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  • NERW Extra: Who’ll Fill WOR’s Sudden Morning Gap?

    02/18/2014 11:38:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 34 replies
    Fybush.com ^ | 2/18/14 | Scott Fybush
    If you believed that Clear Channel had a carefully-constructed plan to rebuild New York’s WOR (710) into a younger-skewing talk-and-sports station, this morning’s developments should disabuse you of that notion. WOR raised plenty of eyebrows when it began the new year by replacing morning veteran John Gambling and his 86-year family legacy with Elliot Segal’s “Elliot in the Morning” show, simulcast with Clear Channel FM rockers in Washington and Richmond, Virginia. But as of this morning, Elliot’s gone from WOR without a trace, or much of an explanation. What’s going on? More than you’d think, including a lingering dispute over...
  • 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.
  • ELLIOT IN THE MORNING MOVES TO WOR AS PART OF STATION REVAMP (new Rush, Sean home in NY)

    12/09/2013 7:19:12 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 12/9/13 | Lance Venta
    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. Elliott 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...
  • Flight turns unforgettable when passengers learn of fallen soldier

    10/31/2013 4:26:18 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 40 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 10/31/13 | John E. DiScala
    Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles seemed to be an ordinary flight with the exception of Candy, who was the most loving flight attendant I’ve ever encountered. Besides using her Southern charm to quickly defuse every situation, she began her welcome announcement by thanking the handful of uniformed soldiers on-board for serving our country. Her poignant message was followed by applause, and it put into perspective that none of us would be able to do what we do without these brave men and women.
  • Rush Limbaugh's move to WOR could be the start of major shift in New York talk radio

    08/26/2013 5:01:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 26, 2013
    Rush Limbaugh's now-official move to WOR (710 AM) on Jan. 1 could be the first in a series of dominoes that reshape New York talk radio. That will be especially true if Sean Hannity joins him and gives WOR the afternoon combo — Rush from noon-3 p.m. and Hannity from 3-6 p.m. — that propelled WABC to the top of city talk radio and has kept it there this whole century. Widespread reports have Hannity wanting to get away from Cumulus, which owns WABC. Hannity’s current syndication deal is through Premiere, which is a division of Clear Channel, which owns...
  • 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...
  • Mayor Bloomberg says to lose weight you have to eat less

    03/02/2013 4:55:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 1, 2013 | David Seifman
    <p>Only you're probably not going to like his advice for losing weight -- just eat less.</p> <p>"If you eat less than 2,000 calories you'll lose weight," the mayor said on his weekly WOR radio show today. "If you eat more than 2,000 calories, you'll gain weight. Now some things metabolize more quickly than others. And everyone says I should go on this kind of diet or that kind of diet. Don't eat and you'll lose weight."</p>
  • Breaking: NERW 8/13/2012: A Funny Thing Happened to Boston’s Talk 1200 (WOR sold to Clear Channel)

    08/13/2012 7:50:30 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Scott Fybush ^ | 8/13/12 | Scott Fybush
    MONDAY MORNING UPDATE:Clear Channel may be exiting talk in Boston – but it’s entering the arena in a big way in New York City, where it’s buying WOR (710) from Buckley Broadcasting a year after the death of Rick Buckley. The sale was announced to WOR employees in a meeting this morning, with terms yet to be announced. It’s a big shakeup for the world of New York talk: a Clear Channel-run WOR is almost certain to become the new home of Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Networks talent, most notably Rush Limbaugh. And Limbaugh, of course, is the staple personality...
  • Jerome Corsi on WOR today at 4 pm ET

    05/31/2012 11:51:22 AM PDT · by jdirt · 34 replies
    This oughta be good.
  • Glenn Beck dropped by New York's WOR radio station over poor ratings, replaced by Mike Gallagher

    01/04/2011 8:09:29 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 135 replies
    N.Y. Daily News ^ | 1/4/11 | David Hinkley
    <p>Glenn Beck may be one of the hottest talk show hosts in the country, but he apparently left New York's WOR cold.</p> <p>WOR (710 AM), one of the city's two biggest talk radio stations, said this morning it is dropping Beck's syndicated show as of Jan. 17 and replacing him with a familiar New York name: Mike Gallagher.</p>
  • New York's WOR (710) to drop Joey Reynolds overnights, add "Coast to Coast"

