Skip to comments.Talk Radio on WABC Shifts Focus to the Local (Curtis & Kuby take Rush slot)
Posted on 01/02/2014 4:22:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
Weekday programming at WABC will include the return of Curtis Sliwas and Ron Kubys show, Curtis and Kuby, from noon to 3 p.m., after an absence of more than six years, and, starting Monday, a one-hour program at 5 p.m. with Pat Kiernan, the NY1 television anchor.
Geraldo Rivera, who joined WABC in early 2012, will turn his focus to New York news in a two-hour live show at 10 a.m., as Cumulus announced in November. Michael Savages syndicated program, which has been heard in the evenings, will now run from 3 to 5 p.m. Imus in the Morning, with Don Imus, will continue from 6 to 10 a.m.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Note to Savage fans: Michael will only get 2 hrs on WABC, 3-5 pm, starting next week...
Today WOR AM will be taking off to sucess!
Sounds like NY is going back to the 70’s, ah, nostalgia brings a tear to the eye doesnt it? Crime and punishment is now just crime but they do have full day pre K, thank God for small miracles
The big question I have is will these changes put pressure on Mark Levin to make the change to WOR AM down the road?
WABC indicated that they dropped Rush and Hannity due to advertiser loss over the Sandra Fluke incident. I don’t believe this for one moment.
Who knows but I think Levin is syndicated by Cumulus who owns WABC.
As far as I know:
Premiere—Rush, Hannity, Beck, Coast to Coast, Andy Dean, Randy Rhodes (also syndicates Fox News Radio, Fox Sports Radio)
Cumulus—Imus, Dennis Miller, Levin, Savage. They had Huckabee but he’s gone. Dennis Miller now 12-3 pm instead of 10a-1p.
Savage now 3-6 pm. It looks like Cumulus hosts wind up on their WABC while Clear Channel (Premiere) hosts are on their WOR for the most part.
Not just his mommy...
From David Horowitz's
PROFILE: RON KUBY
New York-based Marxist attorney
Has represented Islamic terrorists, American terrorists, and cop killers
Represented 1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman
A disciple of the late radical attorney William Kunstler, Ron Kuby is a New York-based attorney who thinks of himself as a movement lawyer. He told the The New York Times in 2002, Movement lawyers live vicariously through their clients. Movement lawyers identify especially with the people they represent. Along with his colleagues at the pro-communist Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild, Kuby has represented Islamic terrorists, American terrorists, drug dealers, cop killers, and mentally ill assassins.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1956, Kuby developed a penchant for activism at an early age. He was expelled from junior high school for publishing an underground student newspaper that criticized the schools administration.
For a brief time thereafter, Kuby seemed inclined to follow in the footsteps of his father, who was a devotee of the Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League. At age 13, Kuby himself joined the League. This pro-Israel stance would be short-lived, however. As an attorney years later he defended El Sayyid Nosair, who ultimately was convicted of Kahanes murder (as well as nine counts of conspiracy and murder for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing). In 2000, Kuby explained the process by which his views about Israel had changed:
I suppose what cured me of that type of Zionism was actually emigrating to Israel [in the 1970s]. I was expecting to see this paradise of Jews working together, living in peace and harmony with their neighbors, building a country. Instead, what I saw was this terrible racist country in which a small elite of Zionists controlled a Jewish working class and terrorized the Palestinian population. It was like being in the United States, except instead of the White establishment it was the Jewish establishment. I found out that the people I had more in common with, the people whose physical company I enjoyed more, were the Palestinians.
Kuby attended Cornell Law School in the early 1980s, during which time he interned for William Kunstler; the two formed a bond of friendship and collegiality which would remain strong until Kunstlers death in 1995. Though they never formalized a business partnership, the two attorneys collaborated on a number of notorious criminal cases.
Kuby earned his Juris Doctorate in 1983 and then began practicing law. Among his many infamous clients was Colin Ferguson, a black gunman who on December 7, 1993 walked up the crowded aisle of a crowded Long Island, New York railroad car, shooting white and Asian passengers. Six were killed and nineteen were wounded. Kuby and Kunstler defended Ferguson in court, introducing a novel argument in his defense: black rage. They attempted to convince the court that years of living in a supposedly racist and oppressive society had so clouded Fergusons mind, that he was not acting willfully when he opened fire on the passengers. Ferguson rejected this defense strategy and dismissed the attorneys, choosing instead to represent himself before the court. He argued, in contradiction to dozens of police reports and eyewitness accounts, that he was innocent of the shootings and had been framed. Kuby and Kunstler then tried, unsuccessfully, to convince the court that Ferguson was insane. The defendant was eventually convicted and sentenced to six consecutive life terms.
