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  • Ditka calls Obama 'the worst president we've ever had'

    03/04/2016 7:40:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 4, 2016 | Chris De Luca
    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka, who has repeatedly voiced his support for Donald Trump to the Chicago Sun-Times, blasted President Obama during a radio appearance Thursday."Obama is the worst president we've ever had," Ditka told hosts Sid Rosenberg and Bernard McGuirk during an appearance on their morning show on WABC-AM in New York.Ditka, who guided the 1985 Bears to a Super Bowl victory, questioned Obama’s skills as a leader. "Barack Obama's a fine man. I mean, he's pleasant," Ditka said. "He would be great to play golf with. He's not a leader. This country needs leadership. It needs direction. It...

    11/30/2015 8:00:04 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 102 replies
    WND ^ | 11/30/2015 | JOE KOVACS
    Geraldo Rivera, the longtime broadcaster whose face is seen these days on the Fox News Channel, has just lost his talk-radio show at New York City broadcasting giant WABC. Rivera made the news public on Facebook, where he said officials at Cumulus Media "do not intend to honor the handshake deal I made with the ousted company chief John Dickey, an agreement to extend my current contract for a year." "The decision to renege on our deal on the eve of Thanksgiving is especially upsetting coming in the wake of my emotionally charged and highly rated coverage of the Paris...
  • Geraldo fumes, says studio locked him out after contract dispute

    12/01/2015 6:26:09 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 30, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    Geraldo Rivera is in a war of words with Cumulus Media and its new CEO Mary Berner — which he says will spill over into a lawsuit. Rivera claims he’s been locked out of his studio at Cumulus’ WABC-AM after the company reneged on a contract extension he says he negotiated with a previous regime. Berner took over embattled Cumulus — the nation’s No. 2 radio broadcaster, with 454 stations in 90 markets — in September, after running Reader’s Digest. Modal Trigger Mary BernerPhoto: Getty Images But sources close to Cumulus counter that new management at the radio broadcaster did...
  • Ousted WABC Reporter: I Was ‘Fired for Telling the Truth’

    09/02/2015 1:47:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Emily Smith
    SNIP She will also claim in soon-to-be-filed papers that she was axed after reporting on what she believes was a wrongful conviction. Archie Cosey was sentenced to 25 years to life in New York for conspiracy and murder in 1998 after pleading guilty. He later said his guilty plea “resulted from threats from one or more co-defendants,” but a judge denied his bid to withdraw the plea. Wallace believes she was unfairly treated by her boss Camille Edwards, who is so tough she was nicknamed “Camevil” by newsroom staff. SNIP “She was fired for telling the truth. Sarah uncovered information...
  • Ted Nugent: Jimmy Kimmel Should 'Get a Damn Life'

    08/02/2015 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 02 Aug 2015 01:37 PM | Greg Richter
    ...The dentist, Walter Palmer, has been in hiding since word of the kill was reported in the media last week. Nugent, appearing Sunday on "The Rita Cosby Show" on WABC in New York, said he is dubious of media reports that the lion was lured out of a sanctuary because of the number of untrue statements the media has made about him in the past. If he could talk to Palmer, Nugent said, "I would say I'm sorry that our society has become so dumbed down and so soul-less, as to threaten you and your family's lives, because you killed...
  • Kathleen Willey: 'Hillary is the war on women'

    02/17/2014 6:54:24 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/17/2014 | Joe Kovacs
    Kathleen Willey, the former volunteer aide to Bill Clinton who says she was sexually harassed by the president in the 1990s, is now sounding the alarm about the potential danger of Hillary Clinton becoming president. “Hillary Clinton is the war on women, and that’s what needs to be exposed here,” Willey said Sunday night on Aaron Klein’s WABC Radio show. “The point is what this woman is capable of doing to other women while she’s running a campaign basically on women’s issues. It just doesn’t make any sense. She singlehandedly orchestrated every one of the investigations of all these women...
  • Talk Radio on WABC Shifts Focus to the Local (Curtis & Kuby take Rush slot)

    01/02/2014 4:22:36 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 103 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/2/14 | Ben Sisario
    Weekday programming at WABC will include the return of Curtis Sliwa’s and Ron Kuby’s 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 Savage’s syndicated program, which has been heard in the evenings, will now run from 3 to 5 p.m. “Imus in the Morning,” with...
  • WOR ends an era in New York radio and officially kicks off the new coming war with rival WABC

