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WABC Adds Juliet Huddy To Bernie & Sid Morning Show

With the move of Bernard McGuirk and Sid Rosenberg from 10am-12pm to mornings starting today, Cumulus Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York has announced the addition of Juliet Huddy to the show. Huddy is best known for her long tenure at Fox News Channel and the short-lived syndicated television show “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet”. She also spent four years as a morning news anchor at Fox’s WNYW-TV New York prior to exiting Fox in 2016 after being one of the co-workers to allege sexual harassment against Bill O’Reilly. Most recently Huddy had been publishing a heavy metal news site BlondeAndCrossbones.com, but the site hasn’t been updated since September 2017. Cumulus Media announces the exciting addition of New York City journalist and television pers...[Read More]

WABC To Add Chris Plante For Late Mornings

Cumulus Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York has announced that the station will pick up Chris Plante’s syndicated talker starting Monday, April 2. Plante will move into the 10am-12pm slot that becomes open with Bernard McGuirk and Sid Rosenberg’s move to mornings to replace Don Imus. Plante’s show originates at Cumulus’ WMAL Washington DC. He spent 17 years as a reporter and correspondent for CNN and then joined WMAL as a weekend host in 2005 and moved to the 9am-12pm slot in 2008. His show entered syndication in 2016. 77 WABC Radio announces the addition of The Chris Plante Show to its weekday lineup, debuting Monday, April 2nd. Plante’s show is nationally syndicated by Westwood One, and will air on 77 WABC Monday through Friday from 10am-12 Noon. The show replaces...[Read More]

Bernie McGuirk & Sid Rosenberg To Replace Don Imus On WABC Mornings

As had been expected since the announcement of Don Imus’ impending exit at the end of March, Cumulus Media Talk 770 WABC New York will move 10am-12pm hosts Bernie McGuirk and Sid Rosenberg to mornings from 6-10am starting Monday, April 2. McGuirk has served as the Executive Prodcuer of Imus In The Morning since 1987. He later added the midday duties with Rosenberg in November 2015 following the exit of Geraldo Rivera. Rosenberg spent time as the sportscaster on Imus’ show, and prior to joining WABC co-hosted mornings at 102.7 WNEW in its Hot Talk phase and later middays at Sports 660 WFAN as well as at multiple Sports stations in the Miami and West Palm Beach markets. It has long been expected that Cumulus’ syndicated Chris Plante will take the 10am-12pm slot vacated by M...[Read More]

Rita Cosby Joins Curtis Sliwa At WABC’s Midday Show

Cumulus News/Talk 770 WABC New York has named Rita Cosby as Curtis Sliwa’s new co-host for its 12-3pm show starting Tuesday, February 6. Cosby has been with WABC for the past four years, briefly serving as co-host with Pat Kiernan for “The Ride Home” from 5-6pm in 2014 before segueing to Political Editor and weekend host. Cosby is best known for her time as a host and anchor at Fox News Channel and MSNBC and previously hosted afternoons at iHeartMedia News/Talk 710 WOR New York in 2012 and 2013. She will continue to serve as WABC’s Political Editor and Senior Correspondent for the syndicated television show Inside Edition. Cosby fills the opening created by Eboni Williams’ departure after a few months alongside Sliwa last year. Longtime co-host Ron Kuby depart...[Read More]

Don Imus To Retire On March 29

Don Imus announced this morning that he will exit Cumulus News/Talk 770 WABC New York and his Westwood One syndicated program on March 29. The 77 year old Imus began his broadcasting career in 1968 at KUTY Palmdale CA. After bouncing around California and WGAR Cleveland for a few years, he joined 660 WNBC New York in December 1971 for his first run that lasted until 1977. He then returned to Cleveland at 1420 WHK for afternoons until returning to WNBC in 1979 through its sale and flip to Sports WFAN in October 1988. Imus would then become the anchor of WFAN’s lineup and went into syndication in 1993 and added a television simulcast on MSNBC until his April 2007 racist comments about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team led to his termination. Imus would then join WABC...[Read More]