In May of 2000, Kuby joined Ossie Davis, Mike Farrell, and members of the Revolutionary Communist Party, the National Lawyers Guild, and the Center for Constitutional Rights in signing a letter supporting protests and civil disobedience on behalf of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal.
Kuby, who has represented a number of defendants with organized-crime connections, resents allegations that he is a mob lawyer. Whos killed more people: John Gotti or the Ford Motor Company with their exploding Pintos? he once demanded indignantly.
Perhaps Kubys most notorious client was Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Sheikh Omar would have tried, I think, to prevent the World Trade Center bombing if he had known it was coming, Kuby said in a 2000 interview. According to Kuby, Rahmans legendary tirades against the perceived enemies of Islam could not be interpreted as calls for their murder. To make this point, Kuby posed the following analogy: Why wasnt the Pope taken into custody when he visited Denver? He is the spiritual leader of abortion-clinic bombers and doctor killers.
Other clients who have used Kubys services include the daughter of Malcolm X, Qubilah Shabazz, who was accused of plotting to murder Louis Farrakhan; Yu Kikumura, a Japanese Red Army member who was arrested in Amsterdam in 1986 when found to be carrying a bomb in his luggage; Glenn Harris, a New York gym teacher charged with kidnapping a ninth-grader; and associates of the Gambino crime family.
In 2004 Kuby donated $2,000 to John Kerrys presidential campaign.
In 2006 Kuby wed Marilyn Vasta on the twentieth anniversary of the couples first date. Kuby and his wife have one daughter.
Until November 2007, Kuby was the co-host (with anti-crime activist and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa) of New Yorks popular WABC radio program Curtis and Kuby, which aired weekday mornings and featured discussion and debate on current events. Kuby was fired from the program as a result of an arrangement to give the morning drive-time slot to radio personality Don Imus.
On June 3, 2008, Kuby returned to the airwaves to host a weekday call-in program with Air America Radio.
An avowed Marxist (and atheist), Kuby acknowledges the historical failures of Marxism but nonetheless maintains that those failures make no dent in his devotion to that ideology. Christianity, Kuby analogizes, has been around for 2,000 years and they havent created paradise on earth. Should we throw Christianity out then? Marxism has only been around for 150 years, more or less. So we havent created paradise yet. I really believe that if all the countries of the world were socialist, adds Kuby, then paradise might be possible.
By logical extension, Kuby views capitalism as a principal cause of evil and human suffering throughout the world. He contends, for example, that the capitalist United States historically has acquired its wealth from slavery and ripping off the Third World.
...oh and I think Cumulus has Geraldo but they took him off national syndication and kept him on WABC only.
Give it time, I would not be surprised if TGO will land up making that moving trip to WOR AM down the road. We shall see.
For New Yorkers, Rush is on from 12-3pm on WOR, 710AM. He’s not been on WOR yet. I just listened to Mark Steyn cover for him the day before yesterday on WABC.
I think it’ll be a disaster for WABC to bring back Curtis and Kuby. Absolute disaster.
Ah; I think I heard the “mommy is a commie” remark made by Sliwa when filling in for Hannity. Sliwa had a late night syndicated show for awhile.
Just losing that yenta Joan Hamburg makes it a success.
But I miss John Gambling.
They did a best of Rush yesterday on WOR, so he hasn’t been on there live yet. I’m nr Boston but can faintly get WABC and WOR on terrestrial radio (in my car, etc) and heard it.
Lefties at least can celebrate getting Kuby on. Right now they lost their stations in LA and SF which both flipped to conservative talk as their NY station, WWRL, flipped to Spanish language. But of course there’s still NPR for them.
This is going to be a real conflict for me, or maybe just an embarrassment of riches.
I had NO IDEA that Curtis was leaving his current station (he had 2 shows on it!) and coming back with our fave commie Ron Kuby.
I loved, loved, loved their morning show on ABC years ago. It was some of the best radio ever.
Raccoonradio, this is a real scoop (at least to me) and thank you for posting. I can’t wait to tune it, and switch back and forth between this and Rush.
It is going to be a big change for WOR, that’s been old fart radio since I was a young fart.
Good Luck to all with their new gigs!
This could be a net loss for the “RUSH MAN”. WOR is not as powerful as WABC, especially on LI. The Mets just signed a deal with WOR and will probably replace RUSH on weekday games. Savage goes to WABC....his problem is his jealousy and constant bashing of other right thinking hosts ie, Hannity & Rush. WABC with its lineup of Geraldo & Curtis/Kuby is nauseating.