    03/10/2010 12:17:50 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 1,130+ views
    Premiere’s Coast to Coast with George Noory has been without a New York-market affiliate since Citadel’s WABC (770) recently went with Doug McIntyre’s Red Eye Radio for the overnight hours. Now WOR owner Buckley Radio picks up the popular syndicated Coast to Coast and drops its own Joey Reynolds, after 14 years. WOR has also been syndicating Reynolds through its WOR Radio Network, and that will also apparently end after April 2. Reynolds had just recently cracked the Detroit market on WDTW (1310), and Michiguide contributor Art Vuolo writes about the irony of WOR cancelling Reynolds (“No More Joey Showey”),...
  • RUSSELL OPPOSES SHANKSVILLE TERROR TRIALS

    02/25/2010 3:04:06 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 8 replies · 244+ views
    William Russell for Congress | 2-25-2010 | Russell campaign
    I recieved the following e-mail message today from the Bill Russell for Congress campaign February 25, 2010   RUSSELL OPPOSES SHANKSVILLE TERROR TRIALS 9-11 Survivor Calls on A-G to Give KSM Case to Military Tribunal   (JOHNSTOWN, PA) – Recent news reports have indicated that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is looking for a location less populated than New York City to conduct the civilian trial for 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. One of the locations reportedly under consideration is Shanksville, Pennsylvania.   Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. William Russell, Republican candidate for the nomination for Representative in the 12th...
  • Clubbing Our Seals

    11/27/2009 5:09:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,652+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 27, 2009 | IBD edirorial staff
    War On Terror: As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed receives the benefits of U.S. justice, three Navy SEALs face court-martial for allegedly punching a captured terrorist who hanged Americans from a bridge in Fallujah. Apparently our efforts to impress the world about the marvels of our criminal justice system require us to give foreign terrorists such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the man who invented the manned cruise missiles that flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and plowed into a Pennsylvania field on its way to the Capitol Building, the full rights and protections of the American citizens he conspired...
  • CNN Searches for Capitol's 'Jail' in Report on Libs' Desire to Arrest Rove

    08/07/2008 7:50:47 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 324+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 8/7/2008 | Matthew Balan
    Now that Congress has recessed, and since the conventions aren’t for a couple of weeks, Thursday’s The Situation Room turned back to the "hot" issue of what many liberals are calling on congressional Democrats to do: arrest and lock-up Karl Rove for his failure to testify on the issue of the firing of U.S. attorneys in late 2006. CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, as part of a report on this possible move by the Democrats, conducted a search for the supposed jail inside the U.S. Capitol. He also addressed the little-used power of the legislature to arrest and try government officials...
  • Talker Michael Smerconish launches nationally, supported by CBS and Dial Global

    01/07/2009 11:40:29 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 25 replies · 1,567+ views
    Radio-info.com ^ | 01/08/09 | Radio-info.com
    That’s been the speculation in Radio-Info’s T-R-I newsletter – that it would be a joint project, and today CBS and Dial Global confirm that its first affiliate will be in market #1. That’s Buckley-owned WOR, New York (710), which has already been revamping its lineup with the departure of Bill O'Reilly. Philadelphia-based lawyer Smerconish began doing mornings (6-9am) on CBS-owned “Big Talker 1210” WPHT in 2003 and recently has been simulcasting that show on sister WHFS (1580) in Washington, D.C. But this new show with CBS and Dial Global is completely separate from the WPHT/WHFS morning show – a live...
  • Bill O’Reilly’s just plain over-worked, and can’t keep doing radio (and: changes at WOR)

    12/05/2008 9:17:27 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 980+ views
    Taylor on radio-info.com ^ | 12/05/08 | Tom Taylor
    Bill O’Reilly’s just plain over-worked, and can’t keep doing radio. Yes, it’s official, final, confirmed, and you-won’t-have-Bill-to-kick-around-any-more for-sure. That leaves a hole in the daytime schedule for Westwood One, whose then-CEO Joel Hollander convinced the Fox News Channel personality to host a daily “Radio Factor” starting in May 2002. Now the New York Daily News has Bill saying he’ll be giving up his daily radio gig “in the first quarter of next year.” The affiliate count of 430 stations looks very impressive, and Hollander said it was the biggest coordinated launch of a talkshow ever back in ’02. But some...
  • 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...
  • LEVIN CRUSHES SAVAGE IN NEW YORK - YET AGAIN

    04/29/2008 6:52:39 PM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 29 replies · 141+ views
    4/29/08
    12+ Levin 5.0, Savage 3.5 25-54 Levin 4.7, Savage 2.0 And Levin destroyed Savage in every other demographic. Maybe Savage should actually start prepping for his show, or showing up to do his show, or doing his last hour LIVE. Well, maybe not. Savage is predictable and no conservative.
  • Speak Up! (Now is the time to sort things out.)[Mark Levin]

