larry O’Connor Show” will air weekdays from 3-6PM EST beginning J...[Read More]

Westwood One Takes Chris Plante National

Westwood One has announced it will begin syndicating conservative talker Chris Plante nationally from 9am-12pm eastern beginning Monday, January 2, 2017. Plante has worked at Cumulus’ 630 WMAL Washington DC/105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge VA since 2005 and has been syndicated internally on additional Cumulus stations the past few years. Prior to joining WMAL, Plante spent 17 years as a reporter at CNN. Westwood One today announced that it will launch The Chris Plante Show, featuring conservative talker Chris Plante, on Monday, January 2, 2017. The program will emanate from its flagship station, Washington, DC’s WMAL 105.9 FM/AM 630, from 9 am – 12 noon ET. Plante, known for his conservative values, will bring his daily political talk show to radio stations nationwide. The Chris Plante Show ...[Read More]

Cumulus Promotes Two In DC

Cumulus Media has filled its long-vacant Market Manager position in Washington DC. Jake McCann has been promoted to the VP/Market Manager position from his role as Vice President of Sales for the cluster. McCann replaces Mark O’Brien whose contract expired at the end of February 2015 and later joined CBS Radio as VP of political sales. Concurrently with McCann’s promotion, Beth Cohen is promoted from Director of Sales to Vice President of Sales for the cluster. She previously worked in the market as General Sales Manager for iHeartMedia Washington. Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted Jake McCann to Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Washington, D.C. McCann was formerly Vice President, Sales for Cumulus Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was Director of Sales for...[Read More]

Michael Savage To Move To Afternoons In January

Cumulus Media Networks has announced that Michael Savage’s “Savage Nation” will shift into the afternoon timeslot in January. Savage will take the 3-6pm Eastern/12-3pm Pacific spot opened up on Cumulus owned stations by Sean Hannity not resigning with the company earlier this month. Cumulus claims that Savage will launch in afternoons on 200+ stations including 60 Cumulus owned stations. Among the affiliates that will be carrying Savage live are 770 WABC New York, 890 WLS Chicago, 820/96.7 WBAP Dallas, 630/105.9 WMAL Washington, 760 WJR Detroit, and 710/103.7 KCMO Kansas City. Of those stations all currently air Hannity live except for WLS, which carries him from 6-9pm following their local afternoon show hosted by Roe Conn and Richard Roeper. The full press release follo...[Read More]

Sean Hannity Confirms Cumulus Departure

While it has been an unstated fact for the past several weeks, Premiere Radio Networks and Sean Hannity have confirmed they will not be reupping with their current Cumulus owned affiliates at the end of the year. Telling InsideRadio that, “We fired them weeks ago,” the move coincides with Cumulus resigning Rush Limbaugh for all their affiliates except in New York. Hannity will make the move to Clear Channel’s 710 WOR along with Limbaugh and could easily make the same move to 910 KKSF San Francisco from Cumulus’ 560 KSFO that Rush made in January 2012. Among the other stations that will be losing Hannity are 790 KABC Los Angeles, 890 WLS Chicago, 820/96.7 WBAP Dallas, 630/105.9 WMAL Washington, 760 WJR Detroit, and 710/103.7 KCMO Kansas City. Michael Savage has comme...[Read More]

Limbaugh To Remain On Cumulus Stations; Except New York

At the beginning of his program today Rush Limbaugh announced that he has signed a three year extension to keep his program on Cumulus owned stations across the country. That includes 890 WLS Chicago, 820/96.7 WBAP Dallas, 630/105.9 WMAL Washington, and 760 WJR Detroit. The one exception to that will be in New York, where Limbaugh will move from Cumulus’ 770 WABC to Clear Channel’s 710 WOR on January 1, 2014. It is expected that Sean Hannity will depart Cumulus’ stations at the end of the year and be replaced by Michael Savage in the 3-6pm daypart. More details as they become available.

Report: Cumulus To Drop Limbaugh & Hannity

Update 8/16:On his program Thursday night, Michael Savage told his listeners that he is the heir apparent to Hannity’s timeslot on Cumulus’ stations and predicted he will move to afternoons by the end of the year. Politico.com claims that while Cumulus is likely to drop Sean Hannity from its stations, it was likely to come to terms to continue airing Rush Limbaugh on “virtually” all of his current affiliates. Update 7/29: Mediaite.com has followed up on the original Politico report stating that Premiere has “48 hours to stop Cumulus from dropping them.” There’s no word if the end of July drop-dead date for negotiations comes from Cumulus, Premiere, or both. Limbaugh commented on the reports on his show today. I want to get something out of the way ...[Read More]

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