    12/11/2013 5:09:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 9, 2013
    WOR announced its 2014 lineup Monday, a near-total makeover that moves Joan Hamburg to weekends and instead is built on afternoon institutions Rush Limbaugh, noon-3 p.m., and Sean Hannity, 3-6 p.m.
  • Hannity's Right: Cumulus Managing Its Radio Stations Into the Dirt

    08/19/2013 4:55:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 19, 2013
    NewsBusters reported Friday that counter to claims by the liberal media, conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity fired the Cumulus network due to his concerns about how the owners are managing their stations. Data obtained by NewsBusters show that Hannity is actually right, and that in the key demographic of people aged 25 to 54, Cumulus has lost roughly 50 percent of its listeners since buying the stations in September 2011. Here are the numbers: New York WABC down 45.3 percent Los Angeles KABC down 61.9 percent
  • Why Rush Limbaugh's Radio Network May Want Him Off The Air

    05/09/2013 9:12:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/09/2013 | Jim Edwards
    Rush Limbaugh is engaged in a very public war with Cumulus Media, the radio network that runs his show on 40 stations, including WABC in New York. Limbaugh and Cumulus must renegotiate their contract terms by the end of the year, so it's not surprising that they're jockeying for leverage. But a source tells us that Cumulus has less to lose in this battle than most people think, and may even gain financially from Limbaugh's departure. First, the back story: Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey recently told investors that the ad boycott of Limbaugh's show — after Rush called a Georgetown...
  • Who are the Dickey brothers and why do they hate Rush Limbaugh.

    05/06/2013 8:50:46 AM PDT · by Til I am the last man standing · 33 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/2/12 | Jeffrey Lord
    RINO Radio? Republican In Name Only Radio? Taking on… Rush Limbaugh???????? And demeaning the audience of one’s would-be customers… this is a business proposition? Seriously? There’s two parts of this discussion: talk radio and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Don’t blame me for WABC’s declining ad sales

    05/05/2013 9:33:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/5/13 | David Hinckley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Rush Limbaugh people are saying it’s not El Rushbo’s fault that ad sales have fallen at his flagship WABC — and he made it clear this weekend if the network’s boss keeps declaring it is, he just may pack up his megadittoes and leave. In New York, that would very likely take him to WOR, which would create the biggest shakeup in city talk radio since WOR scooped up Bob Grant after WABC fired him in 1995. Limbaugh’s contract with WABC expires at the end of the year. Lew Dickey, the CEO of WABC parent company Cumulus, has said Limbaugh’s...
  • WABC News Talk Radio buries the embassy attacks (vanity)

    09/12/2012 7:26:14 AM PDT · by hecht · 6 replies
    last night I was listening to Levin and Batchelor. At the 9 PM news break, the lead story was not the embassy attacks ,but rather some nonsense about Omega 3 supplements not working as well as real fish. The second story was about some contaminated dairy products. They did not mention at all the attacks. of course that was what Levin and Batchelor was talking about. As a consolation, they didn't have the out of breath orgasmic Ann Compton give yet another panegyric to the One.
  • Geraldo Rivera tries radio: to host 10am-noon for NYC's WABC (770)

    12/12/2011 5:49:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 43 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/11/11 |
    The New York Times today (12/11) confirms speculation about the deal for the Fox News personality to succeed Joe Crummey in the late-morning slot. Cumulus Co-COO John Dickey tells the Times that Rivera "brings balance to the discourse", at a station that prominently features conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Dickey says "people are interested in hearing a different perspective, a different voice, a more balanced opinion." Geraldo himself says he'll use two slogans: "I'm Geraldo, and I'm not always right", and "Not red, not blue, but red, white and blue." Rivera started at Fox News in 2001...
  • Rush Live... in New York City (video, over 1 hr . fabulous!)

    12/01/2011 8:11:23 PM PST · by STARWISE · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 12-29-11 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush speaks at Broadway's Town Hall Theater November 29, 2011 Video & Transcript Excerpt: RUSH: Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness. Now, I ask you, which ideological movement today advances the concept of life? It ain't liberalism. Which ideology advances the concept of liberty? It ain't liberalism. In other words, it's not the Democrat Party. And which movement is advancing the whole notion of the pursuit of happiness? Well, it ain't them. They are never happy. Have you ever seen 'em smile? (laughter and applause) RUSH: Really, the founding of this country is a miracle. You and I know it. What...
  • WABC 10 10 2011 09 05 02 (Larry the Cable Guy meets Sarah in Wasilla. Really.)