    01/20/2008 10:28:50 AM PST · by vietvet67 · 93 replies · 318+ views
    NRO ^ | January 20, 2008 | Mark R. Levin
    With all due respect, this is absurd on many levels. If John McCain is nominated and loses, it is because he doesn’t appeal to enough Americans, including the base that he has repeatedly betrayed (as Thomas Sowell puts it) over a long period of time. The suggestion that McCain and McCain alone is capable of fighting this war, given his experience, seems to be the core of the concern. Let me suggest that VDH and others who make this claim are wrong. McCain never treated Bill Cohen, Clinton’s defense secretary, with the kind of personal animus he showed Donald Rumsfeld....
  • LEVIN BEATS SAVAGE IN NEW YORK ... AGAIN AND AGAIN

    01/10/2008 12:42:10 PM PST · by wcdukenfield · 32 replies · 144+ views
    Latest ratings book: Levin 3.9, Savage 3.5 Evidently Chuck Schumer isn't the ratings magnet Savage thought he was. I wonder if Savage is contributing to Democratic campaigns again, like he did with Jerry Brown when he gave him over $5,000.
  • Israel [Kind vs evil,] releasing Palestinian [terror] prisoners [in exchange for?]

    12/03/2007 2:11:29 AM PST · by PRePublic · 9 replies · 292+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 12-2-2007
    Israel releasing Palestinian prisoners By OREN ALT, Associated Press Writer 31 minutes ago KETZIOT PRISON CAMP, Israel - Israel on Monday began releasing hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in a gesture meant to strengthen moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after the two sides' recent agreement to try to reach a peace deal. The release of the 429 prisoners began a day after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel was not bound by the December 2008 target for the peace agreement set at last week's U.S.-hosted Mideast summit in Annapolis, Md. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071203/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians
  • Remember our troops

    11/22/2007 5:38:54 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 4 replies · 31+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Pittsburgh Tribune Review Editorial
    Remember our troops Thursday, November 22, 2007 Remember our brave troops this Thanksgiving day.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 10-30-07

    10/30/2007 2:53:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 84 replies · 262+ views
    michaelsavage.com ^ | 10-30-07 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Levin Number 1 in his time slot in New York - AM and FM!!!! Crushes Savage!

    07/24/2007 8:45:34 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 65 replies · 1,422+ views
    7/24/07
    Levin #1 in New York 6-8 PM (12+ demo) AM and FM bands! He crushes Savage: 4.9 to 3.5 (Savage is #8 overall) Levin also beats Savage in 25-54 demo, 3.3 to 2.4
  • Steve Malzberg Live Radio Thread. 05/07/07

    05/07/2007 5:25:48 PM PDT · by plan2succeed.org · 176 replies · 1,080+ views
    Call in to the Steve Malzberg show at 866-654-6635. Now heard 9pm-11pm weeknights in the New York Tri-State and worldwide on the Internet!
  • LEVIN #1 IN NEW YORK ON AM BAND - AGAIN

    01/10/2007 8:39:47 AM PST · by wcdukenfield · 17 replies · 1,672+ views
    1/10/07
    Once again, Mark Levin is #1 in New York on the AM band during his time slot (6-8 PM), crushing Michael Savage in ALL demographics, and beating all news and sports programs. In the all important Fall book ratings, Levin beat Savage in the 12 plus demo by 4.1 to 3.4, and in the 25-54 demo by 2.9 to 1.9. Levin has beaten Savage in 12 out of 13 ratings books. Tonight, Savage will do what he always does when he is defeated by Levin -- he will go on the air and claim to have beated WABC during his...
  • On the Road Again ....( Kofi Annan sets off on his latest appeasement tour )

    08/28/2006 5:22:20 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 3 replies · 375+ views
    Spectator ^ | 8/28/2006 | Jed Babbin
    What could possibly make the Lebanon situation worse today than it was yesterday? Only yesterday the hapless Israeli defense minister, Amir Peretz, said that Israel expected the "international community" to take control of Lebanon's border crossings. Peretz's pointless whine was in response to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's statement on Saturday that the new UN force in Lebanon won't either disarm Hizballah terrorists or try to interdict shipments of weapons to Hizballah from Syria. But what Peretz said changed nothing. The Son of UNIFIL force won't do anything to inconvenience Hizballah or its Syrian and Iranian suppliers. But yes, today,...
  • How the US fired Jack Straw