Mumia Abu Jamal is a revolutionary communist, a proponent of communist, so-called "Black Liberation" (like Obama and his "reverend" Wright), and a former? member of the (Maoist) Black Panther Party.
Lefty Cumulus jettisoned Rush and Hannity and brought in a few Dems. I cannot believe that any advertiser would be foolish enough to support Cumulus.
I used to listen to 77 WABC from sun up to sundown, since Disney sold the station and the programing director, Phil Boyce has moved on, it has become second rate. Jerry Rivers, stinks, “The I Man” is a shriveled up, mister mumbles, has been. I turned off the station and never went back.
I am currently enjoying 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia.
I may listen to Curtis and Kuby again.
“Im nr Boston but can faintly get WABC and WOR on terrestrial radio (in my car, etc)”
I’m amazed you can hear WOR up there, ABC is a powerhouse, that I know.
Listening to radio on the computer is a great advance, that’s what I usually do now.
Yup, you never know. Currently Premire’s Andy Dean is on the 6pm slot on WOR.
Noon Curtis & Kuby
5p Pat Kiernan 1 hr show to start Monday
9p Not sure, maybe extended John Bachelor?
1a Red Eye Radio
6a To be Elliot in the Morning
10a Mark Simone
3p Sean Hannity
6p Andy Dean
9p Dave Ramsey
Mid Coast to Coast
The Patriot 960 in San Fran has already started. The Patriot 1150 in LA is to start soon and they just hired a 3-6 pm host, Carlos Amezcua
Curtis is a meathead and an embarrassment to any real conservative and he is mentally outgunned by that raving mad left-wing lunatic Ron Kuby.
Yes, on computer or smart phone...Boston’s Howie Carr was filling in for Levin a couple wks back and I tried to get WABC on TuneIn but it wouldn’t allow it for some reason so I got it from some station in Joplin MO instead.
Streaming: station websites, plus:
IHeartRadio (tends to do Clear Channel stuff)
On terrestrial radio by day some “powerhouses” like WBZ Boston can come in further than you’d expect and of course at night you can get a lot of distant stations. I did hear WABC clear as a bell in Beverly MA on my car radio that night and then went into a restaurant (fried scallops, yum) and heard Carr in for Levin via smartphone.
,,,and Radio.com which tends to be CBS stations
Savage replaces Hannity on KSFO.
I don’t care for Hannity. His style and format don’t add much to my day. Doesn’t make him a bad guy.
But, I fail to see how Savage and his insanity adds to the time slot.
Moreover, Clear Channel has moved Rush and Hannity to a station I never listened to before and don’t recall being familiar with.
I guess they feel KSFO is solid and now they want to lock up another station.
Yup the I man is getting up there. He was on an FM talk station in Boston for years, even doing his Kiss Me I’m Imus shows on St Patty’s Day from up here. After awhile he got reduced to an hour or two on WTKK Boston, then finally taken off, then the station switched to R&B. If I really wanted to hear Imus on terr. radio a station in Portland ME has him, and it comes in across the water (Imus, Laura I, Ingraham, D Miller, Hannity etc; WZAN 970)
No one stirred the pot of NYC radio like Robert Gigante aka Bob Grant.
.... because.... it happened so recently, and Hannity was so involved in it....
LOL! OMG! ROFL! Omigah they are KILLING me! LOL! holy crap! HAHAHHAHH! HAHAHHAHHAAHAHHAHH! LOL! WTF! They GOTTA be smoking CRACK! ROFLASC! (gasp) LOL! OMG! ROFL! LAF! HA! This is the FUNNIEST thing I have EVER heard! LOL LOL LOL! Gah, they gotta be kidding! YGBSM! STOP!!! LOL! ROFLASC! This is too much! LOL! OMG! (gasp) HOO HOO HOOOOOOO! ROFL! LAF! HA! They are on DRUGS! LOL LOL HAHAHHAHH! HAHAHHAHHAAHAHHAHH! LOL! YGBSM! What will they think of next! LOL! ROFLASC! LOL! Waiter, check please! OMG! ROFL! This is fantastic material! LAF! (gasp) HA! HAHAHHAHH! LOL LOL LOL! YGBSM! LOL! Wow! ROFLASC! LOL! Amazing they can come up with this stuff! OMG! ROFL! LAF! TRULY spectacular! HA! STOP you are KILLING ME!!!! LOL LOL LOL! (gasp) YGBSM! Elvis has LEFT THE BUILDING! LOL! ROFLASC! LOL! I know who's responsible: ALIENS! OMG! ROFL! This is something *Pelosi* came up with, ISN'T it??? GASPING for breath over here!! LAF! HA! LOL LOL LOL! Wonderful, wonderful comedy! YGBSM! LOL! ROFLASC! LOL! This is much better than 'Cats'! OMG! ROFL! Holy Toledo! LAF! (gasp) HA! I am GOBSMACKED! LOL LOL LOL! Where's Debbie Wasserman-Shultz! She must be the source of this! YGBSM! LOL! HA! HA! HA! FUNNIEST thing EVER!!!! ROFL! LOL! OMG OMG OMG! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH! (gasp)*
*At this point, all you can do with these people, is point at them and laugh.