    10/10/2011 8:57:58 AM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 6 replies
    WABC (via YouTube) ^ | 10-10-2011 | bizbuzz2000
    Today on WABC, Larry the Cable Guy talks about his Wasilla encounter with Todd & Sarah Palin....
  • "My Easter Message" Bob Grant

    04/22/2011 5:03:26 PM PDT · by Politics4US · 4 replies
    Bob Grant Online ^ | April 22, 2011 | Bob Grant
    My Easter Message April 22, 2011 Years ago Easter Sunday was more than the Easter Bunny and the Easter egg hunt and dressing up for the Easter parade. If you ask the average 12-year-old American kid what is Easter, he couldn’t tell you. Those of you who have listened to the Bob Grant Show on radio and of late read this column, know I am not a reverend or in any way known for pushing religion. I believe religion is a personal thing and if you worship in a different way than I do, so what? I think the worst...
  • WABC weather gal in 'rape' lie: cops

    12/15/2010 10:10:51 AM PST · by Trajan88 · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/15/2010 | JAMIE SCHRAM and LEONARD GREENE
    WABC/Channel 7 weather babe Heidi Jones was arrested for perpetrating the ultimate snow job -- falsely claiming to cops that a man had tried to rape her while she was jogging in Central Park, sources said yesterday.
  • Is anyone else nauseated by Anne Compton? (vanity)

    07/07/2010 11:16:14 AM PDT · by hecht · 17 replies
    At he top of each hour, whenever I liste to Rush/Hannity/Levin, the Obama Broadcasting Company comes on with the news. It strikes me that Compton not only gives the Obama talking points, but also with her out of breath talking style sounds like she is having "tingles". Will the real Anne Compton please stand up!
  • The Obama-Ayers meeting: What you haven't been told

    05/02/2010 5:06:47 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 71 replies · 2,872+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 02, 2010 | WorldNetDaily
    A new book released today uncovers for the first time where and how President Obama first met Weather Underground terrorist-group founder William Ayers – and it is much earlier than previously believed. The book reveals the two were brought together by a student of radical community organizer Saul Alinsky, whose name, it has emerged, was obscured in Obama's autobiography "Dreams from My Father." The new book, "The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and other Anti-American Extremists," charges Obama has deep ties to an anti-American extremist nexus that has been instrumental not only in building his political career...
  • Disney yanks WABC off Cablevision

    03/06/2010 10:20:42 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 24 replies · 690+ views
    ABC went dark Saturday night on New York-area Cablevision systems. The static came as ABC and Cablevision were not able to come to an retransmission agreement by the midnight Saturday deadline imposed by Disney. The Alphabet's WABC-TV was in the middle of a season two off-net repeat of "Lost" -- "Three Minutes," which centers on Michael's decision to betray his fellow castaways -- when the cord was yanked. WABC replaced the feed it sends to Cablevision with a sternly-worded on-screen message: "Cablevision betrayed you again. First HGTV and Food Network, now they lost ABC 7. Enough is Enough. Go to...
  • WRKO drops Coast to Coast in favor of Howie Carr reruns

    02/09/2010 8:51:17 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 54 replies · 1,553+ views
    wrko ^ | 2/9/10 | raccoonradio
    WRKO 680 Boston is apparently joining WABC New York and KABC Los Angeles in dropping Coast to Coast from its lineup, though apparently for a different reason. The NYC and LA stations are picking up the new Doug McIntyre show from Citadel while WRKO will be re-running Howie Carr from 1-5 am And this latter case in Boston probably has to do with the fact that Clear Channel is launching a talk station in April on AM 1200, WXKS. Premiere radio syndicates Coast To Coast, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity--and Rush Limbaugh. No doubt Coast to Coast is heading there. Premiere/Clear...
  • McIntyre's back on the air at KABC

    02/14/2010 3:27:01 PM PST · by bd476 · 29 replies · 768+ views
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | February 11, 2010 | By Richard Wagoner, Radio Columnist
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune McIntyre's back on the air at KABC By Richard Wagoner, Radio Columnist Posted: 02/11/2010 09:34:47 PM PST Ever since Doug McIntyre was shown the door at KABC (790 AM) last year, I have received letters and e-mails almost daily asking where he is or when he will be back. McIntyre had been with KABC for years, first as the overnight host on a program called "Red Eye Radio," and most recently as the station's morning man. When he was dropped from the roster, he mentioned the possibility of resurrecting "Red Eye Radio" as a syndicated...
  • Premiere Reacts To WABC's Cancellation Of 'Coast To Coast AM'