    08/06/2006 5:47:56 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 15 replies · 1,161+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 08/07/06 | William Rees-Mogg
    The Foreign Secretary spoke his mind on the Middle East — and became a target in Washington WHEN JACK STRAW was replaced by Margaret Beckett as Foreign Secretary, it seemed an almost inexplicable event. Mr Straw had been very competent — experienced, serious, moderate and always well briefed. Margaret Beckett is embarrassingly inexperienced. I made inquiries in Washington and was told that Donald Rumsfeld, the Defence Secretary, had taken exception to Mr Straw’s statement that it would be “nuts” to bomb Iran. The United States, it was said, had put pressure on Tony Blair to change his Foreign Secretary. Mr...
  • Somali Muslims join radicals to fight common enemy, the US (Oh the Muslim "brotherhood")

    06/13/2006 4:54:17 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Somali Muslims join radicals to fight common enemy, the US June 13, 2006 By Abdifatah Ismail The fall of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, to Islamists comes at a time when anti-terror surveillance on the Horn of Africa is at its height. At present, several western countries including the US, Germany and France have military bases in Djibouti, the northern neighbour of Somalia. From the bases these governments patrol the Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean in a bid to protect Western interests in the region from not only the marauding Somali pirates, but also possible al-Qaeda assaults....
  • Myths, Mosques and Iraq (Saudi built: enthusiastic supporters of Islamic terrorism)

    06/05/2006 9:03:15 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 8 replies · 551+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | June 2, 2006
    A primary breeding ground for Islamic terrorism is the 1,359 mosques that Saudi Arabia has established, at an average cost of $160,000 each, throughout the world over the past few decades. In the West, where costs are higher, millions of dollars were spent on individual "Islamic Centers." Since the 1970s, Saudi Arabia has spent billions of dollars to spread their form of conservative Islam (Wahabbism). Most of this effort was directed as countries that already had a majority Moslem population. There, the Wahabbi clerics often ran into problems with other Islamic sects, which Wahabbis consider, to various degrees, heretical. That,...
  • Pentagon chief 'wasted US lives in Iraq'

    05/29/2006 12:22:23 PM PDT · by gwb43_2004 · 88 replies · 2,492+ views
    Gulf News ^ | 05/29/2006 | The Telegraph Group
    Washington: A senior American general who served as a combat commander in Iraq has accused the Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, of squandering the lives of United States soldiers by ignoring military advice on how to conduct the campaign. In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Major General John Batiste, who resigned last year after 12 months stationed in Iraq's Sunni Triangle, said the Pentagon chief had caused "unnecessary deaths" by committing "strategic blunders of enormous magnitude".
  • Val for DCI

    05/08/2006 8:15:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 620+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 5/8/2006 | Jed Babbin
    Valerie Plame should be the next Director of Central Intelligence, not Gen. Mike Hayden. Now that the CIA's Praetorian Guard has -- with the connivance of National Intelligence Director John Negroponte -- rid itself of Porter Goss, the CIA is confidently preparing to march back into the intelligence dark ages that preceded 9/11. Gen. Hayden -- former head of the National Intelligence Agency and most famous for his strong defense of the NSA terrorist surveillance program -- is slated to be nominated for the DCI post today. Hayden, now Negroponte's deputy and choice for DCI, will face tough questioning in...
  • Check this out - you won't stop laughing all day! http://marklevinfan.com/

    04/28/2006 7:44:24 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 25 replies · 967+ views
    4/28/06
    Michael "Savage" Weiner lied on the last night - said he beat Mark Levin in New York. You can't believe anything this pseudo-conservative says. Mark Levin beat Weiner in yesterday's ratings in New York. In fact, he has beaten Savage in every single ratings book in New York since they went head-to-head. Here are the official numbers (grouped by age) in New York City: 12+ Levin 4.2 12+ Savage 3.7 18-49 Levin 2.1 18-49 Savage 1.8 25-54 Levin 2.4 25-54 Savage 2.0 35-64 Levin 3.9 35-64 Savage 3.3
  • Levin Beats Savage Yet Again!!!!!

