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WABC Radio in NYC Adds Laura Ingraham to its Lineup
Radio & Records.com ^ | 8/22/03

Posted on 08/24/2003 5:21:15 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta

Starting next month, two of Talk Radio Network's syndicated hosts will compete head-to-head for nighttime talk listeners in New York City: On Sept. 2, Laura Ingraham's program will begin airing in the 7-9pm slot on WABC.

The final hour of her show will go directly against TRN's Michael Savage, whose program debuted last week in the 8-10pm shift on crosstown Talker WOR.

Upon Ingraham's arrival at WABC, Mark Levin and Monica Crowley will move their shows to 6-7pm and 9-10pm, respectively, while ABC Radio Networks' syndicated Larry Elder is dropped from the station's lineup.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: lauraingraham; talkradio
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1 posted on 08/24/2003 5:21:18 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Go Laura! Weinerman makes conservatives look like total jerks.
2 posted on 08/24/2003 5:25:22 AM PDT by tkathy
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To: Imagine; Tymesup; StriperSniper; Pharmboy; Alberta's Child; OldFriend; eastsider; aristeides; ...
*Ping to fellow NY radio listeners in case you hadn't heard about this yet.
3 posted on 08/24/2003 5:29:14 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: tkathy
I took a liking to Ms. Crowley. Was hoping she would get more than an hour.

Glad Savage is back on the New York dial.

4 posted on 08/24/2003 5:31:53 AM PDT by undergroundwarrior
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Does anyone know how to go about getting Shows like Laura Ingraham's and Rush Limbaugh's on XM satellite radio? I know that in travelling cross country - especially when driving - it can be maddening to try to listen in. The AM band is HORRIBLE for is short range and noise - signals are always fading in and out. Additionally the shows are often broadcast at different times. It can be a challenge to hear a complete broadcast.

Sean Hannity ans Bill O'Reilly are already on XM. I'm wondering if it will take a write in campaign to the hosts and XM - or if there's some other reason why Rush and Laura wouldn't want to be on a nationwide satellite network (contracts, advertising, etc )
5 posted on 08/24/2003 5:32:30 AM PDT by SolutionsOnly
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
What is WABC's problem with not having any black conservative programming? I like Larry Elder.
6 posted on 08/24/2003 5:32:54 AM PDT by cyborg (i'm half and half... me mum is a muggle and me dad is a witch)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Still does not matter, the local station will still bump her off for some dumb-@ssed car race or sports non event!
7 posted on 08/24/2003 5:36:46 AM PDT by Knightsofswing (sic semper tranyis [death to tryants!!])
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
So Levin will be on rigth after Hannity. Sounds like Hannity will hang around a little bit and Levin may show up a bit earlier for some playful banter. I like it. I really do not like Monica's voice and have heard similar from others.
8 posted on 08/24/2003 5:37:25 AM PDT by alisasny
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To: cyborg; undergroundwarrior; tkathy; Knightsofswing; alisasny
9 to 10pm Batchelor and Alexander...10pm to 1am
Steve Malzberg ....1am to 5am...

YOU CAN GET AN EARLY DOSE OF LAURA'S show when she SUBS ALL WEEK FOR JOHN GAMBLING from 10am to noon on WABC.

http://www.wabcradio.com/
9 posted on 08/24/2003 5:42:21 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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"We have had our eyes on Laura for several years, but never had a place for her on WABC" said WABC Program Director Phil Boyce.

"This new night lineup allows us to showcase her talents, but also find prominent roles for Mark Levin and Monica Crowley."

Boyce had high praise for both Crowley and Levin, who began doing regular shows for WABC in the Spring.

"Monica is a treasure, and has really added a lot to WABC since joining us on a regular basis. She's smart, passionate, and always well prepared."

As for Levin, boyce is equally excited. "Mark has been doing Sunday afternoons for about a year and has become one of the stars of the weekend lineup. Listeners constantly ask me to hear more of him, and now they can, monday thru friday at 6 after Sean Hannity."

http://www.wabcradio.com/listingsentryfeature.asp?ID=120512&PT=WABC+Talk+Topic+of+the+Day
10 posted on 08/24/2003 5:45:38 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: undergroundwarrior
Glad Savage is back on the New York dial.