Exactly. It's almost as if he's a plant of the far left.
Beck, Rush, Sean, Andy Dean, Market Wrap, Tom Sullivan, Todd Schitt.
Coverage map for KNEW AM 960 Oakland
I was driving through Lee County AL late one night, picked up WGN announcing the death of Mayor Daley.
wabc is filled with clinton dimrats and they lie... it is an evil that satan has branded them with for life.
The problem with Curtis and Kuby is that Curtis is now as mad as a hatter. Between his outrageous private life and his out-of-control behavior on 970AM for the last couple of years, I just can’t see him being brought to heel. He caused infinite trouble at WABC and it was not helped by Kuby’s duplicitious behavior during that stupid trial in which Curtis was suing the Mafia (if I recall correctly, lol!)
I always thought Lynn Samuels was a hoot.
Yes one time here in Boston I was getting WEEI sports talk on 850 WEEI and they announced at 2 am they were going off to do work on the transmitter and when they shut off, KOA 850 boomed in. KOA...from Denver!
The problem is that Kuby - that American-hating leftie - is far more intelligent that Curtis.
I hate to say this but I once had a drink with Kuby and others. He’s a nice guy. And has a far more settled private life that crazy Curtis.
imoose is an old white, crusty floater... one that refuses to go where fecal matter must go.
Yeah, Lynn was fun. Her death was very sad. Rush used to share a desk with her at WABC and he would get upset at her messy ways!
Yes there will be some spring training games and occasional weekday afternoon games (”getaway days”—a series might be Mon and Tue night, then a Wed 1 pm getaway day game before the team flies elsewhere). As far as I know there are no plans to put the Mets games on an FM (or another AM) in these cases. The Yankees have moved to WFAN 660 (were on WCBS 888) and Clear Channel picked up the Mets. WFAN is also on FM.
Sports pre-emptions happen elsewhere too like WVMT 620 in Burlington VT which may pre-empt Rush, etc when the Yankees have a daytime game.
I use to listen to Rush on a Connecticut station back when WABC had the Yankees and there was a day game.
BTW, as a Yankees fan, I used to push my presets often during a game to go back to Rush then back to the game....(my wife took my 4X4 to work because of the snow today...the presets went with her so I cant give you the channel #)
"A mob turncoat publicly apologized to Guardian Angels leader Curtis Sliwa in court Tuesday, before being sentenced for time served.
Joseph (Little Joey) DAngelo, 43, was convicted for driving the stolen taxi that was used in an attempt to kill Sliwa on June 19, 1992. The former Gambino wiseguy then turned on the mob and testified that John Gotti, Jr. put a hit out on Sliwa after the vigilante bathmouthed Gottis father on his radio show.
After three unsuccessful tries at convicting Gotti Junior for the assassination attempt, federal prosecutors dropped the charges against him in 2010."
you mean that anti-gun SanFranciscan? another pretender who can GF himself....
I liked the Curtis & Kuby show too; even when they started out in the evening.
I’m bummed about the move since I have an HD Radio and usually listen to WABC on HD2 of WPLJ’s signal on 95.5. WOR has no FM pairing and I have trouble with AM HD channels.
I used to run into Curtis Sliwa in my building in NYC every now and then. The first time I saw him he wasn’t dressed like a Guardian Angel, and I couldn’t believe it was him because he was more well-spoken than he was on the radio. Don’t buy into that Canarsie meathead act ... I overheard him carrying on a conversation with two guys who sounded like they were executives in the radio business, and that guy is very sharp.
“In 1992 Sliwa was kidnapped and shot several times in a stolen taxi being driven by D’Angelo, then a young mob associate whose mentor had been Gambino underboss Salvatore (Sammy Bull) Gravano.
D’Angelo testified the attack was ordered by John A. (Junior) Gotti because Sliwa bad-mouthed his father, John (Dapper Don) Gotti, on the radio.”
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