    04/27/2006 11:33:30 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 116 replies · 2,917+ views
    Levin beats Savage again in New York - 4.2 to 3.7
  • Iran shells Kurd positions in Iraq: Kurd official

    04/21/2006 5:33:35 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 56 replies · 1,419+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:16am ET
    SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iranian forces shelled Iranian Kurdish guerrilla positions inside mountainous northern Iraq early on Friday morning to repel an attack, a Kurdish official said. "This morning Iranian Kurdish fighters infiltrated the border into the Iranian side and the Iranian army bombed the area and repelled them. The shelling hit Iraqi land at Sidakan,"
  • Chinese man admits plot to import missiles to US (200 shoulder-fired missiles )

    04/20/2006 3:37:39 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 18 replies · 734+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:09pm ET
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Chinese national living in Southern California admitted on Wednesday trying to arrange the sale from China to the United States of 200 shoulder-fired missiles that can be used to bring down airplanes. Chao Tung Wu, 51, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to conspiring to import the missiles for a buyer who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent. When Wu was indicted in November along with another man, Yi Qing Chen, they became the first people charged under a 2004 U.S. law forbidding the import of aircraft-destroying missile systems into the United...
  • NEWSWEEK: Richard Armitage is Said to Be Eying Donald Rumsfeld's Post

    03/06/2005 7:48:17 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 11 replies · 1,864+ views
    Prnewswire ^ | 3/6/05
    NEW YORK, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Though by most accounts secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are friendly, the 72-year-old Defense chief may not be taking his partially eclipsed status very well. Though he has given no sign he might depart early, rumors have flown for weeks that Rumsfeld could leave after the quadrennial defense review expected by the end of 2005, report Senior Editor Michael Hirsh and Washington Bureau Chief Daniel Klaidman in the March 14 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, March 7). Among those said to be eying Rumsfeld's post is newly retired...
  • W, THE PEACEMAKER : Nonproliferation opportunities in South Asia

    03/01/2006 6:29:00 AM PST · by IrishMike · 3 replies · 223+ views
    National Review ^ | March 1, 2006 | Mansoor Ijaz
    George W. Bush visits India and Pakistan this week. His trip will be a study in contrasts that will test the elasticity and endurance of U.S. foreign policy in a tough neighborhood at a time when he cannot afford to make any mistakes.In India, he will find a vibrant, increasingly diversified economy with gargantuan energy requirements and a truly democratic political culture. The focal point of his visit will be to sort out the details of America's proposals to help India develop its civilian nuclear capabilities so that it can provide for the country's burgeoning energy demands. The trick will...
  • Has WOR (NYC) Lost its Mind??!!

    02/08/2006 3:01:22 PM PST · by montag813 · 15 replies · 813+ views
    WOR Radio
    The program director for WOR Radio in New York has officially lost his/her mind. First by filling the legendary Bob Grant slot with Joy Behar. Today it is sitcom star turned self proclaimed "medical expert" Suzanne Somers. She took a call from an admitted adulterer saying he had been married for a long time and when he is with his wife he has no sex drive but when he is with his girlfriend it is as if he is in his 20s again. What was the brilliant advice Ms Somers gave him? She told him to investigate hormone replacement therapy...
  • FRANKEN-SENSELESS - Plus: Ratings Claims Questioned

    01/19/2006 10:54:51 AM PST · by chuckpez · 7 replies · 545+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | January 19th, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    From the Billings Outpost, here's an Al Franken quote to quite possibly top them all: Quote of the week “Right now, money is being stolen, and that is killing our soldiers. That makes me furious. I’m very sad about where my country is going, and I love my country.” - Author/comedian Al Franken, talking about the Iraqi Coalition Provisional Authority in a live Air America radio program broadcast last Friday in Missoula. Quote of the week? How about year, at least? ..............................snip...................
  • GOODBYE - (BOB GRANT) - Radio Legend Signs Off, Springer Fluff, Tip Jars Of The Stars

    01/13/2006 9:12:11 PM PST · by chuckpez · 29 replies · 1,512+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | January 14th, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    Even for those not particularly familiar with the broadcast legend, it was quite a moving send-off for WOR/New York's Bob Grant this evening. Saying goodbye after decades of trailblazing talk radio entertainment, Grant was praised by some of the industry's biggest names, including Howard Stern. In a particularly fascinating radio moment, Stern revealed just how much he had influenced his own career. In addition, Howard credited Grant for the development of the modern conservative movement, calling him years ahead of nearly everyone else. Stern wondered why Grant hadn't become a major national star along the lines of Rush Limbaugh and...
  • Mark Levin beats Savage in New York, Again ... 3.9 to 3.1

    01/12/2006 11:22:19 AM PST · by wcdukenfield · 68 replies · 2,620+ views
    1/12/06 | WCDukenfield
    In fact, Mark Levin has never lost to Savage
  • Greenpeace accuses Japanese over collision