I am too. I've been listening since he started on WOR last week and the tri-state area callers seem very happy to have him back. I did like listening to Levin in the 7-9 slot. I don't think splitting the evening line-up three ways is going to work well for WABC, not against Savage any way. He seems to have toned it down a bit. No one takes on the ACLU and liberal professors the way Savage does. I'd prefer Larry Elder over both Crowley and Ingrahm. Crowley's show consists of reading "breaking terror news" that we've already seen here on Free Republic.

11 posted on 08/24/2003 5:46:40 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: oceanview; Uno Animo; Coleus; rmlew; 666beast
Laura "the Lip" Ingraham to WABC Radio in NYC

It'll be Ingraham vs. WOR's Michael Savage

By DAVID HINCKLEY
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

WABC (770 AM) is launching its own verbal rocket in the evening: As of Sept. 2, the sharp-tongued Laura Ingraham will take the 7-9 p.m. weeknight slot.

http://www.nydailynews.com/08-22-2003/news/gossip/story/111253p-100252c.html
12 posted on 08/24/2003 6:10:32 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
It sounds like Levin and Crowley are as good as gone, at least in terms of the weekday lineup. You simply don't keep one-hour shows in that time slot around for very long.
13 posted on 08/24/2003 6:51:15 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Glad to see Levin is still in the lineup, Ingraham coming aboard. Crowley will probably still show up on Bachelor and Alexander and weekends. Sorry to see Elder go - he got into a lot of substance without the name calling.

No room for one of the liberal superstars, apparently. Maybe Barbara Streisand could do a daily commentary or something like that.
14 posted on 08/24/2003 7:01:09 AM PDT by Tymesup
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To: cyborg
I'm with you. I think Larry Elder is excellent.
15 posted on 08/24/2003 7:08:50 AM PDT by capt. norm (The sooner you fall behind the more time you'll have to catch up.)
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To: undergroundwarrior
Monica Crowley is great. She is enjoyable to listen to, intelligent and she seems quite comfortable on radio. I wish WABC would cut Hannity back (I know it's not going to happen). I used to like Hannity but rarely listen to him anymore. He has a bad habit of using childish arguments even when he is on the right side of an issue and he has about zero grasp of American history. He also lost me with his sophmoric "checkmate" line.
17 posted on 08/24/2003 8:25:12 AM PDT by XRdsRev
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To: cyborg
I think Mr. Elder's show just did not resonate in the New York market. The style of the show was too "West Coast" and dealt with too many California topics. While Savage also relies heavily on West Coast (specifically San Fran.) information, his Brooklyn upbringing provides him with a good base of New York region trivia and analogy that connects him with that particular audience.

I did like Mr. Elder's show and I think he is an articulate and incredibly intelligent host. I just don't think his show ever was designed with a New York audience in mind.
18 posted on 08/24/2003 8:32:43 AM PDT by XRdsRev
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Laura Ingraham is no competition for Savage. WABC/Disey made a big mistake.
19 posted on 08/24/2003 8:34:56 AM PDT by aristeides
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To: undergroundwarrior
Monica Crowley also subs for one or the other of the hosts of Batchelor & Alexander quite a lot.
20 posted on 08/24/2003 8:36:15 AM PDT by aristeides
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To: XRdsRev
While Savage also relies heavily on West Coast (specifically San Fran.) information, his Brooklyn upbringing provides him with a good base of New York region trivia and analogy that connects him with that particular audience.

As another Bronx native, please allow me to correct you: Savage is from the Bronx.

21 posted on 08/24/2003 8:37:37 AM PDT by aristeides
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Thanks, I'm glad to see Mark back.
22 posted on 08/24/2003 8:37:44 AM PDT by StriperSniper (The Federal Register is printed on pulp from The Tree Of Liberty)
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23 posted on 08/24/2003 8:37:46 AM PDT by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: XRdsRev
I used to like Hannity but rarely listen to him anymore.

Hannity has been great for the conservative cause but needs some new material. If I hear him quote Reagan's tear down this wall" speech one more time......

24 posted on 08/24/2003 8:39:50 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: cyborg
James Golden used to have his own show......Rush's producer....Snerdly.......and they cancelled him. He was GREAT and really missed on Sunday nites.

Elder became boring pretty quickly and having his mother on his show was silly.

26 posted on 08/24/2003 8:41:55 AM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: princesssof2003
Laura is OK. I heard that she is getting a TV slot on FOX in the fall. She, and Ann C., would make great fill-ins for Rush, but he never invites women, or so it seems.