    02/08/2010 10:33:38 PM PST · by Dajjal · 41 replies · 2,117+ views
    All Access ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | unknown
    PREMIERE President of Content and Affiliate Relations JULIE TALBOTT responded to WABC's move to cancel "COAST TO COAST AM" by telling ALL ACCESS, "It’s shocking when a top-rated program is removed from a station. However, we’re incredibly proud that COAST TO COAST AM continues to be the most-listened-to overnight radio program in NORTH AMERICA, broadcasting live on 527 affiliates to more than three million passionate and loyal listeners each week who enjoy hearing one of the most relevant and entertaining shows in the news-talk world."
  • Citadel Broadcasting to File for Bankruptcy

    12/20/2009 9:47:15 AM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 1,183+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | December 20th 2009
    DECEMBER 20, 2009 Citadel Broadcasting to File for Bankruptcy BY MIKE SPECTOR AND SARAH MCBRIDE Citadel Broadcasting Corp., the third-largest radio broadcaster in the U.S., plans to file for bankruptcy as soon as Sunday, according to people familiar with the matter. Citadel is expected to file in a deal supported by many lenders collectively owed $2 billion, known as a "prearranged" deal in bankruptcy parlance.
  • Citadel Broadcasting files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    12/20/2009 7:07:00 PM PST · by AmericaUnite · 14 replies · 1,126+ views
    My Way ^ | Dec 20, 2009 | DAVID PITT
    Citadel Broadcasting Corp., the nation's third-largest radio broadcasting company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday in an effort to restructure its hefty debt load as it continues to face declining advertising revenue. Citadel owns and operates 224 radio stations, including KABC-AM in Los Angeles, WLS-AM in Chicago, WABC-AM and WPLJ-FM in New York and KGO-AM in San Francisco. Citadel's WABC is home to several syndicated hosts, including Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Joe Scarborough and Mark Levin.
  • Curtis Sliwa leaves WABC, John Batchelor moves into slot

    11/30/2009 5:02:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies · 2,132+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | November 30th 2009 | David Hinckley
    Albans/News Curtis Sliwa (above) leaves WABC on Monday and will be replaced by John Batchelor seven days a week. Whether you think Curtis Sliwa is a street-smart good guy or one of local media's all-time great self-promoters, WABC (770 AM) won't sound quite the same without him. John Batchelor, who moves into Sliwa's old 9 p.m.-1 a.m. slot starting Monday night, likes to have fun and play music. But he also takes a methodical, scholarly approach to international geopolitics, often with an emphasis on the Middle East. Compared to Sliwa, he sounds downright professorial. Having Batchelor in the late-evening...
  • Curtis Sliwa is leaving WABC 770 AM (repl. by Batchelor)

    11/25/2009 9:31:30 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies · 946+ views
    N.Y. Daily News ^ | 11/25/09 | NY Daily News
    Curtis Sliwa, for 18 years one of the most recognizable and persistent voices on WABC (770 AM), is leaving the station. WABC Tuesday announced that as of Monday, John Batchelor will begin hosting the 9 p.m.-1 a.m. weeknight slot that Sliwa had been holding down. Sliwa, also known as the founder of the Guardian Angels, confirmed Tuesday that "WABC and I were not able to agree on an extension of my contract." Concerning reports that he is talking with WNYM (970 AM), "The Apple," Sliwa said, "nothing is signed." For now, he said, he will continue to broadcast nightly from...
  • WABC: Oprah Winfrey to End Talk Show

    11/19/2009 4:20:56 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies · 1,510+ views
    TVNewser ^ | November 19, 2009 | Chris Ariens
    Breaking: reports Oprah Winfrey will end her talk show. The announcement will come on her show tomorrow with the final airing expected to be Sept. 9, 2011. The Oprah Winfrey Show airs on WABC-TV in the afternoons but originates from Chicago on ABC station WLS where it airs at 9amCT. Winfrey saw her best ratings in two years on Monday with an interview with Sarah Palin.
  • WABC Scrubs Corzine Campaign Aide's Drug Arrest From Website