    01/08/2006 12:42:29 PM PST · by oxcart · 25 replies · 735+ views
    Greenpeace has accused the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru of deliberately ramming its boat, the Arctic Sunrise, in the Southern Ocean before steaming off at high speed. The anti-whaling activists say they tried to contact the Japanese whaling boat shortly before they clashed. Greenpeace says none of the 25 crew on board the Arctic Sunrise were hurt and the boat is still seaworthy, despite receiving some damage. However, a statement from the Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research says the Nisshin Maru was deliberately rammed by Greenpeace. Greenpeace expedition leader Shane Rattenbury says his captain tried unsuccessfully to contact the captain...
  • ROCCO RADIO IS COOKED (sponsor rankled over celeb chef's anti-fur remarks)

    12/27/2005 1:24:50 PM PST · by Liz · 24 replies · 2,406+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 25, 2005 | JOHN MAINELLI
    Former reality-TV chef Rocco DiSpirito — whose WOR radio show was set to replace Bob Grant in prestigious afternoon drive time next month — has suddenly left the station altogether..... Unbeknownst to listeners, DiSpirito's final midday show was Friday. "When we started working on the new show, it became apparent that we had two very different ideas of how to move forward," DiSpirito told The Post...... DiSpirito, 39, says he wanted to do a "broad lifestyle and entertainment-style show," rather than just talk about food and recipes, which he had been doing at 11 a.m. since joining WOR (710 AM)...
  • Terrorists said to be getting aid in Balkans

    12/27/2005 9:51:25 AM PST · by kronos77 · 15 replies · 538+ views
    Houston Chronicle Foreign Service ^ | december 27th 2005. | GREGORY KATZ
    BELGRADE, SERBIA - A hidden alliance between terror networks and organized crime gangs that control heavily used smuggling routes in the Balkans is making it easier for terrorists to infiltrate Western Europe, according to law enforcement officials and intelligence experts. In addition, prosecutors in Serbia believe that in some cases the money earned by people traffickers is used to support terrorist activities in Europe, which has been hit by several major terrorist attacks in the last two years, with many others prevented by police raids. ... "This is a paradise for al-Qaida," said Marko Nicovic, former police chief in the...
  • END OF AN ERA - Bob Grant Let Go At New York's WOR

    12/14/2005 8:00:35 PM PST · by chuckpez · 23 replies · 1,568+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | December 14th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Even though it's Rush Limbaugh who correctly gets credit for revolutionizing talk radio, several others first laid the foundation for the medium's eventual societal impact. One of those key players has been Bob Grant, a northeastern broadcast giant, who today was let go from New York's WOR 710 AM. The New York Post's John Mainelli has the scoop: LEGENDARY talk-radio titan Bob Grant is leaving WOR next month by what is said to be a "mutual agreement," The Post has learned. In a move sure to shock fans who made him New York's top-rated afternoon gabber for decades, .....................snip.........................
  • Bob Grant Out at WOR

    12/14/2005 7:53:50 AM PST · by Revenge of Sith · 219 replies · 6,390+ views
    The New York Post ^ | December 14, 2005 | John Mainelli
    LEGENDARY talk-radio titan Bob Grant is leaving WOR next month by what is said to be a "mutual agreement," The Post has learned. In a move sure to shock fans who made him New York's top-rated afternoon gabber for decades, Grant will do his last show of the year today, then take three weeks vacation and return for a final seven shows beginning Jan. 5. The station had planned to announce his departure after his vacation. WOR (710 AM) will replace Grant with chef Rocco DiSpirito, who was the central figure in NBC's star-crossed reality show, "The Restaurant," and who...
  • Al Franken Empties The Room- NYC Convention Annoyed With Rambling Speech

    06/13/2005 4:53:36 PM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 7 replies · 692+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | June 13, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    What does it take for an award-receiving talk show host to empty a room full of radio industry leaders and supporters? Air America host and alleged comedian Al Franken managed to do just that over the weekend, with a long and rambling speech that had both liberals and conservatives, bolting from the facility.
  • Time For New Excuses? Liberals Still Going Nowhere

    05/24/2005 7:56:43 PM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 5 replies · 429+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | May 24, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Newly released Arbitron radio ratings bring some questions to mind, such as: --- Will Air America's apologists finally come up with a fresh batch of excuses, after insisting more time was needed for it to catch on? Isn't that one getting stale? --- Will some of the traditional talk stations, now showing audience declines, make changes soon?