27 posted on 08/24/2003 8:42:09 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Sure wish Gambling would be gone for good. He's a Bey wannabe. Always seeking those who disagree with the administration on just about EVERY topic.
28 posted on 08/24/2003 8:42:55 AM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: princesssof2003
"laura ingram has a irritating voice...she is a climber who will fail...she has the empathy of a fish and people simply dont like her...abc is wrong...simply wrong...because SHE HAS NO RADIO PERSONALITY"

Is this the entire memo from DU??

31 posted on 08/24/2003 8:47:09 AM PDT by F16Fighter (Shhhh...Watch and Listen -- The New World (State) Order is trying sneak in through the back door.)
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To: F16Fighter
Re:Is this the entire memo from _ _??

Here here. With friends like that, who needs democrats ?

32 posted on 08/24/2003 9:01:10 AM PDT by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: aristeides
Bronx, Brooklyn...it's all the same to a central New Jerseyan hahahah ;) I stand corrected. Thanks
33 posted on 08/24/2003 9:01:49 AM PDT by XRdsRev
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To: princesssof2003
Repeat: Laura is OK. Turn in you radio to the nearest RNC office first thing Monday morning.
34 posted on 08/24/2003 9:03:19 AM PDT by Consort
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To: ChadGore
Do YOU you know anything about Laura Ingram?

I'd suggest learning something about Ingram before defending sloppy, ignorant critiques.

36 posted on 08/24/2003 9:08:05 AM PDT by F16Fighter (Shhhh...Watch and Listen -- The New World (State) Order is trying sneak in through the back door.)
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To: princesssof2003
"[I]n time I will be proven correct in my analysis of her likely failure."

You don't need to be Miss Cleo to predict the demise of 90% of the "radio personalities" auditioning these days.

Laura Ingram, as a warrior for conservatism, deserves a shot as much as anyone.

37 posted on 08/24/2003 9:14:08 AM PDT by F16Fighter (Shhhh...Watch and Listen -- The New World (State) Order is trying sneak in through the back door.)
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To: OldFriend
I could see the point about Elder not being for a NY audience. I like the lowkey of his show after listening to Rush and Sean, and Levin. I used to love 'minoriries with priorities' with James and Joel.
40 posted on 08/24/2003 9:23:39 AM PDT by cyborg (i'm half and half... me mum is a muggle and me dad is a witch)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
YAWN I guess she's better than the unbearable Monica Crowley, but not by much, and that annoying twangy voice.

WOR rules with Grant and Savage. If they could only bring back Tom Marr and ditch O'Reilly it would be perfect.

41 posted on 08/24/2003 9:31:35 AM PDT by montag813
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To: princesssof2003
I agree. laura will be gone in 6 months tops.
42 posted on 08/24/2003 9:32:53 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: alisasny
I really do not like Monica's voice and have heard similar from others.

She is very irritating, and has nothing original to say. But then again, neither does Hannity.

43 posted on 08/24/2003 9:34:17 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
It'll be Ingraham vs. WOR's Michael Savage

Kind of like Flipper vs. Moby Dick.

44 posted on 08/24/2003 9:35:47 AM PDT by montag813
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To: aristeides
Laura Ingraham is no competition for Savage. WABC/Disey made a big mistake.

As with their "Gay Day" which alienated far more people than it attracted, Disney is increasingly making corporate decisions based on radical politics. Shareholders ought tpo be concerned.

45 posted on 08/24/2003 9:37:09 AM PDT by montag813
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To: freeperfromnj
Hannity has been great for the conservative cause but needs some new material.

Hannity is an overpaid frat boy who can't debate his way out of a cardboard box. It is painful to see someone lose a debate with George Mitchell on his own TV show. PAthetic.

46 posted on 08/24/2003 9:38:35 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813
If they could only bring back Tom Marr

I really miss Tom Marr. He fit in so well. An ideal line-up would be Bob Grant/Tom Marr/Michael Savage. Or.... they could get rid of that wierdo Lionel and give that slot to Marr.

47 posted on 08/24/2003 9:39:40 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: freeperfromnj
An ideal line-up would be Bob Grant/Tom Marr/Michael Savage

Dream team. I would tune in every day for the entire 7 hours. What happened with WOR and Marr anyhow?

48 posted on 08/24/2003 9:41:07 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813
I don't know exactly but my guess is that he was too pro-Israel.
49 posted on 08/24/2003 9:43:46 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: princesssof2003
I'm very fond of Miss Ingraham. In particular, I adore her voice. It's not a shrill, mouthy and overbearing voice.
50 posted on 08/24/2003 9:47:00 AM PDT by nygoose
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