    10/31/2009 10:06:48 AM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies · 828+ views ^ | 10-31-09 | Noel Sheppard
    Early Saturday morning,, the website for ABC's New York affiliate WABC-TV, reported the previous night's arrest of Jason Shih, an alleged campaign worker for Governor Jon Corzine (D-NJ) charged with "possession of a controlled narcotic and paraphernalia that is used for distribution." For some reason, although the headline "Corzine campaign worker arrested" shows up in a Google News search, the page is no longer available: "We are sorry, but the URL you requested could not be found. The page you are looking for may have been renamed, moved, or deleted." A search of "Jason Shih" and "Corzine" at
  • Does the WABC newsbreaks make anyone else want to puke?

    10/01/2009 3:08:57 PM PDT · by hecht · 31 replies · 856+ views
    The last thing I want to hear during a Rush, Hannity, or Levine break is Charlie Gibson's Obama panegyrics. Even worse is Ann Compton. She is zero's real Press Secretary. She puts out more pro-Obama spin in 5 minutes than Levine can debunk in an hour. Is there any way to get them off?
  • Bob Grant gets attacked in NY Daily News article

    08/23/2009 10:08:16 AM PDT · by Politics4US · 33 replies · 1,002+ views
    Bob Grant is returning to WABC on Sundays, beginning September 13, and this has liberals outraged. Grant is 80 years old, and they still won't leave him alone. The columnists as usual only comment on things conservative hosts say, and include nothing that liberal hosts have said.
  • Former Homosexual Comments on George Weber Sex-Murder by Young ‘Sadomasochist’

    03/27/2009 10:32:25 AM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 36 replies · 1,811+ views
    Americans for Truth ^ | March 26th, 2009 | Peter LaBarbera
    New York ABC radio reporter George Weber, 47, was murdered by a young, self-described “sadomasochist” with whom he had hooked up for sex on A former homosexual, David, who has become a friend of AFTAH, says hook-ups, anonymous sex and “instant gratification” are “part and parcel of the male homosexual lifestyle.” Folks, the greatest threat of violence to homosexual men comes from … other homosexual men. The stabbing murder of WABC reporter George Weber in New York is a terrible tragedy and yet it is instructive about the perils of promiscuous “gay” life. There is simply nothing that approaches...
  • Newsman A Victim of 'Sex Slay'

    03/24/2009 3:45:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,821+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | JAMIE SCHRAM, JOHN DOYLE and LARRY CELONA
    Radio newsman George Weber was stabbed to death in a grisly "crime of passion" by a man he likely knew and let into his Brooklyn apartment, sources said yesterday. Weber's half-naked body was found Sunday morning in his bloody Carroll Gardens apartment. The broadcaster was stabbed multiple times in the neck, back and upper torso. Cops are investigating the murder as a gay slaying, police sources said.
  • 16-year-old admits to killing ABC journalist George Weber

    03/25/2009 9:41:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 87 replies · 4,392+ views ^ | 03/25/09 |
    They apparently met through a Craigslist ad for “violent sex” and the young man says he stabbed Weber in his Brooklyn apartment Friday night during a “violent, drug-fueled assault.” The Daily News says police got on the trail by looking through Weber’s home computer and cellphone records. Investigators believe George was killed Friday night, the victim of knife wounds all over his body. He had most recently been doing weekend anchor work for ABC News Radio, and before that had spent most of a decade at WABC, New York (770). WABC PD Laurie Cantillo says there may be a memorial...

    03/23/2009 5:20:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 2,187+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 23, 2009 | JAMIE SCHRAM, FRANK ROSARIO and LARRY CELONA
    Former WABC Radio newsman George Weber was found murdered in his Brooklyn apartment yesterday after failing to report to work for two days, sources told The Post. Weber, who would have turned 48 today, was discovered half-naked in his bed shortly before 10 a.m. inside his apartment with his throat slashed and more than a dozen stab wounds to his neck. His hands and feet were bound with duct tape, sources said.
  • GEORGE WEBER KILLED: Former WABC radio news anchor

    03/22/2009 12:57:57 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 62 replies · 4,600+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 3/22/09 | JAMIE SCHRAM, FRANK ROSARIO and LARRY CELONA
    Former WABC radio news anchor George Weber was found dead inside his Brooklyn apartment this morning after failing to report to work for two days, sources told The Post. Weber, who would have turned 58 tomorrow, was discovered in his bed shortly before 10 a.m. today with multiple stab wounds to his neck after his bosses, concerned that he hadn't shown up for work, called cops. Police sources said they believed Weber had been murdered some time on Friday evening. "It's tough to imagine things like this happening in our neighborhood," said one neighbor, who did not identify himself. "It's...

