iHeartMedia News/Talk 710 WOR New York has appointed Michael Riedel as its new morning co-host alongside Len Berman starting Monday, March 5. Riedel has served as theater columnist for the New York Post for the last twenty years and co-hosted “Theater Talk” on PBS from 1992-2017. He has also hosted a weekly show for Salem Media Conservative Talk “970 The Answer” WNYM Hackensack NJ and was a frequent guest on Imus In The Morning and WOR’s Mark Simone Show. Riedel fills the opening created by Todd Schnitt’s exit last October. iHeartMedia New York’s 710 WOR announced today that multi-media personality Michael Riedel will join Emmy winning broadcaster Len Berman as the co-host of the station’s morning show, effective Monday, March 5. Len Berman and Mic...[Read More]
iHeartMedia Talk 710 WOR New York has lost half of its morning show as Todd Schnitt was unable to come to terms with the company on a new contract. Len Berman remains in place with guest co-hosts filling Schnitt’s place until a new partner can be found. Berman and Schnitt both joined WOR in January 2015 to fill its long vacant morning slot. Schnitt will continue to host his syndicated afternoon talk show. Schnitt is best known for his 20 year run hosting mornings at CHR 93.3 WFLZ Tampa under the name MJ Kelli. He has also worked at multiple stations in the Norfolk VA market, KQLZ Los Angeles, and WPLJ New York in his career.
iHeartMedia has promoted Todd Moskowitz and Marc Siegel to Vice President of Sales for stations in its New York region. Moskowitz joins iHeart to oversee sales for Talk 710 WOR. He most recently served as Market President for Townsquare Media Danbury CT and has also worked in sales for Cumulus Bridgeport, CBS Radio Hartford, and CBS’ 1010 WINS New York. Marc Siegel, who joined iHeartMedia New York as a Sales Manager earlier this year, will serve as VP/Sales for Classic Rock “Q104.3” WAXQ. Siegel has previously worked as head of Global Audio Sales for Bloomberg and Local Sales Manager for New York Public Radio. iHeartMedia announced today that Todd Moskowitz and Marc Siegel have been named Vice President of Sales for the New York Region, effective immediately. iHeartMedia ...[Read More]
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...[Read More]
After a nearly 35 year run at News/Talk 710 WOR New York, Joan Hamburg’s Advice/Consumer Affairs program has reached its end. The station has told those requesting comment that the program was discontinued by the station. The 79 year-old Hamburg joined WOR in 1979 as a Consumer Reporter. In January her program was shifted from weekdays from 12-2pm to a 10am-12pm berth on Saturdays and Sundays as part of Clear Channel’s restructuring of the station with the addition of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. The paid for Financial program hosted by Josh Jalinski will extend from 9-10am weekends to 9am to 12pm.
Liberal watchdog Media Matters For America has long been railing against Conservative radio voices such as Rush Limbaugh, so it was not a surprise when their Senior Fellow Erik Boehlert wrote a blog entry about the lack of ratings for Limbaugh since moving to 1150 KEIB Los Angeles, 960 KNEW San Francisco, and 710 WOR New York at the beginning of this year. It was a surprise though to see Limbaugh’s spokesman Brian Glicklich to publicly counter Boehlert’s post. Both entries are full of the usual rhetoric looking to skew the numbers towards the point they’re trying to make leaving the truth somewhere in the middle. Boehlert’s article is built around the miniscule ratings Limbaugh’s new affiliates have registered since their relaunches in January. Noting their fu...[Read More]
After just a month after debuting on Clear Channel’s 710 WOR New York as its new morning show, Elliot Segal is out at the revamped Talk station. The show, which was syndicated from sister Alternative “DC101” WWDC Washington, remains on in that market and Richmond, VA. It had begun airing on WOR on January 13. Late morning host Mark Simone was heard in the morning slot today telling listeners that he was just filling in, while Segal told listeners he wouldn’t be moving the show to New York as previously planned. In the January PPM ratings released yesterday, WOR rose from a 1.4 share to 1.7 with the additions of Elliot, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity while Cumulus’ 770 WABC held nearly steady dropping 2.5 to 2.4 despite losing the latter two hosts. INSTANT INS...[Read More]
Clear Channel Talk 710 WOR New York has finalized its new lineup for 2014. With morning host John Gambling retiring at the end of this year and Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity moving from Cumulus’ 770 WABC, all but two daytime hours will remain the same. Elliot Segal’s “Elliot In The Morning“, currently based at Alternative “DC101” WWDC Washington and simulcast on “XL102” WRXL Richmond, VA will move its base of operations to WOR, while being syndicated back to those markets from 6-10am. Before taking over mornings at DC101, Segal co-hosted mornings CHR “Z100” with Elvis Duran. Mark Simone will remain in the 10am-12pm slot, followed by Limbaugh from 12 to 3 and Hannity from 3-6pm. Andy Dean keeps the 6-9pm slot, while Dave Ramsey...[Read More]
The New York Daily News is reporting that disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner is in negotiations to make the move to local talk radio. Suggesting Clear Channel’s 710 WOR and Cumulus’ 770 WABC as possible destinations, the Daily News states the program would air in a drivetime daypart. However, Politico adds that Cumulus denies it has had any interest in adding Weiner on WABC. Clear Channel’s WOR will be adding Sean Hannity from WABC in afternoons on January 1, but will have a morning drive opening after John Gambling retires on December 20.
After following in his grandfathers and fathers footsteps in hosting mornings at 710 WOR New York, John R. Gambling has announced his retirement from the station effective December 20. “Rambling With Gambling” at one point was the longest-running radio show in America; running from 1925 under John B. Gambling until 2000. John A. Gambling took over in 1959 and the current John R. Gambling in 1990 after co-hosting with his father beginning in 1985. The third Gambling left WOR in 2000 and returned in 2008 after a run at crosstown 770 WABC. The retirement comes as WOR needs to make room for Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, who will be joining the stations lineup on January 1. The station will also add New York Mets baseball in 2014.
Update 11/4: Clear Channel and the New York Mets have made their five year contract official making 710 WOR the new flagship station for Mets broadcasts. Additional team content and promotions will air on Clear Channel’s five FM stations in the market as well as working together to enhance the music and entertainment during games at Citi Field and to promote concerts at the stadium. The New York Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any radio or television outlet, today announced the launch of a five-year landmark multimedia marketing partnership. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s 50,000-watt AM powerhouse 710 WOR will become the flagship radio station of the Mets, broadcasting Spring Training,...[Read More]
With Sean Hannity set to depart all Cumulus owned stations at the end of the year and Michael Savage moving into afternoon drive on most of their Conservative Talk stations, will Cumulus pull the plug on Hannity early? After wiping Hannity’s name off their station sites earlier this month, a few of Cumulus’ stations are now showing Savage in the 3-6pm eastern timeslot. The station sites include those of 770 WABC New York, 820 WBAP Dallas, 710/103.7 KCMO Kansas City, and 1440 WLWI Montgomery. Other stations like 630/105.9 WMAL Washington continue to show “WMAL Talk” in the daypart on their schedule. WBAP’s bio of Savage was posted on their website at 2:26pm this afternoon. New York and Dallas are the two markets where Clear Channel has already lined up a new af...[Read More]