Eboni K. Williams Joins WABC As Curtis Sliwa’s New Co-Host

Following the dismissal of Ron Kuby last month, Cumulus Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York has hired Fox News Channel host Eboni K. Williams as Curtis Sliwa’s co-host in the 12-3pm timeslot. Williams is a former lawyer and public defender in New Orleans who has also hosted for iHeartMedia’s 640 KFI Los Angeles and served as a correspondent for CBS News and HLN. She currently co-hosts “The Specialists” weekdays at 5pm on Fox News Channel. Cumulus Media announces the addition of Eboni K. Williams to the talk host line-up at the iconic 77 WABC Radio in New York City. Williams will join Curtis Sliwa as Co-Host of “The Curtis and Eboni Show” airing weekdays from 12 Noon-3:00 PM EST on 77 WABC Radio. The new show will debut today. Williams joins legendary show host Curti...[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]

Don Imus Signs Extension With WABC

Cumulus Media and Don Imus have agreed to a contract extension to keep Imus In The Morning on News/Talk 770 WABC New York and in syndication for multiple years. The 76 year old Imus has been with WABC since his firing from CBS Sports 660 WFAN in 2007. He currently hosts his show from his ranch in Texas. As part of the new deal, Imus’ program will drop the 9:00am hour beginning in January 2017 and air from 6-9am. Imus’ current support team of Executive Producer Bernie McGuirk, Comedians Rob Bartlett and Tony Powell, producer Lou Rufino, sportscaster Warner Wolf, and news anchor Connell McShane will remain in place. Cumulus Media and 77 WABC Radio announce the multi-year renewal of New York’s most iconic talk radio program the “Imus In The Morning” show. Host Don Imus and his inc...[Read More]

Sid Rosenberg & Bernard McGuirk Fill WABC Vacancy

Cumulus Talk 770 WABC New York has filled the 10am-12pm vacancy created by the exit of Geraldo Rivera last year. The slot will be filled by Sid Rosenberg and Bernard McGuirk, two people with close connections to WABC morning host Don Imus. McGuirk is currently Executive Producer of Imus In The Morning and has been with the show for many years on both WABC and previously at CBS Sports 660 WFAN. He will be joined by Sid Rosenberg. Rosenberg most recently was hosting mornings at Sports 640 WMEN West Palm Beach but was let go in budget cuts in December. He rose to notoriety as morning sportscaster and midday host at WFAN, but personal issues would lead to his exit in 2005. He later spent time at 560 WQAM and 790 WAXY in Miami. The duo have been filling-in on the late morning slot since the dep...[Read More]

Geraldo Rivera Sues Cumulus Over WABC Exit

Geraldo Rivera has followed through on his threats and is suing Cumulus Media over not honoring a handshake agreement he made with former Chairman Lew Dickey to extend his contract for an additional year. Bloomberg reports that Rivera was e-mailed by Executive Vice President John Dickey on September 30 stating, “Thanks Geraldo. I admire your work and your loyalty. Glad you will be covering the election on 77 WABC next year…” Lew and John Dickey were fired the previous day with Mary Berner being named the new CEO. Original Report 11/27: Geraldo Rivera states that his contract to continue hosting his 10am to 12pm show on Cumulus Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York is not being renewed. In a Facebook posting, Rivera wrote that new Cumulus CEO Mary Berner and New York Market ...[Read More]

Doug McIntyre Adds Double Duty At WABC

Doug 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 hos...[Read More]

Larry Mendte Joins WABC

Cumulus Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York is adding a local Sunday night show from 7-9pm hosted by Larry Mendte. Mendte, a long time television newscaster in Philadelphia and New York, previously co-hosted mornings at Merlin Media’s now-defunct “IQ 106.9” in Philadelphia. The new program will be the only non-brokered or syndicated program to air on WABC’s weekend schedule. 77 WABC announces the addition of The Larry Mendte Show to Sunday nights, 7 pm to 9 pm, starting this weekend. Mendte is a familiar voice to the New York metro area, having most recently been a contributor to WPIX-TV’s nightly newscast, producing commentaries that showcased Mendte’s strong opinions on a wide range of topics. Returning to New York on 77 WABC allows Mendte to expand upon these com...[Read More]

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