    01/05/2009 1:22:32 PM PST · by wcdukenfield · 5 replies · 768+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ABC RADIO NETWORKS SIGNS MARK LEVIN TO MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION Program Will Expand to Three Hours in February With Market Clearance in New York, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Detroit and Washington, DC DALLAS (Jan. 5, 2009) - ABC Radio Networks announced today that is has signed Mark Levin, one of the leading talk personalities in the country, to a new multi-year syndication agreement. The Mark Levin Show is approaching its three-year anniversary with the network and in that time has rapidly grown to more than 175 affiliates with millions of listeners and become a recognized ratings leader....

    01/05/2009 12:58:08 PM PST · by wcdukenfield · 99 replies · 3,387+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Program Will Expand to Three Hours in February With Market Clearance in New York, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Detroit and Washington, DC DALLAS (Jan. 5, 2009) - ABC Radio Networks announced today that is has signed Mark Levin, one of the leading talk personalities in the country, to a new multi-year syndication agreement. The Mark Levin Show is approaching its three-year anniversary with the network and in that time has rapidly grown to more than 175 affiliates with millions of listeners and become a recognized ratings leader. The program airs in 9 of the top 10...
  • The John Batchelor Show January 4, 2008 (live thread)

    01/04/2009 4:17:53 PM PST · by CedarDave · 20 replies · 895+ views
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | January 4, 2009 | John Batchelor Show
    Gaza Starts Grim-Looking Year" Special.   705P ET:  John Gapper, Financial Times, with Simon Constable, DowJones, co-host, re how the credit catastrophe of 2008 points to mrket failures, gloom, and a kind of numb fear similar to the families robbed by the Pied Piper, re the coming cars crash, newspaper/magazine crash, retail crash.  In '09, Not Much to Cheer About Either 720P:  Kerry Grace, Wall Street Journal, with Simon Constable, DowJones, re the delayed fuses of rotten mortgages, theft, brown lawns, ghost towns, wrecked families, accelerated despair, in the U.S. housing market that looks to become black humor in the new year.  "My house is...
  • Joe Scarborough Debuts On WABC Radio: 'MSNBC ON THE RADIO'

    12/09/2008 12:03:39 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies · 1,026+ views
    Radio Equalizer ^ | 12/09/08 | Brian Maloney
    Joe & Mika Debut Panned, Syndication Planned What kind of media company would attempt to force listeners of a top-rated conservative talk station to endure inexperienced "hosts" from a low rated, leftist cable network? One that will be lucky to avoid bankruptcy. In fact, the decision to insert MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski into WABC's midmorning slot is exactly how Citadel - ABC Radio got into this mess in the first place. Since the ill-fated merger of the two companies, Citadel's upper management has struggled to grasp news-talk and what drives listenership. Instead of learning more about this highly-successful...
  • Veteran radio host Bob Grant booted from nightly show on WABC

    12/01/2008 8:21:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies · 2,552+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | November 25th 2008 | DAVID HINCKLEY
    It's another bad week for veteran New York radio personalities, as Bob Grant has lost his nightly show at WABC (again) and WBLS reportedly has terminated evening host Vaughn Harper and overnight host Champaine. A WABC (770 AM) spokeswoman confirmed that Grant will no longer do the 8-10 p.m. nightly show, but will do fill-in and other unspecified shifts. That could keep Grant busy for a while, because radio stations require lots of fill-ins during the yearend holidays. The bigger question may be whether his contract, which reportedly expires at the end of the year, will be renewed. Grant was...
  • Time for “Morning Joe” Scarborough? (also: Ingraham replaces Grant on WABC)

    11/26/2008 8:37:20 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 56 replies · 2,808+ views
    Taylor on ^ | 11/26/08 | Tom Taylor
    Joe Scarborough looks like radio’s next syndicated talker. Can he make it, this time? The former Republican Congressman and current MSNBC "Morning Joe" host wants another shot at talk radio, and Citadel’s ABC Radio Networks is probably going to give him that chance. It would be for a late-morning program that might air 10-11:45am on WABC (770) and be syndicated nationally. Scarborough briefly hosted a show for Westwood in 2005. But it had trouble getting clearances in its 10am-1pm live timeslot and he left after about four months - the blink of an eye, in syndication terms. So what’s different...
  • Larry Kudlow - Live Thread

    10/18/2008 7:47:08 AM PDT · by balls · 5 replies · 411+ views
    WABC ^ | 10/18/2008 | Larry Kudlow
    This is a great show from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM every Saturday. Click the above link to listen.
  • ABC Censors Pro-Life Ad Exposing Barack Obama's Pro-Abortion Record

    10/11/2008 8:30:27 PM PDT · by flyfree · 33 replies · 1,373+ views
    New York, NY ( -- The ABC television network is coming under fire from a leading pro-life group for censoring a political radio ad that criticizes Barack Obama's pro-abortion voting record. National Right to Life hoped to run the ad during the nationally syndicated Sean Hannity radio program. The ad asks Obama when he will apologize for calling the group "liars" for pointing out how he misrepresented his votes in the Illinois legislature against bills that would require medical care for babies who survive failed abortions. Two nonpartisan groups, and have verified NRLC's claims as true -- leading...
  • WABC, New York's Curtis Sliwa will do a "live and local" show for Boston

    09/29/2008 12:10:25 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 385+ views ^ | 09/29/08 |
    He'll start Wednesday (October 1) on Greater Media's FM talker in Boston, WTKK at 96.9. The hours will be very late for the longtime morning man at WABC - 10pm-1am. Curtis says "WTKK is giving me a chance to do live and local radio in Boston, where I can continue to take it from the suites to the streets, and be raw and real." He'll follow author and journalist Michele McPhee (7-10pm), and lead into the syndicated Phil Hendrie from TRN. Greater Media may feel that Guardian Angels founder Sliwa already has some recognition in Boston due to the local...

    07/16/2008 11:35:35 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 66 replies · 186+ views
    12+ LEVIN = 5.6 SAVAGE = 3.7 25-54 LEVIN = 1.9 SAVAGE = 1.4
  • The John Batchelor Show Sunday July 6th , 2008

    07/06/2008 12:08:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies · 207+ views ^ | Sunday July 6th , 2008 | Perdogg
    The John Batchelor Show Sunday July 6th , 2008 Listenlive from 7pm – 10pm ET (4pm – 7pm PT) on WABC AM 770 New York City 10pm – 1am ET (7pm – 10pm PT) on KFI AM 640 Los Angeles If you missed last week show, listen on John Batchelor On-Demand Podcast Sunday July 6 WABC in New York and WMAL in Washington DC and KSFO in San Francisco. 705P ET: Mary Anastasia O’Grady, WSJ Americas Editor, re the spectacular Colombia special ops, "Operation Check-Mate," to rescue French citizen Ingrid Betancourt... 720P: Herb London, Hudson Institute, author, “America’s Secular Challenge:...
  • Laura Ingraham Radio Absence Still Mysterious: AWKWARD MOMENTS

    06/10/2008 12:21:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 161 replies · 1,032+ views
    Radio Equalizer ^ | 06/09/08 | Brian Maloney
    Ingraham Takes Award, Doesn't Explain Radio Silence *** WITH IMPORTANT UPDATED DETAILS *** Less than a week after her sudden absence from the radio airwaves, syndicated talker Laura Ingraham found herself in a truly awkward position while picking up a radio industry award Saturday evening. And today, the mystery over her program's fate has only deepened. During the 2008 New Media Seminar, a talk radio convention held in Manhattan, Ingraham received the "Judy Jarvis Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Woman to Talk Radio". Touching on her past accomplishments in talk radio, Ingraham gave a brief speech to attendees,...
  • John Gambling, Back at WOR in NYC, Scoffs at Imus

    05/08/2008 7:46:48 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 75 replies · 510+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | May 6, 2008 | David Hinckley
    "We're the only local news/talk station here in NYC in the morning," said John Gambling. Alluding to Imus and WABC's 5 a.m. host Curtis Sliwa, he cracked, "The guy with the cowboy hat and the guy with the beret are going to have to watch their backs." Gambling said, not for the first time, that he has little use for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama and that John McCain is "not the candidate I would put together if it were up to me." Gambling spent the last eight years at WABC (770 AM), after WOR startled him in 2000 by...